Joseph Teson

Obituary of Joseph R. Teson

Watervliet – Joseph Robert “Teso” Teson, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 7, 2020 and is now reunited with his beloved wife of 71 years, Rose K. Teson. Born in Troy, he is the son of the late, Rose M. Simmons Teson and Joseph L. Teson. Teso proudly served our country in The United States Navy on the front lines during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. He served aboard a landing craft that was transporting ammunition, tanks and troops to Omaha Beach and Utah Beach under heavy fire. Upon his return from the war, he married the love of his life Rose Aiezza Teson on June 29, 1947. Teso began Schuyler Autobody in Port Schuyler which is still in operation today under the guidance of his son Pat. He also served as a custodian for St. Brigid’s and Mt. Carmel Churches in Watervliet. Teso was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, where he could be found at 2pm every Saturday for the 4pm Mass. Teso is survived by, his children, Sharon “Cissy” (the late Doug Smith) O’Connell, Joseph R. “Buzzy” (Jeanne) Teson, Jr., Mark (Susan) Teson, Patrick Teson, Michael Teson, Tami (Frank) Chrysler and Bryant (Kathleen) Masterson; son-in-law, Robert Butler; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Teso was pre-deceased by his daughter, Linda Butler; and his sister, Lorraine (Spike) Donnelly. Those wishing to remember Teso in a special way can make memorial contributions in his name to, Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Pantry, 2416 7th Ave. Watervliet, NY 12189 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Teso on Saturday August 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 2416 7th Ave. Watervliet. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery with military honors.
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Calling Hours

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, June 12, 2020
Teson Residence
123 2nd Ave.
Watervliet, New York, United States
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