Carmine F. (Jitter) Tortarella Jr., 75, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Carmine F. (Jitter) Tortarella Jr., 75, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.
Carmine was born on Oct. 26, 1941, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., to the late Carmine Sr. and Loretta (Lattin) Tortarella. On Oct. 10, 1964 at Mt. Carmel Church, he married Patricia A. Farrell, with whom he recently celebrated their 52 years of marriage together.
He served in the U.S. Marines from December of 1960 to December of 1963, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal.
Carmine was a volunteer fireman, softball player, horseshoe player, hunter and fisherman.
He was employed by C. F. Tortarella & Sons Tank and Pump Service, Iron Mountain Security Storage Corp., and Baptist Nursing Home. He was employed at IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York. After a period of retirement, he returned to part-time employment at HITS Horse Shows in Saugerties, where he performed maintenance duties and operated heavy equipment.
In addition to his wife, Carmine is survived by two daughters, Lisa Tortarella and Tracy and her husband, Steven Whitaker; two grandchildren, Trevor and Jessie Whitaker; his brother and sister-in-law, Rodney J. and Sharon Tortarella; his mother-inlaw, Lucy A. Farrell; his in-laws, Robert and Diane Farrell; Karen and Jose Silveira; and Cynthia Farrell. His brotherin-law, David Farrell, predeceased him. He is also survived by his uncle, Douglas Lattin, of Choctaw, Oklahoma. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family. Carmine is also survived by his beloved dog, TJ.
Calling hours will be at Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, from2to4and6to8 p.m.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, with a procession to follow to the Rhinebeck Cemetery, where Military Honors will be presented by the Marine Corps Honor Guard.
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