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Robert J. Citarella Sr.

March 19, 1938 April 23, 2018
Robert J. Citarella Sr.
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Obituary for Robert J. Citarella Sr.

Robert J. Citarella Sr., 80, a longtime area resident, died unexpectedly Monday, April 23, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
      Born in Queens on March 19, 1938, he was the son of the late John and Adeline Blessinger Citarella.
      Bob proudly served in the United States Navy and was a programmer at IBM for many years until his retirement.
      A man of faith, he was a communicant of St. Peter’s Parish, Poughkeepsie, and a volunteer Eucharistic Minister at Mid-Hudson Regional Medical Center. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Hyde Park Council 6111, Regina Coeli Choir, and the St. Peter’s Prayer Group.
      Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara, at home; four sons, Robert Citarella, Jr. of La Center, Kentucky, Mark J. Marble of Hopewell Junction, and Thomas J. Citarella and James V. Citarella, both of Pleasant Valley; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Murphy and husband, Greg, of Hyde Park, and Ann McCarthy of New Jersey; brothers, John Citarella of Queens, and Philip Cavalier and wife, Jan, of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.
      Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Friday, April 27th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Patrick Curley at 10 am, Saturday, April 28th at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter’s Parish, 185 Hudson View Drive, Poughkeepsie. Naval military honors will follow.
      In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.
      In lieu of flowers, the Citarella family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (reference – backpack program) , 195 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520 (www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org)
      To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

27

Apr

2:00 PM 4/27/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/27/2018 4:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home

Rte. 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home
Rte. 9 Hyde Park 12538 NY

Visitation

Friday

27

Apr

7:00 PM 4/27/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/27/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home

Rte. 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home
Rte. 9 Hyde Park 12538 NY

Funeral Mass

Saturday

28

Apr

10:00 AM 4/28/2018 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Church

185 Hudson View Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Church
185 Hudson View Drive Poughkeepsie 12603 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

195 Hudson St.
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
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