Joseph D. Fonte, 83, of Fleischmanns passed away March 16, 2012, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Joseph was the son of Jose and Dolores (Diaz) Fonte, and was born in Galicia, Spain, on March 28, 1928.
Joseph was a farmer when he was in Halcott Center, and he was in the importing and exporting business in New York City.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Lucivania Fonte; stepson, Lucio Maciel; stepdaughters, Rita Gorman and Patricia Dowers; stepgrandchildren, Sarah Gorman, Ethan Valente, Christopher Valente, and Madison Dowers.
Calling hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Hynes Funeral Home, with Kevin Beutel officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Clovesville Cemetery in Fleischmanns.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.