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Donald J. Fittizzi

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On April 19, 2017 @ 1:43 pm In Obituary | 8 Comments


COLONIE – Donald J. Fittizzi, 85, of Colonie, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Albany Medical Center.  Donald was born in New Jersey, but moved to Albany in the early 1970s.  He was an executive with the Grand Union Supermarkets for 25 years, employed in New Jersey and Syracuse.  After moving to Albany, he founded Bumby Bakeries, which grew to eleven locations throughout the Capital District, before opening the Deli Warehouse in Colonie.  He was a fair and proud businessman for more than 40 years and generously gave back to his community.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Donald was predeceased by his wife of 36 years Rose Marie Fittizzi and his former wife,  Jeanne (Trusewicz) Fairchild;  He is survived by his daughters Donna Fazzio of Melbourne, FL, Darlene Tanski (Stephen) of Colonie, and Drema Barber (Timothy) of Colonie; his sisters Ginny DiFiore (Andy) of Suffern, and Joanne Rizzo (Sal) of Canton, MA; his beloved grandchildren Michael and Ashley Tanski, and Brandon, Kyle, Patrick, and Bryce Barber; his cherished nieces and nephews and his very special Deli Family.  He will be sorely missed by special friends and all who knew him.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the residents and staff of the Teresian House for making Don such a welcomed member of their community.  The friendships he enjoyed will always be fondly remembered.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Infant of Prague Chapel at the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday from 4-7 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Friday for a service of prayer and remembrance.  All are welcome.    Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view Don’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Section 52, Lot 179, Grave 3, Menands, New York 12204.

Condolences for the family of “Donald J. Fittizzi”

Condolence from Kim Koenig on April 19th, 2017 7:21 pm

We are sadden by your loss . Uncle Donnie may u Rest In Peace. Love Kimmie and Mark

Condolence from Linda Reed on April 20th, 2017 8:11 am


I am so sorry for your loss. He would be proud of your strength during this very sad time…

Condolence from Chuck and Nancy Ryan on April 20th, 2017 5:04 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. Don will be missed so much.

Condolence from Rini on April 21st, 2017 3:50 pm

God saw your dad is getting tired
So he put his arms around him and whispered– Come to me.

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

– Rini

Condolence from Rini on April 21st, 2017 3:54 pm

Your dad is a wonderful role model and a mentor. His advice, care, and support will greatly be missed by myself and my brother.

Deep condolences from my heart.❤

– Athena and Angelo Varghese

Condolence from Rini on April 21st, 2017 3:56 pm

Your dad will remain in our heart’s forever. He was always a ray of light and inspiration.

Hearty condolences

– Anil Varghese

Condolence from Anne Hilt on April 21st, 2017 4:36 pm

He always put a smile on the face my children, when he would give them a cookie. They loved going to , “The Deli Warehouse”

Condolence from Jeanne Countermine on April 22nd, 2017 12:22 pm

So sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He used to come in to Grandma’s Restaurant and I would wait on him (his wife too years ago). Also enjoyed visiting with him at the Deli Warehouse. A nice man who loved to visit and joke with me. He will be missed by all who knew him.
May the good memories of your Dad shine through your sorrow.

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