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October 16, 2013

Freda V. Laterra

Freda V. Laterra

ONEONTA — Freda V. Laterra, 83, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.

She was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Colesville, the daughter of Willard and Myrtle (Kane) Vincent.

Freda married Carl (Shorty) Laterra on Nov. 1, 1949, in Oneonta. He predeceased her on April 30, 2000.

After high school, she completed her formal education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the first graduating class of Fox Hospital School of Practical Nursing. Freda worked many years for Dr. Hans Wilk, after Dr. Wilk’s retirement she then worked for the A.O. Fox Nursing Home for 12 years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, friend and nurse. She loved working with people and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her daughters, Virginia and Gary Graver of Oneonta and Patricia and John Nazzitto of Norwich; her sister, Doris Lane of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Edith Armstrong of Oneonta; and several nieces.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle, chaplain at A.O. Fox Hospital, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Donations can be made in her memory to Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Expression of sympathy can be made at

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