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City of Poughkeepsie Mourns the Passing of Pasquale “Pat” Letterii

City of Poughkeepsie Mourns the Passing of Pasquale “Pat” Letterii

Mayor Rolison Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

Pasquale “Pat” Letterii was a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie who passed away at home at the age of 92 with his loving family at his side.    He was happily married to Jean Ring for 58 years and was employed by IBM for 39 years before retiring in 1991.  Pat was an active member of the Democratic Party and represented the 6th Ward in the Common Council from 1968-1973 and from 1976-1993.  “Pat was a true warrior who always put the best interests of our City above petty partisan politics”, said City of Poughkeepsie Judge Tom O’Neill.  “His years on the Common Council provided thoughtful, compassionate and intelligent leadership at a time when it was desperately needed.  It was a distinct honor and pleasure to have known him and to have served alongside him.  My sincere condolences to his entire family”, said Judge O’Neill.

Pat served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.  He retained a lifelong love of the Navy and kept in contact with many of his Navy comrades.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening, traveling, his grandchildren and his Italian Center friends in his retirement years.  “The members of the Italian Center join with the community in mourning the passing of Pat, who was a lifelong member.  He and his family were regular attendees and supporters at our events and meetings. We offer his family our sincere thanks for his proud service to our Country as well as being the voice of the community in both the City and the Italian Center”, said Ernie Bruno, President of the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie.

Mayor Rolison ordered the City of Poughkeepsie flags flown at half-staff in Pasquale “Pat” Letterii’s honor.