In memory of
Neil R. Bitetti
Neil R. Bitetti, 81, of Lyncourt passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital on Sunday, April 16, 2017 following a brief illness. Born and raised in Syracuse, the son of John and Rose Bitetti, Neil was a lifelong resident of the city. Best known for his loving devotion to his family and selfless character, Neil was an avid cook, a talented musician, a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. In his early years, Neil was as an active member of the school band and Syracuse Brigadiers marching band. As a young adult, he went on to form his own music trio, playing at numerous events around Syracuse. Neil could play any instrument you put in front of him and if he couldn't, he would teach himself. He passed down his love of music to his granddaughters, whom he taught to play piano. For many years, Neil worked in the printing department at Carrier Corporation. Prior to retirement, he held a successful 20-year career in the courier business, delivering exclusively for Eastern Copy throughout Onondaga County. Neil was predeceased by his brother, Leonard Bitetti; sister, Netta Weisek. To cherish his memory, Neil is survived by his childhood sweetheart of 60 years, Ida (Aida Lucia Giannini) Bitetti; sons, John (Barbara) and Neil A.; his adored grandchildren, Olivia, Leah, Ivanna, and John Bitetti; the mother of his three granddaughters, Kristi Bitetti; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Raymond) Giebler and Tosca Perioli; brother-in-law, Frank Toia Sr.; and special nieces, Michelle Vavonese and Judy Sweeney. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Neil's family extends its gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for their compassionate care during his stay. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to St. Daniel's Parish or the Francis House in Neil's memory. Calling hours will take place at St. Daniel's Church, 3004 Court Street, on Friday, April 21st from 10:30 a.m. - Noon immediately followed by a funeral Mass at 12:10 p.m. Burial will be private. Farone & Son Funeral Home has arrangements. Share condolences at www.faroneandsoninc.com "FAMILY OWNED" Date of Death: April 16, 2017
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