Obituary of Rosanne Fedo
CONESVILLE – Rosanne J. “Rosie” Fedo, 68, passed away on Tuesday November 21, 2017 at the Community Hospice at St. Peter’s. She was born in 1949 to the late Charles and Anne Cooper McAllister. She was the second oldest of their 5 children. She grew up in downstate NY, in the Bronx and Yonkers, and was in love with NYC, often referring to herself as "an old Bronx girl". She was a typist and administrative assistant after graduating school and was promoted to creative assistant for advertising firm BBD&O. During this time she also served as a volunteer ambulance driver and EMT for Yonkers Ambulance. It was there that she was reacquainted and worked with her childhood friend, Andrew Fedo Jr., to whom she would marry in September 1974. She continued to work until they had children starting in 1978. Rosanne gave up her career to become a stay at home mother for their 5 children. They then moved upstate to be closer to her parents, and raised their family in the town of Conesville. Her husband Andrew passed away unexpectedly in 1991, and she raised her kids alone with the help of her parents. In Conesville, she mainly focused on her kids and their many friends. She loved taking them all on outings to Minekill State Pool, The Zoom Flume Waterpark, and rollerskating at Interskate 88 in Oneonta. During part of this time she held office in Conesville as one of the tax assessors, was the pack master for the local Boy Scout troop, and at one point was even was nominated to run for town justice. When her children grew up she focused her attention on the other children of her family: her grandchildren, great nieces, nephews and her love trickled over to her friends children that she had in her life.
Engaging kids (hers and any) and making them smile was one of her great passions. The other passion in her life was talking. She loved to talk with friends for hours on end (sometimes about things she had already discussed), and was known to be able to strike up conversations with people she didn't know. Rosanne made friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed making people laugh; a skill she inherited from her mother and was even making people laugh in her last days.
She was an active member of the Conesville American Legion Auxiliary, a volunteer for the New York State Troopers Alumni. She loved spending time with her children, their wives, her grandchildren, family reunions, parties, weddings and any occasion where there were a lot of people around to entertain. She also enjoyed the Conesville Fishing Derby, and riding the Schoharie bus to Cobleskill on Mondays to be able to visit with her friends and co-passengers. Rosanne always said her greatest love was her 5 boys. She will be dearly loved, missed, and remembered as an extremely giving, outgoing, and caring person by everyone that knew her. Rosanne is predeceased by her father Charles McAllister "The Da", her mother Anne P McAllister (nee Cooper) "Ma'Ma'", her sister Briane Dellamonica "Big Mom", and her husband Andrew Fedo Jr. "Big Andy".
Rosanne is survived by her 5 sons, Andrew Fedo III (Lynn) of Schenectady, Joseph C. Fedo (Tanya) of Oneonta, Michael T. Fedo (Amanda) of Jefferson, Charles M. Fedo of Conesville, and Robert M. Fedo (Carolina) of Dobbs Ferry, NY; grandsons, Andrew Fedo IV, Finnley M. Fedo, and Wesley C. Fedo of Schenectady; her siblings, Charles J. McAllister (Stephanie) of West Monroe, LA, Brendan A. McAllister of Albany, and Julianne C. Sandusky (Mark) of Conesville; her sister and brother-in-law Donna Fedo and Robert "Bobby" Fedo of Yonkers; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, cousins, second cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Monday November 27, 2017 from 11am to 1pm at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, with a funeral service to follow at 1pm. Burial is to follow at the Manorkill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396 or American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. Condolences can be posted at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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