Barbara J. Tremante

  • Born: March 12, 1934
  • Died: June 19, 2013
  • Location: Schenectady, New York

Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home

501 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Tel. (518) 374-0854

Tribute & Message From The Family

SCHENECTADY – Barbara Garcia Tremante, 79, of North Jay Street, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday at Ellis Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Silvio and devoted son Patsy.
Barbara was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late Joseph Garcia and Mary "Mimi" DeAngelis Grzelecki. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and began working for her uncle at Morrette's Steak House for over 25 years. She started her career with Schenectady County in 1976, and retired as a cleaning supervisor in 2002. She was a member of the Business Professional Women, the Vet's Club and a volunteer at Proctor's. She was a lifetime communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Church before becoming a communicant of St. John the Evangelist. Barbara's kind soul and giving spirit touched so many, she will never be forgotten. She cherished her family and friends, was an amazing cook, baker and homemaker as well as an enthusiastic Yankee fan.
To Dr. Yousuf, Dr. Goodman, the A-6 staff at Ellis Hospital and Community Hospice, thank you all for your compassion and care. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you for the devoted work you do.
Barb was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Silvio 'Sonny' Tremante on February 23, 2007 and her son Patsy Tremante, on June 13, 2013.
Survivors include her dedicated and loving daughter-in-law, Patti Tremante; her grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Christina Tremante-Pelham and her husband Michael Pelham, Alexandria Tremante and Patrick A. Tremante, Jr ; her loving aunt, Sue Morrette; loving cousins, Joe and Pam Marsello, Toni-Jean Vitek and Rev. Thomas Morrette of Mechanicville and Stillwater. She was an amazing aunt to Susan and John Petralia, Meredith Vitek, Meredith Petralia, Lindsay Petralia and Maria Ditoro. Her years would not have been complete without her extended family, Harry and Nancy Buffardi, Anne Lepri and many dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street, by her dear friend, the Rev. Larry Paolicelli and her cousin Rev. Thomas Morrette. Interment will follow in the family plot, between her husband and son, in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, Friday evening from 5 to 7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Barb's memory to Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union Street or to All Saints On-The-Hudson, 52 Williams Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara and I where class mates at st.john the Baptist school. rest in peace.

Posted by Dottie Thorstenson corraro - cape coral 28 n jay st,sch, FL - an old school mate and friend   May 22, 2014

My sincere condolences goes out to the entire Tremante family on the loss of both Barbara and Patsy. Silvio was a really good friend of my father, Dick Carmichael, who passed away in December. May they all rest in peace.

Posted by Courtney Carmichael-Rocque - NY   July 25, 2013

Barbara was such a wonderful person, who lived life to the fullest. I'll always remember her greeting of "Hi Honey" and her delicious cream puffs. She was truly a treasure to be around and I will miss her. God Bless you all during this very difficult time.

Posted by Tom Cirincione - Westlake, OH - Friend   July 08, 2013

Our thoughts and prays are with the family at your time of loss, will always remember your enjoyable time sitting with your drink at stoney lane laughing and having a good time, may you be at peace now no more suffering your drink awaites you in heaven have one with your loved ones now.

Posted by Jim and Mary Ann Hilton - Schenectady, NY - Friend   June 22, 2013


My deepest sorrow for your loss. Two family members within 2 weeks, my heart goes out to you.
I know how much I will miss her. I have great memories in my mind and pictures of our friendship and all the fun we had. I will never forget her.
I pray in time you will all look back to the great family times and her laughter. which will bring a smile on your face. This is how I will always remember her.

Marie and Skip

Posted by marie johnson - clifton Park, NY - friend   June 21, 2013


We will always remember you and especially our limo trip to NYC that was a special day. You had a way of making everyone around you laugh. You and Tremante were great friends to my parents and our family for many years. Love Karen

Posted by Karen Johnson - Halfmoon, NY - Friend   June 21, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by MaryElien and Stu Kaufman - Delmar, NY   June 21, 2013

To all of Barbara's loving family: I am very sorry for your loss. Barbara was a joy to know, to visit with, and always kind to me and especially to my Aunt Mary. Rest in peace.

Posted by Jill DeMatteo - Schenectady   June 21, 2013