Frederick Tedesco

Graveside Services

3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Welsh Church Cemetery
Welsh Church Road
Nelson , New York, United States

Memorial Contributions

Amedisys Hospice, 1729 Southport Supply Road, Suit A., Bolivia, NC 28422 or to the American Heart Association online at

Obituary of Frederick A. Tedesco

Frederick A. Tedesco passed away on December 10, 2022, at the age of 85 in his home with his loving family by his side in North Carolina. Fred was born in Syracuse NY to Richard and Marguerite Tedesco. He was raised in Nelson NY and loved hunting and fishing with his friends. Fred helped with his father’s automotive repair shop as well as his grandparents-The Groves farm in Morrisville. He often spoke of how his mother would bake cookies for him and his friends and later for his children and their friends. Fred had loving memories of his parents and childhood. Fred graduated from Cazenovia Central High School in 1955. After high school he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the service. He enlisted in the US Army from 1956-1959 and was stationed in Arizona. Fred worked as an auto mechanic as well as a photographer and videographer for the Pentagon. He took photographs and video recordings of the explosion effects of the Claymore Mines. Fred was very proud to serve his country and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. Soon after his release from the service he married Joan Watson and raised their two beautiful children Mark and Barb in Nelson to be close to his parents. Fred worked as an Auto Part’s Counterman, a heavy equipment operator then started his own General Contracting and wood working business. He was an exceptional carpenter and worked as a general contractor for over 40 years until he retired. In 1997, Fred married Karen Hickey and they made a loving home in North Carolina. Fred loved and treated Rob and Alex like they were his own. They enjoyed their home and loved sitting on their front porch admiring the beautiful yard, listening to the birds and spending time as a family. Fred is survived by his loving wife, Karen and her sons, Rob, wife Jennie, & 3 grandchildren and Alex, wife Megan, & 2 grandchildren. Fred’s son Mark, wife Denise, 1 grandson Rob, wife Jen, and 3 great grandchildren; his daughter Barb, and grandson Jack. Fred loved and enjoyed his family, friends, and visiting with everyone he crossed paths with. He had a great sense of humor and was always smiling, laughing, or whistling. He will surely be missed. A life well Lived. A Celebration of Life was held at the Moose Lodge in North Carolina on Sunday, January 15, 2023 was a great success and everyone had fun. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at the Welsh Church Cemetery, Welsh Church Road in Nelson. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 88 in Cazenovia, NY on June 21, 2023 after the cemetery service from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Condolences for the Tedesco family may be left at
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