Martin Crucitti, 96

OSWEGO, NY – Martin Crucitti, 96, a resident of Walnut Street in Oswego, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Santo and Angelina (Migoli) Crucitti.

Martin Crucitti
Martin Crucitti

Martin was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and served in the European Theater.

He was a recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.

Martin was a sheet metal worker for J and K, Northern Steel, and Sheet Metal Workers’ 158.

He was a hall of fame inductee racecar owner, builder and driver of #11.

He enjoyed golfing, hunting, the outdoors, and gardening.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia (Smith) Crucitti; one daughter, Angela (Angelo) Ferlito of Oswego; four sons, Thomas (Lois) of Connecticut, Michael (Carol) of Oswego, Martin “Rusty” S. (Linda) of North Carolina and Rocky (Sandra) of Oswego; one sister, Carmela Sverchek of Connecticut; 15 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Kenneth; and three sisters, Frances Kostek, Mary Rose Magnero and Rose Parkington; and his godmother, Archangela Bria.

Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the Nelson funeral home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Services and burial will be held privately in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Angela and family,

    My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The emotions experienced due to the loss of a loved one are so very difficult to understand let alone working through the grieving process. Please know that we too, know all too well, your feelings right now and in the days to come. But also find the assurance you may need when you see and feel the outpouring of love the community had for your father. God Bless. Mimi

  2. My condolences to my Aunt and cousins on the pasting of a good and respected man. Rest in peace Uncle Martin.

    God Bless
    Frank Kostek

  3. To all my family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Martin’s passing. He will always have a special place in my heart, as well as all of you. He will be deeply missed.
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and always will be. May God Bless and comfort you all at this time.

    My deepest sympathies, Edna

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to this entire family. The last time we saw him was many years ago when he came in his camper to visit my mother (kathy Crucciti viggiano) over the years all five of us siblings have listened to great stories about uncle martin. May he rest in peace.

    God bless,
    Melissa, kathy, dominick, jesse, jeannie and dominick jr.

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