Brenda J. Tetro

Brenda J. Tetro

FULTON – January 5, 2024, Brenda (Crook) Tetro, 78, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on January 5, 2024, in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Brenda resided in Fulton, New York for most of her life. She attended Fulton High School where she met her future husband, Richard “Dick” Tetro.  The couple was happily married for 57 years before Dick died in 2022.

Brenda was a mother to two children, Maureen and Stephen, but was motherly to many, including those in her extended family.  She was warm, generous, selfless and kind, as many can attest, and always demonstrated a genuine interest in others.  She was quick to laugh and quick to cry.  She loved family, plants, puzzles, cooking, reading, entertaining and giving too many treats to dogs.

After raising her two children, Brenda went to work at the Fulton Junior High School as a librarian’s assistant.  Over her many years there, she was beloved by administration, faculty and students alike, and tried to find ways to help and advise the students in matters above and beyond the choice of a library book.  She was ultimately awarded a Golden Apple Award in recognition of her efforts.  True to her nature, she never talked about it.

In retirement, Brenda and her husband Dick spent summers in New York on Oneida Lake and winters in Florida.

Brenda is survived by her daughter Maureen (Stephen) Lopez of Saratoga Springs, New York, son Stephen (Jamie) Tetro of Chicago, Illinois, grandchildren Sarah (Dylan) Hinds, Rachel Lopez and her fiancé Thomas Harrigan, Natalie Tetro, Libby Tetro, her brothers Bill (Nancy) Crook and John (Rita) Crook, sister-in-law Peggy Crook, and numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband Dick, her parents Alfred Sr. and Mareon Crook, her brother Ronald Crook, and her brother Alfred Crook Jr. and his wife Judy.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and ICU staff of Saratoga Hospital for their care and compassion.

Visitation will be from 2 PM to 4 PM on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, New York, followed by a brief service.  Additional visitation will be from 4 PM to 6 PM on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Brenda J. Tetro

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