Martin R. Patton Sr.

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Martin R. Patton Sr.

January 06, 1930 - March 09, 2019

Martin R. Patton Sr. ONEONTA - Martin R. Patton Sr., 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
He was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Oneonta, the son of Martin Brown and Agnes (Hanes) Patten.
Marty was a graduate of Oneonta High School. Following high school, he played semi-pro football for several years.
He married Gina Colone on Nov. 23, 1952, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oneonta. She predeceased him on Oct. 24, 2010.
Marty worked for Medical Coaches Inc. and then for NYSEG as a lineman. He became a well-known businessman with the purchase of Zummo's Grocery Store, later leasing the building for a restaurant, and then opened the Fiesta Restaurant in that location. He was the owner of Susquehanna Glass Co. for several years and began purchasing multiple commercial and apartment buildings, including the House of Brides property on Southside.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oneonta. He enjoyed winning at cards, solving puzzles and walks down his driveway.
He is survived by his children, Martin and his wife, Brenda Patton; stepsons, Eddie and Patrick Grace and the late Sean Grace, Cynthia and husband, Joseph Marino, Paula and her husband, Allen Fassler; daughters, Alexandra and husband, William Barrus and Vanessa, Patricia Bettiol and her late husband, Eugene Bettiol Jr. and daughters, Carleigh and Brooke, Pamela Patton and son, Bradley; a brother, the late Frank and his wife, Lorraine Patten; sisters, Agnes DeShaw, the late Dora and her late husband, Andy Colby and the late Flora Patten; a sister-in-law, Mary and husband, Duane Hathaway; brothers-in-law, Philip and wife, Jeanette Colone, Arthur and wife, Denise Colone, John and wife, Marianne Colone and the late Herman and his wife, Eileen Colone; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also predeceased by his parents; and nieces, Susan and Annette Colone and Donna Hathaway.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta.
Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131;
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Published on March 11, 2019
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6 posts

Dave Ronovech
Mar 14, 2019
From one sixth ward family to another The Ronovech Family share your grief and remember a wonderful man and wonderful family.
Terry and Barbara Moore
Mar 12, 2019
So sorry to hear the news. Sympathies to the family.
Frank and Peggy Colone and Family
Mar 12, 2019
Condolences to the entire family on Marty's passing. We remember him as a most appreciated and respected member of the family. He was a most caring person who always lent a helping hand. He will be missed. Best wishes to Marty's family.
Matt and Nora Pierce
Mar 12, 2019
very sorry for your loss, sending our sincere condolences.
Gina Langellotti
Mar 12, 2019
Hi Patton family
I’m so sorry to hear about your dads, my godfather passing. I find comfort that Gina and Marty are back together again. I loved them both.
Wish I could be there but I live in the state of Maryland now and I can’t make the trip.
My heart is with all of you.
Love you all
Jack Zummo
Mar 12, 2019
RIP Marty