April 16, 2017

Anthony C. Ottati, 55, of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, N.Y. passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at home.

Born in Amsterdam on Oct. 12, 1961, he was the son of Vito and Patricia Pecelonis Ottati.

Anthony received his education in the Amsterdam school system and was a graduate of Amsterdam High School. He received his associates degree in business from Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, N.Y., and his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. He also graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Anthony was employed as a social worker at Lexington Rehabilitation Services in Gloversville, N.Y. until he himself came down with his own disability.

Anthony loved animals, being outside, and was an avid gardener, who enjoyed growing all kinds of flowers and vegetables.

Anthony is survived by his parents, Vito and Patricia Ottati; one sister Michele Donnelly (Michael) of Huntington, N.Y.; one nephew, Brian Donnelly of Huntington, N.Y.; one aunt, Sophie Picciocca; and uncles, James “Jerry” Ottati and Dr. Daniel Greco all of Amsterdam, N.Y. Several cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. at the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam, NY, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated by the Rev. Jun Segura at 10 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, North Main Street, Broadalbin, N.Y.

Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Johnson, N.Y.

Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Riley Mortuary.

Memorial gifts in Anthony’s name may be made to Montgomery County SPCA, SPCA Road, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

To send online condolences to the family, go to www.rileymortuaryinc.com.