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“May God Bless your family and watch over them. My Prayer for Peace, Strength during the days moving forward. Cherish memories. Hauppauge Alumni,...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Donna DiMartino - Hauppauge, NY

“Sending hugs and hoping his smile is with you always ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ed & Helen Lomupo - Gilboa, NY

“Dear Ken and Delores and James fiance and family.. our deepest condolences ,, your in our thoughts and prayers.. may God hold you in his arms and...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Roger and Sherrie Swan - ON

“Didn't know him personally my condolences to his family ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Maury-Rockwell - PA

“We are sincerely sorry for your grief and loss. Jacqueline and I have been praying for you....we remember the love and warmth of the family....love...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Gil and Jacqueline Lee - SC

“I pray for your family, fiance, and kids, that they come together as a stronger unit so the kids grow up knowing you loved them very much. Rest in...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Henry Valdes - Glendale, NY

“Dear Jim and the Fensterer family, it saddens my heart to hear of the passing of James. Although we haven't seen each other in years, I still...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Stwven Tringali - Friend

“My thoughts and sympathies are with the Fensterer family. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Borowski - Hauppauge, NY

“Condolences and prayers to the Fensterer Family. Bblessed ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Reginald Brunson - Hobart, NY

“Jimmy will be missed. May God bless your soul and console our family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: James Rouse - Mill Creek, WA

“Dolores, Kenny,, Keith, Brian & Laurie,We haven't stopped thinking of you all since Sunday and realize the shockand grief you are going through right...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: karen and richard hendel - CT

“Our sincere condolences to the family of James. He was a kind and friendly man that we enjoyed knowing while he lived in Hobart. Our thoughts and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Stacy Palmatier - Hobart, NY

“So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. May we extend our very deepest sympathy. Know that our families are prayingI for you. Love you guys. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jim & Carol Matthews

“What fun we had as kids , I often thought of Jimmy and his family over years and had hoped to see him again . He was always up for an adventure...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: robert cavoto - philadelphia, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Cole - Friend


James R. Fensterer, 56, of Arkville died Monday January 1, 2018 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1961 in Huntington Long Island, son of Kenneth and Dolores (nee) Kreischer Fensterer. Jim had been a twenty year resident of the Catskill Mountains, having formerly made his home in Long Island. He had previously been employed at D & B Engineering in Woodbury, and was currently a Project Manager for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in the Margaretville office. Jim was a skilled woodworker, who could do everything from rough house framing, to detailed finishing on home furniture. There always seemed to be a home-project that he could be working on. More importantly, he was devoted to his family with all of his heart.
Surviving are his parents Kenneth and Dolores Fensterer, his fiancee Laurissa Tilp, two daughters: Olivia Fensterer and Corinne Brady, two sons: James, and Michael, two brothers: Keith Fensterer and his wife Christine Fabriziano, Brian and his wife Sheree Fensterer, a sister: Laurie and her husband Eddie Giannelli and two granddaughters: Aria and Leticia Fensterer as well as his four-legged buddy 'Teddy'.

His funeral procession will form on Saturday at 9:30am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia, thence to the St. Francis de Sales Church where at 10 am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Raphael Iannone Cap. OFM. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a special memory with the family on Jim's memorial page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com The family suggests contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the American Heart Association at https://donatenow.heart.org/

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