Frieda Gattine-Salvato

Born: Mon., Jul. 6, 1942
Died: Fri., Jun. 26, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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Frieda Gattine-Salvato, born July 6, 1942, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Wayne Nutt and Judith Clark died at age 72 at Vassar Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, on Friday, June 26, 2015. She was surrounded in her peaceful passing by her loving son and daughter, and family and friends.

Frieda was a vice president at Marine Midland Bank at the World Trade Center in Manhattan and survived the first terrorist attack in 1993. Frieda was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and was crowned Miss Poughkeepsie in 1958. Her family always maintained that it was her inner beauty that helped her capture the crown.

Frieda was most proud of her work as co-owner and innkeeper at The Mill at Bloomvale Falls, Millbrook, NY where she and Don Salvato made every guest who walked through their door feel welcomed and comfortable.

Survivors include son Gregory Gattine, daughter Kara Gattine-Porres and her husband Larry Porres, her grandchildren Samantha Saldutti, Nikolas Gattine, Marley Gattine, Aden Gattine and her great granddaughter Zoe Gattine. She is also survived by her adored Goddaughter and niece Marissa Martin, loving sisters Cathy Martin, Joan Bierman, Ann Mulaney, Elissa Gee and brother Sonny Tucciarone, her dear friend and companion Charlie Watkins, her dearest friends Diane Hicks and Mary Steber, and dozens of treasured nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by first husband Thomas Gattine, and second husband Donald Salvato.

Frieda will be greatly missed by her Tuesday night dinner group of friends and especially her smaller group of weekly card-playing classmates -- all of whom admired her courage, amazing strength and her love of family and friends.  

Calling hours will be held at Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So. Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 on Monday June 29th between the hours of 6pm and 8pm, and Tuesday June 30th between the hours of 10am and 12pm.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Love Holds Life, PO Box 71, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, a Hudson Valley Children's Cancer Foundation, or your favorite charity. Please visit to send an online condolence.

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Ken and Jennie Sikula
   Posted Sat June 27, 2015
Greg and Kara, Our prayers and thoughts are with you both and your family at this time.

Pat Nutt
   Posted Sat June 27, 2015
Freida, You will be missed.

Stephen Nutt
   Posted Sun June 28, 2015

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Stephen Nutt (First Cousin).

Our family stands beside you in loving memory of Frieda. Love, Uncle Lynn and Aunt Frances Linda and Alan Carlson and Kyle Bunney Lane and Cheryl Nutt and Lynn, Jessica, Jennifer, and Jaclyn Stephen Nutt and Rick Morris

Dominic Fusco
   Posted Mon June 29, 2015
Dear Greg and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I read your Mom's Obituary and

what a lovely person she was. God Bless you all. Dominic Fusco

Sherry Gosewisch
   Posted Mon June 29, 2015
Frieda was a fabulous person and she will be greatly missed!

Laurie Borchers Colgan
   Posted Tue June 30, 2015
Dear Kara and Greg, my thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mom.

Aaron Bierman
   Posted Tue July 14, 2015
Dear Kara and Greg,

Thinking of you guys at the passing of your beautiful mother. I loved Frieda very much and am grateful for what she meant to our family. Growing up with you guys and Frieda was one the best parts of our childhood.

I made a donation to her favorite charity in her name.

All my best.