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                                                                    The Bridgehouse Brats on the Canal in Phoenix NY

                                                              He will always be a part of the Bridgehouse Brats
     
      

Anthony "Tony" Fratto

Obituary

August 5, 2015

The Honorable, Anthony Fratto, Former Mayor of the Village of Phoenix, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Francis House in Syracuse. Mayor Fratto has been serving as Mayor since 2004 and had a life of public service. Tony was the villages Democratic Chairman for many years and a member of the Town of Schroeppel Democratic Committee and (NYCOM) NY Conference of Mayors. Tony was employed as a Funeral Director with Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville. Previous to this, Tony worked at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home (Thomas J. Pirro, Jr.). He loved his profession, and the families he served. Many of his families have remained in close contact during his illness. Earlier in his career, Tony was employed with HSBC Bank as Operations Officer in NYC, followed by a career with the Dun & Bradstreet Corp. in Stamford, CT as Data Security Manager before returning to Syracuse to pursue his career as a Funeral Director, where he received his degree and license in 2001. Tony is a current member of the Central NY Funeral Directors Association, the NYS FDA, and National FDA. On October 3, 2013, 86 State Street in Phoenix was named the "Fratto" Building to honor Anthony as Mayor of the Village of Phoenix.

Tony was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Irene (Renee) Fratto and sister-in-law, Jean Fratto.

Tony is survived by his loving partner and caregiver of 18 years, John J. Halstead of Phoenix, NY; sisters, Belinda (Tony) Fratto-Contreras of Geneva, NY and Palma (Bill) Evans of Waterloo, NY; brothers, Carmen and Scott (Donna) Fratto of Geneva, NY; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva. Calling hours for family and friends will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the funeral home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.

Contributions: In honoring his wishes, Tony has requested that the funeral home "NOT" accept any floral arrangements whatsoever. Please send donations to the CNY-SPCA, 5878 Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.

Words of comfort may be

expressed at tjpfuneralhome.com

"FAMILY OWNED"

(Formerly of Pirro & Sons)

(315) 451-9500
Date of Death: August 5, 2015

- See more at: http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-fratto-tony&pid=175443413&fhid=11699#sthash.6P2RWn1M.dpuf
   
            
August 5, 2015

The Honorable, Anthony Fratto, Former Mayor of the Village of Phoenix, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the Francis House in Syracuse. Mayor Fratto has been serving as Mayor since 2004 and had a life of public service. Tony was the villages Democratic Chairman for many years and a member of the Town of Schroeppel Democratic Committee and (NYCOM) NY Conference of Mayors. Tony was employed as a Funeral Director with Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville. Previous to this, Tony worked at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home (Thomas J. Pirro, Jr.). He loved his profession, and the families he served. Many of his families have remained in close contact during his illness. Earlier in his career, Tony was employed with HSBC Bank as Operations Officer in NYC, followed by a career with the Dun & Bradstreet Corp. in Stamford, CT as Data Security Manager before returning to Syracuse to pursue his career as a Funeral Director, where he received his degree and license in 2001. Tony is a current member of the Central NY Funeral Directors Association, the NYS FDA, and National FDA. On October 3, 2013, 86 State Street in Phoenix was named the "Fratto" Building to honor Anthony as Mayor of the Village of Phoenix.

Tony was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Irene (Renee) Fratto and sister-in-law, Jean Fratto.

Tony is survived by his loving partner and caregiver of 18 years, John J. Halstead of Phoenix, NY; sisters, Belinda (Tony) Fratto-Contreras of Geneva, NY and Palma (Bill) Evans of Waterloo, NY; brothers, Carmen and Scott (Donna) Fratto of Geneva, NY; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Baldwinsville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva. Calling hours for family and friends will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the funeral home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.

Contributions: In honoring his wishes, Tony has requested that the funeral home "NOT" accept any floral arrangements whatsoever. Please send donations to the CNY-SPCA, 5878 Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211.

Words of comfort may be

expressed at tjpfuneralhome.com

"FAMILY OWNED"

(Formerly of Pirro & Sons)

(315) 451-9500
Date of Death: August 5, 2015

- See more at: http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-fratto-tony&pid=175443413&fhid=11699#sthash.g0RYsD3c.dpuf
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                                                                       2015   Summer Picture's of the Brats 
 
              

 

                               
                                                      The Bridge House Brats invite you to enjoy a
                                                           20 Minute Vacation in downtown Phoenix NY 
                                                                  Spend the time of your life next to the Oswego River watching     
                                                                             the same boats you would travel 100s of mile to see

                                                                               Every FRIDAY  July 10 - August 28 -MUSIC  6-8 pm
                                                                    Local Restaurant Dinners & Pie Served Dockside 4:30-7:30pm
                                                                    Every MONDAY July 6-August 24 MUSIC IN THE PARK  6-9 pm
                                                                  Breakfast & Lunch Served: Monday- Thursday 7-2pm Friday 7am-7 pm 
                                                                                                      Saturday 7 am -12 pm 
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                                     SUMMER EVENTS FOR HENLEY PARK



                                                                                   The Bridgehouse Brats

                                                             The river ripple soft and slow, as seagulls bask, at  mornings` break
                                                The harbor lies in quiet stead, amid the flow of water` wake
                                               Across the scene, the seaboats  sail ,bedecked in sailor finery,
                                             The flags flow blissfully in flight: unfettered sails, of  symmetry
                                            The tables line the river walk like grand old soldiers, waiting time
                                      The Brats are there ,to welcome all, who’re come to see Phoenicians shine ,
                                             No task of food ,or supplement, is lost to children there to give
                                              They are the future of our time  and this is their beginning bliss
                                             A cup of “Joe” is served just so with a breakfast hot and good
                                             as children learn the way to thrire the way that children should
                                                There are no hours to make amends for the children gone away
                                                     but with cathy there and Carole too ,these lives will fly
                                      The Bridgehouse Brats will make their mark in the years that will abide
                                                and they will be remembered for their touch of civic pride
 
                                                                                                          Jim Johst
                                       
      
                                             
                                                          
      

       
  

                                                                                 

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                                              Boy Scout Tour of the Oswego River Aug 20 2011

                                                                                          More Pictures with  the Brats

                                                                                                 
    TALLOOI SUMMER CAMP
 
                                                            
CRUISES OF THE PAST                                                                                                                                    

       
            
            Canal Corp Director Brian Stratton and CANAL NY Exec Director
JJ Johnston with some Bridge House Brats in Phoenix NY

                                Brats are a good thing in Phoenix

                                                                                                            By: Iris St. Meran

                   If a person acts like a brat, it's not typically a good thing. But a group of kids in Phoenix are changing the way their community
                       feels about Brats. They're the Bridge House Brats and they're serving their community by cleaning and welcoming boaters,
                                      among other things. Our Iris St. Meran tells us why it's cool to be a brat, at least in Phoenix.


                  Bridge House Brats on the New York Waterway.


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                                                                              Watch the  Bridge House Brats  Canal New York 



                Fishing and fitness fun with support from AmeriCorps

                                                                                               



                                                                      2012 Summer Picture's of the Brats


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                                                            The Bridge House Brats met with the New Director of the Canal Brian Stratton.
                            Director Stratton also met with Mayor
Anthony Fratto of Phoenix NY and his staff to go over the Canals Corp involvement with the
                                                                     Bridge House Brats and the Village of Phoenix NY in the future
Director Stratton also met with Mayor Frato
                                     The Bridge House Brats invite you to enjoy a
                                        20 Minute Vacation in downtown Phoenix NY 
                                          Spend the time of your life next to the Oswego River watching     
                                              the same boats you would travel 100s of mile to see

            
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                        Urger on the Oswego River
                      Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:56P  The Tug Urger is on its way to Oswego for Harborfest. She is the oldest state vessel operating on New York's  waterways. It now functions as a floating museum and a classroom for school children.

            Picture Above is  Harald Solfjeld Captain  of SS-Ilanga   leaving  the Phoenix Bridge House Brats  -Lock 1 Oswego River
                                             Captain Harald is going round the World  read about his trip
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We would like to welcome any and all boaters to come visit our Bridge House museum, located in the center of Phoenix, New York, at Henley Park, on the Oswego River next to Lock One. Here we have made a place for boaters to come and stay.
The kids that work in the park are called the "BridgeHouse Brats". They maintain the park and its historical museum all summer long, keeping both the park and museum clean, operational, and safe.

The Bridge House hours are from 7am to 4pm on Monday through Thursday and from 7am to 8pm on Fridays and 7am to 3pm Saturday during the months of June, July and August. Closed Sundays.

Free lemonade and coffee are served every day to all. We are at your service from 7 in the morning until 4 at night, to run errands or serve you dockside.
You are welcome to order from any of the restaurants here in Phoenix. You simply order from the menus and one of the "brats" will phone in the order, and gladly bring it straight to your table or boat. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can purchase some of the best pie in town. We also serve Ice Cream Sundaes.

The summer of 2015 promises to be a busy one. We have assembled a tentative schedule of events for the year. One of the summer's highlights promises to be a fabulous fireworks display scheduled for Friday, June 26, sponsored by local businesses.

Last year's display brought several thousand people from all over New York to Henley Park here in Phoenix. Admission is free, and meals will be served on that night until 7pm

                                                                              Mission Statement:
  To build the quality of life in Phoenix and in Town. To increase the economic growth of the area as well as provide a felling of community for Phoenix, Town of Schroeppel, and Phoenix Central School district.

                To serve all tourists that visit our canal site, to offer hospitality to tourists and townsfolk, to increase business for all local stores and restaurants. To give information that is needed to maintain and create a Bridge House Museum for all to see our heritage. To host on going events for community growth. To keep our downtown streets, island and pathways clean and healthy. To help our village officials offer hospitality to all.
The Phoenix Bridge House offers a variety of services.

Boaters' Services
 
    * Wash your boat - Free
    * Docking - Free
    * Watch your boat while away and we're open - Free
    * Deliver Dockside Meals - Served at no extra cost
    * Run local errands - Free
    * Museum tours - Free
    * Walk your friendly dog - Free
    * Pick up groceries - Free
    * Waste Dumping - Free
    * Rest Rooms - Free
    * Rides to local stores - Free
    * Water connection - Free
    * Electricity (110 volt 15amp & 2 30amp lines) - Free
    * Local Phone calls - Free
    * Telephone line for Modem connection - Free (time limited)
    * WiFi 802.11g Wireless Internet Server - Free
    * Three-Wheeled Basket Bikes - Free Rental

Souvenier and Information Kiosk
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Henley Park Services

    * Weddings - Catering Available
    * Meeting Place
    * Family Reunions

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Village Services

    * Ice machines
    * Laundromat
    * Grocery Store
    * Beautician Services (hair, nails, tanning)
    * Marine Supplies
    * Baking Services
    * Embroidery Services
    * Gas by cans
    * Great Food
    * Baseball Bob's Ice Cream
    * Customized Decals
    * Bingo on Monday nights at the fire hall
    * Medicine Shoppe
    * Ultimate Coffee Shop

 

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Picture by John Shaben --Phoenix NY

 

                            May 29-31 Memorial Day Weekend at VFW
               

                 

 

                                                Boy Scout Tour of the Oswego River Aug 20 2011      
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