Joseph A. Savarese

joseph savarese

February 10, 1951 ~ March 23, 2022

Born in: Manhattan, NY
Resided in: Stony Brook, NY

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Visitation: April 1, 2022 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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190 E. Main St.

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  1. I can still hear Joey laugh!
    We attended many Mets games throughout many of their first disastrous losing seasons. Funny thing is we never saw the Mets lose. They always won when we were in the bleachers.
    He loved the Beatles from the time he saw them at Shea Stadium on their first trip to the US right to the end.
    May we enjoy shrimp cocktails in a better place someday.

  2. Joey is the only person I know that ever found an error in a major encyclopedia. Before computers. Before the internet. When we had only books. Joey, all of nine years of age, found an error in the World Book Encyclopedia. He caught an error in the birthdate of Andrew Hamilton. We wrote to World Book and, indeed, they acknowledged the error and corrected future editions.
    I remember He loved JayDee chiffon cake and the baked ziti industry has taken a major hit.

  3. Many of you who knew my brother knew what a kind sweet person he was. I have never, literally never heard him utter an unkind word about anyone. He was dealt some hugely difficult blows in life but he always soldiered through them with courage and dignity. He was in so many ways my hero, but more importantly he was my brother with whom I shared so many great times. Our bond remained strong throughout his lifetime and it can never be broken. I am so happy for all the times together and I was so honored to be his sister. Till we meet again.

  4. Joseph was kindest, most gentle person I have ever known. Sweet of disposition, didactic of memory, he could always be counted on to know a statistic, a birthday (of almost anyone he knew or had read about.) or the lyrics of a Beatles song. He was bright and funny and I so enjoyed his company and the many good times we had together in NYC or Long Island. I will always think of Joe when I see a plate of baked Ziti, a baked Clam or a Lobster. He was the true definition of a Gentle Man. I will miss him so….

  5. candleCousin Joe had a way of making people feel appreciated. He was someone you wanted to be near. Being such a good soul I know he is a free spirit with a positive energy and warmth … Love you Joe ❤️

  6. candleCousin Joe had a way of making people feel appreciated. He was someone you wanted to be near. Being such a good soul I know he is a free spirit with positive energy and warmth … Love you Joe ❤️

  7. If their beloved father would have had a favorite it most certainly would have been Joseph… ❤️

  8. Joseph Savarese, Beloved son of Antonio and Anita Savarese ,
    Joe was a gentle and kind person that was imbued with a sweetness that was apparent to anyone he met on his journey through life. Joe had a didactic memory that cataloged birthdays of friends, family and many famous persons throughout history. Joe was also a dedicated Beatles aficionado and could tell you almost anything that had ever been printed about the group, the lyrics, their albums and lives.
    Joe never had a mean thing to say about anything or anyone and was the perfect definition of a gentleman.
    Though he was dealt some hugely difficult blows during his lifetime Joseph somehow managed to soldier through them with courage, dignity and without a moment of bitterness.
    He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night
    Old age should burn and rave at the close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light”. Dylan Thomas

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