November 12, 1945 ~ January 9, 2021

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Ridge, NY


Visitation: January 13, 2021 8:00 - 9:00 am

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: January 13, 2021 9:30 am

St. Marks R. C. Church
105 Randall Rd.

Private Cremation:

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  1. candleOur deepest sympathy on a great loss. Joe was kind and personable. He always had a kind word and a bright smile. We will miss you.
    Irene Saladino and Noreen Fitzgerald.

  2. My deepest sympathies on your loss – Joe was such a warm and kind person – always with a smile for everyone – he will be deeply missed.

  3. Sometimes in life, special people come into your life & touch you in a special way. That was Joe. Both my husband & me loved being friends with Joe. We saw him every day at the pool & he always talked to us & played his music, that he knew we loved, including our sons band, which he loved. He was larger than life & loved life & had so much more life to live. His passing devastated us. We love u & r so happy that We got the pleasure of knowing you. We always talked about food & he always told us all the great meals that Roseanne made him, I pray that we meet again one day Joe.

  4. I will always remember Joe at the pool with his great music and welcoming smile. We always looked to sit near him or with him to enjoy. God Bless You.

  5. candleJoe was a friend and a model citizen. He was not only an employee of mine for several years but someone I could talk to like a father. He will be missed and my Father and I will never forget all the joy and laughs he brought us. Joe was a big family guy and loved his grandkids so much. We shared photos all the time. God bless his wife and family.

  6. Dear Dad,
    You are missed more than you could ever possibly imagine. At family gatherings we miss all your funny and endearing energy. We miss all your loving jokes and even your teasing. We’ve come to realize that you were truly happy at those times when we were together and it was always clear that you loved every minute of it.
    We promise to carry on the family traditions that meant so much to you and to all of us.
    Thank you for the unconditional love you always gave and for making me feel like family the first time Dawn introduced meto you and Mom. And please don’t worry about Mom because we are taking good care of her, just like you always did.
    I love you and miss you.

  7. Joe you have been gone 4 months and it feels like an eternity I never thought that I could miss someone this much. Life isn’t the same without you by my side watching where I’m walking, because you knew I was good for always tripping over the slightest thing. Easter was not the same without you. We’re keeping all our family functions that you loved so much. The kids and grandkids miss you too.
    I wish I could of seen you one last time before you were gone and give you a kiss goodbye. I guess God didn’t want that for us because I don’t know how I would of made it through. I’m always looking at your pictures and talking to you. Everyone is lost without you. Especially the boys who you did so much for. I love you so very much and miss you tremendously. Please watch over all of us, and I’m trying to take care of your car as best as I can. I even dusted the pollen off it the other day with your car duster. Love, love you till we meet again. Love me ❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. Dear RoseAnn and family, We also feel the void left by Joe. Dennis met Joe in 1969 when they started as MTA bus drivers. Wasn’t long before we were invited to dinner and met your young children, a close relationship evolved as our kids grew, married and we welcomed grandchildren, now continuing the cycle of life. We know Joe is praying that they will enjoy a life like you did, surrounded with the love and support of family and friends. You both created that beautiful life and blessed to be part of it. It’ll never be the same without Joe! Glad we still have you, the love of his life. Forever friends, with love, Rachel & Dennis.

  9. Even after four months, it is still hard to believe Joey is not here. His energy and personality was so strong it felt eternal. I am so glad to have had him as my brother-in-law for what feels like my whole life! Watching his relationship with Domenick was like watching a comedy show. I know he enjoyed a good “conversation” with just about everyone!
    It was wonderful to hear what an important, dependable part of so many people’s lives he was. His absence leaves quite a void. But his memory will always bring a smile and a warm feeling.
    Till we meet again, Joey, continue to watch over your family. 💗

  10. Dear Joey,
    You have always been such a big part of my life. Growing up on Elizabeth Street, you were always looking out for me. I felt safe walking with you— and your hand on the back of my neck.
    When you served our country during the Vietnam war it made me so proud to say “that’s my big brother!”
    You and Roe raised such a loving family, (boy, did she put up with a lot from you!) I could only hope to have the same close relationships with my children and grandchildren.
    You really stepped up for Mom and Dad when they needed help but that was you— there to help.
    I will miss our conversations the most. They were hysterical.
    Joey, it’s been 4 months and not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.
    Rest In Peace with Mom and Dad.
    ‘Till we meet again, my brother.

  11. Hi my sweet husband, I guess you know that on Friday we will be putting you to rest. It’s going to be like losing you all over again. I can’t tell you how much I love and miss you every single day in everything I do and everywhere I go. It hurts to eat things I know you really loved. Please keep watching over our family we’re going to need you on Sunday which is Father’s Day to give us strength to go on without you. I love you so very much, until we meet again. My one and only love ❤️ 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  12. My dearest Love of my life,
    Happy Father’s Day Joe, your first Father’s Day in heaven We went to your gravesite today and put flowers and a flag down for you. I can’t believe we did that for you. You should be here with us, not in a grave. I don’t know if or when I will ever get use to it. I love and miss you sooo much. Please watch over me and our family. We all love and miss you like crazy. Paul always says he misses you and Al made a beautiful toast that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. The toast was for you and his dad who I’m sure you’ve seen up there. Wait for me patiently. I love you, Me

  13. candleMy favorite P.I.T.A.,,,,
    I really miss you driving me crazy with your “ aaaa ariba ,,here’s my mexican spare “
    You always kept me laughing.. you never gave up and Roe was always saying “stop driving her crazy with that “ then we would laugh even harder !!!!!!!!
    I will miss you with all my heart !!! Rest In Peace………..

  14. Hi Joe I guess you know by now that Dennis is no longer with us and hoping he is with you. We miss him down here as we all miss you down here also. I feel for rachel that she must go through the same horrible feelings that I went through. It’s feelings that you wouldn’t want you enemies to go through let alone your best friend. Help her get through the next few days. I love and miss you so very much and keep watching over me and our family ❤️💔🦋🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹

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