Joseph Rubino

joseph rubino

November 16, 1943 ~ July 22, 2023

Born in: Copiague, NY
Resided in: St. James, NY

Joseph Rubino 79 of Saint James passed away on July 22,2023. Joey was born in Copiague NY on November 16, 1943 to the late Joseph and Anna (Massaro) Rubino. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Kathleen (Alimonte) , his two children Kathleen Hurski (Billy) and Jennifer Walling and his six grandchildren, Billy and Rebecca Hurski, Bryce, Brooke, Brody and Bradyn Walling. His sister JoAnn Sala and his brother the late James Rubino. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Joey was truly a great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family, who loves him dearly. He was a selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones. Many will remember his quick wit and the willingness to help anyone be it building, towing, or fixing he was there. Joey had many interests and hobbies, car racing in his younger days at the Islip Speedway, learning to fly starting out in a piper-cub then a Cessna 150. He enjoyed oldies music, hunting bears in Canada or deer in Upstate NY. Boating was his favorite. Crabbing, fishing or just relaxing at Robert Moses on his boat the “Grasshopper”. Above all else he was a cherished husband, father, and Poppy. Loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Visitation: July 27, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: July 27, 2023 10:30 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St

Private- Cremation:

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Joseph Rubino 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place



Memories Timeline


  1. Kathy and family,
    Tom ans I send our condolences. May Joe rest in peace. Sincerely, Carol and Tom Kelly

  2. Poppy I will forever miss you ! You have been so strong and it is hard to see you go so soon . I will always take care of gram and the family ! I love you forever and ever you are the best poppy ever I could have in the whole world I love you poppy ❤️❤️

  3. We were so very sorry and saddened to hear of Joey’s passing. We have very fond memories of our boating days together. It was always a pleasure to see Joey and Cathy. Our hearts go out to Cathy and the family. May he rest in peace.

  4. Sending our love and support to you all.
    Sixty plus years in friendship , from teen double dating to sitting poolside in retirement.. Yes, Joey finally could sit still when we played competitive card game of Spades .Who knew it would take all those years to find that out..
    He was a man who was always there for his family, friends and their children.. never did he “hem or haw” as so many others . As you were saying what the problem was, you could hear the truck starting and tools being thrown around. Yelling for Kathy to jump in. Always his faithful sidekick.
    Monetary value meant nothing to Joey. He did it all for the love he had for all of us. Long Island, Upstate NY, even to Connecticut. Never wanting anything or expecting something in return. So many memories of being on the Great South Bay in his first wood boat as teens, to later years on the Grasshopper..
    Will miss you our dear friend., blessed to have had you in our lives.. ❤️

  5. candleI don’t know where to start poppy you were everything to me and you will always will be forever. You and me where the dynamic duo and will always be there was nothing in this world that could stop us . I can’t imagine my life without you . I will always be your scooter forever and I will miss you forever and you always will be mine poppy. I can’t describe the love I have for you and I know you are looking over me every day in heaven .I love you Poppy from yours truly Scooter

  6. Joe so sorry you left us, you were a great friend, we had a lot of good times together lots of laughs, I will miss you.
    Rest in peace my friend till we meet again. Loved you like a brother AL.

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