Joseph M. DiGabriele
GREECE - February 15, 2021. Joseph is predeceased by his wife, Mary (Scardetta) DiGabriele; brothers, Nicholas & Anthony DiGabriele; sister, Lena Verace & son-in-law, Frank Lyons. He is survived by his children, Paul (Phyllis) DiGabriele & Janet Lyons; grandchildren Mark (Amy) Rodak, Lynn (Joseph) Frillici & Kelly (William) Schnupp; beloved great-granddaughters, Bella, Gabrielle, Lucy, Evelyn, Madeline & Charlotte; brother, Edward (Kathy) DiGabriele; sister-in-law, Sara DiGabriele; brother-in-law, George (Mary) Scardetta; several nieces, nephews, godchildren & dear friends.
Per NYS regulations all are required to wear a face mask and hand sanitize at the funeral home and church.
Joseph was a WWII Army Veteran and served as a past commander of the VFW, Lt. Kirk Otis Post #1457. He was a retiree of Mixing Equipment Company in Rochester, NY. He was an active member at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, an usher & recipient of the 1992 Men's Club Man of the Year Award.
Joseph was the DiGabriele family patriarch. A true gentleman, blessed with an incredible memory, humble & grateful, loved & respected by all.
Joseph's life story will be shared during his visitation at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.), Friday, February 19th, 2-5 PM. His funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, February 20th, 10AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read. Blvd. His interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations to Patriot Guard Riders of NY, PO Box 637, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 in Joseph's memory.
Janet and Paul, our sincere condolences to you as our hearts go out to you for your enormous loss. We were extremely blessed to have Joe touch our lives in one form or another. He was one of the kindest and most gentle souls that I have come across. Happy memories of our families coming together, going on vacation and in general experiencing growing up has certainly had an influence on my outlook and values. Your dad was a significant part of that. He will surely be missed but I am convinced he is now with our loved ones that have passed. "
"Janet and Paul, I am very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Your Dad was a great friend and mentor to me. One of the kindest and most helpful people I have known. We shared many great times together whether it was fishing on Al DeFeo?s boat or socializing at Our Mother of Sorrows. Men?s club., he will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Tom Ouimet "
"Dear DiGabriele Family,
My sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I have nothing but fond thoughts of Joe as the kind and caring man that he was and the positive experience it was to know him. I\'m sure my father and mother would have the same or deeper sentiments. I also very much appreciate the times and friendship that out families shared in years past, in no small part to the environment provided by our loving families. It is wonderful that Joe as such good man had such a long earthly life and I hope you take comfort as I do that he has now passed in to an even better life experience.
Sincerely, Don Procopio "
"Janet my prayers go out to you & your family. I remember your dad as a wonderful man who always made me smile. RIP Mr. DiGabriele. "
"Our thoughts go out to Paul and other family members on the loss of the DiGabriele patriarch. We had the pleasure of meeting Joe on his visits to Florida to Paul and Phyllis. It was obvious that he truly enjoyed and enriched those that had the opportunity to meet him. Bob and Sue Ruland"