Joe was a member of the St. Alfio Society for 52 years, serving as treasurer for 30 of those years, as well as a member of the council. He also was a member of the board of directors of the Casa Monte Cassino, a home away from home that brings people from Italy and other countries that need medical care at a Boston Hospital, a member of the American Heart Association, member of the Holy Family Guild, member and past president for 2 years of the Essex County Assessor’s Association, and past president of the Legislative Council. He was a faithful communicant of the Holy Rosary Church at Corpus Christi Parish. He was also involved with programs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YWCA Battered Women, Abused Children, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Joe was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Sandy; and brother, Mario Giuffrida. His family includes his cherished daughters, Patricia and husband, Nelson Mariano, of Lawrence, Jo-Anne and husband, Scott Corcoran, of Methuen; grandchildren, Joseph Mariano and his wife, Kelly (Stevens), and Christina Mariano. Joe was proudest of his great-grandson, Anthony Joseph Mariano. Joe is also survived by a godchild, Ida Vasta of Lawrence; as well as nephews, Richard Giuffrida and his wife, JoAnn, and Ronald Giuffrida and Kathy Burke, all of Chicago.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, November 22, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Saturday, November 23, at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.
Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the St. Alfio Society, 20 Common Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. For directions, or to offer condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.