Joseph

December 10, 1938 ~ August 4, 2022

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Joseph A. Cortese Sr.
Greece: August 4, 2022 went home to be with his parents, Charles and Jeanette; brother, Patrick; son, Patrick.  Survived by his loving wife, Barbara; sons, Joseph Jr. (Emma), Michael and Charles; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie (Maria) and Chuck (Lori); nieces, nephews & cousins; many loving family and dear friends.
Joe worked as a supervisor and technician for Rochester Water Dept., he was the original founding member and director of Sons of St. Lucy.  He enjoyed going to Italian-American restaurants and the casino’s.  He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Joe’s visitation will be held Monday August 8th 4-6 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd.  His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 9th 10:30 AM at Parish of the Holy Family (St. Jude’s Church) 4100 Lyell Road.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood in his memory.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com

Services

Visitation: Monday August 8, 2022 04:00 PM - Monday August 8, 2022 06:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Funeral Mass: Tuesday August 9, 2022 10:30 AM

Parish of the Holy Family
4100 Lyell Road
Rochester, NY 14606


Burial:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612


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Charities

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

School of the Holy Childhood

100 Groton Pkwy Rochester, NY 14623
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Guestbook

  1. Dear ,
    Barbara, Joey
    Michael and Chip and families,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Joe has always been and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    My favorite cousin is gone, he was a true pillar to our family.
    Everyone will miss him. He was a great man who loved his family with all his heart and soul.
    His suffering is over but his memory lives on.
    I know we didn’t see eachother much but he was always in my heart. The endless family memories will never be forgotten.
    God bless you all and may Joe rest in peace and enjoy heaven with all the others we’ve lost.
    God Bless you all.
    Our Deepest Sympathy ,
    Love,
    Cousins
    Nancy and Mike Colakoglu and family

  2. Barb and family,Sorry for the loss of Joe,Sharon and I will be sending prayers to you and your family if you need to just talk just send a private message on facebook to exchange phone numbers were here for you,lots a love and prayers Love Sam and Sharon Ferro Florida

  3. Barb and family,Sorry for the loss of Joe,Sharon and I will be sending prayers to you and your family if you need to just talk just send a private message on facebook to exchange phone numbers were here for you Love Sam and Sharon Ferro Florida

  4. Chuck and Ron,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Condolences and prayers are sent to you and your family.

  5. dear cortese family i am so sorry for your loss,he was such a great guy and i will forever miss him until i see him again in a better place rip joe ,gary muoio

  6. Chuck and Ron,
    Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was the hub of the Saint Lucy crowd, and whenever we met, he was a ton of laughs. We didn’t get to meet often, but I’ll miss him and keep him and Pat in my prayers.
    Joe Cimino

  7. So very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing
    May he rest in peace
    We will keep you in our prayers

    Joe and Angie Conciardo
    [Connie and Tony’s friends]

  8. Barbara and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there for you. Sending prayers and thoughts.

    Barb Pavone

  9. So sorry to hear about your dad I just lost my mother on July 22nd. Am thinking about you. Know I care and love you

  10. Rest in peace my dear dear friend. I will cherish the memories of our dinners with you and Barb.
    Carol Emma Sorensen ♥️

  11. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JOE PASSING I KNOW JOE THROUGH HIS BROTHER RON I MET HIM WHEN I WAS A YOUTH AT HIS BROTHER RON’S USED CAR LOT MID CITY MOTORS HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN PEACE&PRAYERS TO THE CORTESE FAMILY

  12. I am so sorry to hear about my buddy Joe. I will miss his smile and his humor. May he rest in peace. Barb you and your family have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.
    Love always his favorite aide Heidi Miller

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