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Joseph A. Corbisiero
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Clear Path for Veterans
    1223 Salt Springs Rd.
    Chittenango, NY 13037

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“My condolences to Joe's family and loved ones. I worked with Joe on the Rotterdam Square Mall in 1986 and am still using the skills he taught me back...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jay McKee

“I Remember my great grandpa by him teaching us how to play pool last year at thanksgiving. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Chad King - Danby, VT

“Dear Ann, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We're very sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Joseph. v/r Terry ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Terry

“I was fortunate to come to know Joe at The Nottingham as he attended the weekly Catholic Mass there. I serve as a volunteer and lead the residents...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Benedict Sgarlata - Syracuse, NY

“Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.Much to love you, Ann. Karyn Thompson ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Karyn Thompson - Syracuse, NY

“I have such wonderful memories of Joe from my childhood to the present. His daughter Ann and I were and are the best of friends and I spent a lot of...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Rua - Boston, MA - friend

“So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was one fantastic guy, and I considered him to be my 2nd Dad, and Sally my 2nd Mom. In fact, if I am not...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jeff Jones - Rotterdam, NY

“Dear Ann, Larry, Nate and Lauren, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad/Grandpa was a great guy and I am glad he was here these past years so you...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Delia Temes

“There are to many memories to list. Joe was a great guy, full of life, humor and thought. He will be missed by all those who knew him. Sandy ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sandy Temes - Manlius, NY

“I am very sorry for your loss! ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Rettie- Borter - NY

“Sue and family. So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Randy and April Johnson

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Cobleskill- Joseph A. Corbisiero, 92, formerly of Cobleskill, died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Nottingham Residential Health Care Facility in Jamesville, NY, where he had been a resident the past few years.

Born May 31, 1921 in Boston, MA, he was a son of Bartolomeo and Pasqualina (Santosuosso) Corbisiero. As a young boy, Joe was a concert violinist which gave him the opportunity to play his violin on the local radio. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, where he participated in collegiate athletics and received the All New England Honors for his outstanding football performances.

Joe was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country from 1942 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. During World War II, he was stationed in Germany and the recipient of the Bronze Star. He was instrumental, due to his diligent lobbying efforts, in the federal government passing legislation allowing all honorably discharged military personnel to receive a Veteran's Headstone or Marker on a currently marked grave upon their death.

He began his working career with the Army Corp of Engineers, working on the Grand Coulee Dam and also in Greenland. Joe continued his engineering career at Grumman on Long Island. Upon moving to Cobleskill, Joe was employed at Howes Cave Cement Plant and then the NYS Dept. of Transportation until his retirement.

He was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cobleskill, where he was active in the construction of the new church in 1992. Joe was an active member of the B.P.O. E. #2040 in Cobleskill, a former village trustee, and an avid bowler. He enjoyed all sports, especially his Boston Red Sox.

In his later years, Joe will be remembered by his numerous health care providers as a colorful patient, full of life and good humor.

His beloved wife, Sally (Ilsley) Corbisiero, whom he married on July 10, 1949, predeceased him on September 10, 1999.

Survivors include his children: Victor (Gayle) Corbisiero of South Glens Falls, Ann (Larry) Harris of Manlius and Susan (Dale) Brown of New Port Richey, FL; a sister: Rita (Jim) Petringa of Medford, MA; a brother: John (Aileen) Corbisiero of San Antonio, TX; a brother-in-law: Robert Gregory of Montclair, NJ; six grandchildren: Naomi (Jeffrey) King of Danby, VT, Joshua Corbisiero of Wilton, Amanda Corbisiero of S. Yarmouth, MA, Nathan Harris of Manhattan, Lauren Harris of Manlius, and Mallory Clark of New Port Richey, FL; and three great-grandchildren: Chad, Matthew, and Zachary King.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Monday, November 4, 2013 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill, NY with Rev. Jeffrey L'Arche as celebrant. A period of visitation will be held at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, November 3, with an Elk's Prayer Service at 6:15. Burial with military honors will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clear Path for Veterans, 1223 Salt Springs Rd., Chittenango, NY 13037.