Dear Joe, Have hesitated to write because I will never say good-bye,,,just 'see ya later', knowing you'll be waiting with a tray of artichokes french,crab cakes and meatballs---standing next to you will be my Mother with martinis in hand. WE know you are looking down at us and the stupid things we're doing....YES,, Deb's back to getting "Black&Blue" !!! I'll be seeing you in all those familiar places....Where all of our parts were working...all day through....THE PARTY MUST GO ON,,,,Love Kath
I'll miss calling Joe "Shorty" and having him call me "Dirt Ball"... My heart hurts to see my friend.
- Tom Spadaro
Deb we all lost a dear,dear friend today. We loved Joe so much and have wonderful memories of the four of us together. We will keep you in our prayers sweet girl. Love, Jinx and Al.
We are with you in spirit and in love today and through the days ahead. We will always remember the time we got to spend with you both on the Lake at Kathy's and were blessed with Joe's cooking and his shared secret recipe. Love and hugs from Arizona and know you are welcome here anytime! Love, Susie & Bobbo
And so my friend the time has come, as the song goes, You did it Your Way! You touched many lives and put a smile on those many thousands of faces you fed at Stone Street and through the holiday basket program. I know you did mine when I wasn't hollering at you for some trick you pulled on me. We enjoyed many good times and lots of laughs, God speed my friend until I see you on the other side.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family
Thomas & Linda Marcello (Janet's sister)
I am sending you a big hug Deb. I know how close you and Joe were. What a loss. WArm regards, Karen Knowles
Deb our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so blessed to have known Joe during his last years.
Dear Debbie, Our love is with you today and always. Joe is a wonderful man...funny yet serious, sarcastic yet sweet, so giving and thoughtful all of the time! We will miss him dearly! We both cherish the fabulous meal he cooked for us at your beautiful home. What an amazing chef, who is probably cooking for all of heaven right now! Love, hugs, and kisses, Joani & Tony xo
Dear Debbie. We were saddened by the news of Cousin's passing. We had and shared so many great times and memories together. Hopefully there will be more on the next plane. There will always be only one JOE GATES. Love always and forever, MR P aka JP
Dear Debbie, am sadden by news of cusin Joes passing. all our prayers are with you and your family.We have had and shared so many great times and memories together.cusin you were only one of a kind . There will always be a special place in my heart for JOE GATES !! your cusin JOE aka MR P. RIP FOREVER !!!
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our hearts are certainly broken over the loss of Cousin Joe, Deb. May your own heal with time. We wish we could be there to honor him in person and extend our sympathy to you.
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there.Lots of years and lots of great and fun memiories.
Love and Prayers Roiann
Deb, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you...
Joe what a shame I did not get to see you one more time.I will always remember the great time we had there isn't enough space here to tell all.I hope God is waiting for you with a shot of White Label.