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February 20, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
February 20, 2012
It's still difficult to believe that it has been a year now since Joe left this earth. He is still very much a part of our daily lives either in conversations or in our most innermost thoughts. As time passes, I find that I am recalling the good times and laughter Joe produced whenever we got together. Our sorrow is abating and I just know that is how he would want it. He will never be forgotten.

A friend,
John Ieronimo
February 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy I just found out last night. Joe was a great mentor to me I was a staff accountant at Business Express Airlines and he taught me well corporate taxes. I have grown to other venues but it was his wonderful patience and smile that made me the woman I am today i will never ever forget him-Angelina
September 19, 2011
My Love, 7 long months today... How could it be? Did it really happen? Missing you is my fulltime being... Longing to hear your voice, "Honey bee I'm Home!" and feeling you give me that "Big Bear Hug" ... OMG in an instant you were called home to the Lords house ... I miss you, I Love you, and I remember you said... you would be waiting for me and we'd dance again. Forever, your loving wife..Lenore xo
May 30, 2011
My beautiful uncle, I miss you so much. As the days go by its getting harder and harder not hearing your voice. Please watch over everyone. We could really use your strength right now. I miss your hugs, your advice, your wise sayings, and most of all, your love. You had a tremendous love for everyone. I will love you forever and you will always hold that special place in my heart where you always have been. You're still my best friend, mentor, Godfather, and uncle. I love you so much JoeJoe
May 16, 2011
You may be gone but will forever be in our hearts.
March 21, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Martorelli Family. You will be in my thoughts & prayers
March 08, 2011
We were so shocked and sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Your family is in our thoughts. This is a profound loss to the entire community.
March 08, 2011
My Dear Friend Lenore-T!
I am so sorry that I did not see the notice of Joe's passing until today! I am so sorry for your loss and send my love to you and all of the family. Please call me. I would love to see you and if there is anything that Sam and I can do- please let us know. We love you! Joe was an amazing man and both of your lives are richer being together! Much Love Always! Kathy Mannix DeBurra
March 03, 2011
Lenore,
Our deepest sympathy...you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Adrienne & Richard Salemme
March 03, 2011
to my beautiful daddy,
words cannot describe how i yearn to hear your voice. i miss you so much and this is the hardest thing i have ever dealt with. i have you on my mind 24/7 and i wish i could have you back. i miss your smile, your hugs, your love, your encouragement, your courageousness. i love you so much and id do anything to have you back. i know you are watching over chrissy and i. i listen to andrea bocelli everyday and it only makes me think of you. you were and still are the greatest daddy in the world. i love you so much. this is not goodbye, this is; i will see you later. until we meet again,
your daughter,
catherine marie
March 02, 2011
i just heard this heart breaking news; we were in europe for the last 10 days. Of course i have been thinking about our favorite accountant seeing it is tax season. Joe was a wonderful wonderful person and am glad and proud to say that he was a much loved and trusted CPA to us. Words cant even describe how sorry we are for the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Sincerely,

Denise and Ben Joiner
February 28, 2011
Lenore, Catherine, Christina and the Martorelli family, my prayers and condolences are with you. Joe was such a wonderful person, so genuine and down to earth. He had many great gifts--the gifts of intelligence, wisdom and leadership, but most importantly, he truly loved and enjoyed other people. As I came to understand working with him professionally, he was a solver of problems like no other. I relied on him for advice and counsel and he was always there when I needed him. I will miss him terribly. I am so sorry not to have had more time with him, but I'm sure he's working in heaven in an unseen way to help us with all we have to deal with down here. May the angels escort him to into paradise. Love to you all.
February 27, 2011
Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Joe we think it appropriate to say, if the measure of a man can be based on the people he helped, the friends that he had & a family that loved him dearly then we can honestly say your Joe was a very special man among men. We are very sorry for your loss & will keep your entire family in our prayers.
February 27, 2011
Februay 27, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to Lenore and Joe's daughters. Joe was remarkable in many ways and unique. Thinking of others before himself and providing guidance when he had his own challengers. Joe is definintely with God but taken to soon. I'm proud to say I was a friend of Joe Martorelli.

Love you Joe.

Norman DeFusco & Anne Alonso
February 26, 2011
To my second family, the Martorelli's, Christina and Catherine...Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. We now both have a special angel in heaven.
I will love Joey always, he always had and always will have a special place in my heart just like all of you have a special place in my heart.

RIP Joey!
February 25, 2011
Dear Lenore, We are all so very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Our wish for you peace and love through this difficult time. PLease continue to celebrate his life and keep all your memories close to your heart. Our deepest condolences to the rest of your family.
With love, Lisa Amento, Joe Amento, Drea, Alisa and Krissy
February 25, 2011
Lenore,I am so sorry,all i can say is Joe is with Vinnie.Stay strong.My deepest deepest sympathy.Love,Michele Amento & Xavior Cognata
February 25, 2011
Our deepest sympathy. Joe was a wonderful person and we will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
February 25, 2011
I have more to say after attending Joe's wake last night. It amazes me how he made time to touch the hearts of so many people with everything else he was involved in. But he had a way of making everyone feel that they mattered and that's what made him so special. There were times when I would call him with silly accounting questions and he would take the call while he was getting his treatments, or sometimes he would be in Vegas, or sometimes on the road traveling, but he would always answer or get back to me as soon as he had the chance. He was so unpretentious. When he would come to the office and we would be having lunch, I'd say Joe can I make you a sandwich he would say sure, and always have a second. I loved the down to earthness about him. I guess after witnessing the massive mob of people waitng to say goodbye to him last night I know that everyone has a Joe memory that they hold near and dear. So with that I would like to express our sincere condolences to his entire family. His wife Lenore, his loving parents, his 2 beautiful girls, his 2 amazing sisters Maria and Rose and to all his close family and friends. May time, the comfort of family and friends, and all the great memories that you cherish about Joe, help to ease your pain. We will never forget him. Love, Jackie & Michelle
February 25, 2011
Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you all. We met Joe through my sister Carolyn and immediately felt his warmtth, sense of humor and generosity. He will be missed! love, MaryBeth Andersen Motl
February 25, 2011
It is with the heaviest of hearts on the day he is laid to rest that we write this. We have known Joe for 10 years as our accountant and friend. He was one of the most genuinely nice people we have ever met. We looked forward to our appointment every year to catch up. With deepest sympathy to his family and to all who knew him. He will be missed and thought of affectionately by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
February 25, 2011
John and I were so saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He had been a friend, confidante and business advisor to John for several years and his loss on all levels is enormous. Even though we would get together to talk about taxes, we always looked forward to seeing Joe. We were so happy to be there with him when he won the Man of the Year award. There is no doubt that he dedicated so much of himself to helping others and made a big difference in so many lives. What a great man and what a deep loss! We are so sorry to lose you Joe!

John and Trish
February 25, 2011
To the Martorelli family,

We are expressing our deepest condolences as we have just learned of Joey's passing. We are sure there are no words that can comfort you at this time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Love, Mathew and Marylou Donarumo and Family
February 25, 2011
Saddest and deepest condolences to family and freinds.Joe,you will be greatly missed my freind.
February 25, 2011
Our sincerest condolences to the Martorelli family... Joe was one of a kind, Great guy... We will surely miss him....Dennis and Vicki Piscatelli
February 25, 2011
I worked at Saab-Scania 25 years ago and met Joe through his great friend Mike Mormile. I was very saddened to learn of his passing as I was reading the newspaper and turned the page to see his photo. It caught my eye immediately. Same smile that could light up a room instantly. My condolences to his family for the loss of a great man too soon. My you find peace in knowing how many lives he touched in so many ways and how loved he is by so many.
February 25, 2011
To the dear family of Joe Martorelli:

What a shock it was to hear of Joe's sudden passing. I still remember when I was looking for an accountant when I moved to Milford and I looked up accountants in the yellow pages. It was a Saturday and I called thinking I would leave a message and Joe answered the phone. I said only a boss would pick up a phone on a Saturday and I was right it was Joe. Never even looked for another accountant, every visit I made to the office he made sure to say hello and asked how things were going. On one of my recent visits when I told him of my breast cancer diagnosis, he told me of how he had battled hodgekin's lympoma 5 times. I told him how I had survived Hodgekins Lymphoma and then survived the breast cancer. In the end it wasnt the cancer that took him. He was a good man we will miss him anf his family is in our thoughts.

Andy and Meena Dadlani
Milford, CT
February 24, 2011
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Joe was a great guy and will be missed.
February 24, 2011
Lenore we wish to express our deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences to you and your family. Cousin Annette Marsico and Sallyanne Marsico Vincenti
February 24, 2011
Our thoughts and prays are with Joe's family.
We should always remember & celebrate the Many blessings in our lives & feel abundance of gratitude in our heart for those extraordinary people who touch our lives with their kindness & compassion. Life is very precious & every moment is a gift, wrapped in blessings. Today we remember all loved ones. Thanking God for being blessed with them.
February 24, 2011
Pam, Catherine and Christina, we are so very sad to learn of Joe's passing. Pam , we admire that you shared with us how very much the girls love their Dad. You said he was a wonderful Dad to your girls. You were all so very blessed to have a wonderful Dad for your girls. You're an honest, courageous woman and the girls are so very lucky to have you especially now. We are heartbroken for all of you and please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. We want to keep the picture of the three of you as happy as can be at Tara's wedding when we finally met your gorgeous girls and know you will feel that carefree happiness again. Joe would want that. Time and love heals. We love you!
February 24, 2011
To the Martorelli Family,
My deepest sympathies to you all for the loss of such a wonderful man! My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you at this time. May Joe's soul rest in peace!
With love,
February 24, 2011
TO THE ENTIRE MARTORELLI FAMILY,

YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

LAURA ARCANGELO (ROXANNES MOM)
February 24, 2011
I wish to express my deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences to the family of my departed friend Joe. It has been a great honor and rare distinction to have met and associated with him in his all too brief lifetime. He was a class act as a person, devoted son, husband and loving father. I will always keep Joe and his special personality in my memories.
February 24, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Martorelli family, especially to my dear friend Rose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family every day. It was my honor to know your brother. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to all of you.
February 24, 2011
Joe we will miss you greatly. We always looked forward to seeing you even if it was just the couple of times a year for our taxes. We will always remember your bright smile and great laugh that would always ease the pain if the tax return wasn't so much in our favor. We love you Joe!!! Jackie & Michelle
February 24, 2011
Christina and the Martorelli family, We are truly sorry for the loss of your father and husband. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.With all our love Stefano Napolitano and family.
February 24, 2011
Christina and the Martorelli Family,
We are truly saddened for the loss of your dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Much love,
Erika DiFonzo and Family
February 24, 2011
I will always count myself as one of the the most fortunate people in the world to have been Joes friend and brother over the past 35 years.

Joe accomplished more in a 50 year lifetime than most people could accomplish in many lifetimes. He was a dynamo both professionally and personally. He gave of himself unconditionally to all he knew and even did not know.

I'd like to express my condolences to Lenore, Joe's Mom and Dad, Christina and Catherine, his entire Family, extended Family and Friends. I'd also like to express my condolences to all who knew Joe because I'm sure that, like me, you have a huge void in your hearts.

Joe, I love you my friend, my brother and I will miss you and think of you every day until we meet again.

Lovingly, with a heavy heart and with Immense Sympathy.

Mike Mormile(Meal)
February 24, 2011
The world has lost a very special, caring, genuine, giving person and friend. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to Joe's entire family. I was privileged to have worked with Joe at Saab. Aside from being a gifted accountant, he was a dear, true friend. We have fond memories of him coming to my parent's home in New Haven for our annual wine making and, of course, tasting, and we broke bread with Joe and his family at our home in Fairfield when our children were younger before we moved to Delaware. Each March when we visited Joe to have our taxes prepared, we would bring him Zeppole for St. Joseph's Day, March 19--he'd open the box immediately and we chatted while Joe enjoyed his pastry talking about and sharing photos of his family, our family and how the kids have grown...he was always so proud of his girls which was evident in his smile and eyes...his face lit up! He never complained but rather enjoyed life to the fullest, a lesson we all should take away from the loss of this wonderful man, that life is too short and we should live each day as if it were our last. Joe was taken from this life and from his family and friends much too soon but we know he's in a better place now free from pain.
Rest in peace my friend. We will miss you and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Joe & Cathy DeCrescenzo
February 24, 2011
Joe, you were an extraordinary friend. You've made all the difference in all the struggles I've encountered over the past sixteen years both financially and personal...the loss of my brother, my husbands illness, the fire at my store. You encouraged me to press on when I wanted to give up. You showed me by example that life can only get you down if you let it, and you didn't let it. You guided and directed me every step of the way. You cheered me on, scolded me on occasion and you've even wiped my tears. I don't know what I'll do without you now. My life will surely never be the same. Thank you for being such a wonderful mentor and friend. I will miss you dearly. We love you Joe! Darlen(a)&Bobby
February 24, 2011
Joe, you have been a brother to me since the day you were born. We have been through so much together. A more profound loss cannot be felt. Your generosity and compassion for everyone that you came in contact was sincere and from your heart.
I promise to be there for Lenore, and for your parents whom I love deeply, and as you know, have been parents to me as well.
I love you and miss you !

cousin Vinny
February 24, 2011
It is hard to put into words what we all feel at this time. Giuseppe has touched all of us at Monini in Italy and in the US in so many ways. Just a simple word, gesture, smile was all he needed to have his presence being felt and respected. No one will ever replace him, he will be in our hearts forever.

To Lenore, Catherine, Christina and Joe's entire family our most sincere simpathy and prayers. We have all been blessed for sharing a little or all of our lives with such a GIANT.

The Monini Family of Employees.
February 24, 2011
To the entire Martorelli family, I'm sorry to hear that Joe has passed so early in life. I remember the times we shared at Eli Whitney Tech. I am grateful to have spent time with him, going to school in his green Nova. Joe and Mac, your son was a class act! God bless all of you, Phil Liquori and family
February 24, 2011
On behalf of the entire Saint Bernadette Community, We have lost a great friend and a generous man who was always willing to put his talents to use for the benefit of his school. We will miss Joe. His family can take comfort in knowing that the efforts he made for Saint Bernadette School will last forever. His memory and his legacy are forever within the walls of SBS.

Remember the words to our school song: "The friends we made while we are here, will last a whole life through..." From his years here as a student, to his years here as an advisor and a dedicated volunteer, Joe made this a better place-- and will forever more.
February 24, 2011
To my brother, boss and best friend I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. Thank you for all that you have done for me and my family. I love you forever....
February 24, 2011
Not only were you an uncle to me, you were my godfather, friend, mentor, hero, advice giver, and idol.You will always be in my heart and there will never be a day that goes by that I dont think about you. Every problem I had, you automatically knew the answer.This world was a better place because you were on it. I'm a better person because you were my uncle. You are my best friend and I will love you forever and ever.
February 24, 2011
Joe had been apart of the Torre family for many, many years. His passing has deeply saddened us tremendously. There was and never will be anyone of his loving and spirited character. He is truly missed by all of us. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for this tragic and shocking loss.

Pete & Lisa Torre Murray & Family
February 24, 2011
JOE, THE LORD NEEDED A GOOD MAN TO MANAGE HIS ACCOUNTS, SO HE CHOOSE YOU! I WILL MISS YOU, AND YOUR GOOD ADVICE.
February 23, 2011
I have known Joe for 35 years we went to school together,traveled together and worked along side each other.Joe there is no words to describe how much I will miss you.My dad passed three months ago now I have two idols and angels watching over me and my family.To my friend and brother God Bless You, I love you until we meet again.
February 23, 2011
My deepest sympothy to the Martorelli family. I am completely devestated by Joes passing. He was more to me then my accountant or my advisor. I loved him and trusted him like a brother. He has been so good to my family, he treated us like his own family and I am forever grateful. His words will not be forgotten, I will keep them with me forever. I love you Joe, thanks for believing in me....
Roxanne
February 23, 2011
Joe, you were a real gem. You gave of your time and talent to help so many small businesses in Connecticut succeed. You always had a smile on your face and never complained. I am a better person having known you Joe. Thank you for leaving the world a better place Joe.
February 23, 2011
Saddened to hear of the passing of one of the BEST human beings I have ever met! My family and I will miss you, Joe. The world was a better place with you here. Love and prayers to all the family through this very tragic loss.
Andrea Torre
February 23, 2011
My deepest sympathies.

Joe, you have touched the lives of so many, it is truly remarkable.
You helped me so much over the years, giving me encouragement to follow my dreams, growling when I needed a reality check, and making me laugh, even now, when I remember you exclaiming in your great big booming voice "You want to do what"? Blessings beyond compare on your journey my friend.
Until we meet again.
February 23, 2011
We were so saddened to hear about Joe's passing. He was a wonderful person and business associate. Our thoughts are with his family.

Eda and Ujkan Gjonbalaj
February 23, 2011
We were all shocked to hear this tragic news about our cousin Joe Martorelli. Our families have spent countless days together in the past and we watched this young boy grow into manhood. As his eldest cousin, I saw in Joe his abilities to assist others through his great knowledge of his chosen profession. He took my little company in California from a financial mess into a thriving business. Joe along with my entire family enjoyed has twice/three or more times per year visits to Southern California, which trips were topped of by a visit by Joe, my wife Betti and either one or all of my children, Vinnie, Heidi and Melody to Rodeo Drive for a full day of upscale shopping. His kindness and love to all are above and beyond belief. Joe was and will always be remembered as the loving dad, husband, relative and friend to who ever had the honor of knowing Joe Martorelli.

I just want to end this with this message:

God looked around his Garden and he saw an empty place, he then looked down upon this earth and saw Joe's tired face. He put his arms around Joey, and lifted him to rest, God's Garden must be beautiful, HE ALWAYS TAKES THE BEST!

Joe, God knew that you were suffering and he knew you were in pain, he knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered PEACE BE THINE!

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of all of us went with you the Day God called Joey Home. I love you and loved you so much cuz and always will. My family and everyone in it will miss you, but never will forget you. Our prayers and love go with Lenore, and the girls, Your dad, my uncle Joe, Mac, Rose, Maria and all your nephews and nieces and to all that loved you so very much.
Vinnie, Betti, Vinnie II, Heidi, Melody, our Joey, Gigi and Chloe.........
February 23, 2011
It goes without saying that I am shocked to learn of Joe's passing. My deepest sympathies go out to all the Martorelli's during this very sad time. Please know that Joe and all his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
February 23, 2011
i love you so much uncle joe. we all miss you more than anyone can imagine. rest in peace<3
February 23, 2011
I will miss Joe coming in for apizza with Lenore on Saturday nights. He always had a big smile and was a joy to wait on. RIP my friend, we will all miss you!
February 23, 2011
My family and I were shoked to hear of Joe's passing. We've know Joe since his years at Saab with my deceased husband, Barry, working there with him. To his family, our sincere condolences and may you always remember how much he loved each and everyone one of you.

The Buxbaum Family
Roni, Andrew, Matt and Adam.
February 23, 2011
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Lenore and the entire Martorelli family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Mom, Chris and I were looking forward to seeing Joe and getting caught up on family news in a few weeks. I have many fond memories of Joey when we were young, when he and his family would visit my grandparents. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult and sad time. I will miss you Joe!
February 23, 2011
My family and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Since 1994, he has been a business or personal accountant for us and a number of our extended family. But, that is not all he was. With his boisterous and happy personality, anytime we would meet (at his office, around town) we would part happier people because of his positive attitude and zest for life. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Martorelli Family on your loss. Those who knew him will share in your sadness. He will surely be missed.
February 23, 2011
I will miss you Joe! You really knew people and how to bring out the best in each and every one of them. You were never condescending or bitter. Only pure kindness lived in your heart and that is why they couldnt wait to take you. Love ya!
February 23, 2011
Although I only had the honor of meeting Joe on one occassion, I feel like I've known him forever through my son Justin who had the utmost respect and admination for him. Not only has Joe been his mentor and boss but also a good friend. My sincere sympathy to Joe's family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
February 23, 2011
I miss you daddy Love your little champ and youngest daughter,
christina <3
February 23, 2011
My sympathies go out to the Martorelli family. Although I hadn't seen Joe in over 20 years, I worked with him at Saab and he was such a sweet and caring person. Heaven has another angel and we will all miss him.

Maria Seara
February 23, 2011
I was deeply saddened to hear of Joe's passing. His laugh was the light of any office, so boisterous and contagious. His compassion and devotion to his family, friends and clients was without end. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Joe at the Milford Financial Center, it truly was like an extended family. He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly by all. My prayers are with you all.

Love and prayers,
Kristin DePalmer
February 23, 2011
I will miss you Joe and our talks about family and friends during my yearly visit to you to do my taxes. You were passionate about everything and everyone and we loved the same teams. I truly felt at home . My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and associates.
February 23, 2011
Joe was an amazing man and touched many lives. It is a great loss to many. Our heart felt condolences got out to the Martorelli family. Maria and family, Mom Mom and Pop Pop our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you guys and hang in there.
Love,
Felicia, James and Family
February 23, 2011
Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your families
February 23, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Martorelli family. Cat I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
February 22, 2011
A true friend, a mentor, an inspiration. An unforgettable person now gone far too early. Joe I will miss you every day until I pass.

... from Julius Caesaer "Cowards die many times before their deaths,
The valiant never taste of death but once." And, too soon.
February 22, 2011
To the Martorelli Family:

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. God Bless you all--Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Holman Family
February 22, 2011
My deepest condolences. Although many years have past by, I will never forget how Joe made me part of the family from the first day we met. I can remember Joe's laugh, warmth, love and smile as if it was yesterday. He will be truely missed. RIP my friend.
February 22, 2011
I was shocked and saddened to her of Joe's passing. Although I have only known Joe for a couple of years it feels like many more. His smile and warm personality makes you feel like a close friend almost immediately. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and friends.
My regret is not meeting Joe sooner.
February 22, 2011
I went to St. Bernadette School with Joe for 8 years back in the day and he was a great guy. His sudden passing is a shock and my deepest condolences and sympathies go out to his family.
February 22, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Joe's family. He was a friend and our accountant for many years. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Joe. Jeanne & Ed Sansone
February 22, 2011
Godspeed my friend may you rest in peace. You will be truly missed by all.

Your friend Johnny Moore
February 22, 2011
To the Martorelli Family,
I had the honor of working with Joe back at BEX, he was an inspiration to me and I looked foward to his visits, his stories and seeing his smile. He was a great man and will be missed.
God bless your family.
February 22, 2011
It was a pleasure knowing Joe who became my client as I was his travel agent and booked all his trips. In knowing him, I became his client as he did mine and my mother's taxes. My family and I will truly miss him. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. We love you Joe..
February 22, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the Martorelli Family, such a wonderful man that touched so many lives.
May God Bless all of you.
February 22, 2011
I had the pleasure of knowing Joe as my client as I was his Travel Agent and booked his trips. In knowing him I became his client and he did mine and my mothers taxes. He will be greatly missed by my family and all who loved him. Our sincere condolences to his family.
February 22, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to Joe’s family and to all of us who will miss him so much. Joe had a big smile and a bigger heart. He was such a big part of so many lives and I think all that knew him would agree; he was one of a kind.

God Bless.
February 22, 2011
Joe and I always talked on the Monday after holidays about how much food we had eaten. He loved life the way he loved a good dish of macaroni. Clearly, God wanted a good Italian boy to make Heaven a better place. Joe will be greatly missed; my sincere condolences to his family. (Valerie Torphy)
February 22, 2011
My deepest sympathies and condolences to all who loved Joe and everyone he loved...
February 22, 2011
Dear Lenore, Christina, Catherine and the Martorelli Family~
I am also speaking for my husband "Buster, and daughters Steph & Allie- We are blessed to have known the most amazing, loving, smart and funny man ever..Joe will forever be in our hearts.
Joe was such a mentor and friend to both me and my husband. We could call him with any problem or situation we had and he would have the greatest advice or answer for us.
As we carry on his spirit in life we should always ask ourselves..
"WWJD" What would Joe DO? Because Joe thought of others always, and went out of his way to show everyone that crossed his path kindness and love. Joe we love you, and our prayers and love to your family. Joe was always so proud to speak about all of you.. Lenore, Cat, and Christina- his face lit up like a candle when he mentioned your names. Bless your heartsLove and Friendship Always~
The Centorino Family
Sandra, Buster, Steph & Allie
February 22, 2011
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful man who was always honest and good to everyone. He will be greatly missed.
February 22, 2011
I worked with Joe while at SAAB back in Ct. almost 20 years ago. He always went out his of way to help me resolve any issue I had. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences go out to his family.
February 22, 2011
I was just shocked when i heard this. Joe was a great person. I have known him many years and was always was great to be around. My sympathies to the entire family.
February 22, 2011
Joe, you have touched so many lives. Add our family to the never ending list. You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. (Chris, Joanne, and Joshua Bonagiuso)
February 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to the Martorelli Family. Thank you for all that you have done. You will be missed.
February 22, 2011
I met Joe at the Greater New Haven Chamber where (as a sponsor of a Friday event) he would buy pizza for the group. Just a true, caring, dedicated, heart in all professional (and a caring and kind hearted gentlemen). My heartfelt condolenes to all.
February 22, 2011
To the Martorelli Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
John and Cathy wynne and family
February 22, 2011
Dear Lenore and the entire Martorelli family,
I am very sorry to hear of this. I wish I could find words that would relieve your pain, but I cannot imagine what they are...words of true comfort are difficult to find. Please know I am thinking of you in your sorrow.
You have my sincere condolences, Love and all of God's Blessings to help you through today, and all your days ahead
Sharon Pedone Heslin
February 22, 2011
Joe was truly one of a kind. A great person all around. He will certainly be missed, and remembered fondly, by all who knew him. Rest in peace.
February 22, 2011
My life long friend and brother my second family will miss you very much, but will never forget you. My love and support to all Brother Steve.
February 22, 2011
Joe was truly one of the most wonderful person I have ever known. I worked with Joe at Saab for many years. When he opened Orange and Martorelli, I immediately went there to have my taxes done year after year. My husband and I are devastated and so sad! My condolences to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We all love Joe. He always made us laugh. He had the greatest sense of humor. He will live on in our hearts forever.
February 22, 2011
My Condolences to the Martorelli family. Joe was an inspiring person and a great advisor. He became my accountant when I was 26 years old and took over a very large Restaurant & Banquet Business. I can truly say he made me a smarter person in business and in life in general. He was the best accountant ever. I will miss him very much as he will always be in my thoughts and prayers. ...
February 22, 2011
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. I did not know Joe but i do know his mom and his sister rose. May your strength get you all through this most difficult time. sincerly cynthia thomas
February 22, 2011
What a tremendously big loss for so many people! My thoughts and prayers go out especially to his beautiful daughters, Catherine and Christina, who he always talked about and held so dear. My heart also goes out to his wife, his parents and all other people, that like me, were touched by his generosity, honesty, his genuine smile and laughter. Joe and I go back 23 years, first at Saab and then at BEX, at both places he was instrumental to our success. Joe I will miss you forever!!
February 22, 2011
After meeting Joe on a trip to Italy, both my daughter and myself were immedaitely taken in by his warmth and kindness. He truly became one of our best friends and we feel bleesed to of had him a part of our lives.
I will always have a special place in my heart for you.

My deepest condolences to Joe's family, he spoke of you with such loving devotion.
Joe you are greatly missed, but I am so happy to have known such a tremendous man as yourself.
Kimberly Sutter
February 22, 2011
I joined Milford Financial Center in June 2010. Joe made me feel welcome and valuable. He inspired me and everyone here to always be our best. He lived it, he taught it. Joe gave 100% in every encounter, whether in the lunch room or with clients. He cared about people and somehow managed to make people feel better about themselves and the world after every interaction with him. Joe leaves a hole in our hearts and in our days. He will be sorely missed.
February 22, 2011
Joe was a great guy and a true professional. I had the privilege of working with him for a mutual business relationship and he was always such a pleasure. My deepest sympathies to Joe and his family. His passing only proves that God only takes the best! Elizabeth Festa, Ansonia, CT
February 22, 2011
I have known Joe since High School. He was always a friend and confidant. I will miss him greatly. My prayers go out to Lenore and his daughters. He has made a mark here on earth and the good Lord needs him there to continue his work.
February 22, 2011
We were honored to know him - a remarkable person who took care of so many. God bless his family always.
Jim and Terri Stenquist (Pompano)
February 22, 2011
To the Martorelli Family,

Our paths crossed with Joe when we joined St. Bernadette parish. Whenever we were in Joe's company, whether it be at a school function or at a meeting of the St. Bernadette School Board, Joe was a person of integrity and compassion. To Catherine and Christina, our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Your father was a true gentleman and always spoke of both of you with love in his eyes.
Our prayers are with you.

With sincerest sympathy,
Mark, Lisa, Carly Rose, and the Pietrosimone Family
February 22, 2011
I had the privilege of working with Joe at Saab Scania years ago. Joe was a loving, kind and caring man. I have many wonderful memories of Joe and will cherish them always....

My sincere sympathy to his family
February 22, 2011
To the family and dear friends left behind, I am deeply saddened by such a great, great loss. Some leave this life to go on to new life, leaving behind such an impression in your heart, you wonder what will life be like without them; Joe will be greatly missed.
As a client, Joe took on the role of providing financial support and guidance for my young Autistic & mentally handicapped boy and as he grew over the years to adulthood, Joe's dedication to his care only grew with him. Joe viewed my Christopher as if it was his own son he was looking out for. When my own mom was dying with cancer, Joe showed his concern for her while offering to handle her finances so she can be at peace for the remainder of her weeks with us. We are forever grateful for the care and compassion he extended to our family and the expert professionalism in which he handled our financial affairs. Joe always had joy and a positive outlook and would never display any kind of physical suffering, except for one time when he cried as he told me of his oldest daughter going off to college. I felt such a deep compassion for this man who wasn't ashamed to show his love for his family despite the fact that he was a strong man. A man's man, is what my husband called him. My husband grew fond of Joe through only few meetings because of the kind of man he was.
Tom, Christopher and I are in prayer for God to comfort the entire family and the many beloved friends his life has touched. I am fortunate to be one of them who got to see and love on Joe only days before he left us. We are assured that the Father in Heaven holds him in His ever-loving arms and the end of his pain and suffering has come. Be strengthened by the knowledge that he can rest now surrounded by Gods glory and beauty and peace. We will continue to pray for the comfort of God to rest on your hearts.
As I reflect on my own moms passing, I recall the words that God spoke to my heart ..."we cry with hope, and we say goodbye with hope, because we know our goodbye is not the end... that by Gods grace, we will see your face again."
While we are mourning the loss of our dear friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

..."and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." REV. 21:3-5 Amen.

Joe's love will live forever.
..with our love, Tom,Colette & Chris Jagoda
February 22, 2011
Joe was and always will be my favorite boss. He taught me so much during that early part of my career, and he always made work so much fun. He always drove you to strive for the best and was almost like a father-figure and a boss at the same time. Even though my husband and I later only saw him usually once a year at tax time, he was someone you could always count on to be there any time to answer a question, give incredible advice with simple-to-follow explanations, or lovingly "scold you" on how you spent your hard-earned money. I loved to hear all his stories and catch up each year. I still cannot believe he is gone. My selfish heart is aching at the thought of him not being here on Earth with us but know he is up in Heaven making it a more beautiful place. My deepest condolences to his girls, wife, and his beloved and close-knit family, friends and associates at Orange & Martorelli.
February 22, 2011
Nothing I can say can put into words just how magnificent a person, mentor, professional, and most of all, friend Joe was to so many people. And I am so lucky and proud to have been one of them.
February 22, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Martorelli family. Joe was a wonderful man. He will be sadly missed.
I will always remember the "SUESIE!" as he reviewed our accounting records. He was an awesome accountant. I do not think that we will ever fill the void!
February 22, 2011
Joe was my friend he always said Laura i am telling you this because your like a little sister to me, I will miss him so much. Joe was an Angel He touch a part of everyones life. Joe was a strong and great man and friend.Joe will live forever in my heart.Joe I will miss you My deepest condolences to his family.
February 22, 2011
Not only was Joe a trusted professional to Saab over the years, he was also a true friend. I spent many hours working with Joe in the 25+ years of our professional association and have many fond and lasting memories of him, both profressonally but as a great friend. To his lovely wife Lenore and beautiful daughters, Catherine and Christina, my deepest sympaties for your loss. I will remember Joe forever.

Steve Herbert
February 22, 2011
Joe was a great man, full of warmth and compassion. His big smile and friendly laugh made everyone feel a little bit of his inner joy. We feel fortunate to have known him and are thankful for the many wonderful ways he touched our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Martorelli family. Joe will be sorely missed, but always lovingingly remembered. And that's the true measure of a life. God bless you, Joe. -- Bob and Kim DeMorro
February 22, 2011
Joe will forever live in my heart.

My deepest condolences to his family.
February 22, 2011
To the entire Martorelli Family,

My heart goes out to all of you.

I had the honor and pleasure of working for Joe for a number of years. He was a great boss, but more noteably an amazing teacher and a great friend. He has touched the lives of so very many people.

May your love for one another and your deep faith get you through this difficult time.

God bless.
February 22, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's family. We have lost a true giant of a man. An original - generous, loving, always there for everyone. He is deeply missed. We are all better for having known him.
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