Joseph F. Maffei

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Joseph F. Maffei of Duryea died Friday in Dunmore. His wife is Anne Woelkers Maffei.

Born May 14, 1929, in Exeter, son of the late Louis and Antoinette Frasciello Maffei, he was employed by Pope & Talbot for 21 years as a machine operator. Joseph was a veteran of the Army, where he served in the Korean War and in Vietnam as a paratrooper in 504 Air, 82nd Airborne Division. He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 4909, Dupont. He was also a member of Amvets Honor Guard Post 189 of Greater Pittston, and Dupont American Legion, and he also served as treasurer of the 82nd Airborne Division of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter.

Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Cathy Foley, Dunmore; and Karyn and husband, John Boniewicz, Jessup; grandchildren, John Boniewicz, Kerry Gwyn, Michael Boniewicz, Sara Foley-McGinty and Zachary Foley-McGinty; a brother, Frank Maffei; and a sister, Julie Dominick.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Pepino Maffei, William Maffei, Leonard Maffei, George Maffei, Albert Maffei, John Maffei and Eugene Maffei; and three sisters, Theresa Ferraro, Betty Ferroni and Gilda Stefanko.

Funeral services with military honors will be Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony of Padua Church) Exeter. Interment services, with military honors by Amvets Honor Guard Post 189, will take place at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter. Should inclement weather prevent the service at the cemetery, all services will be held at the church.

Viewing hours will be Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. Members of VFW 4909 of Dupont will pay their respects as a group at 7:30. To submit online condolences to Joseph's family, visit www.GrazianoFuneral
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 28, 2012
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