Oct. 26, 2012
Joseph F. Maffei, of Duryea, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Dunmore.
Born in Exeter on May 14, 1929, Joseph was a son of the late Antoinette Frasciello Maffei and Louis Maffei.
He was employed by Pope & Talbot for 21 years, as a machine operator.
Joseph was a member of the U.S. Army, where he served in both the Korean War and in Vietnam as a paratrooper in 504 Air, 82nd Airborne Division.
He was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Post 4909 Dupont. He was also a member of The AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Greater Pittston, Dupont American Legion. He also served as the treasurer of the 82nd Airborne Division of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter.
Surviving are his wife, Anne (Woelkers) Maffei; stepdaughters, Cathy Foley, Dunmore, Karyn and husband, John Boniewicz, Jessup; grandchildren, John Boniewicz, Kerry Gwyn, Michael Boniewicz, Sara Foley-McGinty, Zachary Foley-McGinty; brother, Frank Maffei; and sister, Julie Dominick,
He was preceded in death by brothers, William Maffei, Leonard Maffei, George Maffei, Albert Maffei, John Maffei, Eugene Maffei and Pepino Maffei; sisters, Theresa Ferraro, Betty Ferroni, and Gilda Stefanko,
Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. V.F.W. Honor Guard Post 4909 of Dupont will pay its respects as a group at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services with Military Honors will begin at the funeral home Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. from St. Barbara's Parish (St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church) Exeter, Tuesday. Interment services with Military Honors, by The AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Greater Pittston, 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. To submit online condolences to Joseph's family please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.