Joseph A. Cacciola
1937-2012 LENOX Joseph A. Cacciola, 75, of Pinecrest Drive, died on November 22, 2012 due to complications from congestive heart failure and treatment of colon cancer.
Born in Albany, N.Y., Sept. 4, 1937, the son of Vincent and Carmela Musella Cacciola, he attended Albany schools, was a 1955 graduate of Cathedral Academy, and a 1959 graduate of Villanova University, earning his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Cacciola worked at GE, then Lockheed Martin, retiring in 1993 so he could spend more time with his loving wife and chasing his passions between golf, woodworking, and volunteering at St. Ann's Parish in Lenox.
A devoted communicant of St. Ann's Church, he was a 4th degree member of the Fr. William F. Davitt Council, Knights of Columbus, was Chairman of the Parish Finance Committee and a member of the Parish Council. His leadership and commitment to building the St. Ann's Parish Family Center will be long remembered by the people of St. Ann's. He also was a member of Waconah Country Club of Dalton for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Kay" Cunningham Cacciola whom he married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany; two sons, Joseph C. Cacciola and wife Elizabeth of Wrentham, Mass., and Robert V. Cacciola and wife Elaine of Georgetown, Mass.; his daughter, Karen C. Letteri and husband Joseph of Ashland, Va.; his sister, Anna Izzo, of Mechanicville, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Joan Tateo and Barbara Cunningham of Albany; his beloved grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christopher, Jessica and Ryan, and Joe, Jeremy, and Nathan Letteri; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family in the Albany region. He was predeceased by his son, Fr. Anthony Michael Cacciola, O.S.B., of St. Anselm's Abbey, and sister-in-law, Maureen Cunningham.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral of Mr. Joseph A. Cacciola of Lenox will be Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus, Pastor. Visiting hours will be conducted Sunday from 4 to 7p.m. in St. Ann's Church.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to St. Ann's Cemetery, care of St. Ann's Church, 140 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.