Porrovecchio, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Porrovecchio of Nanuet, NY, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday. Feb. 19, 2013 at the age of 38, after courageously battling a long illness. He was born on October 2, 1974 in the Bronx to Joseph J. and Marie (Capuano) Porrovecchio and was raised in Valley Cottage. He was a graduate of St. Paul's Catholic School, St. Joseph Regional High School, and Fordham University, which he attended on a ROTC scholarship.
Joe was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps
, serving on active duty from 1996 - 2000. He served as a Reconnaissance Platoon Commander and as a staff Intelligence Officer at the Division, Regiment and Battalion levels. He was especially proud of his completion of the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA.
Joseph married Peggy Walsh on Aug. 16, 2003 at the West Point Catholic Chapel.
In 2003, he graduated from Fordham University School of Law and was admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey in 2004. He has been an attorney at Lankler Carragher & Horwitz LLP in New York City practicing commercial litigation since 2005. Joe was also a 10-year member of the Valley Cottage Volunteer Fire Department. In addition Joe volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Project and was a Team Leader for Cycle for Survival, a charity that raises money for rare cancer research.
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy and his cherished children, Julianna and Joseph III, his parents, Joseph and Marie Porrovecchio, his sister, Andrea Porrovecchio and her husband Lt. Colonel Chad Scholes, his brother, Thomas Porrovecchio, his in-laws, John and Mary Walsh of Stony Point, brothers-in-law, Matthew Walsh and his wife Suzanne, and Andrew Walsh and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Verrier and her husband Robert, nephews, Bobby and Liam and niece, Caroline Verrier and many uncles, aunts and cousins as well as countless friends. Joe's indomitable spirit, courage and friendship will be sorely missed by the many whose lives he touched; we are comforted that he will continue to watch over us from above.
Friends may call Saturday Feb. 23, 2013 and Sunday Feb. 24, 2013 from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm at the Joseph W. Sorce F.H. Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday Feb 25, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Anthony's Shrine Church, 36 West Nyack Rd., Nanuet, NY.
Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family and Friends of Joe Porrovecchio (donations can be sent to Family and Friends of Joe Porrovecchio, C/O Freeman & Loftus RLLP, 4 Laurel Rd, New City, NY 10956 - Telephone: 845.634.0888).
Joseph W. Sorce F. H. Inc.
728 West Nyack Rd.
West Nyack, NY