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Joseph P. Donatone

1947 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Donatone, Joseph P.

Joseph P. Donatone, 66, of Patterson, New York and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at home. He was born on June 6, 1947 to Louise and Achilles (Al) Donatone in the Bronx, New York. Joe grew up on Beech Street in Yonkers and resided there for many years. He graduated from Yonkers High School and Plattsburgh State University and was a special education resource teacher for 26 years in the Yonkers Public School system. He served in the army from June 12, 1967 to June 11, 1969 during which 13 months were spent in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries incurred during the Tet Offensive. Joe is survived by his brother Thomas J. (Georgette), sister Zita (Carlo) Cistellini, niece Christine (Bob Hansmann), stepdaughter Catherine and three granddaughters Elena, Isabella and Olivia Quiles. Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Wednesday March 5th at 10 am followed by a military service at Ferncliff Crematory. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory be sent to VNA of Hudson Valley, 20 Milltown Rd, Suite 101, Brewster, NY 10509.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

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Yonkers, N.Y. 10703



Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 2, 2014
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