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Joseph Arborio


1915 - 2014 | Notice Condolences
Joseph Arborio Notice
Arborio, Joseph Joseph C. Arborio 98, of Grand Island and New Smyrna Beach, Florida formerly of Poughkeepsie and Lagrange, New York, born in New Haven, Connecticut on October 12, 1915 to John and Maria Bollea Arborio, passed away May 31, 2014. Joe graduated from high school in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1932 and from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1933. Joe graduated from Dartmouth College in 1937, and from Dartmouth Tuck School of Business in 1938. Joe finished Tuck School during his senior year at Dartmouth. While at Dartmouth, Joe became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Joe started Dutchess Quarry & Supply Company in Pleasant Valley, New York, with his father in 1937. He remained the CEO of Dutchess Quarry and Supply Company until it was sold to John Peckham Industries in 2012. Lieutenant Arborio was a Bombardier Navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His plane went down over Yugoslavia in 1944 and he remained a German prisoner of war until the end of the war. Upon returning to the States, he married Vera Dillard in Eustis, Florida on August 24, 1945. After their honeymoon, Joe and Vera settled in Poughkeepsie, New York. Joe was on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Marine Midland Bank, on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army, a member of the University Club and a lifetime member of the Dutchess Golf and Country Club, all of Poughkeepsie, New York. Joe was a member of the Smyrna Yacht Club of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, a member of the former Pine Meadows Golf and Country Club of Eustis, Florida and a life member of the BPOE of Eustis, Florida. Joe is survived by his loving wife Vera, they were married for 68 years. Joe was predeceased by his brothers, Peter and John Arborio and his sisters, Kay Arborio Liggera and Filomena (Filly) Arborio Dillard. Joe is survived by numerous loving nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great great nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, donations, cards or food, the family hopes instead you will remember a happy time with Joe. Entombment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Eustis. You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting hamlinhilbish.com. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors 326 E. Orange Avenue, Eustis. 352-357-4193.


Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 1, 2014
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