Joseph M. Aquilina

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Joseph M. Aquilina, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday in Golden Living Center, Plains.

He was born July 26, 1932, in Pittston, a son of the late Michael and Nellie (Amico) Giannone-Aquilina.

He was a 1952 graduate of Pittston High School. He worked for Techneglas for over 35 years. He was a proud member of the St. Rocco's Holy Name Society for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Big Band Society. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling all over the world.

Surviving are brothers Tony and wife Margaret Aquilina, Dupont; Vincent Aquilina and companion Joanne Halowich, Plains; sisters Angeline Buscarino, Long Island, N.Y.; Josephine (Feenie) Amico, Easton; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by brothers Charles Aquilina, Samuel (Cakie) Giannone and Cataldo (Ky) Aquilina; sisters Sadie Argento and Mary Polit.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Interment services are in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Joseph's name to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Inc., 437 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705, or Luzerne County SPCA 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For directions to our funeral home or to express your condolences to Joseph's family, please visit
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Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 654-7831
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Published in Times Leader on Oct. 1, 2013