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Joseph James COZZOLINO

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Joseph James COZZOLINO Obituary
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Friend Passed away peacefully on December 9, 2013 surrounded by family in Maple Grove MN. Joe was born in Paterson, NJ on July 21, 1948 to Joseph and Josephine Cozzolino. After high school Joe enlisted in the Navy where he served as a Hospital Corpsman during the Vietnam War. Joe graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL where he earned a Bachelor's Degree. Joe worked for Ford Motor Company in Saint Paul, Minnesota for 18 years. Joe shared his wonderful sense of humor with those around him and deeply loved his family and friends. Joe had a life long passion for photography and enjoyed learning, bicycling, running, flying kites, old trucks, classic cars, and loud music. Joe will be remembered for his fun loving spirit, desire to help others, and his famous recipe for garlic spaghetti. Joe is survived by his three children David Cozzolino (Celia), Kathryn Benvenuti (Stefano), Thomas Cozzolino (Alesha); grandson Attilio Joseph Benvenuti, and former wife Marcia Cozzolino. Also survived by mother Josephine, sister Diane Kuhn, brother Michael Cozzolino, brother Steven Cozzolino (Linda), sister Patricia Morrison (Al), nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Joseph. Joe will be greatly missed. Celebration of life on Saturday, January 18 from 3:00–7:00 pm at the VFW Roseville, 1145 Woodhill Dr, Roseville, MN 55113. Memorials preferred to Cure PSP, www.psp.org

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 15, 2013
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