Joseph Anthony Salamone

    - Jody Poindexter
  • "Dad, you are and always will be my best friend, mentor and..."
    - Brian Salamone
  • "Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual..."
  • "He will always be my best friend, mentor and prayer..."
    - Brian Salamone
  • "I remember the joy the birth of Paul brought to Joe,..."
    - Cousin Don Caramell

Joseph Anthony Salamone, 70, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010 succumbing to his long but courageous battle with cancer. He joins his beloved siblings, brothers, Tom and Donnie and sister, Roseanne, and his parents Angie and Dominic in Heaven. Born in Cleveland, OH and a proud American who served in the Marines. Joe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marianne and their seven children- Paul (Sonia), Michael, Brian (Jennifer), Anne-Marie, Alicia (Mike) Stewart, Nikki (Ronald) and Danielle along with eleven grandchildren; Gabrielle, Benjamin, Elijah, Dominic, Sara, Megan, Amanda, Matthew, Sadie, Melissa, and Michael. He also has an extended family, lifetime friends, and all those that he encountered for a moment but left his trademark of love and concern. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton. Committal services will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Florida with full military honors. Memorials may be made to either TideWell Hospice or the Run for Life, Baldwin Park, Team Papa Joe, 1601 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Fl 32804 or at: in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at He will be remembered as a devoted servant of the Lord, a patriarch and strong willed spirit who did it his way, never compromising his sense of self. May he forever lay in green pastures and continue uniting us all through faith, hope and love. Amen, Amen we say to you, Papa Joe.

Published in The Bradenton Herald on Mar. 24, 2010
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