Joseph L. Scivolette

Joseph L.

Scivolette Sr.

Poughkeepsie - Joseph L. Scivolette Sr., 90, was called by the Lord on August 26, 2013 at Vassar Brother's Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born on February 1, 1923 to his late parents, John and Stefana Sara Scivolette. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and initially worked for IBM in their original manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie in 1942.

Like most of his peers, he supported his country by enlisting in the United State Marine Corps. Joseph served in the Philippines during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he transitioned to self-employment in the television repair business. He was affectionately known to his customers as "Mr. Joe".

Joseph played many years in local Poughkeepsie softball leagues, and he was also an avid bowler.

Joseph was a believer in his community and was a core member of the Mt. Carmel Sportsman Club, past president and life member of the Italian Center, and parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

On December 12, 1948, he married Veronica "Dorothy" Ogden at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, who survives at home.

Joseph and Veronica have five children: Sandra and husband, Donald Meyer of Hyde Park; Joseph L Scivolette Jr. of Poughkeepsie; Karen and husband, Mark Johnson of Poughkeepsie; Steven and wife, Catherine Scivolette of Hyde Park; and Susan and husband, Kenneth Nakutavicius of Pleasant Valley. His grandchildren are: David and wife, April Meyer; Deanne and husband, Christopher Norton; Melissa and Ashley Malinovsky; Jodi and husband Adam Harris; Kristen and BryanScivolette; Lisa and Peter Scivolette; Nicholas and Alexandra Nakutavicius; and Michele and husband, Mahlon Gray. His great-grandchildren are: Joseph and Julia Meyer; Allie, Alana and Jack Norton; Lucas Harris; and Kayla Gray. Joseph is also survived by Donna Scivolette of Wappingers Falls and many loving nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are his brothers: George and wife, Jane Scivolette and Raymond Scivolette. He was predeceased by his sister Agnes and husband, Ernest Rajczi; his brother Frank Vecchio; his sister Rose and husband, Pasquale Amedeo; his brother Anthony "Scappy" and wife, Mary Scivolette; his sister Anna and husband, Joseph Pampinella; and sister-in-law Joanne Scivolette.

Whether he was a brother, a husband, a dad, a grandpa, a great-grandpa, an uncle, or a friend, he will remain in our hearts forever. Although we have lost the heart and soul of our family, what he taught us about family and unconditional love will remain in our hearts forever. We all have a piece of his strength that he exemplified until the very end. Our precious memories will never fade away.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of the Pines Nursing Home, especially Vanetta, Chantel, Veronica, Alta,Temika, and Vanetta.

We also want to thank Vassar Hospital Comfort Care, especially Colleen, Linda, Liz, and Cristin. They not only gave him comfort, but were a comfort and very supportive to his family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday August 29th from 4 to 9pm at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. 218 Mill St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Wheelchair entrance is located in the rear of funeral home on Vassar St.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 30th 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Poughkeepsie.

Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery Poughkeepsie with military honors.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 28 to Aug. 30, 2013