Giuseppe Joe Maiorana

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RAVENA Giuseppe Joe Maiorana of Deans Mill Road, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 13, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital. Joe was born on February 28, 1948 in Furnari, Messina Sicily to Santa Maiorana of Ballston Spa, N.Y. and the late Francesco Maiorana. He came to the United States in 1965 and was employed by the Freihofer Baking Company for 28 years before his retirement in 2002. Joe was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the RC Sportsman's Club. He also loved gardening, wine making and spending time with his chocolate lab, Brandi. Joe was also active in adult soccer programs in the Capital District area and enjoyed both playing and watching the sport. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Maryann (Libertucci) Maiorana; his devoted children, Frank H. (Leticia) Maiorana of San Jose, California and Tina L. Maiorana of Tampa, Fla.; his loving granddaughter, Natalia Marina Maiorana of San Jose, California; a brother, Giovanni (Franca) Maiorana of Albany and a sister, Carmela (Scott) Mitchell of Ballston Spa. In addition, he is survived by a brother-in-law, Joseph (Linda) Libertucci of Redondo Beach, California, four nieces, several cousins and a host of other relatives and close friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 18th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17th. Contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 246, Selkirk, N.Y. 12158.

Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2004