Joseph P. Kabacinski of Hernando FL passed away on November 18 at age 79. Joseph was married to his wife Rosemary for over 57 years. He was a loving father to his 3 children - John and wife Brigilda of Hernando, FL, Thomas and wife Teana of Goodyear, AZ, and Maria and husband Jeffrey of Bethpage, NY. Joseph is also survived by 5 grandchildren Bridget, Isabella, Christopher, Hunter, and Natalie. He was preceded in death by his parents Blanche and Joseph and his sister Elizabeth Daigneault. Mr. Kabacinski graduated with a master's degree in Education from Columbia University. He taught for over 30 years for the NYC Board of Education. Joseph was the proud owner of 3 Hallmark stores - the first store was opened in New York, then when he and his family moved to Florida he opened one in Beverly Hills and another in Crystal River. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6168. He was a frequent blood donor with Life South. Joseph's hobbies included bike riding, classic cars, traveling, tropical fish, stamp collecting,collecting rainwater, saving cardboard boxes, restoring old vacuum cleaners and waiting for CBS' "60 Minutes" to be delayed by NFL games. Viewing will be at Fero Funeral Home on Monday, November 22nd from 1pm to 4pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Tuesday November 23rd at 10am with interment to follow at Fero Memorial Gardens Tuesday, November 23. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 21, 2021.
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A heartfelt sympathy to his wife Rosemary and his family Joe will be greatly missed by all. I dealt with Joe in the Beverly Hills store on many occasions, he was a very kind man.
November 22, 2021
Rose, I am so sorry to hear about Joe! I will be in touch with you soon. Love you Rose!
November 21, 2021
We were so sorry to read of Joe´s death. We loved talking with him and Rosemary while shopping for cards and gifts at their beautiful store. We´re glad we were able to comfort them both with some small gifts and baked goods, during his difficult battle with cancer. God Bless you, funny man. May you rest in Eternal Peace. Our love and condolences to Rosemary and your beloved family.
Linda and Rob Coughlin
November 21, 2021
Joe was such a special guy. Always enjoyed talking with him. I will never hear "whad'Ya Know" again without thinking of Joe. Sincerest condolences to Rosemary. RIP Joe.