Joseph Bertolini
Martin Hughes Funeral Home
530 Narrows Road South
Staten Island, NY
Joseph Bertolini, 81
Beloved husband and father
Joseph Bertolini passed away quietly Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Arch Care at Carmel.
The son of Julius and Ernestine Bertolini, Joseph was a lifelong Staten Island resident, living in Concord. He attended P.S. 48 and was a graduate of McKee High School. After graduation Joseph joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving from 1956 to 1958, he did service in Hawaii.
After his military service Joseph came home to Staten Island and began to work as a carpenter with Local 20 for over 40 years. He was a tireless volunteer for St. Sylvester's Church, doing carpentry, repairs, ushering, and just about anything else the parish needed. He was a docent for the Staten Island Zoo, and built the totem poles on site there, giving lessons to students as he did the build.
Joseph coached ice hockey for both Moore and McKee High Schools. His carpentry talents were put to use by the Parks Department, building the decorative flowerboxes on the roadway leading into Gateway Park. In his spare time, he loved hunting and fishing.
Joseph is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia (nee Freeo), and his loving daughter, Maria Lynn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Sylvester's R.C. Church, with committal to follow at Moravian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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530 Narrows Road South
at Britton Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10304
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Published by Staten Island Advance on Jan. 14, 2020.
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Hello Maria,

My sincere condolences to you and your mom. May your dad rest in peace........God bless....
John Scotto
April 15, 2020
SEMPER FI Joe. See you on the other side.
CPL E4 Pete Wicinski USMC '58-'62
Saint Peters HS '57
Peter Wicinski
January 24, 2020
Hi Maria , Its been a long time.
I will always remember passing your house and your father would always be out there doing something! So sorry.
Paul Conti, NJ
January 18, 2020
hi pat such a wonderful talented man i am so sorry for your loss lois kidney
January 15, 2020
"Pat and Maria... My heart is breaking. I wish I could have talked to him just once more. You have ALL my love."
John Pappas
January 15, 2020
Pat, so sorry to hear about Joe. He was such an asset to the zoo. Glad I had the opportunity to know him.

Mary Fulks
January 14, 2020
Dearest Patty, my deepest condolences ... Joe was part of some of my best memories at the zoo ... How many times he'd bail us out at Spooktacular !!! He will be greatly missed. God Bless ... I will post some old photos I have on my FB page- Bob Kurtz
January 14, 2020
I remember Joey working at St Sylvester bingo with my father Silvio. Sorry for your loss.
john casagrande
January 14, 2020

I remember Joey working at St. Sylvesters bingo with my father Silvio
john casagrande
January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020
Hi Pat,

I had many found memories working together with Joe at the Zoo. He always had a smile on his face and humor to share. He will be greatly missed.

January 14, 2020
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