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In Memory of

Joseph P. Marasco

March 17, 1921 - March 28, 2015

Obituary


Marasco ''' Joseph Peter
March 28, 2015, at age 94, died peacefully at home. Joseph was born in Buffalo to Carmela and Stefano, on March 17, 1921. He graduated from McKinley Vocational High School in 1939, receiving top honors in the Carpentry Course of Study. During WWll, he applied his carpentry skills while serving in the US Army's 14th Armored Division, 125th Engineering Battalion. Following the war, Joe returned to Buffalo, and proudly worked as a union carpenter until his retirement in 1982. He worked on many local construction projects including Route 33 and the...

Marasco ''' Joseph Peter
March 28, 2015, at age 94, died peacefully at home. Joseph was born in Buffalo to Carmela and Stefano, on March 17, 1921. He graduated from McKinley Vocational High School in 1939, receiving top honors in the Carpentry Course of Study. During WWll, he applied his carpentry skills while serving in the US Army's 14th Armored Division, 125th Engineering Battalion. Following the war, Joe returned to Buffalo, and proudly worked as a union carpenter until his retirement in 1982. He worked on many local construction projects including Route 33 and the Skyway. He also used his skills to build or remodel many homes for his family throughout his life. Joe enjoyed cultivating fruits and vegetables, and building furniture. Joe's strong Catholic faith was the guiding foundation for his life and his family. He is survived by children, Joanne (Vincent) Purpura of Great Falls, MT, Mary Louise (Major John) Buonora of San Antonio, TX, and Joseph (Marjorie) of Williamsville; grandchildren, Michael (Geannine) and Jason (Lori) Purpura, of Great Falls, MT and Andrew Buonora of Seattle, WA; four great-grandchildren, a brother John (Nancy) of Elma, NY and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Vandina, and six brothers and sisters. A mass of Christian Burial at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville will take place Friday, April 17 at 9:30 AM with a reception following interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.If desired memorial contributions may be made to SS Peter & Paul Church. condolences to www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com