Joseph J. Commisso, 65, of Rome, passed away at home on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
He was born in Rome on June 25, 1952 a son of Francis and Anna Grieco Commisso. He was a graduate of RFA class of 1970 and of Albany State University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Joe worked at Rome Lab at GAFB as an accountant until his retirement in 2005.
Joy enjoyed golfing and attending pro golf tournaments. He was an avid vegetable gardener who kept all his friends and family supplied with all kinds of fresh vegetables every year. He spent much of his spare time going to the casino, taking bus trips with the Ava Dorfman Seniors Center and taking many, many fitness classes at the YMCA and senior center. The Saratoga race season was a special time of the year for Joe who spent countless hours “handicapping” the horses. Joe loved cooking (and eating) and would prepare a feast for the whole family every Christmas Eve. Joe was a wonderful person who had a really big heart, a great sense of humor and would do anything for his family and friends. Joe embraced “old school” values and definitely marched to the beat of his own drum. He will be sorely missed by all who got to really know him.
Joe is survived by his beloved family, two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Maria Commisso of Rome and James and Carol Commisso of New Hartford; cherished nieces, Lisa (Carl) Lundell and Marie Commisso; great nieces, Kira and Mia Lundell and several cousins.
Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 11:00 in St. John the Baptist Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
In accordance with Joe’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 E. Locust Street, Rome, NY 13440. Envelopes will be available at the Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.