Joseph Badamo

December 17, 1953 - October 13, 2019
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Wednesday 10/16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Thursday 10/17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Thursday 10/17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
Friday 10/18, 10:00 am
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Friday 10/18

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Arda Gulcil left a message on July 28, 2021:
So sad to hear this my deepest condolences to his family ,I even didn't know he passed away. Since 2 years I couldn't hear back from him I was trying to reach him I was his client and he was like big brother to me . We had very good time in Istanbul and Baku with him. May his soul rest in peace.
Janet and Ken Brown left a message on October 18, 2019:
“Big Joe” No one comes close to the thoughtful, kind, considerate, fun loving person you where. You leave us with many fond memories .. bottle rocket fights on the front lawn in Lindenhurst 4th of July parties, endless BBQ and family gatherings , and crazy New Years Eve parties .. memories of a dear good friend we will cherish forever. Our thoughts and prayers are for Cathy and your loving family .. We will miss you. Janet and Ken Brown
Mark Gotkin left a message on October 18, 2019:
So sad to hear of Joe’s passing. I’ve known Joe for over 30 years from JFK. Joe was one nicest people you could ever meet. He will be missed !! RIP my friend.
Thomas Battiata left a message on October 18, 2019:
Rest in peace dear friend
Beatrice Mauro Bonamassa left a message on October 17, 2019:
I worked with Joe Badamo at KLM Cargo, JFK We worked together for many years. Joe was an awesome co-worker, he was an awesome boss, and he was a good friend. We were all a little family and Joe was a huge part of that family! Deepest sympathy to the Badamo family. May you Rest In Peace Joseph!!
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Laurie left a message on October 16, 2019:
Our deepest condolences to the Badamo Family. Joe was a stand up guy – always good memories of our time working with him at KLM. Sending our prayers to the family Laurie and Andrew Morch
Pete Castro left a message on October 16, 2019:
good friend.
Darlene Sanford left a message on October 16, 2019:
Here’s to you Joe Badamo, a toast to the memories you gave all of us….and you gave us a lot…. from being Santa to the family picnics, spur of the moment get togethers at the house. Everytime I saw you, you made me feel welcome….Thank you Joe, it always meant so much to me….you will be terribly missed…
Janet Verdi left a message on October 15, 2019:
“Big Joe” Our endearing name for a wonderful, caring, fun friend. His dressed as a woman dancing with a mummy – Classic Joe! He will be missed. Our love and prayers to all. Janet and Kevin Verdi
Maria Garrido left a message on October 15, 2019:
A good friend at JFK who was always supportive and interested in teaching out and helping all colleagues. Joe will be greatly missed and we’ll keep him, and his family, in our prayers and hearts.
Geoffrey Arend Sr. left a message on October 15, 2019:
Farewell Kind Hearted Joe It said that only the good die young. To that, we might add nothing that is good ever dies. Joe Badamo, a pillar of the JFK International Airport community lost his battle with cancer on Sunday October 13th and passed away in Massapequa, Long Island, New York at age 65. Joe, for many years serving as President, has been the glue that helps hold the JFK Air Cargo Association together. He also co-led the JFK Cargo Sales Managers Club. We used to see him at CNS Partnership. Always a smile and a bright hello, and you could not help notice that good would always be shining out of this guy. “Never a bad word, good times or tough,” said his assistant Kathleen at Silk Way Airlines where Joe held the post of VP Sales North America since 2007. Prior to Silk Way Airlines, Joe served at Evergreen and at KLM Cargo, where he began his career in 1980, rising to Director of Sales and Operations. Joe studied at St. John’s University and achieved his MBA, at C.W.Post. Mike White, president CNS said, “Joe built the Silk Way Airlines brand in the U.S. I have known him since 1994 when he worked for KLM. Joe cared deeply about the JFK cargo community and the air cargo association. He was all about the people and always available to help.” Rene Espinet, his close friend and colleague at the JFK Air Cargo Association added, “Joe will be sorely missed by his extended family, “the entire JFK Air Cargo Community” where Joe gave his time and talent. His focus went beyond “Air Cargo”… he took pride in leading the Toys for Tots Campaign at Christmas and providing Turkeys to less than privileged families during Thanksgiving. He also advocated charity toward the wounded warriors. “While Joe was a relationship-driven representative to many companies like KLM, Evergreen International and Silk Way Airlines in JFK over the years, his genuinely kind spirit and support toward humanity will be a lasting part of his legacy. Before passing Joe wanted to remind the community of the importance of early detection. Our prayers are with his surviving family,” Rene said. Joe Badamo is survived by Cathy, his wife of 35 plus years, three children and three grand children. Happy landings always, dear Joe. Geoffrey Arend Visitation hours are scheduled at Massapequa Funeral Home, 4980 Merrick Road Massapequa, Long Island New York (516) 882-8200. Wednesday 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Thursday 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa, NY In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s name to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
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