Joseph T. DeMartino
December 25, 1938 - March 22, 2020
Massapequa Funeral Home
Doug Lockwood
Bill & Josephine Viars
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Our beloved dad Joe DeMartino passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Devoted husband to the late JoAnne. Loving father to his children, Terri and John, Karen and Andrew, Michelle and Brian, and Michael and Evelyn. Cherished Pop-Pop to Gabrielle, Zachary, Nicole, Joie, Paul, Paige, Grace, Joseph, Sophia, Ava and the late John Joseph. He…

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Anthony Cavallo III left a message on April 2, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to my Long Island cousins and their Families. So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. Always loved spending time with him when I was little, as he would always joke around with us and make us laugh. He will be missed. Lots of love to you all.
Fortune & Mike Tramonte left a message on April 2, 2020:
Joe's passing has touched us very deeply. Joe was my beloved cousin and I have so many great memories of him as we grew up together. He did so many wonderful things to inspire everyone around him. Joe was also a great teacher and principal serving the children of our city so capably. His legacy is the wonderful, loving family he leaves behind. We love you Joe! Fortune & Mike
Addy Shea left a message on March 30, 2020:
Mike, Evelyn and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this extremely difficult time.
Addy Shea left a message on March 30, 2020:
Mike, Evelyn and family, please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this extremely difficult time.
Chris Fontaine left a message on March 29, 2020:
So sorry for your loss Michael, Evelyn, and the rest of the DeMartino family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Doug Lockwood left a message on March 28, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to Uncle Joe's entire familly. I will always remember him as funny, caring, and loving of his family. Love Doug
Bill & Josephine Viars left a message on March 27, 2020:
Joe, you always made us laugh!!! I so enjoyed working with you at PS 132!! To this very day, Diane and I often reminisce about those times working together. You were an awesome boss but you still owe me a pair of roller skates!! Rest in peace, my dear, dear colleague and great friend!!! You really were more like family!! You will be missed by so many of us!!! PS We will be making a contribution to Joseph's Fund in your name!!! No doubt, you and Joanna will be enjoying heaven together!!!
Danielle and Anthony Caravello left a message on March 27, 2020:
In memory of Joseph T. DeMartino, Danielle and Anthony Caravello lit a candle
Danielle and Anthony left a message on March 27, 2020:
We cannot begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Uncle Joe was always so wonderful to be around! His laughter and smile were always something we looked forward to seeing and hearing. Perhaps one of my fondest memories was when we celebrated "Christmas in July" - a surprise birthday party for Uncle Joe. We celebrated "Christmas under the sun...." We all had a wonderful day filled with smiles and laughter. Uncle Joe, you will truly be missed!! We love you very much!!
Joyce Cavallo left a message on March 27, 2020:
Joe could always make me laugh. He always had a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed.
Chris Lockwood left a message on March 27, 2020:
I have such fun memories of Uncle Joe. Some of my favorites are sitting around Grandma's table for Sunday dinner and laughing at his stories. When Uncle Joe was around, we knew it was going to be a good time. I know he will be greatly missed...more than words can express. Love and prayers to all his friends and family.
Robert & Tracy Hardy left a message on March 27, 2020:
Michele words cannot express the heartbreak we feel for you and your family. Your dad was a true family man who was always there to offer his support and love . We are so sorry we could not be with you to just offer a hug or prayer . Know we are praying for you all during this time . With love , Bob & Tracy
Barbara Egan left a message on March 26, 2020:
I consider myself fortunate to have known the beloved Pop Pop. through the Landy family. Clearly Joe and his wife JoAnne raised a wonderful family. They selflessly and effortlessly do kind things for others, this I know firsthand. I have always enjoyed all the stories about "Pop Pop" as it reminded me of my husband and myself as loving grandparents. I hope you find comfort in your memories, and the endless stories you will always share together. Truly so sorry for your loss.
Barbara Egan left a message on March 26, 2020:
I consider myself fortunate to have known the beloved Pop Pop. through the Landy family. Clearly Joe and his wife JoAnne raised a wonderful family. They selflessly and effortlessly do kind things for others, this I know firsthand. I have always enjoyed all the stories about "Pop Pop" as it reminded me of my husband and myself as loving grandparents. I hope you find comfort in your memories, and the endless stories you will always share together. Truly so sorry for your loss.
Eileen and Chris Colletti left a message on March 26, 2020:
Chris and I are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special person. Throughout these past 40 years, he always made me feel like an extension of the DeMartino family. He never seemed surprised to see me – whether it was strolling through the house as a teenager or being present at baptisms, communions and family parties through the years – and greeted me as a warmly as if he saw me every day. Those are wonderful memories. Please know that Chris and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lesser Family left a message on March 26, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with. you during this very difficult and challenging time. xxxx
john Mason left a message on March 26, 2020:
Joe,as I write this it saddens me that you are gone and not in my life anymore. You have definitely been a father to me. Losing you is like losing my own father. You and JoAnn will always be in my heart. I am only comforted in knowing that our son Johnny is with all his grandparents and he gets to feel the love that you gave all your grandkids. All my love until we are all together again, love John
john Mason left a message on March 26, 2020:
Joe,as I write this it saddens me that you are gone and not in my life anymore. You have definitely been a father to me. Losing you is like losing my own father. You and JoAnn will always be in my heart. I am only comforted in knowing that our son Johnny is with all his grandparents and he gets to feel the love that you gave all your grandkids. All my love until we are all together again, love John
Elizabeth &Al left a message on March 26, 2020:
We only have happy and fond memories of Joe. In 1962 we (Joe and JoAnne, Elizabeth and I) decided to vacation together. We drove to Florida in a 1962 compact Nash Rambler. We were 4 grown-ups in a mini car. We laughed all the way down the east coast. We can’t forget how he tried to surf the waves on a surf board. We were laughing hysterically every time he tried to get on the board and fell off. We went to the dog races & he was in charge in making our bets, which were based on how close the dogs stomach was to the ground (the closer, the slower). We lost. We are extremely thankful to Joe for always thinking of us. We could always count on him checking on us to see if we are OK. We know you will have a great afterlife with JoAnne. You will be missed.
Lynne Frasca left a message on March 26, 2020:
In memory of Joseph T. DeMartino, Lynne Frasca lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Paul left a message on March 26, 2020:
Pop Pop, I’m going to miss you so much. You always knew how to make everyone laugh, even when you weren’t trying to. You have been such a great grandpa and role model to all of us and created such a close family that I’m so grateful for. I’m going to miss Pete’s diner on Saturday’s, our memories in OBX, rushing to be the first to wish you happy birthday every Christmas, slamming the table for every birthday celebration, and most of all your larger than life personality. I’m so grateful and proud to be your grandson. I love you.
Vince Buccellato left a message on March 26, 2020:
I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Joe. While distance kept us from seeing all of you as much as we'd like, I will always remember Uncle Joe for one thing - laughter. My fondest memories of him are simple times - sitting around a table, listening to him tell stories and jokes, and laughing for hours on end. That...and the family volleyball games at Mom's summer barbeques. My deepest condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vince Buccellato left a message on March 26, 2020:
I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Joe. While distance kept us from seeing all of you as much as we'd like, I will always remember Uncle Joe for one thing - laughter. My fondest memories of him are simple times - sitting around a table, listening to him tell stories and jokes, and laughing for hours on end. That...and the family volleyball games at Mom's summer barbeques. My deepest condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa left a message on March 26, 2020:
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Joe. Although we didn’t see each other often I have fond memories of the times I did, especially the summer weeks spent in Massapequa when we were kids. He had such a great sense of humor and always made me smile. He will be greatly missed.
Lee & Juila Stallworth left a message on March 26, 2020:
we are so sorry for your loss, the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers
Tim & Kelly Landy left a message on March 25, 2020:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family lost a patriarch. He always made the Landys feel like family not in-laws. You will be sorely missed. I hope you are holding hands with your wife JoAnn, and little Johnny. What a wonderful father, grandfather, friend and a true gentleman.
Joie left a message on March 25, 2020:
Pop pop, I will never be able to put into words the love I have for you. Your memory will never die as all of my greatest memories are surrounded with images of you. Being your granddaughter has made me the person I am today. Being named after Grandma and yourself has given me something to live up to. I promise to make you proud everyday and always hold you dear to my heart. Life will never be the same without you but I am grateful for the time I got to spend with you. Give grandma all my love, until next time big guy. I love you.
Gina left a message on March 25, 2020:
I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. My favorite memories of Uncle Joe are associated with water, whether it was a backyard pool or the beach at Lake George, I remember wonderful times surrounded by family. It has been many years and many miles since those summer visits, but they remain a cherished reminder of childhood. Please accept our condolences and know that we grieve with you.
Maria & Ted Cavallo left a message on March 25, 2020:
No words we say will be enough to show you how much you were loved by us. We won't laugh like we did with you, we won't sing Louie Prima like we did with you and we won't see a shining star in those dark days like we did with you. You gave us what no one else could. We loved you more than you knew. Don't forget us.
Carmela Aquino left a message on March 25, 2020:
My dear dear brother I will miss you dearly we had a relationship that was unique but good loved spending my time with your beautiful children and grandchildren. I could hear you say you are my sister I will take care of you and you did. Please know your memory will always be alive in our family.
Michael E left a message on March 24, 2020:
My beloved God Father, my Uncle Joe. You will be missed, as much as somebody can be missed, by all. You were such a charismatic, loving, funny man that everyone enjoyed being around you. I pray you are now overjoyed to be reunited with the love of your life, my Aunt Joanne as well as your parents and other loving family. While we will miss you in this lifetime, one day we will all be together again sharing the many laughs and memories we have shared. Prayers to all my family impacted by the loss of my Uncle Joe. A loving father, grand father, brother.... we love and will miss you so. God Bless - you will always be in our hearts and minds. Michael E
Gabriella left a message on March 24, 2020:
Uncle Joe would tell me that the most special people (us) are born on Christmas Day. This couldn’t be more true for him, as he was one of the most special people we knew. Although he was Matt’s uncle, I loved him as my own and will miss him dearly. May he Rest In Peace always. Love, Gabriella
Matthew left a message on March 24, 2020:
Uncle Joe - there is so much one can say for such an inspirational person and the best uncle. I will say thank you. Thank you for being such a loving person in all of our lives. Thank you for making us laugh. Thank you for being there through thick and thin. Thank you for amazing memories. Thank you for bestowing great values onto your family. Thank you for being you. You will be sorely missed, but your memory will live on through all of us. Rest well, and say hi to my dad up there. Maybe you guys can have some heated discussions and then decompress over a nice sandwich. Love always - Matthew
Gabby left a message on March 24, 2020:
Pop pop, I don't even know where to begin. You were the best part of our family. The love and devotion you had for all of us will forever be in our hearts. God broke the mold when he made you. I will always have the greatest memories with our family that will always put a smile on my face and that is because of you. You created a bond between all of us that I will forever be grateful for. I'm so happy that I got to call you my pop pop. You were there for each one of us through the good times and the bad times. You were always present in our lives, you made sure you were home for all the important events. I hope you're with Johnny and he gets to experience what a wonderful, thoughtful, loving pop pop that you are. Life won't be the same without you and i hope you can see how much we miss you and love you. Give Johnny, grandma, grandma mason, & grandpa mason a kiss for me. I love you with all my heart and I will forever miss you. Your bingo head, Gabby
terri mason left a message on March 24, 2020:
To my very special dad You were the best daddy in so many ways You and mommy were an inspirational example of true love. Our family was always paramount in your life. You never hesitated to show the depth of your love for us all. You will always be a lasting memory to anyone who knew you. I know you are in hands of our angels who have gone before you. Give Johnny a kiss for me. I love you and miss you already. Love Terri
terri mason left a message on March 24, 2020:
To my very special dad You were the best daddy in so many ways You and mommy were an inspirational example of true love. Our family was always paramount in your life. You never hesitated to show the depth of your love for us all. You will always be a lasting memory to anyone who knew you. I know you are in hands of our angels who have gone before you. Give Johnny a kiss for me. I love you and miss you already. Love Terri
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