Joseph Iorio


Joseph Iorio, 95, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on July 4, 2017.

Joe was born in Castel Ruggero, Italy to Maria and Annibale Iorio. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 settling in Brooklyn, NY where he met the love of his life, Mary, whom he wed in 1951 and to whom he was married for 65 years. Mary predeceased him 10 months ago.

Joe and Mary started a family in Brooklyn before moving to Flushing, Queens. In 1979 they once again relocated, this time to Florida. They lived in many areas including Coconut Creek and Fort Lauderdale, before moving to Port St. Lucie 12 years ago.

Joe enjoyed bicycling, gardening, nature, the outdoors, animals and fixing just about anything. He was the loving father of Lee McGarvey, the late MaryAnn Gallucci (Frank), Neil Iorio (Ruthie), Joseph Iorio (Leslie), and Donna Baum (Steven); devoted grandfather of Grace Iorio, Michelle Iorio, Thomas Iorio, Anthony Iorio, Brianna Iorio, Ciara Iorio, Christopher Gallucci (Victoria), and Jessica Baum; adored great grandfather of Mia Grace Iorio. He was the brother of dearly loved siblings, the late Costanza and late Joe Villani, the late Rino and late Livia Iorio, Gemma Bernaudo (the late Frank) Tilde (the late Dominick) DeSiervi, Prospero Iorio and many loved nieces and nephews.

The family is eternally grateful to Joe’s wonderful neighbors and friends in Lake Charles and his angel and amazing friend Luciene Ambo who cared for him until the end.

Wherever he lived he loved and helped his neighbors and they loved him back.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM at St. John’s RC Church in Piermont, NY with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, St Bernadette Church, 350 NW California Blvd, St. Lucie West, FL 34986 or EWTN Global Catholic Network


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