Joseph Rosamilia

Joseph A. Rosamilia

Thursday, August 10th, 1922 - Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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TROY Joseph A. Rosamilia, 97, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. He entered eternity peacefully at The Eddy Village Green in Cohoes NY.

Born in Troy NY, he was the son of Sania (Pascucci) and Luigi Rosamilia.

Joseph was predeceased two years ago by his beloved wife Theresa. They were devoted to one another and to their family for 67 years.

Joseph was a 1940 graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy, as well as from The Austin School of Cosmetology, in Albany NY.

He was a WWII Army veteran, having served in the 198th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in the South Pacific.

Joseph was the sole proprietor of Joseph's Beauty Salon in downtown Troy for over 40 years, and served as the president of the Troy area Hairdressers Association.

Everyone who knew Joe would agree, that above all, faith and family were his priorities.

Joseph is survived by his daughter Christine (Tom) Bisceglia, his son Paul (Michele) Rosamilia, and daughters Carol (Jed) Roman and Teri Ann (Nick) Marchese.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jaime (Chrissy), Jesse (Christina), Josiah (Amanda), Luke, Seth (Taylor), Noah, Rebekah, Jason, Merideth (Noah), Brandon (Danielle), Nicholas (Laura), and Lauren (Giuseppe). He was also the proud Papa to 12 great grandchildren, and was dearly loved by several nieces and nephews.

Joseph's surviving siblings include Leona Kern and Lucy Lozon, as well as sister in law Janet Rosamilia.

He was predeceased by his devoted wife Theresa, as previously mentioned, as well as his brothers Patrick Rosamilia, Louis Rosamilia, and his sisters Antoinette Rosamilia and Philomena Scarchilli.

Other survivors include his in laws on his wife’s side, Frances (Edwin) Hill, Patrick (Lise) Cerqua, and Ruth Cerqua.

Joseph's family wishes to acknowledge with great gratitude the heartfelt, professional, and compassionate care administered to their father by his "Evergreen Angels", and the amazing staff at the Eddy Village Green's House 7.

Calling hours will be on Friday, August 23rd, at the Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad Street, Waterford NY, from 4-6:30, followed by a brief memorial service. Interment will take place at St. Mary's cemetery, Waterford, leaving from the Brendese Funeral Home at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 24th.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highway Tabernacle Church, 235 Hudson Avenue, Mechanicville, NY 12118.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 6:30pm
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 6:30pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Robert Desnoyers
  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Interment to take place at 11 a.m. Saturday August. 24, 2019 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford. Those wishing to attend committal service should be at funeral home at 10:30 a..m. to join the procession.


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Pat Rudebush

Posted at 08:45am
Teri Ann and family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. He was a great man and neighbor. My fondest memories of the whole family was living at 815 Second Ave. as a young wife and mother. Your Dad always had something interesting to a say and funny stories. It seems like he always had a smile on his face. I think of those days and the great neighbors I had. God bless and be with the family. RIP Joe.

Peggy Craft

Posted at 03:52am
So sorry for your loss he will be tremendously missed he was a pleasure to care for I loved listening to his stories RIP Joe sincerely Peggy

lynn bell

Posted at 07:58pm
to joseph's family, how lucky am I to have gotten to no you and your amazing family, I will carry you in my heart always, Love you my buddy.

Carol Roman Posted at 08:05am

Thank you Lynn ! Dad loved you so much - and all of his loving caregivers from House 7. We so appreciate every one of you. Carol Roman

Chris Bisceglia Posted at 11:02am

We love you too Lynn. You guys are the best. Thanks for taking such good care of Papa Joe. Hope to see you again soon.

Gene Cirillo

Posted at 03:21pm
I didn't know Joe all that well. I knew of his business in Troy. We are both "Cadet brothers". What I do know is that he & Theresa produced 4 fine children. The one I know the best is Chris. She is a great friend, and a wonderful wife, mother & grandma. A true disciple of the Lord. I'm sure she had great values instilled in her growing up. It shows. Joe is in a better place now, reunited with Theresa. We will all see our relatives & friends in heaven! RIP Mr Rosamilia!!

Christine Bisceglia Posted at 04:25pm

Oh Gene...thank you for the kind words. God bless you! Together in Christ!

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