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Obituary for Joseph A. Rosamilia

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.