Joseph J. Commisso, 65, of Rome,
passed away at home on Thursday,
August 17, 2017.
He was born in Rome on June 25, 1952
a son of Francis and Anna Grieco
Commisso. He was a graduate of RFA
class of 1970 and of Albany State
University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s
degree in accounting. Joe worked at
Rome Lab at GAFB as an accountant
until his retirement in 2005.
Joy enjoyed golfing and attending
pro golf tournaments. He was an avid
vegetable gardener who kept all his
friends and family supplied with all
kinds of fresh vegetables every
year. He spent much of his spare
time going to the casino, taking bus
trips with the Ava Dorfman Seniors
Center and taking many, many fitness
classes at the YMCA and senior
center. The Saratoga race season was
a special time of the year for Joe
who spent countless hours
“handicapping” the horses. Joe loved
cooking (and eating) and would
prepare a feast for the whole family
every Christmas Eve. Joe was a
wonderful person who had a really
big heart, a great sense of humor
and would do anything for his family
and friends. Joe embraced “old
school” values and definitely
marched to the beat of his own drum.
He will be sorely missed by all who
got to really know him.
Joe is survived by his beloved
family, two brothers and
sisters-in-law, John and Maria
Commisso of Rome and James and Carol
Commisso of New Hartford; cherished
nieces, Lisa (Carl) Lundell and
Marie Commisso; great nieces, Kira
and Mia Lundell and several cousins.
Joe was a member of St. John the
Funeral services will be celebrated
on Wednesday morning at 11:00 in St.
John the Baptist Church for a Mass
of Christian Burial with the Rev.
Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. John’s
In accordance with Joe’s wishes,
there will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers please consider
contributions to the Ava Dorfman
Senior Center, 305 E. Locust Street,
Rome, NY 13440. Envelopes will be
available at the Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W.
You may view the obituary and send a
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