Joseph Anthony Scotese, age 96, died on Monday December 31, 2018 in the Bridgewater Nursing Facility in Binghamton, NY.
He was born on August 19, 1922 in Utica, New York, the first child of Constantino M. and Erminia Parmegiani Scotese. Joe graduated from Proctor High School in 1941. He was drafted in the US Army in 1941 and was stationed in the Pacific arena in the Fiji Islands. He is an alumnus of RPI of Troy New York. After College he worked for General Electric Light Military. He was stationed in the first phase of the electronics for Nasa in Cocoa Beach, FL. He also worked for Singer Link in Binghamton in his younger years. Joe has made his home in Binghamton, for the past 46 years returning home to Utica for special occasions with family.
He was predeceased by his parents Constantino and Erminia Scotese, his sister Theresa De Condo (Anthony), a brother Americus J. Scotese (Ruby) and a brother-in law Sam D. Foresti Sr.
He leaves his sister Adelaide Foresti and her children Sam D. Foresti Jr. (Kathleen), Debra Cardarelli (Donald), Mark Foresti (Cynthia) and nephew Donald Scotese; as well as numerous great nieces and relatives of the Scotese, Damelio and Gurdo families.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am in St. Patrick’s Church, Binghamton. Local funeral services will be held at St. Anthony/St. Agnes Church in Utica, in the spring, with interment in Calvary Cemetery. A full obituary will appear at that time.