Joseph M. Quattrone, 87, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2012 at his residence following an illness of the past 16 months.
He was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Thamisn (Ruberto) Quattrone. On June 11, 1949, he married Loretta R. Emmett, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Ridgway Fire Department - Capital City, a member of the Laborers Local #603, a member of the V.F.W. Post #5887, a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy, and a past member of the Elk County Democratic Committee.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946, serving in Africa, and was a veteran of WWII. He had been employed by Motion Control Industries for 32 years and had been a co-owner of Quattrone Masonry and Construction for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his children, Frances B. Covello and her husband Louis of Glenwood, N.J., Frank A. Quattrone and his wife Sandy of Ridgway, Lorraine A. Melice and her husband Leonard of Jamestown, N.Y., and Joseph D. Quattrone of Dubai, U.A.E.; eight grandchildren, Josh, Michelle, Melissa, Anthony, Nick, Adam, Tomasina, and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Paisley; two brothers, James Quattrone of Ridgway and Frank Quattrone Jr. and his wife Josephine of Ridgway; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul J. Quattrone and Cosimo Quattrone; and two sisters, Rosemary and Ann Lorraine Quattrone.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph M. Quattrone will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Saturday at 2 p.m., with Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A wake service will be held at the funeral home on Friday.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Community Nurses, Inc.; or to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp.