Obituaries

Giuseppe Costantini
Died: Feb 26, 2022
 Giuseppe (aka Joe) Costantini of Putnam Valley NY passed on February 26th, 2022 at the age of 90. Born on March 15th, 1931 in the Puglia region of Italy to Antonio & Abbondanza Costantini and then immigrated to the U.S. as a young adult. He married his first wife Seria in 1951 and had his eldest daughter Silvana. The marriage eventually dissolved and he married a second time in 1971 to Emanuela Oddono, which resulted in his youngest daughter Giada. Prior to retirement he was employed as a printer with Hi-Grade Printing. After a few years of retirement, he returned to part time employment with the PV schools until fully retiring in 2009.
Joe will be remembered by all who knew him as a lively & unique character w/ a gentle heart. He often spent his mornings @ the PV market having coffee with the local townsmen, enjoyed lunch at the senior center with friends, liked playing cards and had a great poker face. He genuinely enjoyed time with his granddaughters & occasionally returned to his hometown in Italy for a summer visit. He’s survived by his wife Emanuela, his two daughters Silvana & Giada, his son-in-law Marc Radicchi and his granddaughters Lauren & Madelyn. As well as one older sister Lucia Avantaggiato and her adult children’s families. He’s predeceased by his eldest sister Maria Celeste & his brother-in-law Nino Avantaggiato.
Joe will be sorely missed by all who knew him & always remembered by those whose lives he touched.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 1st from 4-6 p.m. at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. The Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the North American Martyrs in Putnam Valley, followed by private cremation