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Joseph Vincent Sansonetti

December 24, 1926 October 12, 2017
Joseph Vincent Sansonetti
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Obituary for Joseph Vincent Sansonetti

Age 90, formerly of Cypress St., Bloomfield, entered into rest on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his home in Augusta, GA, his home since 2007. Beloved husband for 68 years of Rita Ann Sansonetti (Eduardo), who passed away in December 2014; loving father of Karen Angelo and her husband, Ralph Angelo; Joseph was the brother of Paul Sansonetti (Ann), James Sansonetti (Cathy-deceased), Lena Zanetti (Raymond), and Patricia Ann Carr (Michael), of Philadelphia; and sisters-in-law, Mary Sansonetti and Georgina Koch. He was preceded in death by sisters, Cinderella Rakow, Frances Rudai, Marie Golightly, and Emma Liberatore; and his younger brother Anthony. Joseph was born on Christmas Eve in 1926, the son of the late Nicoletta and Patsy Sansonetti. Until relocating to Georgia with his wife, Joseph had been a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church and was a member of St. Mary's on the Hill in Augusta. Joseph began working in 1943 at the H.J. Heinz Company of Pittsburgh before going into the US Navy in 1944. Joseph was a combat Veteran of World War II where he served aboard USS Oakland (CL-95) and USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103), light cruisers in the Pacific. He was present aboard ship in Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan and served through VJ Day until his Honorable Discharge in July 1946. He married Rita in October following his discharge that year. He retired from H.J. Heinz with 42 years of employment in 1986 as a factory worker making vinegar. Joe worked with the evaporators in the distillery. He was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He loved dancing at the Elks and Moose Clubs, travelling with the Bloomfield AARP and also enjoyed the delicious cookies and breads his wife made to share with friends and relatives. Family and friends received Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Winter Funeral Home, PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral on Friday at 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus, at 10 a.m.

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