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“Cant believe you are gone...my favorite neighbor...wow...i wish someone would have told me... ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sterling Mosher - Schenectady, NY

“I will never forget the big heart joey had and his friendship to me GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel De Sisto - east windsor, NJ

“Thinking about the whole Marotta clan with a heavy heart and sending prayers to you all. RIP Joey ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Krista Mancini - Kew Gardens, NY

“Sending to all of the Marotta Family - my Heartfelt Condolences. I hope all of our support & Love help you through this horrible time. May the good...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Fish - NY

“My family moved into the apartment below Joe a little over a year ago and we were blessed to have Joe become a huge part of our lives. He always had...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Murray - Schenectady, NY

“God Bless Joe - Ame ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Gary T - Schenectady, NY

“You will be missed, Joey. Rest in peace, my brother. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jeanette Bearzi - Scotia, NY

“My heart felt sympathy for the sudden loss of your .brother , Uncle anendd my friend. Joey taught me that we are all miracles and god loves us all.He...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: David M. Orsino - Schenectady, NY

“So sorry to hear about Joey. He always brought a smile to my face. Such a sweet soul. Peace and prayers my brother. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jeanette Bearzi - Rexford, NY


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SCHENECTADY - Joseph Donald Marotta (Sept. 24, 1959 – Dec. 8, 2015) passed away unexpectedly in Schenectady, NY on Tuesday afternoon.
He was born in Corona, New York, the last of six children to Frank Marotta of Schenectady, NY and Rose Marie Yannucci of Corona, NY, both deceased. He is survived by his brothers Anthony (Terri), Frank (Cathy), Michael (Tony), and twin brother, John (Anita), and his sister, Mary Anne (John) Cassimatis of Whitestone, NY, in addition to 15 nieces and nephews, and two dozen cousins.
A proud Italian-American, Joey attended St. Leo's parochial school and John Bowne High School in Flushing, NY. A huge Yankee fan, he was employed by American Airlines for several years and enjoyed the world travel it provided. He moved back to the Capital region 10 years ago and quickly found a new family of friends, working there as a handy man and a restaurant chef. He dedicated himself to support those less fortunate than he, enjoyed preparing meals and running support meetings. He will be remembered for his quick wit and a huge heart.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 11th at 7 pm from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street, at 8 pm.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Friday from 3 to 7 pm.