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The Telegram
  • Joseph L. Papa, Sr.

  • Mr. Joseph L. Papa, Sr., 94, formerly of Tisdale Avenue, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

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  • Mr. Joseph L. Papa, Sr., 94, formerly of Tisdale Avenue, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
    He was born in Brooklyn on Jan. 2, 1919, the son of the late Fred and Raphaela Papa, and he attended Frankfort schools. He was married to Mary T. Green on Oct. 27, 1944, in St. Mary’s Church. Mary passed away on May 31, 1998. Joe was the owner and operator of Papa’s Mobil, Main Street, Frankfort, for many years, until his retirement in 1990. He was also employed by the Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District for over 30 years as a custodian at the high school and a bus driver for the school system and later for Ryder Bus. He will always be remembered with a smile for the kids in school and on the bus. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church.
    Joe is survived by his beloved son, Joseph Papa, Jr., of Mohawk, and his companion, Gloria Cioch; his granddaughter, Michele and her husband, Dominick Bianchi; two great-grandsons, Dominick Joseph Bianchi and Tanner Bianchi; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dominick and Mary Green, of Frankfort; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Larry Seccafico; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Michael and Margaret Papa, Dominick Papa and Anthony and Genevieve Papa; and six brothers-in-law, Frank Green, Philip Green, Joseph Green, James Green, George Green and Russell Green.
    His funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. from V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Leo Potvin and assisted by Deacon James Bower. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc.
    Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Joseph’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.
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