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December 14, 2013

Joseph A. Chicorelli

The Daily Star

---- — Joseph A. Chicorelli

ONEONTA — Joseph A. Chicorelli, 86, of Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.

He was born on July 4, 1927, in Oneonta, the son of Eugenio and Alessandra (Pallotiolo) Chicorelli.

He married Nancy Mans on Aug. 26, 1952, and she predeceased him on Aug. 23, 1980.

Joe served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Retiring in 1989, he worked for the D&HRR for 29 years in the car shop. Prior to that he worked for LaMonica Enterprises.

Joe was a member of St. Mary’s Church, as well as being a past member of the Sixth Ward Athletic Club and the VFW.

He was an avid bowler, and over the years he owned race horses.

He is survived by his children, Theresa Schaffer and husband, Jeffrey of Cairo, Andrea Crimmins and her husband, David of Palenville, Maria Struble and her husband, Karl of Oneonta; his grandchildren, Joseph Chicorelli and his fiancée, Ashley Wolcott, Brittany Westcott, Bekka Struble, Kristina Bove and her husband, Vince, and Katherine Nelligan and her husband, Josh; three great-grandchildren, Noah Chicorelli, Myra Bove and Easton Nelligan. His brothers and sisters, Anthony Chicorelli of Maryland, Raffaela Chicorelli of Oneonta, Mary LeoGrande of Oneonta, and John Chicorelli and his wife, Nancy of Oneonta; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a brother-in-law, Maurice Mans and his wife, Janice of Churchtown.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Alexander Chicorelli; a brother-in-law, Anthony LeoGrande; and a sister-in-law, Frances Chicorelli.

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, with the Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Deck Events, c/o Diane Russo, 6 Parish Ave., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.