Joseph F. Aiello, a fifty plus years resident of White Plains, NY and a 30 year resident of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at his home on July 8, 2017. He was 86 years old.
Joe was born on March 19, 1931 in White Plains, NY, son to the late Giuseppe and Maria (Palmieri) Aiello. He graduated from White Plains High School, received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Clarkson University and his Masters in Education from Columbia University. Joe honorably served in the US Army during the Korean war.
Mr. Aiello married the love of his life Janet Cook on December 15, 1972 at Mt. Carmel Church in White Plains, NY.
Joe was first a civil engineer, then a middle school math teacher at Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck, NY for 23 years before retiring in 1986. Following his retirement he worked at Pin Oak Construction in Red Hook, NY as a civil engineer.
Mr. Aiello had a great passion for football. He played his entire life through high school, college and with the US Army. He also enjoyed watching the NY Giants and the NY Yankees. He and his wife enjoyed summers at their Copake home.
Joe is not only survived by his wife of 44 years, Janet, but his children; Kendra Holze and her husband Duane of Brewster, NY, Joseph B. Aiello and his wife Leslie Snoke of Missolula, MT, his three grandchildren; Otis, Ivy and Skye and his sister; Angela Delapa. He was predeceased by his sister Amelia Strati and his brother Ambrose Aiello.
Joe also loved people, loved making them smile, loved teaching children his little "ditties." Examples are, "Easter time is the time for eggs and the time for eggs is Easter time," "Butterflies with painted wings, don't you wish that you could sing like the birdies in the Spring? Don't you wish that you could fly like the birdies in the sky?" and "Chicken in the car and the car can't go spells Chicago."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 10 am at St. Lawrence O’ Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’ Toole Cemetery. Friends and family may call on the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 3pm-7pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Joe may be made to The Brewster Community Food Pantry, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster, NY. Joe was the cereal man.