Joseph Bartolo Longo of Somers died peacefully in his home on January 8, 2019. He was 91.
Joe was born on December 24, 1927 to the late Evelyn (née Barattini) and Joseph Longo in the Bronx on
December 24, 1927. On August 22, 1953 he and Kathryn Longo (née Sirico) married at the Church of
Immaculate Conception in the Bronx, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage.
Joe graduated with honors from Christopher Columbus High School and then joined the U.S. Navy, in
which he served on the Franklin D. Roosevelt in World War II from 1944 to 1948. Following his service,
he worked for the New York Transit Authority while pursing education as an engineer at Westchester
Community College. He then worked as an engineer and manager at New York Telecom, later named
Verizon, for 37 years.
Joe and Kathryn moved from the Bronx to Thornwood in 1972, and then lived in Heritage Hills for 31
years where Joe was formerly the president of Condo 8. He was an avid golfer and tennis player,
enjoyed fishing and hunting into his 60s, and had a long, happy retirement surrounded by his family and
Joe is survived by his wife, Kathryn; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Rita Longo; daughter and son-in-
law Barbara and James Ilardi; sons Joseph and Christopher Longo; sister Claire Farneti; brother-in-law
Joseph Sirico; brother- and sister-in-law Frank and Maria Sirico; grandchildren Michael and Stephen
Ilardi, and Nicole Longo; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters
Madeline, Marie, and Elvira, and brother Lawrence.
His family will receive friends on Friday, January 11 at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January12 at 10:00am at St. Josephs RC Church. 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY.
The burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 West Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam at www.vnahv.org/donation