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Joseph A. Ratigliano

September 15, 2023

Joseph A RatiglianoJoseph A. Ratigliano, 69 of Watertown passed away at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, September 15, 2023.

Joe was born in Watertown September 10, 1954, son of Joseph A. and Angelina Oddi Ratigliano and he was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School. On October 10, 1981 he married Mary A. Levangie at Holy Family Church with Msgr. Robert J. McCarthy officiating.

Joe had worked at Acme Market. He retired after 34 years from P & C Grocery Store as the produce manager. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Joe enjoyed cooking and baking, flowers and gardening, and any holiday where he would cook a feast. Time spent with his family, children, and grandchildren were especially his favorite thing to do.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Third Floor PC Unit at Samaritan Medical Center for their care and devotion to Joe.

Along with his wife, Mary, he is survived by his three daughters, Jessica L. Taylor and husband Robert, Amanda M. Moss and husband Gary, and Angela M. Ratigliano, all of Watertown; six grandchildren, Logan, London, Reid, Grey, Finn, and Ollie; five brothers, Eugene J. and wife Jean, Ballston Spa, and Anthony M., John P. and Joanne, Michael D. and Jonda, and Ronnie J., all of Watertown; two sisters, Lucy A. Booth and husband Michael and Betty Lou LaVancha and husband Roger, all of Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was predeceased by his father Joseph, December 10, 1981, mother Angelina, March 14, 2009, sister Mary Ann Phillips, September 30, 2012, and brother-in-law Richard Phillips, November 15, 2018.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, September 19, from 4 - 7 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 20, at 10 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 11 AM Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Online condolences to Joe's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in Joe's name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#18 Jim Rizzo 2023-09-23 15:05
I had the honor of knowing Joe well in my younger years and still ran into him from time to time. He was a true gentleman and always kind to everyone RIP, Jim
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#17 Darrel Kicherer 2023-09-19 23:16
Great guy, have known Joe about 40 years. We always had good talks while he worked at P and C. Always had a smile on his face. Gone too soon. RIP my friend. Derrick, my son worked with Joe and also wishes to send his condolences.
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#16 Sandra Lovranski 2023-09-19 14:05
RIP Joe Joe Sincere, heartfelt condolences to your entire family from your cousins in Canada.
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#15 B & L Daugherty 2023-09-18 17:02
What a great man with a smile to match! Glad we were able to meet you and see your smile and hellos over the ages! Hugs for all the ladies!
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#14 Robert Booth 2023-09-18 16:56
So sorry for your loss. I heard so many wonderful things about Joe.
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#13 Sheri Power 2023-09-18 16:38
Sending condolences and prayers to Mary, Jessica, Amanda and Angela. Joe was a wonderful person. I knew him during the time when Mary would babysit my children. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by many.
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#12 Lee Berkman Rolfe 2023-09-18 16:12
My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Mary and your girls. He was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathies to both John & Mike, his brothers, my special friends.
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#11 michael oddi 2023-09-18 14:04
annette and i are sadden by joes passing,even though we have been out of touch over the years,we still have some memories of joe. may he rest in peace and god bless him.
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#10 Lindsay Sparacino 2023-09-18 12:29
We are so sorry for the passing of Joe. Praying for comfort and peace for the entire family.
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#9 Fred & Judy Angel 2023-09-17 20:40
Tigger and Family, So sorry to read of your brother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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