Giuseppe Pendino

Obituary of Giuseppe D. Pendino

Longtime Milton resident, Giuseppe Pendino, passed away peacefully at home alongside family on Tuesday May 17, 2022. Taking each day at a time and living his best life, he was surrounded and cared for by his loved ones. Born in Alexandria Della Rocco to his mother, Theresa Messina Demmi, and father Eliseo Demmi. Joe was admired by many and a pleasure to know through the years. Joe was very smart and a math wiz, could never get anything by him. His teachers in Italy, where he attended school, all had a great effect on him, especially for his success growing up. Sadly Joe's parents had passed away at early ages. Theresa had passed away at the age of 29 due to tuberculosis and Eliseo passed away at the age of 28 during World War II in Tunisia. Joe also had a younger brother Anthony Demmi who passed away at the age of one. Joe enjoyed playing soccer with the fellow children in his hometown. He was a pretty good player—"a little bit," as he would say. After his parents passed, Joe lived with his grandmother, Laura Messina and grandfather, Giuseppe Messina for 17 years. Joe lived in Alexandria all his life until December 23, 1955 when he boarded the ship, Saturnia, and sailed the seas to the United States where he arrived in New York City on January 4, 1956. From working in the Manhattan garment factories to the downtown local Italian grocery stores, joe had a work ethic like no other compared to him. If you knew Joe then you know "every day was labor day." After years in the city Joe moved to Milton New York where he worked for 27 wonderful years for the Marlboro School District. He also worked 10 years for the Carroll Bus Company. Taking on daily tasks, large and small, Joe was your guy to get the job done. While working at the school district, Joe met his longtime best friend and wife Anna Pendino. Whether it was a date night to the local Longhorn restaurant or getaway trips to their river retreat, they were inseparable and loved each other to their fullest potential. Joe loved spending time with his family, this was very important to him. The occasional card game of scuppa and weekend trips to the great Lake George, you would always hear him say how he enjoyed spending time together and having everyone in the same room. Sunday family dinners were his favorite, your traditional ziti, meatballs and garlic bread with a little provolone and pepperoni. There was always room for more at the table. Joe is survived by his wife of almost 58 years Anna Pendino of Milton New York, Son Eliseo Pendino, and wife Kimberly and her daughters Hunter and Harleigh Whalen and granddaughter Karter Reign Marsh, of Pleasant Valley New York, Granddaughter Shyla Impara-Pendino and her pet, Scout, of Wappinger Falls, New York, Granddaughter Vanessa Pendino of Chandler, Arizona, Great granddaughter Solia Soliman and Great Grandsons Eliseo Flores and King Soliman, Grandson Gary Inkell Jr. and husband Nick Pappas of Highland, New York, Granddaughter Tara Inkell and her two sons Harry and Armando of Woodstock, Georgia, Granddaughter Devina Inkell– Halstead and husband Matthew of Highland and her son Brandon of Highland, New York. Joe was predeceased by his step-daughter, Alice Inkell. We shall treasure the memories and wonderful times spent together. Beyond the horizon, we shall reminisce the afterglow of eternal love. Joe has left us his special presence. We shall celebrate and salute an amazing man we hold so dear. Any condolences may be sent to the residence of Joe and Anna Pendino. 92 Old Indian Rd. Milton, New York 12547. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., Marlboro, NY, (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com
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