Joseph C. Sapienza, Sr.

Voorheesville - Joseph Carmine Sapienza Sr. passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by pictures and momentos of his loving family, on Thursday April 20, 2023.

Joseph was born on February 18, 1940 in Yonkers, New York, the loving son of Carmine and Ruth Ackerman Sapienza. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1961. He was most proud of being a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. His door was always open to all for a delicious Sunday brunch (his home fries were legendary) or a plate of macaroni and the most delicious meatballs. In most recent years he spent his free time watching old movies and TV shows. Some of his favorites include: The Honeymooners, The 3 Stooges, The Andy Griffith Show, Monk and Bonanza to name just a few.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Jane Schreiber Sapienza; his children, Ruthanne Sapienza, Joseph Carmine (Katherine) Sapienza, Edwin James (Amy) Sapienza, and Robert Carmine (Amy) Sapienza. He is also survived by his 7 loving grandchildren, Teresa Anne (William Monzidelis II), Collin Joseph Sapienza, Alex Joseph Sapienza, Justin Edwin Sapienza, Ally Marianne Sapienza, Maya Rose Sapienza, and Molly Ann Sapienza; 2 great grandsons, William Monzidelis III and Joseph Ralph Monzidelis; his brother, Thomas Sapienza; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter, Marianne Carmen Sapienza; his parents; and his brothers, Edward and John Sapienza.

Relatives and friends may call at St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview Street, Voorheesville, NY on Thursday April 27, 2023 from 4 pm to 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthew’s Church at 10 am on Friday April 28 followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Glenmont, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made on his behalf to the Albany Research Institute, Inc. 113 Holland Ave Room A634 Albany, NY 12208.