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Pelham Funeral Home
Monday September 20th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Pelham Funeral Home
Monday September 20th, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Funeral Service

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Tuesday September 21st, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am

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Woodlawn Cemetery
Tuesday September 21st, 2021
12:00pm

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Joseph DiCarlo

Joseph DiCarlo passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx on September 12th. He was 81 Years old. He was born in New York City, the son of Joseph and Rose DiCarlo.

Joseph was a grade school teacher in the Archdiocese of New York with a Master’s Degree in Catechetics from St. John’s University. A man of many talents, prior to teaching, he was a staff writer for the Yonkers newspaper, The Herald Statesman. He is also the author of Following Christ, the sixth grade catechism of the popular “Faith and Life” series published by Ignatius Press. Additionally, Joe played and taught guitar, and wrote songs and poetry some of which has been published.
As a young man Joe studied Life Drawing and Painting at the Art Students League in Manhattan and also apprenticed under the 20th Century artist, Alfredo Crimi. During the 1970’s ten of Joe’s oil paintings were purchased by Cabrini Medical Center. Joe’s artwork is broadly eclectic ranging from contemporary subjects such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to Biblical themes.
Since suffering a stroke in 1996 which left him unable to speak or use his right hand, Joe taught himself to draw and paint again with his left hand and continued to express himself and praise God through his art throughout his life.
Joseph was predeceased by his sister Benita and is survived by his sister, Norine and his brother-in- law, Robert Strittmatter.
Visitation will take place at Pelham Funeral Home at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.


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Guestbook

Norine we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother,Joseph. Our prayers are with you and Bob. You are such a caring and loving sister in all that you did for Joseph and your family. God Bless you

Carolyn and Don Strittmatter Sep 20 2021 8:43 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Elda Luisi. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Joseph DiCarlo.

Elda Luisi Sep 20 2021 8:36 AM

Your mother and mine were in the same hospital room when your brother and my sister were born. In later years he always referred to her as his first roommate. We always enjoyed his fresh look at things and warm humor!

Elda Luisi Sep 19 2021 11:15 PM

Norine and all concerned -- Condolences on the passing of Joseph. He obviously worked hard to make the most of the opportunities he had and that kind of spirit will be missed. My late father, John DeVierno, were he alive, would have joined in sending sympathy.

John DeVierno (and family Nancy, Chris and Andrew) Sep 19 2021 7:04 PM

I'm so sorry about the passing of your brother, I know you were taking care of him, Brothers and sisters are special, they are a reminder of our life as a family. God Bless your family.

Robert Florin Sep 17 2021 6:30 PM

I remember you speaking of your brother last year when you were honored by Westchester Putnam Right to Life. There's nothing like a brother. My sympathy, Norine. Sincerely, Maryl Turchi.

Maryl Turchi Sep 17 2021 8:40 AM