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“So very sorry to hear Joe passed away. Shared many fond memories growing up on the East end and Pomeroy school. Prayers for Joe and family. May he...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Peck - Cortland, NY - Friend

“My Condolences to Gina and the Rosato Family. I will always remember Gina's Dad dedicating the Red Solo Cup song to Derek at their wedding. A nice...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jackie Sweeney - Orlando, FL

“I hope that you will all find piece and know that Joe will be at rest now. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Michael Smith - Coworker

“Many good memories of Joe, I enjoyed my years working with Joe. We will keep the family in our prayers. Jim and Sandy Murphy ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: JAMES MURPHY - Hilton, NY

“We are sad to hear of Joe's passing, out thoughts and prayer are with the family. Jimmy and Linda Root ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jimmy Root

Mr. Joseph T. Rosato, 63, of Cortland passed away Friday May 4, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness. Born, January 26, 1955 in Cortland, Joe was a son of Thomas F. and Katherine Silvaggio Rosato and was a life time resident of Cortland.

Joe was employed as a propane specialist with Suburban Propane in Polkville from 1982-2007. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church and was a devoted family man.

Joe is survived by his wife; Jo Anne Billodeau Rosato at home, a son; Chad (Tara) Rosato of Cleveland, Tennessee and a daughter; Gina (Dereck) Withey of Cortland, a brother; Thomas (Betsey) Rosato of Cortland., Joe always called his sister-in-laws, "Sis" as they were more like sisters to him.,four grandchildren; Cole, Mason and Joseph Rosato and Kenzie Withey. Joe was very fond of a special neighbor, Gilda Biviano who was like a second mother to him, they looked out for each other as they would check in on each other every day by phone. Joe also had other special neighbors; Mark and Diane Yacavone., and special friends Bob and Doris Hyde.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St., Cortland, N.Y. with Rev. Kenneth Kirkman officiating. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The family extends an invitation for friends and family to join them after the committal prayers at the Port Watson Mini Conference Center 131 Port Watson St. Cortland, N.Y.

The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Those who wish to honor Joe in the form of a contribution are asked to please consider, Hospicare of Cortland, Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, N.Y. 13045 or St. Joseph's Home Health Care. Condolence may also be sent by visiting

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Riccardi Funeral Home
69 N Main St Cortland, NY 13045
Tel. (607) 753-1053