ILION - Joseph (Joe) T. DePalma, 76, of
Joe was born on February 20, 1943, to Louis and Angelina (Casale) DePalma, in
Joe was known for his quick wit, animated storytelling and musical talent. For many years he tended bar and played piano at various
He shared a very close relationship with his brother, Thomas “Chugger” DePalma, who was with Joe until the very end. The hilarious stories of their youth attest to their special bond.
Joe’s greatest accomplishments were his three children. They were the light of his life. Anyone that talked to Joe would often hear him gushing about them - sometimes endlessly! He was one of those quite unforgettable fathers, and his children will cherish him always.
Joe is survived by his brother, Thomas (Laurie) DePalma, of
At Joe’s request there will be no services. He will be interned at
Joe’s loved ones would like to thank the dedicated staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for making his final days comfortable for both him and his family.
Arrangements are with The Enea Family Funeral Home, located at