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“To John And The orsino Family. So Sorry To Hear Of Your Dads Passing.Our Prayers Are With You All At This Time. God Bless You All...Ernie And Cathy...Read More »
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Joseph J. Orsino, of Stoneham, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Joseph was born on April 6, 1931 to John & Camella (Bromante) Orsino in the West End of Boston. He was raised in the West End and graduated from Boston Latin High School. After high school, Joseph enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. Following the war, Joseph's family moved to Melrose, MA where Joseph raised his own family. He also earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern. Joseph did most of his traveling while he was in the Army, but he also made a trip to Sicily to visit family. He had an artistic side as well; he enjoyed drawing, writing, and he sang all of the time mostly in Italian. He loved music and always had something playing in the background. Joseph was also an avid hockey fan, particularly the Boston Bruins. Joseph was the longtime companion of Shirley Medeiros of Stoneham. Former husband of Roseanne Greene. Loving father of Jeannette Orsino of Boston, John Orsino & his wife Stacy of AZ, James Orsino & his wife Katie of Stoneham, Julianne Orsino & her wife Emily Rivera of Malden, Joseph M. Orsino & his wife MaryAnne Carpenter of NH, and Jennifer Ahlin & her husband Dennis of Wilmington. Proud grandfather of Easton, Alexandra, Aiden, Michaela, Olivia, Zachary, Shane, Audrey, Dominic, Casey, and Cristina. Brother of Gaetana Spinale of Melrose, Frank Orsino of VA, and Diane Battista of NJ. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 from 8:30-10:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 46 Herbert St., Melrose, at 10:30 AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.