Joseph M. Interrante passed away at Fish Memorial Hospital in Orange City, FL. On New Year’s Day. He was 95. Born and raised in Boston’s North End he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Rosaria (Abbene) Interrante. He served in the Pacific Theatre with the Army during World War II, participating in the liberation of the Philippines and other key areas during the war. Upon his return to civilian life he worked as a design engineer in the custom metal fabrication industry. In particular he worked with Metallic arts Co. and Custom Metal Craft, where he was CEO. A Medford resident for over 50 years, he increasingly made Deltona, Florida his home over the past 20 years. A proud member of the VFW, Joe was a kind and up-beat man who saw the best in people and life’s situations. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
The beloved husband of the late Rose (Bramante) Interrante, He was a devoted father to Joseph M. Interrante, Jr. and Rosann Interrante Panico and her husband Robert, all of Florida. He was a loving grandfather to Jodine Panico Taylor and her husband Richard, Michael and Steven Panico as well as a loving great-grandfather to Alexandra Taylor, Mia and Gianna Panico. The brother of the late Rose Moscufo and Pellegrino Interrrante, he leaves many nieces and nephews and was the dearest friend of Darlene and John O’Donnell, Amy and David Kuzo, Joyce and Donald Bouws.
His funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Saturday, January 14th at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant Street, Malden, at 10 AM. Services will conclude with burial at St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit at the funeral home on Friday 4 - 8 PM.
Although Joe was not afflicted, this charity was dear to his heart so please honor Joe's memory by making a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association, , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.