Joseph A. Saraco

Joseph A. Saraco, age 64, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021.  A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Joseph was born on December 28, 1956.  He and his twin sister were born to the late Joseph and Gloria Saraco. Raised in the Bronx, Joseph attended Cardinal Spellman High School.  He later earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marketing and Management from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He enjoyed almost 40 years as a car salesman for Oldsmobile and Chevrolet.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Joseph. He loved a quiet afternoon with family and friends and a glass of red sangria in hand. During his last few years, he had an uncanny ability to find happiness in the simplest daily activities. He will always be remembered for being quick-witted and lighthearted. He had a pleasant personality and a great sense of humor.

Joseph leaves behind his sister, Susan along with his nephews and nieces, Kimberlyn, Thomas, Ashley, Stephen and Kelsey.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 14th and Thursday, July 15th from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at John Dormi Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. Mass will be held on Friday, July 16th at 11:00am at St, Francis Xavier Church, 1703 Lurting Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461.



  1. Larry Porco on July 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm


    I will miss you my friend. I always enjoyed the times we spent together. I am glad I got to make you laugh many times. You are good people. May God watch over you.

    • Susan Saraco on July 18, 2021 at 11:45 am

      Thank you Larry. My brother often talked about you with fond menories.

      Best regards,

  2. Robert Sirico on July 14, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Joe, you’ll be missed by everyone. Rest in peace my Dear Cousin. See you on the other side….Robert

    • Susan Saraco on July 18, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Robert. Also, thanks for the picture. We do have good memories growing up.

      Best regards,

  3. Ginny Verderame on July 15, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    To the family of Joe Saraco –

    Unfortunately none of us will be able to make it over to the funeral home but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We will miss seeing Joe puttering around the house or backyard and he will always be remembered as a happy and jovial guy, always with a smile or a joke.

    All our love to you, Susan, and your family.

    With sincerest condolences,
    The Verderame Family
    Vicki, Ginny, John & Grace

  4. Susan Saraco on July 18, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Hello Ginny,
    Thank you so much for your kind words about my brother. I knew he was a special person, but its nice to hear it from other people. He surely will be missed.

    Thanks again.

    Best regards,

  5. Lorraine Traskos - Portland. CT on July 25, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I only knew Joseph on line but enjoyed all the conversations we had. I tried to get him to meet but we never could make it work. It would have been 2 years this month that we had been talking.. I did not know he was ill. I will miss him more than he would have ever known. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish he has told me he was sick, I would have taken the train to see him. His messages just stopped for no reason. I don’t think he knew how much I cared for him just from our conversations.

  6. Lorraine Traskos - Portland. CT on July 25, 2021 at 12:15 am

    My condolences to his sister and other famly members.

  7. Lisa Ferraro on July 25, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    JOE I will miss you until we meet again. Never put off tomorrow what you can do today, always talked about getting together and just figured there is always tomorrow, next month, next season , I have a new visitor that at my house of 25 yrs never had. I have a red cardinal and it makes sure I get it’s attention and then let’s me take several photos and leaves. Thank you Joe ❤my deepest condolences to Susan and all his family that he cherished and loved so much.

  8. Debra Torres Rottach on July 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    We had some great memories joe with Lisa Ferraro and John and Robert May god rest your soul prayers for your twin sister Susan and her family at this most difficult time until we meet again

  9. Lisa Ferraro on July 26, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Beautifully said Debra. Great memories with such great people ❤

  10. Bill Sunkel on August 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    I apologize for taking so long to add my comment here and to express my condolences to the family, especially Susan. I went to both grade school and high school with Joe. Though I had not seen or spoken to Joe for many years, we recently reconnected and had many enjoyable exchanges on Facebook. I read all the comments about Joe here, but would like to add that Joe loved music. As a teenager, he and I formed our first band together; he brought in two of the other three members of that band, and our first performance was in the Saracos’ backyard! We listened to many albums together in his basement. To say that he influenced my taste in music would be an understatement. I truly enjoyed his wit, spirit and humor — even when it was at my expense! Gone too soon, but to a much better place. Godspeed, Joe. Susan, you and your family are in my prayers.

  11. Roxanne Perrone on September 29, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Hi, Susan Kimmie Thomas and Ashley Stephen and Kelsey

    We wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of beloved Joe. The memories we all have of him (and your day/grandpa, too) are fond, long lasting and happy ones. We were shocked to hear of his passing albeit a couple of months later. To that end, healing hugs to ALL of you! May every memory and moment you have of Joe carry you through the toughest days/nites. Be well

    With sincerest sympathy
    Aunt Theresa, Roxanne Frank Alexa Jordana, Brigit Pierino and Matteo

  12. Ronald Freifeld on December 3, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Joe and I worked together for many years and I also knew him from his Dads Olds dealer ship
    I only saw this now after all these months
    He always called me for Thanksgiving and I know he sometimes traveled to see his nephew play hockey
    I Amin total shock I only checked the web now because I had a feeling something was wrong no answer on my calls or emails
    He was a true friend and just such a caring person
    I am in total shock I know his sister was in a travel agency and helped me a few times
    The last we spoke he was doing car swaps an d I think working on a family member food truck
    I will always remember him with Much affection
    I’m sorry and sad! Cell 516 313 3271

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