Joseph Blandino

February 28, 1964February 26, 2018

Joseph Blandino, 53 years old of Morris Park in the Bronx, has passed away on February 26th, 2018.

Joseph, widely known as Big Joe, was born February 28th, 1964 in the Bronx, New York to Francesco and Concetta Blandino. His family included three younger siblings – Salvatore, Adelina, and Frank. He is an alumnus of Iona Preparatory School class of 1982, and attained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1991. Joe’s family lived in the Bronx until they moved to Florida when he was 17 years old. While in Florida, he worked at the family-owned restaurant Expresso Pizzeria, was a part of the Treasure Coast Opera Society, and coached football at John Carrol High School. When he was 23 years old, Joe moved back to the Bronx where he was a well-known photographer and video editor for Martone Brothers’ Photography for over 30 years. In 1992, he married Marie and they had four children – Francesco, Angela, Joseph, and Nicholas. On a regular day, you’d find Joe either at La Casa Del Café enjoying an espresso, at Iona Prep flipping burgers with the Father’s Council, and spending time with his beloved family and friends. Joe had a wonderful heart and the brightest personality in the world. He had a tremendously positive impact on everyone he encountered, and will be dearly missed by all the people he knew.

The services for Joe Blandino will be as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, March 1, 7 - 9 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2 - 4 p.m. & 7 - 9 p.m. John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home 1121 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, N.Y.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. St. Francis Xavier Church 1703 Lurting Avenue Bronx, N.Y.

Burial: St. Raymonds Cemetery 2600 Lafayette Ave Bronx, NY 10465


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Richard Greco

March 17, 2018

I've known Joe ever since I opened my Real Estate Appraisal Office in 1989 on Radcliff Ave around the corner from Martones former photo studio.

Joe was a delight, helpful a gentlemens gentlemen. You can say a gentle giant. I loved debating politics with Joe and only just found out he earned a BS in Political Science. I can only say that God will enjoy debating with Joe in the Kingdom of Heaven. Joe you are indeed missed at The cafe Captains Luciano's and on Morris Park Ave. Rest in Peace my friend.

Debbie Lafferty

March 7, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the Blandino family. Spent many a night back in the day sitting in the restaurant talking and laughing for hours. I was always made to feel like family. Very fond memories. Deb


March 6, 2018


Debra Guerra

March 5, 2018

Rest in peace my cousin...heaven has gained an angel. I wish I was able to come to NY to say a final goodbye...until we meet again...
Love Cousins Debra, Charles, Madeline and Luke Guerra

Aryan Kadivar

March 5, 2018

Offering our most deepest of condolences to the Blandino family. Joseph will forever be in all of our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Marybeth Ammerman Schillace

March 3, 2018

Dear Blandino Family~ I forever cherish family times together in Trumbull, Connecticut. When cousins visited cousins we all loved each other's company and special memories. +God Bless Joe and Your Family 💜 Peace & Faith & Love & Prayers. ~Marybeth & Rose🌹~

Zee Anne Osteen

March 1, 2018

I went to High School with Joe and was a Varsity cheerleader when he played football. He was one of the good guys and treated everyone with respect. Prayers to the Blandino family in this very difficult time. May you rest in peace Joe.


February 28, 2018

There are no words to describe Joe's loss. He brought such happiness to my cousin Maria. May God watch over you and your beautiful children.
With our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. Love Deborah and Richard

Joanne Conte

February 28, 2018

Joe was a very special human being. He never failed to acknowledge a person, always making all he met feel special. We will miss you, Joe

Danielle Kirrane

February 28, 2018

I have never seen this wonderful man upset or mad. He was a special one of a kind man. He would always greet me in a loud voice and a smile and say “DK!” This is a tremendous loss but remember “God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the very best.” ❤️