Joseph "Joe Pisa" Sanfratello

Passed away on May 12, 2020

Joseph "Joe Pisa" Sanfratello passed away on May 12, 2020 and is under the care of Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home.

Private Family Visitation will be held on May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am at Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, 2005 W 6th St, Brooklyn, New York. Committal Service will be held on May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am at Saint John Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, New York.

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  • Private Family Visitation

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


Joseph "Joe Pisa" Sanfratello

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Margherita Rotondi

May 13, 2021

Dear family of Joe Sanfratello,
A year has gone by since we lost Joe and miss him. I want to let you know that he is in our prayers.
Most sincerely, Margherita Rotondi, my brother Marco Rotondi, who knew Joe since they were teens, and my family.

Lisa Papandrea Becker

May 12, 2021

Joe, the memories I have of you as a child and as an adult are so meaningful. From the visits to my parents and big lunches (stochu) and the tour you gave Matt and me of your house a few years back. You were a gem. You were always more impressed with me even more than my own father at times and I appreciate that. You are so very missed and when the anger of your loss subsides I hope to regain all of those memories in a more positive light. Rest easy. Until we meet again.

Roberta Rosenast

November 19, 2020

To the Sanfratello Family - Four years ago I moved to Yonkers after having lived in Brooklyn for over 30 years. Pisa was a must stop every weekend for their prepared foods and especially for the fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers.
I was always warmly greeted by Joe and the whole family even after I moved to Yonkers and would make a special trip back to Brooklyn. I stopped by the other day and was so sad to see the shutters down but then to read the sign. My sincerest condolences to the entire Sanfratello Family. Joe, the entire family and all of those who worked at Pisa will be sorely missed.

Roberta Rosenast

Pat Profsky

September 1, 2020

I am so saddened by the loss of Joe.I shopped Pisa at least 2 times a week.We moved 2 years ago but I still shopped there.I would call in order to Franco or Rico.Iwatched the boys grow up there.The staff was always very good to me.I don’t know what else to say.I am truly sorry.Joe and the store will be missed.
Pat Profsky

Margherita Rotondi

July 22, 2020

Dear Family, so deeply sorry for your loss. Joey was such a great person. Always gave treats to the children of his patrons. Devoted to providing fresh italian food to the community. I will miss him always prayers to all of you. Rest in peace, Joey.

Mary Gaglio

June 22, 2020

Joe God has called you home. 😇
We are all broken-hearted & you will always have a special place in our hearts. Our prayers are with your family. You will be missed, until we meet again. 😢🙏

Jack Gallo

June 22, 2020

Joe was a wonderful person, we go way back to the early 80s Joe always greeted me with respect and fresh mozzarella, he never let me pay for a drink, we laughed hard..... Worked hard and played hard!!! Joe Pisa you will be missed, but never forgotten..... As for your family I'm sure this is extremely difficult to lose you so before your time..... Your loved and will be missed!!!!! MY friend!!!! Love you Joe

Spencer Chan

June 19, 2020

When I first moved into the neighborhood, I was happy to see a true blue Brooklyn pork store down the block. From the first day I met Joe, he was immediately kind and generous. He would always hand over a rice ball or whatever he had just freshly made for me to try. I often had to buy it because it always so delicious! Sadly, I haven’t been to the pork store the last few years because of heath issues, but I will always remember how great he was to the kids. He will always remain a pillar of this community and may he rest easy up in heaven.

Michael Ammirabile

May 27, 2020

This is Michael Ammirabile from Howard Beach. I just wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of Joe’s passing. I was absolutely shocked when I heard. I saw him only a couple of months ago before the store shut down. I will always have fond memories of him. He was always so generous when I came into the store and my kids always loved when he gave them mozzarella sticks. I will be sure to keep Joe and your family in my prayers during this terrible time. Again my condolences. God bless.

Jonathan Argenziano

May 21, 2020

I knew him my whole life. At the store like all the kids that came in he always was friendly and gave all of us a piece of mozzarella.I found out today that he’s gone. My reaction is, to be the best that I could be. So I could make him proud. When I got home, Joe was one of the people I had to see. Was so happy when I saw him and everyone at the store. Joe is a big part of my childhood. I’m thinking he’s having a good time with my dad, Joe Capone in heaven. Even as I write this. Joe will always be in thoughts and heart. Thank you for being in my life