December 10, 1960 – June 1, 2019
Joe Vitorino, age 58, husband to Tina Vitorino since 1983, of Madison passed away after a brief period of illness on June 1, 2019, with family by his side.
Joe was born on December 10th, 1960 in Lisbon, Portugal to parents Josel and Jose Vitorino.
He graduated from Gateway Community College with a degree in business administration.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Michael Vitorino, mother and brothers Victor and John. Wake services will be held at Swan Funeral Home in Madison on Friday June 7th, with calling hours from 4pm to 7pm. Followed by a celebration of life party @ the Madison Beach Hotel from 7pm to 10pm.
- Calling Hours Friday, June 7, 2019
- Celebration of Life Friday, June 7, 2019
June 8, 2019
I only me Joe once at a party in his house during the 2918 Christmas holidays A more welcoming and considerate host I have never never met. From that brief encounter I realized that not only his family and friends have lost wonderful man but also the world, We will miss you, Joe!
June 7, 2019
To Beloved Friend. We have shared so many great times together it is hard to imagine not having you around. I will not allow the sadness of this time to consume all the wonderful memories that I have with you. You would not approve, as that is not how you lived life. You are the personification of the saying, “You only die once, you live every day”. I got your final message to me. Thanks for that last drink together and letting me know you’re okay. I will miss you my friend.
To Tina, Mike and Family. We/I am so sorry for your loss. You all know that Joe was much more than a friend to me. You know that we think of you as family. You will always have a place in our home and at our table to continue our friendship and holidays together. Joe will always be with us as well.
June 5, 2019
Although we hadn't seen each other in quite some time, my memories of Joe were always good ones. He was kind, funny and a wonderful son, husband and father. My condolences to Tina, Michael and family. God bless you all.
June 5, 2019
I'm a friend of Joe. I was shocked to hear about his passing away. Much too early, no doubt. Joe, I miss you, but the memories will stay...
June 5, 2019
I am co-worker of Joe's at Bausch. His passing was such a shock and a huge loss for Bausch.
He was always ready with a smile and kind words, and if he had his coffee pot in hand, he'd offer me a cup.
He was a hit at our happy hours-- friendly and open to everyone, telling jokes (really good jokes!)-- and he often ordered food for all to share.
In good weather, he always walked at lunchtime and I'd wave from the other side of the street. Then I'd see him after work driving that red Corvette to Hammonasset for yet another walk.
We talked about one day retiring to Europe-- he and his wife to Portugal, me and my husband to Italy. I was so excited about one day traveling to each other's new country.
I am a better person for having known Joe. I will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends...
June 4, 2019
I was a coworker of Joe’s, at RFS. Because we both were smokers I would often find Joe in the smoking area and we would chitchat about whatever we felt like talking about.
One thing I remember Joe telling me was that he loved his cognac and he always made sure to have a glass of cognac at the close of every day. It’s seemed to mean a great deal to him.
I found Joe to be a very personable individual and enjoyed my conversations with him. He will be missed.