Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home

352 East 87th Street, New York, NY


Joseph Martinelli

December 22, 1924December 29, 2019

Joseph Martinelli, the mayor of E.78th St New York, NY passed away on Sunday December 29, 2019, at 95 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Teresa, dear brother of Mary and the late Pauline and Eileen. Joe was a loving uncle and a dear friend to many. Joe had worked 57 wonderful years for the NY Post. A memorial service in honor of his memory will be announced.

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Larry (Skip) Albano

January 7, 2020

Joe or as many of us called him, "Buddy" was my neighbor and my buddy.
We would sit, he in his wheechair and me in my folding chair outside our apartment building fromm 3:00 to 5:30.
We would talk to our neighbors, strangers and pet the neighborhood dogs. He was the mayor after all! Everyone knew him and he knew everyone. Such a pleasant person , always with a smile or with a nice word.
I will miss our coversations about anything and everything the wind blew by.
I was so fortunate to have met him and to be able to call him my buddy
I will miss him very, very much