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Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Joseph T. Farinella

January 16, 1935August 3, 2019
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Joseph T. Farinella was called home suddenly August 3, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Rose (nee' Ragusa) Farinella; cherished father of Ramondo (Mary), Frank (Tess), and Little Joe; wonderful grandpa to Michael, Angelina, Ava, Daniel (Linsey), Gina, and Sam; loving great-grandpa to Bella Rose and Henry; dear brother of Josephine Jones; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and a friend to many.

Joe was known to everyone as "Papa Joe" for his great culinary skills. You could never go to his house and not have a plate of food, or a recipe to take with you. He loved gardening, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 11 from 4-8pm at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street 63109. A Celebration of Papa Joe's Life will be Monday, August 12 at 10am at Hoffmeister Colonial Chapel, followed by entombment at Resurrection Cemetery.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Frank Farinella
  • Ramondo Farinella
  • Joey Farinella
  • Michael Farinella
  • Sammy Farinella
  • Daniel Farinella

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Monday, August 12, 2019

Memories

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Dan Herberg

August 11, 2019

I knew Joe through my Mom & Dad, Randy & Marilyn Herberg. They both have always spoke highly of him and appreciated his check-ins with a gift from his garden or a special recipe item he would make. He made them feel very special. I felt very at ease dealing with him. Joe was very accommodating as well as a real classy guy. I know his good will and nature will be sorely missed. I wish your family peace through these sad times.

Dave Wicks

August 11, 2019

My deepest regrets to Frank, Ramon and Little Joe for not making the visitation today. I have other obligations. I shall always cherish my friendship with your father Joe and the many fun talk sessions around the table at the Labadie Market as well as his meals at the corner garage and the house on the hill in downtown Labadie. What a wonderful human being who loved his family. God Bless and may the Lord shine upon him.

Colleen Hunn

August 7, 2019

Papa Joe will be sincerely missed! Our condolences from First Bank!

Pat Hamilton

August 7, 2019

What a loving person❣ Mr. Farinella's been our wonderful landlord for at least the past 17 years. He was always only one call away. I'll miss seeing his smiling face, coming to our store with goodies for my husband, Dave and me from his garden. Upward and onward Mr. Farinella, I'm thinking Mrs. Farinella greeted you with open arms. It's so hard on those of us left behind, no doubt Mr. Farinella will be missed by so many❣

Fred Meyer

August 6, 2019

Joe was great! So sorry to see him go. Many fond memories of the farm and family growing up, The farm shaped what I value in life. Picture taken around 1982

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