Joseph Burgio

Obituary of Joseph Burgio

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the age of 58. Predeceased by his mother, Margaret Burgio. Joe is survived by his wife, Linda (Palermo) Burgio; daughters, Christine (Mike Corliss) Accorso & Angela Soucie; grandchildren, Andrea Accorso, David Emrich & Joseph Cubiotti; great-granddaughter, Gabriella Lynne Accorso; father, Donald J. Burgio; sister, Valarie (Frank) Cutali; brother, Donald (Lisa) Burgio; brother-in-law, Sam (Wanda) Palermo; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jack) Knoepfler; nephews & nieces, Donnie Burgio, Michael Burgio, Anthony (Nicole Bennett) Burgio, Priscilla Marano, Samantha (Gerry Rockcastle) Marano & Alex Knoepfler; his beloved pets, Gucci & Comet. Joe was employed by Tops Supermarket at the corporate offices for 38 years. 


Joe’s visitation will be held Sunday, July 23 from 1- 5 PM at the funeral home 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 287 Flower City Park, Rochester NY. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in Joe’s memory.

Joe was born on January 6, 1959 to Donald & Margaret Burgio in Rochester, NY. He grew up in the town of Gates with his siblings Donald & Valarie. During his youth, Joe played football and graduated from Gates-Chili high school. He worked at Tops Friendly Markets at their corporate offices for 38 years. Joe and his wife Linda married on July 25, 1982. They went on to have two children, Christine & Angela. Joe always enjoyed sports and his favorite football team was the New York Giants. Some of his favorite hobbies were boating, camping, shooting and fishing. Joe was notorious for good fishing stories, like casting his line into trees and catching boats and lawn chairs. He also loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his two dogs, Comet and Gucci. Joe was a very outgoing person and he had a zest for life. He made friends wherever he went and was very willing to help out with anything. Joe’s caring ways and concern for others always had him on the go. Holidays were a special time and his jokes made every event entertaining as he was the life of the party. Joe will be deeply missed by many loved ones and friends. His spirit and humor will be cherished and will live on in the memories of all those who knew and loved Joe.