Obituary of Joseph Sirianni
Greece: June 18, 2018. Joe is predeceased by his father, Anthony Sirianni; sisters, Mary Hiemenz & Cathy Mills. He is survived by his wife, Ginny M. (Rizzo) Sirianni; children, Joe (Ann West) Sirianni & Nick Sirianni; mother, Nancy Sirianni; siblings, Rev. Louis Sirianni & Nancy Sirianni; brothers-in-law, John Hiemenz & Steven Mills; mother-in-law, Frances Rizzo; sister-in-law, Carol Novick; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Joe’s visitation will be Friday, June 22nd, 2-4 & 6-8 at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 23rd, 9 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave., followed by his interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Mark’s Church, 54 Kuhn Rd., Rochester, NY 14612 or to Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14612 in Joe’s memory.
Joseph Sirianni was born in Rochester, NY on June 17, 1956. He was one of five children to Anthony & Nancy Sirianni.
Joe has always been an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church. During his grade school years, he was an altar server and in his teen years he volunteered cleaning the church.
Joe was always very active, he was a crossing guard, involved in Scouts and was a member of the AQ Marching Band.
Catholic education was very important to Joe and his family. He was a graduate of, Holy Cross Grade School, Aquinas High School and St. John Fisher College.
Joe was hard working, it was this trait that led him to the love of his life Ginny Rizzo. The two had first met while working at Abbott’s on Lake Avenue.
Joe & Ginny were married, November 19, 1977 at Most Precious Blood Church. Their family grew to include sons, Joe & Nick.
Dedication and loyalty were personality traits that served Joe very well. These are most evident working for Golden State Food for over 29 years. Eventually he became a Customer Service Manager. He proudly traveled to the new McDonald’s making sure that each franchise had the tools to be successful. During his own training Joe was given an Excellence Award from McDonald’s Corporation.
Nothing made Joe happier than spending time with family. He loved attending his son’s events and the events of other kids in his family.
Joe always volunteered and gave back of himself to others. He could be counted on to take care of family members. He donated his time to the AQ Mission Bouts & Ronald McDonald House.
Joe gave of himself to Holy Cross Church. He served there in his adult years in different ways. He was active with, parish council, as a lector, eucharistic minister and liturgical coordinator.
He was a fan of the Rams & Dodgers. He liked watching Hawaii 5-0 and Star Trek. Joe enjoyed listening to spiritual music. His most famous quote when asked a question was “look it up.”
There are so many ways to describe who Joe was as a person. Family have described his as: fun loving, kind, gracious, loyal, generous, devoted, positive, hardworking, ambitious, always put others ahead of himself, reliable and faithful.
To know him was to love him. He will truly be missed!