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Joseph A. Loconti
February 10, 1945 ~ September 15, 2013 (age 68)

LOWVILLE- Joseph A. Loconti, 68, of Brookside Circle, Lowville, formerly of Croghan, died on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Joseph was born on February 10, 1945, in Utica, New York, to the late Anthony and Concetta Tripoli Loconti.  He attended John F. Hughes Elementary School in Utica and in time graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1963.  On November 14, 1964, he married Carol Henry at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Utica.  The couple lived in Rochester where Mr. Loconti worked in construction before they moved to Croghan in 1967. From 1967 until 1984, Mr. Loconti worked as an independent insurance salesman for the Henry - Loconti Insurance Agency, Inc., a business that the Locontis owned with Mrs. Loconti’s father.  Then, from 1967 until he retired in 2004, he drove school bus for Beaver River Central School.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Loconti played active roles in the life of St. Stephen's Catholic Church parish in Croghan.  In addition, they served as Girl Scout leaders.  Moreover, from 1988 until 1994, Mr. Loconti served as Sexton at St. Stephen's Cemetery.  A member of the Croghan Fire Department from 1967 until 1985, he served with Lewis County Search and Rescue, having been, at one time, President.  In his younger years, he played with Joe Turck and David Virkler in the band "Sounds of Rhythm."  Mr. Loconti enjoyed playing guitar as well as with radio-controlled helicopters and airplanes.

Mr. Loconti is survived by Carol, his wife of over forty-eight years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathlene Loconti and her husband, Michael LaBuz of Clinton, New York, and Concetta and Craig Overend, of Auburn, New York; three grandchildren:  Gabriel Overend and Adriana and Ethan LaBuz; and three brothers and a sister-in-law  Anthony and Margaret "Peggy" Loconti, of Manassas, Virginia, Samuel Loconti, of Florida, and James Loconti, of Boston, Massachusetts; as well as by nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service that will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013, in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Croghan, with Father Neil VerSchneider, S.J., officiating.  A luncheon will follow the graveside service at St. Stephen's Catholic Church parish hall.  All are welcome.  There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 405, Croghan, New York 13327.  Arrangements are with the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2013.

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