Joseph A. Romano, a longtime resident of Highland Mills, NY, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He was 77 years old. Son of the late Cristofaro and Silvia Conte Romano, he was born September 6, 1939 in Bronx, NY. Joseph was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam and a retired member of the Carpenter's Union Local #157 out of Manhattan. His handy work can be found from the hustle of New York City to the humble woods of Wurtsboro. He was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church of Highland Mills and was the widower of his beloved Maria Lombardo Romano who passed away in 1996. Joe was an incredible spirit that entered a room and lit it up. Loved by all that knew him, his incredible passion for his craft was only matched by his unconditional love for his Family extended family as well as his grandpups, Izabella Lola, Peanut & Caesar. Survivors include his two daughters: Carla Romano and her husband George Ladlee of Highland Mills, Victoria Romano and her husband Christopher Ceriello of New Windsor, his two sons: Joseph Romano and his wife Angela of Wallkill, Anthony Romano and his wife Erika of Scotchtown, his sister Anna Ruello of Newark, DE, and his grandchildren: Michael, Megan, Nick, Andrew, Gianna, Chloe, Anthony, Austin, and Sophia. Joseph was predeceased by his brothers: Vincent and Louis Romano. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12th in the Monroe Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Michael F. Keane. Interment will follow in St. Anastasia Cemetery, Harriman, NY. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.