Angelo Pisciotta

Obituary of Angelo Pisciotta

Angelo Pisciotta August 28, 1950 – February 17, 2021 Rock Tavern, New York Angelo Pisciotta passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Garnet Health Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. He was 70 years old. Son of the late Thomas N. Pisciotta & Angelina M. Palmieri Pisciotta, Angelo was born on August 28, 1950 in New York City. Survivors include his loving wife, Lorraine Lee Pisciotta at home; daughters: Alexis Pisciotta (Aaron) of Forest Hills, NY, Rhea Pisciotta of Cornwall, and Leanne Pisciotta of Rock Tavern; brother, Thomas Pisciotta of Mechanicville, NY; sisters: Mildred Pisciotta of New York, NY & Louise Provenza of Mechanicville, NY; and three granddaughters: Zoe, Lila & Angelina. He was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Pisciotta. A family statement reads: "My husband, Angelo, the love of my life, was a man who made an impression. He had a smile that would light up a room and people were drawn to him. When we met 36 years ago, he had me at "hello". Angelo loved deeply, forgave easily, didn't hold a grudge and had infinite patience. As his wife of 33 years, he never left home without kissing me good-bye. Daughters Alexis, Rhea and Leanne were the sunshine of his life. When they were children he would sing that Stevie Wonder song to them. Granddaughters Zoe, Lila and Angelina made life complete. Angelo was the ultimate Girl Dad! Known for his ability to fix anything, his skills were often in demand. There was no Barbie doll or other toy that could thwart him. He was a grateful friend of Bill W. for many years and treasured the relationships he formed there. Arriving in his signature flannel shirt, he so enjoyed the daily coffee hour at the round table in Dunkin Donuts with his "guys". They referred to him as "the voice of reason" and so he was. Angelo had a bond with these men and they supported each other in good times and bad and could always be relied upon. Every phone call with them ended with "I love you, brother." He was a proud 50-year member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 3) retiring as a foreman. Angelo loved and stayed in touch with a talented core of electricians he had worked with for many years. Our families celebrated many happy times together. Despite numerous joint replacements and chronic and acute pain from back fusion, Angelo found joy in riding his Harley Davidson. It gave him a freedom his body often denied him. Occasionally, he would persuade me to ride on the back of the bike. Riding the Harley was his only indulgence, other than egg nog from Stewarts and ice cream. He loved life! Angelo stopped playing Lotto because he felt he had already won the jackpot! From the way he lived his former life, he thought he should have been gone at 30. Even at 70 years old, it was too soon. These last two years he had the company of his youngest daughter, Leanne, when she moved home to finish nursing school. It was her plan to have him "pin" her at the graduation ceremony in August. I know he will be there. During his raging battle with Covid-19, he was often much more concerned about comforting "his girls" than being comforted. Though we were prohibited by Garnet Hospital in Middletown from having end-of-life visitation with my husband in the ICU, we give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of that unit for their loving, compassionate care. They held his hand while he passed, though we could not. Please know that with a Covid-19 patient, all other hospitals in Orange County, New York permit end-of-life visitation at the discretion of the hospital. It is imperative that families have this option when choosing a hospital for their Covid-19 positive loved ones. No one needs to die alone without the comfort of family beside them." Visitation will be on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 5-8 P.M. at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anastasia Parish Church, 110 Route 17M, Harriman. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited occupancy and we ask you to please adhere to the state regulations regarding face masks and distancing. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Hudson Valley SPCA, P.O. Box 356, Vails Gate, NY 12584.

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 26, 2021
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States


1:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2021
St. Anastasia Parish Church
110 Route 17M
Harriman, New York, United States
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