Pennella, Joseph Anthony

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Joseph Anthony Pennella, 89, passed away on March 31, 2018 at Heritage Hall of Blacksburg, VA, due to complications from a stroke 3 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena ‘Dolly’ Sarni Pennella; parents, Salvatore Pennella and Mary Novollena Pennella; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank Arcano and Mary Sarni Arcano; brothers, Ray Pennella, Lou Pennella; brothers-in-law, Michael Sarni, Frank Arcano Jr., Russ Gladwin, Dennis Arcano; sister-in-law, Marie Sarni.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Deborah A. Pennella; brothers and sister, Frank Pennella, Sal Pennella, Fran Rose; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Buz Boccuzzi, Lucille Gladwin, Gerry Boccuzzi, Jackie Arcano, Nancy Arcano, Ann Pennella, and Sandy Pennella; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Chapman Technical High School in 1947 and thereafter graduated from Mitchell College. Joe served in the Army as a Sergent Medic. After his service in the Army he worked at Norden Aircraft with submarines, Conde Nast Publishers, Scalzi Paint, Brandmans Paints & Publix. While living in Connecticut, he worked with the youth group at Grace Evangelical Church. Joe enjoyed woodworking and drawing in his spare time.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 7 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.