Joseph A. Nole, Jr., a Dutchess County resident since 1972, passed away on Wednesday, November 7th at the age of 78 in his home. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Adele (Fagnani) Nole and his loving wife and high school sweetheart, the late Doreen Nole (Tassello) whom he married in 1966.
Joe was born in Bronxville on February 4, 1945. In 1967, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany. During his time in the Army he earned the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Sharpshooter Weapons Qualification Badge. Joseph was honorably discharged from active service in 1969.
After his service in the war, he worked as an equipment operator for Coca-Cola for more than 40 years, retiring in 2006. It has been recognized by those close with Joe that he has been a hard worker, always providing for his family. Often he would work a second job to support his family, so his wife Doreen could raise their children at home.
Joe ended up being a world traveler, he started to see the world during his time in the army. After retirement he traveled extensively both internationally and within the country. Some of his personal highlights include Africa, Italy, the Bahamas, and Wildwood, New Jersey. Joe would keep photo albums larger than encyclopedias for each of his trips and was always excited to show his loved ones the albums.
When he wasn’t traveling, Joe enjoyed participating in a bowling league, completing daily word searches, watching the Yankees, and trying his luck to win big with the New York Lottery. He imparted his love of card games to his grandchildren. His grandchildren recall Joe “Grandpappy” Nole teaching them to play
games such as Rummy, Poker and Dominoes.
Survivors include his daughter, Desiree Pampolina & her husband Rommel of Fishkill, NY; his daughter, Danielle Quatrochi of Fishkill, NY; his daughter, Jennifer McKay & her husband William of Red Hook, NY; his grandchildren, Matthew Pampolina & his wife Victoria, Marissa Benavidez & her husband Anthony, Anthony Daniel Quatrochi, Tatiana Quatrochi, Sydney McKay, and Brandon McKay; his great-grandchildren, Isabella Benavidez and Thomas Benavidez; his sisters, Joann Cerasi & her husband Tony and Sandra Scaramuzzo & her husband John; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many other loving relatives & friends.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill, NY. Interment will follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, 801 Route 9, Fishkill, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org.
For online tributes, you can visit Joseph’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.