Joseph W. Farella, age 69, lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY, died unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Joseph was born December 20, 1948 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of the late Dominic and Anna Marguerite (Sweeney) Farella and was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy from December of 1967 to his honorable discharge as Gunners Mate Technician 3rd Class in November of 1970. Joseph was employed as an equipment operator by National Fuel in Niagara Falls for over 25 years. He then worked for Reed's Jewelers for 11 years and for the Maid of the Mist as an elevator operator for two summers. Joseph enjoyed hunting, scuba diving, and road trips.
He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Brian) Farella-De La Fleur of Glenville, NY; two granddaughters, Samantha and Jessica; a brother, Michael Farella of Holley, PA; and a brother-in-law, Victor Eydt of Lewiston. He was predeceased by a sister, Marnie Eydt.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Streets, Lewiston, on Friday, May 18, from 4-7 PM. Funeral services followed by Military Honors will begin at 7:00 PM in the funeral home, with the Rev. James Bastian officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13270-3049.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on May 15, 2018