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Giuseppe M. Greco, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Giuseppe Mario "Joe" Greco, 87, of North Adams, Mass., died peacefully on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017, at North Adams Commons.

He was born in Mendicino, Calabria, Italy, on November 11, 1930, son of Luigi and Angelia Conchetta (Trombino) Greco. Joe came to the United States in 1955 and lived in Racine, Wisc., and New York City. He came to North Adams in 1963.

Joe was last employed by the Berkshire County Commission, where he worked as a custodian at the Berkshire County Courthouse in Pittsfield until his retirement. Before that, he worked at Arnold Print Works for several years. Joe also owned and operated Greco Pizzeria in North Adams for about six years.  

He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, where he served as an usher. Joe was a member of the Sons of Italy and enjoyed mushrooming. Survivors include one sister, Ide Greco of Mendicino, Italy. 

He also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins, including his caregivers, Edward and Joan Morandi of North Adams. He was predeceased by two sisters, including his twin, Elvia and Concetta.

Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Joe Greco will be celebrated Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.  

A calling hour at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass., will be held on Tuesday morning, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to North Adams Ambulance Service or the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in care of the funeral home.


Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

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Although we met Joe infrequently his personal warmth,kindness and friendship was always present. His smile and warm hug will be missed and, I am confident that he is in a better place with family and friends.
from: Vin and Margo Melitoon: 12-04-2017

Someone as special as " Joe " will never be forgotten. He will remain in our memories and heart forever. I / We will always cherish the beautiful memories of him. He will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. My life has been enriched since meeting Joe, when I first started in the practice of law. I have so many memories of our chats and the laughter we shared. His gentle spirit and warm personality was a beacon to all.
from: Attorney John A. Bernardoon: 12-04-2017

I will cherish the memories I have of Joe! Such a sweet man! Rest in Peace! You were loved by many! xoxo
from: Sue Morin Gaskellon: 12-04-2017

My condolences to the Morandis and all those who knew this sweet, kind and cheerful man.
from: Ronald B Durning Jr, MDon: 12-04-2017

My condolences to Joe's family and friends. A great person to say the least and while he operated Greco's Pizzeria in the early 1980's he was gracious enough to sponsor our softball team. RIP Joe and thank you.
from: Mark Powellon: 12-03-2017

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