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Joseph DiCioccio, 94, Croton Resident

Joseph DiCioccio
Joseph DiCioccio Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

CROTON, N.Y. — Croton resident Joseph DiCioccio died Tuesday, May 10. He was 94.

After graduating from Ossining High School, DiCioccio served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Medical Core. 

He fought in the South Pacific during World War II, accompanying Gen. Douglas MacArthur's forces during the occupation of Japan. 

DiCioccio was then employed at the Westchester County Penitentiary and Westchester County Jail. 

He retired as chief identification officer after 35 years of service. 

He was a parishioner at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton and a member of the American Legion Post 505 of Croton on Hudson.

DiCioccio is survived by his sons, Joseph N. and Peter and his wife Mary DiCioccio; grandchildren, Jason, Katie, and Joseph J. DiCioccio; siblings, Clara Feeney, Florence Visalli, and Nicholas DiCioccio and his wife Ceil; his nephew, Andrew DiGiacomo, and many other nieces, nephews and friends. 

DiCioccio was predeceased by his wife, Marcella in 2002; his brother, John; and his parents, Nicola and Marie (Daddazio) DiCioccio.

The family will receive guests from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 41 Grand St., Croton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Name of Mary Church, Croton with burial to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Croton. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New York State Veteran's Home at Montrose, 2090 Albany Post Road, Montrose, NY 10548.

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