Joseph C. Farrugia of Lockport, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Buffalo General Hospital. Born on May 12, 1930 in Albion, NY, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Josephine Sanfilippo Farruggia. Joe married the former, Nancy McGraw on July 16, 1951 and then proudly served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 – 1953. Retiring in 1987 after 38 years, Joe was a Senior Product Designer for Harrison Radiator Division of GMC. He was an accomplished baseball player, bowler and golfer. Also, was an avid wine maker and “taster”. Joe and Nancy were Florida residents for years and just recently returned to Lockport.
Surviving Joe are his wife of 70 years, Nancy McGraw Farrugia; three sons, David (Sharon), Joseph (Karen) and Michael (Shinobu) Farrugia; nine grandchildren, Brendon (Erin), David, Jr., M.D (Marissa), Thomas, DDS (Jamie), Jason (Dr. Kelly Aylsworth) , Mark, M.D., PHD (Alison, PHD), Joseph (Venous) , Jack, Keira, and Maya Farrugia; great-grandfather of Kayden, Nina, Leah, Jaxsen, Emma, and Nora; brother of Rosalie (Ronald) Gursling and uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in the Western New York National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to JDRF. Condolences may be offered to the family at langefuneralhomeinc.com.
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