US Navy

Joseph "Joe" Tuminaro

June 27, 1938 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 82)


Joseph Tuminaro, 82 of Hamilton passed away August 31, 2020.

Joe was born June 27, 1938 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY to the late Pasquale and Catherine Tuminaro.  He graduated from Babylon High School in 1956. He spent 40 years in the automobile industry.  Joe was a life member of the Peconic River Sportsman Club in Long Island, NY where he enjoyed shooting sporting clays, and competed in leagues and registered shoots.  Joe was a lifelong bicycle rider, loved concerts and was an excellent dancer.  He loved being in the kitchen and you could always catch him making his famous dip for his granddaughters, he loved to tell stories, jokes and other tall tales.   Joe starred as “Pops” in the Gunfather and loved being in the spotlight.

Surviving include his son, Louis (Theresa) of Hamilton, MT; granddaughters, Alexandria of East Quogue, NY; Nicole (Josh) of Pocatello, ID; grandson, Louis Jr. serving in the military in Grand Forks, ND; great granddaughter, Mila;

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Casper and a sister, Rosemarie.

Smokin Joe T. was the kindest man and best grandpa.  The family will have private services at a later date.  

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