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Joseph R. Serianni

d. August 19, 2022

Joseph R. Serianni, of Oreland, PA, passed away on August 19, 2022 at the age of 87, following a long battle with his kidneys and his heart. He was the devoted husband of Mary ("Bunny") (nee Kaunas) Serianni, loving father of Joseph E. Serianni and Teresa Morton, and the doting grandfather of 4 (Sarah, Rebecca, Nick, and Tessa). He is also survived by his beloved twin sister Josephine Rambert and many nieces and nephews who love him dearly. Joe grew up in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, in a neighborhood of immigrants. He and his twin sister Josephine were the youngest of 9 siblings. His father died when he was young, and he fiercely loved his mother and did what he could to help her. Joe graduated from Dobbins High School and followed in his brothers' footsteps and signed up for military service, becoming a radio repairman for the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following the war he picked up odd jobs, working in his brother’s garage and mowing grass for a friend’s business. He met his wife through mutual friends while at an ice skating party. Ultimately he wound up working as a union Carpenter for the majority of his life, working in many buildings throughout Philadelphia and the suburbs. Joe took pride in his home. Despite his physically grueling work, he spent nights and weekends taking care of the yard and various odd projects around the house and the homes of others. Joe’s Catholic religion was very important to him. There were periods of his life where he went to mass daily. He prayed the rosary and contributed regularly to his church, both monetarily and in acts of service. For many years Joe shucked clams during Holy Martyrs’ yearly carnival, worked at the Night at the Races, and used the tools and skills of his trade to help with needed work at Holy Martyrs. In his later years, right up to this year, he helped put together mailings for the church. He did many of the same things for the American Legion post in Wyndmoor, shucking clams and doing mailings as well as dutifully placing flags on veteran’s graves for Memorial Day. He loved his family and community so very much, which he always showed with his acts of service. Joe was a life raft for some, a life preserver for some, and water wings for so many, always giving of himself to help others. He refused to let his sickness bring him down and showed others through his example what a life of service looks like. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 11AM at Holy Martyrs Church 120 Allison Rd. Oreland, PA 19075. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-11AM at the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland at the above address.
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