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Joseph Cilione
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Obituary for Joseph Cilione

Joseph Cilione, , 81, of Poughkeepsie, died peacefully at home alongside his faithful companion, Pepe, on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was later pronounced at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Med. Center.
Born on January 29, 1937, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Cilione.
He married Diana Catherine Johnson on November 7, 1980 in Poughkeepsie. Mrs. Cilione predeceased him on November 8, 2015.
Joseph proudly served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960.
He worked as a printer at Great Eastern Publishing in Poughkeepsie for many years before retiring.
Survivors include his son, Peter Cilione and wife, Tammy, of Poughkeepsie; step-daughter, Denise Callaghan and partner, Jean M. Hessler, of Poughkeepsie; step-son, Wayne Callaghan and wife, Star, of Sidney, NY; granddaughters, Jade Molinaro, Valerie and Anastacia Cilione, and Patricia Folster, all of Poughkeepsie, and Shawn Ostrander of Unadilla, NY; grandsons, Christopher Callaghan of Virginia, and Bryan Callaghan and wife, Janelle, of Long Island; and several great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cilione is also survived by a brother, Bruno Cilione; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Joseph was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Peter Cilione.
Friends and relatives may call from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, May 31st, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
Funeral services will begin at 2 PM on Friday, June 1st, at the Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit

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Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


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