Joseph J. Natoli, 94, of Framingham


obit-joseph-j-natoliFramingham – Joseph J. Natoli, 94, of Framingham and formerly of Marlborough, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at the Christopher House in Worcester. He was the husband of the late Clementina (Rando) Natoli, who died in 1998.

He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of the late Angelo and Rosina (Cafferella) Natoli, and was raised and educated in Waltham, graduating from Waltham High School in 1940.

Joseph worked with his brothers at Natoli Brothers Farm Market in Framingham for many years. He later held various positions in retail and production.

He was an avid gardener, historian, geography buff, and die-hard Red Sox fan.

He leaves his son, John F. Natoli of Boston; three daughters, Judith A. Benson of Hudson, Nancy M. Moran of Franklin, and Joan C. Johnson of Brockton; four grandchildren, William M. Natoli and Charles R. Natoli, both of Boston, Jonathan S. Moran of Franklin and Eric Furuuchi of Brockton.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 151 Mendon St., Upton. There are no calling hours. Burial alongside his wife will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough. All are invited to sign Joe’s online guestbook at

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