Shrewsbury – Joseph M. “Joe” Armenti Sr, 85, passed away peacefully July 8, 2019.
He is survived by his son, Joseph M. “Joey” Armenti Jr.; daughter-in-law Karen; his grandson, Matthew and his wife, Erica; his granddaughter, Erica; and his great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Giuliana, all of Shrewsbury. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Barbara “Buzzy” (Alex) Armenti, sisters Angelina and Anna, and brothers Gaetano and Ralph.
Joe was born on April 2, 1934 to Natale and Filomena (Colello) Armenti. He grew up on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester and attended Commerce High School before joining the army. In 1957, Joseph married his wife, Barbara “Buzzy (Alex) Armenti and they settled in Shrewsbury to raise their family.
After his military service, Joseph became the owner of N. Armenti & Sons, a company he would run with his family until he retired. Papa Joe, as his grandchildren affectionately called him, was an avid Patriots fan and enjoyed watching the games on Sundays with his family.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visiting hour Monday, July 15, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church ~ 130 Boston Turnpike Road, Shrewsbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Processing Center, Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20091-6011.