Joseph A. Valarioti, 92, of Marlborough


Joseph A. ValariotiMarlborough – Joseph “Joe V” A. Valarioti, 92, of Marlborough, died on April 17, 2021 at Reservoir Center for Health & Rehab. Joe V was born in Worcester, the son of the late Domenic and Nancy (Scerra) Valarioti. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Jennie (Murgo) Valarioti, who died in June 2012.

He owned and operated Central Auto Rebuilders in Marlborough for over 50 years which he started in 1957, retiring in 2012 when his son Domenic carried on the family business. He was an Appointed Member and Vice-Chair Commonwealth of Massachusetts Automobile Damage Appraiser Licensing Board; Director of Statewide Towing Assoc; Director of Central MA Auto Rebuilders Assoc. and a Corporator of Marlborough Savings Bank.

Joe V was a great man and father who devoted his time to the community and the Auto collision industry in many appointed and elected positions, he was not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and doing the work that needed to be done. His accomplishments include Elected City of Marlborough Representative to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Committee, Member City of Marlborough License Board, City of Marlborough Sealer of Weights and Measures, Commissioner and Chair Marlborough Recreation Commission, Trustee City of Marlborough Cable Trust, Member Marlborough Office of Cultural Affairs, Director Marlborough Community Development Authority, Recipient City of Marlborough Humanitarian Award and Senior of the Year Award.

He was a member of Rotary International, Marlborough Chapter President, Director and Fine Master, Paul Harris Fellow, Star of Rotary Shows and Charitable Events. President and Director Marlborough Boys Club received National Award for Board Leadership, Boys Clubs of America, Houston, TX, Sponsor of Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit the Boy’s Club, He sponsored numerous youth sports teams and received Algonquin Council Boy Scouts of America Award for Exemplary Service.

He was Vice-Chair Board of Directors Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and received Business Person of the Year Award, Small Business Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was a member of Italian American Veteran’s Post 45, Sons of Italy Lodge 240 and received the Man of the Year Award.

Joe V is survived by his two sons, Domenic Valarioti and his wife Cyrilla of Marlborough and Richard Valarioti and his wife Elizabeth of Southborough; three granddaughters, Patricia Candito and her husband Nicholas of California, Christine Valarioti of S. Boston, and Margaret Valarioti of Newton; two grandsons, Michael Valarioti and his wife Samantha of Marlborough and John Valarioti of Southborough; three great-grandchildren, Charlotte, James, and Camila; two sisters, Catherine Danzilio of Maryland and Florence Murgo of Worcester; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 4-7 p.m. in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe V.’s name to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of MetroWest, 169 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA 01752.