John V. Viscosi Jr.

John Viscosi

John V. Viscosi Jr., 88, of Gloversville, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 17, 1928, Gloversville, NY, the son of the late John and Rose Vietri Viscosi. John received his education at Gloversville High School and attended Siena College. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. John married M. Felicia Bonvino Viscosi on June 24, 1950, celebrating 67 years of marriage.

John always told his family “ I’ve lived a good life.” He was the happiest being surrounded by his family and especially being with his grandchildren. He leaves a beautiful legacy to his family. John was devoted to his community sharing his passion throughout the city. John and Felicia enjoyed their summer home in Caroga Lake and winter home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

]John was a successful business owner, purchasing Cherry Valley Memorials Inc., Cherry Valley, NY in 1962 and opened a branch on South Main Street, Gloversville in 1972. He retired in 1987 he passed the business on to his sons, Rick and Dan. John stayed involved in the family business after retirement.

John was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, 3rd Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, past member of the Gloversville Rotary, Past President of Cherry Valley Rotary Club, Past President of Cherry Valley Chamber of Commerce, member of American Legion and Catholic War Veterans. He was a Gloversville Firefighter and was a proud Gold Badge Recipient. John left the Fire Department to learn designing and producing cemetery memorials from Mr. Arnolfo Magistris, native of Barre, VT. He designed and erected the World War II Memorial on Kingsboro Avenue, donated the Trail Run Memorial, restored and erected Virgin Mary Statue in front of the Church of the Holy Spirit, John along with Fr. Michael Clemente the marble cross in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. He designed and erected memorial to the unborn at Auriesville Shrine, restored Lucius Littauer Statue and base on Main Street, also lettered the Policeman’s Memorial in Albany.

John is survived by his wife, Felicia; his sons, Rick (Georgina) of Gloversville and their children Georgina and Richelle; Daniel (Susan) of Cherry Valley with their children Danielle, Victoria, Cynthia, and step-grandchildren, James and Lisa Carr; step-great-grandchild. Stephen Gordon; his siblings, P.R. (Flossi) Viscosi of Johnstown, and Josephine Serfis of Gloversville; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Faliveno and Agnes Macrina.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 4-7:00 p.m. at the Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a noon Mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Entombment will take place with full military honors at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. On line condolences may be made at

By Patricia Older

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