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Joseph C. Busso

April 22, 1931 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 87)

Visitation:  Sunday, May 6th   3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home 735 First Street Greenport

Funeral Mass:  Monday, May 7th. 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes RC Church 523 Front St. Greenport

Interment to follow: at St. Agnes Cemetery, Greenport


On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Joseph Charles Busso died peacefully at the age of 87 with his family by his side. He is profoundly missed by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Betty) of 67 years, loving children Christine and son in-law Bart Ruroede of Greenport, Joseph Charles “JC” and daughter in-law Diana Busso of Idaho, Timothy and daughter in-law Edna-Mae Busso of Southold, sister Evelyn Field of Wantagh, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. 
Joe, an ambassador of good times, was born in Greenport on April 22, 1931 to Nicholas and Adel (Longanetti) Busso. He attended Greenport High School where he excelled on both the football and gymnastics teams. After high school, he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for four years. An entrepreneur by nature, he returned to Greenport to raise his family and pursue a variety of business relationships including leading the operations at the local IGA Supermarket, Pepperidge Farm bread truck and Jacquin’s Liquors. When he finally decided to slow down, he turned his attention to driving the East Marion- Oyster Ponds school bus route operated by Sunrise Bus Company. The family fondly remembers the stories of students saying how they wanted to grow up to be a school bus driver just like Mr. Busso. 
Joe had many interests involving family and friends, which included Wednesday night poker club and a passion for travel. In addition, he demonstrated a strong commitment to his community by actively serving on the Oyster Ponds Board of Education and as an East Marion Fire Department volunteer. In 2008, Joe was honored for 50 years of service with the East Marion Fire Department. 
A celebration of his life was held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St Agnes Roman Catholic Church, followed by a burial at St Agnes Cemetery. 
In memory of Joe, please raise a glass of your choice to celebrate life, community, family  and friends. 
In honor of Joe’s memory, please consider a donation to the East Marion Fire Department or the American Diabetes Association.
We will miss you, Joe.

Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive. Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202

East Marion Fire Department
P.O. Box 162, East Marion NY 11939

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