Joseph A. Quattrochi

May 14, 1924 - September 08, 2012 

Joseph A. Quattrochi

May 14, 1924 - September 08, 2012 

Obituary for Joseph A. Quattrochi

Joseph A Quattrochi, 88

Joseph A Quattrochi of Beverly, MA passed away on Sept 8, 2012. Born in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of Joseph and Matilda Quattrochi originally from Sicily.

Joseph grew up in New Rochelle, where he attended Albert Leonard High School and met his future wife Mary Tenore.

Joe volunteered and enlisted in the United States Navy on August 18, 1943. He attended pharmacy school in preparation for his future assignment. Joe was assigned to LST 496 and served as Pharmacist’s Mate . Initial action of LST 496 was Operation Tiger in April of 1944 . This was a practice drill for the future Normandy invasion which unexpectedly ended up seeing battle action.

LST 496 next saw action in the D-Day invasion. LST 496 was subsequently sunk in this task force. Joseph Quattrochi received the Purple Heart Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism for his actions in this battle.

Joseph was extremely proud of being a veteran and always proudly displayed his country’s flag.

He came back to New York and married his wife Mary in 1946. They moved to the Beverly/Salem area around 1955. Joe was a proficient painter and a member of the Beverly Guild of Artists. His works of art including many paintings of ships are prized by numerous families in the area.

Joseph is survived by three sons and their spouses John and Linda (Kobialka) Quattrochi, William Quattrochi, and Joseph and Mary Beth (Balder) Quattrochi. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Douglas Quattrochi, Brian Quattrochi, Matthew Quattrochi, and Melinda Freed, and two great grandchildren, Luke and Piper Freed.

Joseph will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

A funeral service will be offered in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street North Beverly, on Friday, September 14th at 2 PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be Thursday from 5PM to 7PM. Services will conclude with military honors and burial at North Beverly Cemetery.

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