OSWEGO, NY – Joseph F. Gianetto, 81, a resident of 1872 County Route 7, Town of Oswego, passed away November 7, 2007, at his home.
Born in Oswego, he was a son to the late Dominick and Rose Carmella (Barbera) Gianetto.
He was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II, where he obtained the grade of technician 5th grade.
He was later sent to Fort Dix, NJ, where he eventually served as a Field Lineman for 17 months in the European Theater.
His military awards include the Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp; European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars for participation in the Rhineland and central Europe campaigns.
He also received the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on the 16th of May 1945, and he received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross from Gov. Mario Cuomo.
After he separated from the Army on June 4, 1946, he returned to Oswego where he purchased a 25 acre farm located at 1872 County Route 7, about 2-1/2 miles south of Oswego Center, and raised onions and lettuce.
In 1979, he purchased the old 480-acre DeHolander farm of the Furniss Station Road.
Mr. Gianetto was a member of the V.F.W Post 5885 the 102 Infantry District Association and the 1st Division Big Red One.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Knight) Gianetto; three daughters, Ann Marie (Rev. William) King of Oswego, Marian (Jeff) Wallace of Oswego and Betty Jo (Kent) Woodward of Oswego; two sons, SMSgt. Joseph F. Gianetto II of Oswego and Dominick (Diana) Gianetto of Oswego; one brother, Anthony (Joanne) Gianetto of California; two sisters, Connie Pauldine of Oswego and Mary L. (Richard) Moshier of California; 13 grandchildren, Eric M. King, Christina M. Gianetto, Janelle M. King, Angela D. Cross, Jennifer L. Gianetto, Alissa J. Evans, Jodi R. Woodward, Kellye M. Buckalew, Brandon J. Gianetto, Matthew J. Gianetto, Richard J. Wallace, Loren Wallace and Joseph W. Wallace; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego.
Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.
Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com