January 24, 1996
Joseph P. Nalbone
He was born Feb. 7, 1909 in Elenora, Pa, the son of Santo and Rose Immordino Nalbone.
Prior to retirement in 1977, he was employed by Crawford Furniture. In 1969, after 40 years as a Democratic committee member, he was elected a supervisor and for 22 years he was a Chautauqua County Legislator serving on many committees of the Board of Legislators including: the Legislature's human services committee, governmental affairs committee, and self-insurance committee. He was a former member of the County Legislature's judicial and public safety committee and the Chautauqua County Fire Advisory board. In 1984, he received an award for 50 years of service to the Democratic party and the Jamestown Community.
In 1962, he was instrumental in starting The Resource Center, served as an agent to handicapped people, was a volunteer with the Chautauqua County Nutrition Program receiving a certificate of participation from the organization and was a member of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging advisory committee.
He was a member of St. Johns Church was a former vice-president of its Parish Council, program chairman of its Holy Name Society, a member and on the board of directors of the Marco Polo Club and also the Babe Ruth 13-Year Old World Series Host Parents and Housing Committee . He was a member of the Jamestown and Area Oldtimers, a volunteer umpire for many of their games and also umpired for the Jamestown Little League.
In 1970, he was elected president of the Chautauqua County Grape Belt League, was named to the board of directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, where he was inducted in 1990. In 1985 he was inducted into the Chautauqua County Umpires Association Hall of Fame and was a charter member of the New York State Chapter of Umpires.
Surviving are his wife, Connie DeAngelo Nalbone; two sons: Sandy and Robert Nalbone, both of Jamestown; a daughter, Rose Marie Conti of Jamestown; two stepsons: Angelo Palermo of Florida and Joseph Palermo of Jamestown; 10 grandchildren: Maria Schultz, Mary Ann and Joseph Nalbone of Jamestown, Carmelo Conti of West Hollywood, Calif., James Conti of Albany, Ore., Lisa Jo Littlejohn and Jacquelyn Nalbone of Florida, Maureen Watson, Rebecca Bingham and Sandra Jones of Washington; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Bordenga; a sister, Grace Bonfonti; and four brothers: Peter, Samuel, Charles and Fred Nalbone.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Johns Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Donald S. Fafinski, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Migliore Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.