In Memoriam


Joseph M. "Joe" Haley

(1954 - 2005)









HORNELL - Joseph M. Haley, 50, of 48 Genesee St., entered into rest early Thursday morning (March 31, 2005) at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., with his loving wife, Brenda by his side.

Born in Hornell on July 27, 1954, he was a son of Robert G. and Margaret Tucker Haley.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Joe was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1972. Shortly after graduation he became an instructor for Steuben-Allegany BOCES and later became employed by Conrail, Suburban Propane in Belmont and was presently self-employed as a heating technician.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, having been a communicant at St. Ignatius Loyola Church and St. Ann's Church, and was also active with Boy Scout Troop No. 37 in Hornell.

Joe was a very loving and caring husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, whose greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, playing golf and traveling with family and friends. A jack of all trades, he would often spend time woodworking and doing stained glass projects as well as baking. Joe was also an avid train collector and was very proud of the many Irish theme items that he acquired over the years. Probably one thing that he will be most remembered for was he could always be heard singing, no matter what the occasion.

His family includes his wife, Brenda; his mother, Margaret of Hornell; his three sons, Charles Joseph (Kathleen) Haley of Queens, Robert Joseph (Bobbi Jo) Haley of Hornell and Matthew Joseph Haley at home; his four grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Haley, Lillian Nicole Haley, Sarah Clare Haley and Cullen Tucker Haley; his three brothers, Lawrence (Sandra) Haley of Springwater, Timothy (Sharon) Haley and Eugene "Spike" (Karen) Haley, all of Hornell; his three sisters, Margaret (John) Clancy, Patricia (Rolland) Thompson and Eleachea Haley, all of Hornell; his sister-in-law, Sybil Haley, also of Hornell; and his many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as his loving dog, Nieka Jo.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert G. Haley; and his two brothers, Robert E. Haley and Thomas G. Haley.

Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Joe's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5831; or to Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 343 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions, as well as mass cards for Our Lady of Valley Parish, if desired, are available at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell.