Joseph A. Feeley

Joseph Allen “Joe” Feeley – (age 81) – of North Hornell, died Sunday (June 5, 2022) at his home following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on March 25, 1941, he was the son of Edward & Clara (Allen) Feeley.

Joe grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1959). He was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country during the Vietnam era.

Following his military service, Joe returned to the Hornell area and began his lifelong career with the railroad. He was employed by the Erie, Erie Lackawanna, and Conrail railroad companies. Instead of uprooting his family from Hornell, Joe committed to commuting to Buffalo and Binghamton while employed for the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) railroad. During his career, he worked as a Yardman, a Brakeman, and retired as an Engineer, after 34 years of service.

Joe was a communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Parish. He was a member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, and the Hornell Association.

An avid golfer, Joe had been a member of the Twin Hickory Golf Club for many years and enjoyed playing with his friends at nearby courses.  He cherished the years that he and his wife, Sally, spent the winter months in Florida & Myrtle Beach, SC where he could play on countless beautiful golf courses.

Joe was a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan an also enjoyed rooting for the Buffalo Bills. He had a deep love of his family and loved attending his son, Patrick’s football games (both high school & college) and his daughter, Amy’s golf tournaments. More recently, “Grampa Joe” relished watching his grandchildren succeed in their respective sports.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Ebert and her husband, John Ebert.

He was married on October 14, 1972 in St. Ignatius Loyola Church to the former Sally Dailey who survives.  Also surviving are his son, Patrick (Nicole) Feeley of Beaver Falls, PA; his daughter, Amy (Dr. Jarett Powers) Feeley of Hornell; 3 grandchildren, Jameson, Zachary and Elise Grace Feeley; several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Honoring Joe’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial for family and friends will be celebrated on Thursday June 9th at 10 AM at St. Ann’s Church with private burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

The family of Joseph Feeley would like to express their special thanks to the following people: Dr. Chaudry and his staff as well as neighbors Rich and Anne Scavo for their loving support of Joe over the years. Also, the family wishes to convey their gratitude and appreciation to Lena Ross and Onna Ward for their tireless efforts as caregivers for Joe.

Acknowledging Joe’s love of his Shelties, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY  14843.

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13 Responses to “Joseph A. Feeley”

  1. Ann & Don Weaver says:

    Sally, Pat and Amy,

    We would like you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time as you lay your loved one to rest in the hands of our lord.
    May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you share, and knowing his suffering here on earth has ended, and you will meet again one day.

    Love from Crossville, TN,

    Ann & Don Weaver

  2. The Coddington Family says:

    David and I send our deepest sympathy to the Feeley family and thankful to have become friends with Joe in this lifetime.
    Love and prayers to you all~

  3. Dawn Dowdle says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss, the world will surely miss this kind and gentle soul. Please know my prayers are with you all. 🙏
    Dawn Coleman Dowdle

  4. Karl Young says:

    Very sorry for your loss Sally, Patrick and Amy! I pray Joe is at peace and nothing but warm memories fill your hearts. Big hugs from GA! Love, Karl

  5. Cathy & Michael Taylor says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. He will be deeply missed. I always enjoyed golfing with him and going out to dinner. Joe was a hoot and could always make us laugh.

    Love to all through this difficult time.

  6. Sebastian Nardecchia says:

    Sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. We went through high school together. Joe was a good man and a good friend. My prayers and condolences go out to his family during this trying time. Cherish those memories. Sebastian Nardecchia

  7. Nancy wittman says:

    Dearest Sally,Pat,and Amy, it is with a heavy heart that you are on this painful journey too !
    My heart and prayers go out to you all and I ask God to wrap his loving arms around you all
    And to heal your broken hearts ! So many memories of years gone by . May the angels lead you home
    Joe to rest ,peace and to play the golf courses in heaven . Give Phil a hug for me ! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😢💔😇😇
    They say life is a train ride and we never know when our stop will come , but it’s the reunion with our loved ones
    That will fill our hearts with so much joy in heaven!
    Love and prayers ,
    Nancy Bishop Wittman

  8. Amy (Watches) Ackerman says:

    Mrs. Feeley Pat, Amy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss I will be keeping you in my prayers. I hope that happy memories bring you comfort in the coming days. I will always remember when Mr. Feeley would stop by our 3rd grade window to say hello as his train rolled by. We all thought that was so cool.
    My love to you all

  9. Ralph James Coogan says:

    Jim and Judy Coogan along with the entire family want you all to know you’re in our thoughts and heart as we sadly say good bye to Joe. I worked with Joe on the Railroad for several years and always enjoyed his company. Joe was quiet at times and then again could be quite outspoken if he had a reason to be. He was always up front with people and didn’t beat around the bush, so to speak. I respected that in Joe, and knew I could always depend on him when he was there to do the right thing and keep everyone straight. We want you to know that Joe will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to the Feeley family during this sad time. After all family is all we really have that matters and when we lose someone like Joe that changes things forever, but we move on in life and cherish the memories we have of our lost loved ones. We can only hope that our souls will again meet someday and our very existence will be even greater than it was during the life time we shared and cherished with them in today’s world. God bless you all, and God Bless Joe, we will never forget and may our thoughts and love be with you all forever, The COOGAN Family.

  10. Elizabeth Sherburne says:

    Dear Sally, Pat and Amy, we were so sorry to hear about Joe, He was good person and member of Twin Hickory! Dave always enjoyed his conversations with Joe, He will be missed by all the guys at the Golf Course🏌️‍♂️ Will keep your family and Joe in our prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. Don Suriani says:

    Mrs. Feeley:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat, and Amy on the loss of Mr. Feeley. I know first hand the pain you are experiencing right now. May the memories of this good man sustain all of you during this difficult time.

    Don Suriani

  12. Patti Pascarella says:

    Dear Sally, Pat, Amy,

    Thinking of you and sending condolences. If there’s a golfer’s
    heaven, Joe is there. Wishing you all some peace in happy memories.