Mr. Joe F. Bramuchi, 96, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in Cleveland, MS. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 16 2022, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shelby, MS. Rosary (one decade) will follow at 10:30 a.m. Mass immediately after at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Shelby Cemetery.
Mr. Bramuchi was born on February 7, 1926, to Nazzareno Bramuchi & Mary Micci Bramuchi in Shelby, MS. He joined the Navy and served honorably in World War II aboard the minesweeper, USS Facility. Mr. Bramuchi married Marjorie Mangialardi on August 20, 1950, in Shelby, MS, devoting the rest of his life to her and their four children. They were married 61 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby. “Papaw”, as he was lovingly called by his nine grandchildren, started his career in cattle, then transitioned into farming. Joe loved to play Bocce well into his nineties and was an avid golfer in his earlier years. Mr. Bramuchi was a long standing member of the VFW and the American Legion, as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was a retired Shelby volunteer fireman where he served for 20 plus years. Mr. Bramuchi also served his community in the Civil Defense for six years. In his later years he enjoyed “overseeing” his son, Larry, during harvest season on the farm. It is quite fitting he left this earth on the birthdates of his daughter, Lisa, and brother, Pete. Papaw loved the Lord, his family, his heritage, his country, laughter and dancing. Mr. Bramuchi dedicated his life to helping others without seeking recognition for himself.
Mr. Bramuchi is survived by his daughter, Margie Snapka of Madison, MS, his son Larry (Brenda) Bramuchi of Cleveland, MS, and daughter Patricia (Reggie) Smith of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; grandsons, Nicholas (Ann) Snapka, Warren (Jamie) Bramuchi, Cory (Silvia) Smith, Matthew Bramuchi, Tyler Snapka, and Cody (Kasie) Smith; granddaughters, Erin Bramuchi, Mari Micci Bramuchi, and Natali (Lee) Graham; great grandson, Patrick Hayze Bramuchi; great granddaughter, Emory Smith; step grandson, Jeremy Peacock; brother, Jim Bramuchi; sister, Rosie Dugan McConnell. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, whom he cherished as well.
Mr. Bramuchi is preceded in death by his parents, Nazzareno and Mary Micci Bramuchi; loving wife of 61 years, Marjorie Mangialardi Bramuchi; son, Joe Fred Bramuchi; daughter, Lisa Bramuchi Fay; son-in-law Chuck Snapka and brothers, Pete, Delmo, and Max Bramuchi.
Pallbearers are Nicholas Snapka, Warren Bramuchi, Cory Smith, Tyler Snapka, Cody Smith, and Patrick Hayze Bramuchi. Honorary Pallbearers are Joe Aguzzi, Johnny Capocaccia, Ned Bramuchi, Rodney Sabbatini, Joseph Radicioni, and Michael Belenchia. The family requests donations be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church P.O. Box 208 Shelby, MS 38774. The family further would like to thank the staff of Indywood and his special sitters, Barbara Robinson and Shirley Swan.