John Crisafulli

Obituary of John S. Crisafulli

John Santo Crisafulli Allegany, NY John Santo Crisafulli of 3277 Maple Avenue, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, August 27, 2020, after sustaining injuries from an accident. He was surrounded by his wife and all nine of his children. John was born May 15th, 1931 in Allegany. He was the son of Angelo and Celestina Mollica Crisafulli and grew up as part of a close-knit family. He attended St. Bonaventure Parochial School and Allegany Central School. As a young man, he served in the Army at Fort Dix during the Korean War before starting his own family. He married his wife, Josephine Accordino, on November 11th, 1951 and lived in Jersey City, NJ for a time before moving back to Allegany where he worked at The Castle Restaurant. During his life in Allegany, John was a well-known member of the community and was considered a mentor and friend to many in the construction industry. He had a reputation for being a hard worker, and for his talent for craftsmanship. He started John S. Crisafulli & Sons Construction in the late 1950's, building many houses in the surrounding area, including the St. Christopher Drive subdivision. Later in his career, he worked for Kinley Corporation where he was known as “Chief”, and specialized in building ornate staircases and mantle pieces. In his free time, John was an avid gardener and loved working outside in his apple orchard, as well as building birdhouses and weathervanes. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them how to drive his tractor. He is fondly remembered for his quick wit and his deep love of family. John is survived by a family of 96 including his wife of 69 years, Josephine Accordino Crisafulli; three daughters and six sons, Jeanette “Jett” Crisafulli, John A. (Linda) Crisafulli, James “Jim” (Kathy) Crisafulli, Jerry (Elizabeth "Betsy") Crisafulli, Jeffrey “Jeff” (Kathy) Crisafulli, Joel (Deborah “Debbie”) Crisafulli, Jenifer (James L. “JL”) Kinley, Jason (Jeanette) Crisafulli and Jessica Crisafulli; 48 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Michael “Mike” (Gail) Crisafulli and Nicholas “Nick” (Ruth) Crisafulli and his sister Sarah Kinley; his sisters-in-law Elma Crisafulli and Joan Crisafulli and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Lawrence Crisafulli and Joseph “Joe” Crisafulli; his brothers-in-law James "Jim" Kinley, Joseph Accordino and Frank Accordino; his sister-in-law Ruth Crisafulli, and his daughter-in-law Linda Crisafulli. The family will be present to receive friends at St. Bonaventure Church on Saturday (August 29, 2020) from 11:30am to 12:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:30pm in the church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery with full military honors being accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in John’s name to the Allegany Fire Department, 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706, Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 134760, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, St. Bonaventure Parish or The Bridge, 95 E. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706, or a charity of your choice. Health precautions will be observed with the use of masks being required while in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Saturday
29
August

Visitation for John S. Crisafulli

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020
St.Bonaventure Church
95 E Main St
Allegany , New York, United States
Saturday
29
August

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020
St. Bonaventure Church
95 E Main St
Allegany , New York, United States

St. Bonaventure Cemetery
Main Street, Rte 417 West
Allegany, New York, United States

Funeral Service Link Information

Casey,Halwig, and Hartle Funeral Home Funeral for John S. Crisafulli Time: Aug 29, 2020 12:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) You may need to download the Zoom feature. This is a safe feature. Join Zoom Funeral below. Copy and Paste the link below to your web browser. If it ask for the Meeting ID and Password. Please put in the following. https://zoom.us/j/94284088576?pwd=dHlPSmM3RTdEelNCZlFWRHl0UmZ5dz09 Meeting ID: 942 8408 8576 Passcode: 788138