STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Joseph M. Sellitti, 74, a lifelong Staten Islander from Great Kills died, Sunday in the Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.
Born in New Brighton, he graduated from Curtis High School and served in the U.S. Army. In 1972, he moved to Great Kills.
Mr. Sellitti was a devoted FDNY firefighter for 25 years before retiring in 1985.
He enjoyed fishing.
He was a parishioner of St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Richmond before attending St. Clare's R.C. Church in Great Kills.
Mr. Sellitti is survived by his former wife of 12 years, Loretta Cartegna; a son, Glenn; three stepsons, Joseph DiBartolo, Michael DiBartolo and Scott DiBartolo; a stepdaughter Lorane D'Eredita; two sisters, June Rudiger and Mary Pietracola, and 10 grandchildren.
The Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills, is handling the arrangements, which include cremation and a memorial service that is being planned for a later date.