Joseph Socola Jr.

Obituary of Joseph L. Socola Jr.

Joseph L. Socola Jr., age 90, passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, April 18, 2022. Joe was born in Pell City, Alabama on March 20, 1932 to the late Joseph & Flossie (Garo) Socola. Joe loved to farm, garden, and tend to his livestock and chickens; he was employed at Philips Lighting prior to retiring. In addition to his parents, Joe is predeceased by his wife, Agnes Schmitt; his daughter, Teresa; and his siblings: John, Eddie, Victor, Walter, Stella, Vera, Helen, Josie, Mary & Rose. Joe is survived by his children: Valerie (Robert) Luckey & Sharon (Robert) Risley, his foster children: Bob Coon & Wanda Buck; his grandchildren: Shad Buck, Ryan (Catie), Paul & Marcus (Anna) Risley; and his great-granddaughter, Loretta Risley. Family & friends are invited to call from 4pm – 7pm on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Friday, April 29, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Prattsburgh. Joe will be laid to rest next to his wife in St. Patrick Cemetery also in Prattsburgh. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society online at or St. Jude Children's Hospital online at

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Baird-Moore Funeral Home
154 S. Main St.
Naples, New York, United States


11:00 am
Friday, April 29, 2022
St. Patrick Catholic Church
47 North Main Street
Prattsburgh, New York, United States
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