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Joseph Previte, 73, owned and operated pizzeria in Niagara Falls

July 17, 1945 — Aug. 27, 2018

Joseph Previte, of Niagara Falls, who with his family owned and operated a pizzeria for more than 40 years, died Monday in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, after a brief illness. He was 73.

Born in Niagara Falls, he attended LaSalle High School. He worked for Iroquois Brewing Co. before opening Joey’s Pizzeria on Buffalo Avenue.

Mr. Previte took particular pride in the appearance of his shop, decorating it with plants and flowers inside and out every summer. He was named Businessman of the Year in 2006 by the LaSalle Business and Professional Association and received a City of Niagara Falls Beautification Award in 2013.

He and his wife, the former Donna M. D'Ambrosio, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2.

Survivors also include two sons, Mark J. and Christopher J.; two brothers, Anthony and Michael; a sister, Annamarie Delano; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Holy Family Parish at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.

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