Joseph F. Faranda Sr.

RENSSELAER - Joseph F. Faranda Sr., 64, of Rensselaer, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at .

Joseph was born July 30, 1956, in Albany, New York, the son of the late Joseph G.Faranda and Ruth (Trombley) Martin.

Joe better known as Iron man Faranda or Big Green was a graduate of Hudson Valley with his degree in HVAC and was a Plumber and steam fitter for Plumbers & SteamFitters union Local 7 for over 30 years before retiring in 2004.Joe was an avid nascar fan, Bowling, FoosBall, golf, softball and frequent traveler.  Joe is best known for his ability to build or Fix anything. Joe was a member of the Rensselaer Eagles #4446 where he loved to spend time with his friends.

Survivors include his children Jami Lee (Eddie Moxon) Faranda, and Joseph (Amanda) Faranda Jr., brother of Janice Dedrick, Katherine (Thomas) Leonard, Jeanne, James, Phillip Brian and Joanne Faranda Proud grandfather of his pride and joy Eddie and Charlotte.  His favorites, Aunt Peg (Thomas) Bridges and Nephews Wes (Donna) Dedrick and Kyle Leonard . He was the Great uncle to Riley and Alex Dedrick. He also leaves behind his beloved Cat Batman, his best friend and partner in crime Dirk LaPierre. He was the father figure to Sabrina Teal and Jon Dempsey.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joseph’s name to American Heart Association 440 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205, or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 1848
Longmont, CO 80502 the  charity of the donor's choice.