April 28th has been declared as ‘Joey Luparello Day” by Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone and Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. The declaration and proclamation was presented to Joey’s family wife Dena and his children Mia, Joseph Jr. and Nicolas at Borella Field in Plainview.
Joey, a man that can never be forgotten was a long-time all-star baseball player; playing from the time he could hold a bat through his battle with Lymphoma. Joe passed away on November 17, 2014 at the age of 42, from Gamma Delta Sub-Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Joe’s battle was difficult; in the light of adversity he fought with strength and dignity. A man of honor and conviction Joe was the type of guy that would drop whatever he was doing to help those he loved. When Joey was not working as the Vice President of Luparello & Sons Lightening, he was playing ball, coaching baseball, or making countless memories being the life of the party with his family and many friends.
The honor touched the hearts of many and will be a beautiful reminder of the life Joe he shared with family and friends. A foundation was created in Joey’s honor “The Joey Lup Foundation” . The goal of the foundation to help families with loved ones who are battling cancer. From care packages to financial assistance as well as contributions to Lymphoma research, the Joey Lup Foundation will continue Joey’s caring and loving legacy by providing direct support to those in need.
For more information about The Joey Lup Foundation, please visit: JoeLupFoundation.org.