Mr. Joseph “Joey” Lewis Michael Rotella, age 24, of Potsdam, passed away on September 9, 2013 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, VT. Calling hours will be held on Friday the 13th from 2-4 p.m. at the Garner Funeral Service with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Deacon James Snell officiant. Burial will be at a later date at the Garfield Cemetery in Potsdam.
Joey is survived by a young son, James Joseph (Jimmy) Rotella; his mother, Suzzy Rotella; sister Michelle Rotella; and four nieces and one on the way.
He was predeceased by his father, Michael Lewis Rotella; one aunt; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.
He was born on April 19, 1989 in Potsdam. He attended Potsdam Schools. He worked locally.
Joseph had a heart of gold that is still beating. He was an organ donor and saved many lives as his final wish. Everyone who knew Joey knew he could always make you smile.