Joe Viterelli

Birth Name: Joseph Walter Viterelli

Date of Birth: March 6, 1935 (possibly)

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: January 28/29, 2004

Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

*Italian (father)
*Irish (mother)

Joe Viterelli was an American actor. He was known for his role in the Analyze This films.

Joe was the son of Mary/Marie (Ganley) and Nick/Nicholas Viteralow/Viterelli. He was married to Catherine Brennan, until his death, and had five children, including film composer Joseph Vitarelli.

Joe’s paternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseph Vitarella/Viteralow (the son of Isabella Rivellese). Giuseppe was Italian, from Basilicata.

Joe’s paternal grandmother was Julia Damato (the daughter of Joseph Damoto and Teresa Silerno). Julia was Italian.

Joe’s maternal grandfather was named James Ganley, Jr. (the son of James Ganley and Anna). Joe’s grandfather James’ parents were Irish, likely from Kilkenny.

Joe’s maternal grandmother was named Anna Kelly.

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    His birth date seem to be uncertain. Social Security Death Index says he was born March 6, 1935.

    His middle name was Walter. His parents were Nick Viterelli and Mary Ganley. It’s possible his mother was Irish.

    • MichaelWHat says:

      His mother is indeed of Irish heritage. Marie T. Ganley (1911-1951) was the daughter of James Ganley Jr. (1875-1927) and Anna Kelly (1885). James Ganley Jr. was the son of Irish parents Anna and James Ganley Sr., both likely from Kilkenny, Ireland.
      His paternal grandfather as noted was Giuseppe Joseph Vitarella, who was the son of Isabella Rivellese. Both Giuseppe and his mother were from Basilicata, Italy.
      Sources/References: Marie Ganley in the New York U.S. State Census, 1915 ( public records)

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