Joseph V. Lathey (Chaufty) passed away peacefully at home with his husband by his side Monday (January 8, 2018), after a brief but hard fought battle.
Friends and family are invited to call from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday (January 11, 2018) at McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home, 45 High St, Geneva, NY 14456. A Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday (January 12, 2018), at St Stephens Roman Catholic Church, 48 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456. Father Thomas P. Mull, will officiate. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, 1000 Lochland Rd, Geneva, NY 14456.
Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to The Joseph V Lathey Memorial Fund, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, 27 Seneca St, Geneva, NY 14456. To be donated to support some of Joe’s favorite organizations, (Happy Tails, Second Chance Dog Rescue, Salvation Army, etc…)
Joe was born November 8, 1978 in Lowville, N.Y. He graduated from South Lewis Central School, Class of 1997. Joe attended SUNY Morrisville and graduated from SUNY Delhi with a bachelor’s of business administration, with a dual major in business management and hotel restaurant management, Class of 2003. He then graduated from Continental School of Beauty in 2006. Joe lived his entire life to put a smile on everyone’s face. If you weren’t laughing then his work wasn’t done. During his 11 years as a hair stylist, most recently at Beautiful Salon, he never let a client leave without making sure their hair looked fabulous. Joe loved to go on cruises and travel, most recently to Universal Studios in 2016. He had been heard by many people saying it was the “best day of my life.” Although Joe loved to travel and entertain, nothing made him happier than sitting on the couch with his husband and watching TV and playing hidden object games and World of Warcraft.
He is survived by his husband, Marc Lathey; his mother, Geraldine (Marion) Watkins of Port Leyden; His father, Joseph (Ruthann) Chaufty Jr, of Liverpool; his In-laws Karen (John) O’Brien and Edward (Denise) Lathey both of Waterloo; aunts and uncles Dolores (Jim) Basset, Robert (Erma) Matuszczak, Sandy (Bob) Reese, all of Port Leyden, Pat Lathey of Geneva, John (Marianne) Lathey of Seneca Falls, Steven (Mary Kay) Lathey and Paul (Theresa) Lathey of Geneva; and many cousins including Kristen (Darren) Peebles of Port Leyden, Melissa Lathey of Geneva.