Joseph Payne Sr.

Obituary of Joseph Anthony Payne Sr.

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Joseph Anthony Payne Sr. of Warwick, NY, a retired mechanic entered into rest on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.  He was 80.


The son of the late John Payne & Philomena Chic Payne, he was born on June 5, 1940 in Paterson, NJ.


He was a proud and devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  His passion and dedication for his love of racing was more than just a hobby it was his life. Under the hood, fabricating parts, building a racecar from scratch, his talents were endless.  His passion, passed down to his children and grandchildren, became a family affair that will always carry his legacy.


He is survived by his wife, Betty Payne; son, Joseph Payne Jr. & fiancé Kim; son, John Payne & wife Kristie; daughter, Julie-Anne Helmrich & husband Paul; grandchildren, Joey III, Frank, Tiffany, Anthony, Victoria, Paulie & Cash; sister, Phyllis Marfino & husband Dan; sister-in-law, Lilian Payne; along with nieces and nephews.


As per his wishes, there will be no services and cremation will be held privately.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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