Formerly of Hancock, MI Joseph "Joe" Poggione, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. He was born in Hancock, Michigan on April 8th, 1934, a son of Peter and Minnie Poggione. Joe graduated from Hancock High School in 1952 and a Veteran of US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, James Joseph. Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy (Jenkins) Poggione; 2 children, Teri Poggione of Portage and Joseph (April) Poggione of Lake Mary, FL; 2 grandsons, Andrew and Anthony Poggione; brother, Peter Poggione, Jr. of Houghton; 4 sisters, Marie Richards of Two Rivers, WI, Dolores Romano of Houghton, Celeste Gemignani of Hancock, and Loretta Poggione of Tucson, AZ; brother-in-law, Rudy Jenkins of Ontonagon; and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to his dear friends, Bernie Kramer and Jeff Boersma, who were his coffee and cigar buddies. The family wishes to send special thanks to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Arcadia Home Care and Great Lakes Caring for the kind and compassionate care during Joe's illness. Cremation has taken place and private services will be held in Hancock. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or West Michigan Cancer Center. The Poggione family is being cared for by Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. To view Joe's personalized web page, please visit https://www.langelands.com.