In Memory of



Obituary for Joseph Lanza

Joseph A. Lanza, 31 of Groton, New York died April 2, 2022 unexpectedly at his home.

Born June 14, 1990 in Port Jervis, New York he was the son of Frank Lanza and Denise Shackelton.

He had attended Groton high school and had worked in various places as an auto mechanic throughout the area. He had enjoyed spending time with his daughter.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Harley Rose Lanza of Oakfield, New York and her mother, Summer Prentice as well as his uncle David (Delsy) DeMatteo of Groton an aunt Nancy Neglia of Red Hook, New York and several nieces nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the family home in Groton on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Groton fire department ambulance fund.

Condolences and memories can be shared on Joe’s guest book at

Zirbel funeral home 115 Williams St. Groton has care of arrangements.