A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Northville, for Deacon Joseph Pagano, who died Oct. 26. He was 73 and had been a permanent dea­con for 20 years.

A native of Brooklyn, he served in the United States Marines and worked for many years as a salesman in the printing industry, lastly at JCP Graphics in Mayfield. Ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Rockville Centre (Long Island), he later moved to Northville and was accepted into the Albany Diocese.

Survivors include his wife; Carol of Northville; sons Chad of Long Island and Joseph of Northville; a brother, Ronald of Maryland; and seven grandchildren.