Joseph A. Mauriello, Ph.D., CPA, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, New York University Graduate School of Business peacefully died at the age of 94 on March 20, 2012. Joe Mauriello was an academic scholar, educator, public accountant, entrepreneur and devoted family man his entire life. Until his death, he presented academic papers at meetings of the American Accounting Association and was completing his seminal work on a Specially Designed Chart of Accounts for Recording and Learning Financial Accounting. He was the author of numerous major accounting textbooks and articles and the recipient of multiple distinguished awards. He was also elected to many honorary scholastic societies.
Born to Italian immigrants in 1917, Joe was one of six brothers who grew up in East Orange, NJ. He and his wife, Alba, married in 1944, had 3 children, and lived in NJ their entire lives. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the New York University School of Commerce in 1939. Professor Mauriello achieved the highest scholastic average ever attained according to his Profile published in the Accounting Ledger, published in February, 1953, authored by Joseph Silvermintz. Awarded a PhD in accounting in 1944, he quickly rose to the academic rank of Full Professor of Accounting at the New York University Stern School of Business, where he continued to teach for 35 years and subsequently for a number of years Seton Hall University, NJ He also had a full time public accounting practice.
Joe Mauriello displayed warmth, charm, generosity of spirit, steadfastness, and an abounding love of nature and music throughout his life. He is survived by his brother, Michael M. Mauriello, two of his three children, Janet M. Simon and Joseph A. Mauriello, Jr., MD, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. His devoted wife, Alba, passed away in 1988 and his oldest daughter Lynda M. Franklin, in 2002. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Dorothy G. Hanscom.