On January 29, 2018 of Lumberton, NJ. Age 92 years. Beloved husband of the late Ann (nee Randolfo). Devoted father of Joanne Zink (Ed) and the late Louis Cipriani and Mary Grace Pharo. Dear brother of Anna Mollo ( the late Sal), Rose Durando (John), Grace Casola (the lateTom) and Phil Cipriani (the late Santa). Proud grandfather of Heather, Allison (Brian), Melissa (Harry), Brittany (Steve), Kimberly (Eric), McKenzie and Vinnie. Great grandfather of Chase, Benjamin, Jackson, Hayden and Scarlett. Brother in law of Frances Filippazzo (Bob) and Angie Rosati (Lou). Father in law of John Pharo (Maryann). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was a US Army Veteran who served his country during World War II. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday morning 10:00AM-11:00AM St. Simon Stock Parish Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009. Memorial Mass 11:00AM. Cremation and interment will take place privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Cooley's Anemia Foundation 330 7th Ave Suite 200 New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. For additional information or to email lasting condolences;Costantinofh.com
I will try to get through this for you Dad. I will miss you, you are my strength, my rock, always brightened my day.
I am in disbelief that you are no longer here-not a phone call away-not a short ride away-just not here with us.
I didn’t know how to begin talking about your life, but as I spoke with others who knew you or even just met you, there was a common theme. He had strength, compassion, kindness, a smile for everyone and never complained. He suffered a lot of losses and pain in his life losing his first and true love so young; his precious son and beautiful daughter were also taken too soon. He missed them immensely but focused on what he had not what he lost!
One of his neighbors called me, worried if everything was okay because she didn’t see him for their daily ‘waves’ and ‘chats’. He was there less than a year but touched their hearts and they loved him. I can’t imagine my life without him in it.....he was a peacemaker and always saw the best in people.
Ed enjoyed his company and went over every week-slept over and they always laughed, drove him crazy with his jokes and watching movies with Ed constantly flipping the channels. My dad looked forward to his visits and so did Ed. He loved both his son-in-laws and they loved him.
He loved us all-his grandchildren were his pride and joy and his great-grandchildren always kept him smiling. He loved talking about the “old days” with his brother and sisters, nieces and nephews- his whole family was important to him. We were so happy he came back home to us -his Sinatra Sunday’s with Melissa and Harry, his visits with Heather and Allison, Brian,Chase and Ben and the rest of all his family he loved so much! He enjoyed seeing everyone.
“92” looked good on him, he liked Sinatra and Bruno Mars...wanted to watch the Grammys and couldn’t wait for the Eagles on Super Bowl.
All in all he loved life and kept going until he couldn’t . He was ready to go home!
We will miss him all in our own ways and memories. Until I see you again Dad-you will always have my heart️