Joseph A. Romano


Joseph A. Romano, age 87 of Toms River, NJ passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, he resided in Fair Lawn for many years before moving to Toms River.  He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  A loyal NY Mets and NY Giants fan, Joe was a consummate handyman and enjoyed spending time with family.

Prior to retiring, he was a traffic manager with CTSI in Clifton for 20 years.

Beloved husband of Anna (O’Brien) Romano.  Loving and devoted father of Joseph Romano and wife Lisa, Mark Romano and wife, Patricia and the late Debra Bressor and surviving husband John Bressor.  Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Reimels and husband Paul, Leslie Behrens and husband Thomas, Jonathan Bresser and wife Joann, Christina, Joseph A., Anthony, Christian and Michael Romano.  Adored great-grandfather of Paul and Aiden Reimels and Abigail and Olivia Behrens.  Dear brother of seven predeceased siblings.

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, May 30, 2019, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,

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Thank you to everyone that attended Dad's wake and funeral mass. Thank you to Father Joe and Father Colin for your prayers at the wake and the funeral mass. We took great comfort in them. Your love, thoughts, and prayers are greatly appreciated. We love you all. Joe, Mark, and family
Joseph Romano
My Mom and Joe were next door neighbors at Silverwoods in Toms River. They had a special connection and a beautiful friendship. God was watching over them, because they ended up at Rose Garden in rooms right next to each other. What are the odds? My family and I are so grateful to have had Joe in our lives. We’re so glad we got to know Joe and his family. He will be missed.
Sharon Hirsch
Dear Mark, Patty and Michael, We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories of your Dad/Grandfather bring you comfort now and in the coming months. Sending you and your family our love and prayers. Lorri and John Mandala
Lorri Mandala
Dear Romano Family I have so many good memories of Uncle Joe. He was always so kind to me when spending time with Debbie, Joey & Mark in Jersey City and Lake Hopatcong. I remember him as always busy fixing everything that needed to be "fixed". On the go all the time. As busy as he was, Uncle Joe always had the time to drive me home to North Bergen or pick me up on the way to Lake Hopatcong so I could be with Debbie. He is in heaven with his beloved Anna and daughter Debra. We will miss him!! Our prayers are with you always.
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