Joseph Gioia


Joseph Gioia, age 85, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey passed away on Sunday evening, August 29, 2021, surrounded by his wife Santina and son Vincent. He was born December 16, 1935 in Roccalumera, Sicily to Vincent and Grazia (Bruto) Gioia.  Joseph emigrated to Canada and then to the United States.         

Beloved husband of 59 years of Santina (Miano) Gioia.  Loving and devoted father of Susan Gioia, Amy Mauro and husband Robert, and Vincent Gioia.  Cherished grandfather of Carrington, Harrison, and Alexandria Kerr and Tyler and John Mauro.  Adored great-grandfather of Raegan Kerr.          

Services celebrating his life include visitation on Thursday, September 2, 2021, 5-9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home located at 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn New Jersey 07410.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, September 3, 2021, 10:30 AM at Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church, 15-05 St Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Entombment immediately following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

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