OBITUARY

Joseph W. Calabrese

March 31, 1932September 25, 2020
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Joseph W. Calabrese, 88, of Livingston, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Livingston, NJ. Born in Newark, NJ, Joseph resided in Livingston for the past 55 years. He was a proud veteran of the U.S Army, having served during the Korean War. He worked for many years as a Purchasing Director for various companies, and in different capacities. He also owned his own business, a liquor store, for many years. Joseph was an avid NY Yankees and Giants fan, and also enjoyed watching old movies from the 30’s and 40’s. He also adored gardening and tending to his flowers and pool, but his greatest joy was spending time with his beloved family.

Joseph was preceded in death by his dear son, Christopher, and his sister Florence Petruzelli. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Annette, his loving daughter Lisa Dodgen (Charles), his grandchildren, Danielle (Tyler Silvey) and Chrisptopher, as well as many nieces, nephews, and many extended family members.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28, from 5-8pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, Livingston. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Philomena’s Church, Livingston, on Tuesday, September 29 at 10am, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s name may be made to the St. Barnabas Medical Center Development Deparment, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 (https://www.rwjbh.org/saint-barnabas-medical-center/giving)

Services

  • Vsitation

    Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Victoria Cevetello

September 26, 2020

Dearest Annette and family,
It is with great sorrow that we heard of your beloved Joe’s passing. He was always such a caring, gentle man, such a joy to know. You both made such a perfect couple!
May the LORD be your strength and comfort in the days ahead, and your beautiful memories bring a smile in spite of your sorrow.
Sending love and prayers,
Louis and Vickie

Pamela Falcone

September 26, 2020

Dear Aunt Annette and Lisa and Charlie and Daniel and Chris.

We are so very sorry for your loss, Uncle Joe was a wonderful man and we are blessed to have had him in our lives.

Growing up togther and sharing family memories will always make my heart smile. We always had so much fun and Bill and Uncle Joe were like two little kids when they got together.

Joe, Bill, and Christopher are now all togther in God's arms , may they rest in peace.

Love you all,
Pam



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