Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ


Joseph C. Church

February 18, 1946March 7, 2020

Joseph C. Church, 74, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in West Orange, NJ. Born in Orange, Joseph resided in West Orange for the past 42 years. He worked for many years in the construction industry as a project manager and a rehab specialist. After retirement, Joseph enjoyed becoming a crossing guard in West Orange.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Paula (nee Rossi). He is also survived by his loving children Karen Melchionda (Joseph), Joseph C. Jr. (Lori), Andrea DiFabrizio (Angelo), and Lisa (Nick Palmieri); his 9 adoring grandchildren; his brothers Emanuel and Anthony Church, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 4-8 PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 13 at 11AM at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to St. Joseph's Church, West Orange (www.stjoeswestorange.com)


  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Interment Friday, March 13, 2020


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Nick Canizio

March 24, 2020

My sincere condolences to Paula and family.

Constance McManus

March 13, 2020

So sad that your gone cousin,. I will remember all the fun times we had growing up. Love, Connie

Caroline Maragni

March 10, 2020

"CUZ" as you called so many of us by that loving phrase, and always with your huge infectious smile. I don't think I know you any other way...........and regardless of how often you saw us , your warmth and genuine smile was always present. Dearest Paula and family, my deepest sympathies and heartfelt sorrow during this very difficult and sad time. I hope that in time, all your wonderful memories will ease the sorrow and mend your heart.
With love and Sympathy,
Caroline and Sam

Francine Berra

March 10, 2020

Dear Paula and Family

I was saddened to hear that Joe had passed. I know you have wonderful memories that will always bring smiles. I wish you strength and healing surrounded by the love of your family.

With prayers and love, your cousin, Francine

Nicole Hernandez

March 9, 2020

Wow. I am in shock. I just can not believe you are gone. I LOVE you so much. My big cousin Joe. Always checking on me & making sure I was okay. 💙 There are so many childhood memories our families shared. I will ALWAYS treasure. I will always appreciate all you did for me when I had to take care of Daddy. Thank you for your weekly calls & daily visits. It helped so much more than you realize. You gave me STRENGTH. I already miss you. Rest in peace Joe. Until we meet again cuz.... 💔 I love you.

Loriann Juliano

March 9, 2020

What can I say. I haven't seen you in a while, but you always sneaked up behind me when I ran into you and said real loud Hey Cuz!! , I remember having Sunday dinner with you and Paula , Aunt Cary and Uncle Manuel when I lived in his house on Lakeside Ave. Mike talks about you often. Will always remember the special memories that were made when you came to our wedding, you made it so much more special. You are missed. Rest with Jesus Joe. We love you, Loriann and Mike Juliano