Joseph A. Carnaggio

January 29, 1923March 7, 2018

Joseph A. Carnaggio, 95, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on March 7, 2018.

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Samuel and Reba Carnaggio and later moved with his family to Baltimore. As a young man he helped his father with their family’s produce stand in Lexington Market. He was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and served in the Marine Corps. Later he worked at Koppers Company for 44 years as a machinist/tool and die maker. He met his wife, Genevieve, at work and celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Joe Carnaggio was often referred to as “Smiley Joe” and was known to be a gentle man and gentleman making sure he always had a kind word to say. Joe loved to garden, be with his grandchildren, travel with his brothers and their wives, play cards, and go to the beach. Most of all he loved being with his large family when they got together.

He is the beloved husband of the late Genevieve Carnaggio (nee Kocienda); devoted father of Joe Carnaggio and wife Mary, Jim Carnaggio and wife Denise; loving grandfather of Katie and husband Ben, Cortney, Andrew (A.J.), Bryan; great-grandfather of Joseph Todd (J.T.) and Zach; dear brother of Rosemary Kirwan and the late Charles Carnaggio, Ann Linneman, John Carnaggio, Martha Orem and Nancy Carnaggio. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Relatives and friends will gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd., Nottingham MD 21236, on Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., and where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium MD 21093.


  • Genevieve Carnaggio, Wife
  • Joe Carnaggio & wife Mary, Son
  • Jim Carnaggio & wife Denise, Son
  • Rosemary Kirwan, Sister
  • Charles Carnaggio, Brother
  • Ann Linneman, Sister
  • John Carnaggio, Brother
  • Martha Orem, Sister
  • Nancy Carnaggio, Sister
  • Loving grandfather of Katie, Cortney, Andrew and Bryan; great-grandfather of J.T. and Zach.


  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Joseph A. Carnaggio

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John Morris

March 13, 2018

Uncle Joe was the kind of man that made you feel good just being around him. Like his brothers, he was kind, humble, loving and decent. Much respect and love for the positive role model he was for me as a young boy growing up. Life lessons I learned from him, my grandfather and uncle Johnny served me well throughout my life and continue to to
this day. I am hoping for one day in the future to again sit at Gram's table and watch the Carnaggio boys play pinochle and enjoy each other's company. Thoughts and prayers to Jim Denise, Joe, Mary and the entire family. Heaven has gained another good man.

Lance and Lori Kirwan-Moore

March 9, 2018

So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe, What a great heart such a Sweet Goodhearted Gentle Great Family Oriented Man He Was..... A real rarity in today’s Time...... Just wanted You to know Joe and Jim and Family we are thinking of you........Uncle Joe was very much a part of our young life and great memories
Heaven has gained another Angel

Debra Campbell

March 8, 2018

Uncle Joe was a wonderful, husband, father, and Uncle. He always took the time to talk and show interest in your life. His smile and laugh was infectious. We will miss him dearly. Debra and Michael