Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home

30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY


Joseph G Bennett Jr.

September 21, 1942January 12, 2020

Born on September 21, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Joseph is survived by his devoted wife of over 55 years Emelene Helen (Russo) Loving Daddy to his three daughters Emelene (Kevin Burek), Allison (Gerard Novello), and Gillian (Michael Bonanno). Adored Grandad to Morgan, Emelene, Thomas, Gerard Jr. and Jacqueline. Brother to Robert and George.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Joseph G. Sr, Agnes, sister Jacqueline, and brother Michael.

Joseph was especially proud of his academic achievements that included his MBA from Wagner College. He worked for J.P. Morgan, retiring as a Vice President after 35 years.

Joseph enjoyed vacationing to Italy with his wife Emelene. He could often be found in his kitchen cooking delicious meals for his family. He loved maintaining his garden, which was always filled with beautiful flowers & many birds.

Joseph cherished life and his family. He will be fiercely missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Address: CFF 33 East 33rd Street #1101 New York, NY 10016


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Joseph G Bennett Jr.

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Terry McSweeney

January 17, 2020

Very sorry

Patty Schroeder

January 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers for you and your family.

Kevin James Bennett

January 14, 2020

I know this is a very sad time, but your family bond is so tight, and your love for each other is so deep. Joe's memory will always be an essential part of that dynamic.
Sending lots of love and light - kjb