Quinn Hopping Funeral Home

26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ


Joseph F. Ciccone III

October 3, 1987September 1, 2019

Joseph Frank Ciccone III, 31, passed unexpectedly in the early hours of September 1, 2019.

Joey, as he was best known by family and friends, was born on October 3, 1987 in Newark, NJ to Laura and Joseph F Ciccone Jr. After moving to Wellington, FL as a child, Joey returned to his native New Jersey as an adult.

A smile is the presence of heart, and Joey wore his heart, more often than not, with a beaming smile that was both infectious and contagious. When Joey gave his word, he stood by it. He had a natural talent for fixing things and a brightness that drew people to him.

Joseph F Ciccone III is survived by his devoted mother, Laura Ciccone and father Joseph F Ciccone Jr; loving brother Alex Ciccone, and doting grandmother, Rosemarie Murphy. Joey was also the beloved nephew of Kelly Madej, Doreen Caputo, Matthew Murphy Jr., Barbara Bane, Gina Ciccone, Michael Ciccone, and Neil and Deborah Barmann. Also left behind are many loving cousins : Destani and Hannah Madej, Christopher Caputo, Patricia Clayton, Lisa, Michael, Anthony, Diona, AJ, and Danny Ciccone; God daughter, Marianne Madej, and girlfriend Carol Gorski.

Joseph F Ciccone III was predeceased by grandparents, Matthew Murphy Sr.; Patricia and Joseph F Ciccone Sr; Aunt, Theresa Ciccone; great-grandmother, Betty Torella; and close cousin, Shannon Bane.

Visiting hours will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4pm - 8pm, with a prayer service at 7:30 pm, at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd, Toms River, NJ. Cremation will be private.


  • VISITATION Friday, September 6, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, September 6, 2019


Joseph F. Ciccone III

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Doreen Caputo

September 11, 2019

I am struggling to understand why you're gone, but I know you, and I know you would want me to take care of your mother. You were the miracle baby who fought for life, born at 2 pounds. I watched you bloom from a tiny, barely alive infant into a caring man. You were taken from this world way too soon, but you left us with cherished memories of you. Rest in peace my nephew. Love, Aunt Dee XOXOXO

Destani Madej

September 10, 2019

There’s so many memories with you that I can’t even think of all of them. The one that I will cherish the most is when you first held Marianne. I will never forget the smile on your face. Then you became her god father. The love you both had for each other was amazing. Me and Marianne are going to miss you everyday for the rest of our lives. I’ll make sure she knows how much you loved her and how great of a god father you were. Keep watching over all of us. I love you

Daniel Joy

September 9, 2019

Joe was the most loyal man I ever met. You would never hear anybody say anything unpleasant about him. He would give the shirt off his back. He will be missed by all.
I love you buddy. Rest easy.