McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ


Joseph Anthony Portelli

October 4, 1924July 22, 2019

Joseph A. Portelli

Joseph was born in Paterson New Jersey on October 4, 1924. He served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp in World War II for 4 years. He attended Montclair State College and received his Bachelors degree. He was married to the love of his life Rose for 61 years until she passed away in 2013. He worked for Singer Kearfott for over 30 years. He moved to Jacksonville Florida after Rose’s passing and continued his incredible life until he passed away under Hospice care on July 22, 2019 at the age of 94. He is survived by his 2 loving sons: Tom Portelli and his wife Jennifer and their 2 sons Kyle and Connor Joe Portelli and his wife Cheryl and their son Steven

Joseph was a great son, devoted husband, loving father, special grandfather and a great friend to many. He was respected and beloved by many and will be missed .

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st with Vigil Prayers at 5:00 p.m. at McCracken Funeral Home, located at 1500 Morris Ave. Union, New Jersey 07083. A Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, 200 McLean Blvd, Paterson, New Jersey, with Father Daniel Grigassy officiating.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025


  • Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 2, 2019


Joseph Anthony Portelli

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Barbara Roman

July 29, 2019

Have known Joe since he arrived in Jacksonville. A man we will always remember, gentle, kind and enjoyed hearing his memories of his wife, Rose, and the love he has for his family. Such a nice man to be around. Will miss you but your memories will be in our hearts forever. Heaven has gained another Angel. Love you