Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Joseph Jerome Errico

November 29, 1923August 10, 2019

Asheville - Joseph “Joe” Jerome Errico, 95 died on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at John F. Keever Solace Center. Joe was born in NJ on November 29, 1923, to the late Domenico and Anna Pardi Errico. An avid sportsman, Joe liked to golf, hunt, target shoot and bowl. He also enjoyed traveling and dancing with the love of his life, Grace. Joe served his country during World War II and the Korean War. After graduating Rutgers University, Joe worked for General Cable Corporation for 32 years, starting out in New Jersey and then managing cable-manufacturing facilities in Delaware, Illinois, Florida, and Texas.

Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, Grace Symes Errico; son, Tom Errico (Silvia) of Tampa, FL; daughter, Ellen Errico Schon (Ron) of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Eric and Corey Schon and Adrian Errico; and three great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of his life will be held at the Crowfields Condominiums Clubhouse, 1745 Hendersonville Road, Asheville on Saturday, August 24, at 2 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to WNC Bridge Foundation (Formerly CarePartners), at PO Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813 or online at https://wncbridge.org/support-us/make-a-gift/. Please designate your donation to “Grief Support”.


24 August

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Crowfields Condominiums Clubhouse

1745 Hendersonville Road


Joseph Jerome Errico

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Frank & Frances Hancock

August 18, 2019

We are saddened to hear of our friend Joe's passing. We send our Love and Condolences to Grace, Ellen, Tom and their families. Joe was one of the finest people i have ever had the pleasure to work for and with from 1970-1975 when he managed General Cable's Tampa, Fl. manufacturing plant. We became personal friends and Frances and I enjoyed getting together for dinner many times with Joe and Grace at their home, ours, and out on the town in his retirement years before he and Grace moved to Asheville to be with Ellen and Ron. We are sorry we were not able to visit them during his final years in Asheville. We send our Love and Best Wishes to Grace, Ellen, Tom and their families.
Frank & Frances Hancock

Ellen Errico-Schon

August 17, 2019

Dad, there are so many memories, I wouldn't know where to start...
You were always the provider and protector of the family, and you provided us with a wonderful and most interesting life; moving to a new state every 5 or 6 years, meeting new people and learning new things. What an adventure!

You had a long life, well lived. We are honored to have been your family. Your spirit has taken wing, but your love will always be with us.

Tom Errico

August 16, 2019

Dad your memory will live on forever in our hearts and minds.

Your song has ended but the melody lingers on . . .

We love and miss you !