Joseph "Rocky" Esposito
AGE: 79 • Jackson
Joseph "Rocky" Esposito,79 yrs old, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. Born in Newark, raised in Patterson, settled in Jackson. He was best known for his charm, wit, hard work, & caring nature. He had a big heart, & would do anything for anybody. He loved good food, working, & spending time with family. He also had a passion for cooking, golfing, & singing.
He was probably best known as owner of M & R Pools & Masonry, where he was a master mason for 50 years. He loved installing pools, many of which are still bringing joy today. He prided himself on work, reputation, & his Italian heritage.
In his earlier years, he was an Emerson police officer
, Chairman of the Jackson Zoning Board, an original founder of the Italian-American Club, an avid golfer, & owner of Rocky's Italian Deli, in Howell.
He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Linda; two daughters, Carolyn Guckenberger and Maryanne Guckenberger-Nonis; 5 yr. old granddaughter, Justina; & sons-in-law, Eli Nonis & Russell Wicks.
In respect to his wishes, private services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Hope Chapel. If you would like to express your condolences, you can send them to 28 Gardenia Place, Jackson, NJ 08527.