Ex-Fire Chief Joseph Edward Bove III

Ex-Fire Chief Joseph Edward Bove, III

AGE: 53 • Spotswood

Ex-Fire Chief Joseph Edward Bove, III died suddenly Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his residence in Spotswood, shortly after responding to and returning from a fire call. He was 53. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in South River before moving to Spotswood in 1983. Joseph was a member of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and was the first Fire Chief to serve for three consecutive years. He was self employed as a Mason and had previously worked as a Machinist for 23 years for Johnson & Johnson in North Brunswick. He was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Spotswood.

He was predeceased by parents, Jean and Joseph Bove and his brother, Thomas Bove. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Renata Elizabeth Bove, who was his high school sweetheart, and their children, Jacqueline Bove, Joseph Edward Bove, IV and Anthony Bove and his high school sweetheart, Tara, all of Spotswood; his brother, Michael (Colleen) Bove of South River; two sisters, Donna Bove of Monroe Township and Lynn Reid of Milltown; his mother-in-law, Stella Gut, and brother-in-law, James Gut, both of Freehold; four sisters-in-law, Cher Bove of South River, Donna (Robert) Mitzelman and Terri (Sebastian) Mincer, all of Freehold and Barbara (Laszlo) Nyitrai of South Brunswick, and fourteen nieces and nephews, Christopher, T.J., Bobby, Rachel, Matthew, Nicole, Olivia, Sebastian, Michael, Samantha, Gabriella, Michaela, Isabella and Thomas.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 AM in The Brunswick Memorial Home, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:15 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church in Spotswood. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2-4 & 6-9 PM. For directions please visit www.brunswickmemorialhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spotswood Fire Department General Fund, 495 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

Funeral Home

Brunswick Memorial Funeral Home
454 Cranbury Rd East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 254-9393

Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 16, 2014