Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Inc. - Elmwood Park
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Joseph Paonessa

Waterford - Joseph Paonessa, 95, of Waterford, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.

Born in South Hackensack, N.J., he lived in Saddle Brook, N.J., for many years before moving to Waterford three months ago. Mr. Paonessa was a carpenter working through the Northeast Regional Carpenters Local # 253. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, a coach with the Saddle Brook Little League, the Babe Ruth League and the football team. He loved his grandchildren, working crossword puzzles, was an avid horse racing fan and a diehard Mets fan.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Foytlin), loving father of Dr. Kenneth and his wife, Mary, of Lyme, and JoAnn Seigel and her husband, Steven, of South Plainfield, N.J., devoted grandfather of James, Elizabeth, and Robert Paonessa and Jason Seigel and dear brother of Lena Iurato and Marie DiCrosta, both of Saddle Brook.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, Inc., 274 Market St., Elmwood Park. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Duncantree Foundation, Inc., 240-43 141 Ave., Rosedale, NY 11422 or dtfinc.org/donate, would be greatly appreciated.

Published in The Day on Nov. 6, 2013
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