Joseph J. Gaccione, Jr.
1954 - 2020
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Joseph J. Gaccione, Jr., 66, of Westerly, RI, passed away unexpectedly at Yale New-Haven Hospital June 30, 2020.
Joseph (Joey) was born in Westerly to Joseph J. Gaccione, Sr. and Patricia (Miller) Gaccione on March 19, 1954. Raised in Westerly, he graduated from Westerly High School and later earned a BS degree in accounting from Johnson and Wales University in RI.
Joey recently retired but worked for most of his career at the Davis-Standard Company in Pawcatuck, CT and New Jersey. Much like his father (Joe, Sr.) who predeceased him on April 4, 2020, Joe Jr. was known as a polite and humble man. He was an avid golfer who especially enjoyed playing with his brothers and high school friends.
Despite suffering the tragic loss of both his teenage children, Justin and Jillian, he maintained a great but subtle sense of humor which he often used to tease family members. And, he was always there to acknowledge and celebrate family events and holidays. He had a strong faith in God and regularly attended mass as a parishioner of St Pius X Church.
Joey was predeceased by his mother Patricia (Miller) Gaccione, father Joseph J. Gaccione, Sr., his children, Justin P. Gaccione and Jillian M. Gaccione. He is survived by his brothers, Glen S. Gaccione, and his spouse Patricia (Majeika) Gaccione, David P. Gaccione, Thomas C. Gaccione, and his spouse, Torry Curcuro, Ellen M. (Gaccione) Chipperfield, and Mark E. Gaccione and his spouse, Deborah (Minutella) Gaccione. He is also survived by his aunt, Rita (Gaccione) Fortin of Albuquerque, New Mexico and his uncle, Vincent Gaccione of Westerly, RI.
In addition, he is survived by his nephews and nieces, Kyle Gaccione, Kate (Gaccione) Smith, Leanne (Gaccione) Smith, Christopher Gaccione, Eric Gaccione, Brent Gaccione, Samantha (Bond) Zoglio, Heather Chipperfield, Morgan Gaccione and J.P. Gaccione as well as his great-nephews and great-nieces, Fiona Gaccione, Hunter Zoglio, Clara Smith, Wyatt Zoglio, Owen Smith and Mavis Gaccione.
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and State of RI restrictions still being imposed, there will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm Street, Westerly, RI. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, memorials or contributions may be made to the Make- A-Wish Foundation of RI. Funeral services are under the direction of Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly. For online condolences, please go to

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Published in The Westerly Sun on Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. As the voice of the sea speaks to the soul, may your soul be filled with peace from the memories of loved shared. With Heartfelt Sympathy
Joseph & Patricia Petrone
July 7, 2020
I am so sorry about young Joe just lost his father and no He died! I was friendly with his Mother Patty! Prayers and sympathy to the family
Betty Amaral Gomes
July 6, 2020
Gaccione Family
My deepest condolences for your sudden lost. Joe was my work colleague at Davis-Standard, NJ and he was truly a "First Class Person". His dry sense of humor and that smirk on his face still makes me laugh today. I consider it a blessing for crossing paths with him in my lifetime.
Keep the good memories alive during your family outings....I am sure there is many.
Joe.... God bless you and rest in piece my friend.

Ken Piora
DS Friend
Ken Piora
July 5, 2020
To the Gaccione family,
My sincere condolences. Joe was a great classmate and teammate at WHS. He was a state champion in the 100 and 220 yard dashes, our senior year. A man of great class and wisdom was always a pleasure to be around. I will always remember his great friendship and the memories we shared along the way. Heartfelt love and prayers to your family. With Love, Joe Serra (Class of 72)
Joe Serra
July 3, 2020
o The entire Gaccione Family
He was special friendly man over the years in 02891
May he Rest In Peace with our Blessed Lord
Our sympathy and prayers
Joe Iacoi and Family
Joe Iacoi
July 3, 2020
he Gaccione family grew up on clark st. Close to us. Joe was a kind person. Im so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent. Rest In Peace Joey. You will be greatly missed.
Diane Moneypenny
July 3, 2020
Our deepest Sympathy's to the Gaccione family. Joey was one special person he will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Dale Allen
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