A proud grandfather at his grandchildren's events, of Edison Joseph Ricigliano Sr, 86, of Edison, NJ, died peacefully Thursday September 16, 2021, at home surrounded by his large, loving family. He was born March 8, 1935 in Newark NJ, the son of the late Frank, Sr and Jennie (nee Scoppetuolo) Ricigliano. In June 1953, JoJo as he was known at the time, graduated from West Side High School, Newark, NJ. He then married Antonia (nee Palmisano) and they recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Frank, Jr and son-in-law Richard Dooley. Surviving are his wife Antonia and their children, Toni, Sandra Dooley, Susan Turner and her husband Gary, Joseph Jr and his wife Lori, Jeffrey and his wife, Angie, Tracy Mido and her husband Bob, Patricia Abene and her husband, Peter, Pamela Gnapp and her husband, Mark, and Paul and his wife, Sue. Joseph was very proud of his grandchildren Dina, Gary and his wife Melissa, Christopher, Nicholas, Kelly, Julianna, Angela, Daniel, Alyssa, Anthony, Michael, Anna, Ava, Emma, Olivia, Alexa and his great grandson Lucas. All of his grandchildren live nearby, and he never missed a chance to watch them play sports, participate in school activities and share in frequent family gatherings. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
or a charity of your choice
. Services will be held on Sunday, September 19 at Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Funeral will be held Monday, September 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Helena's Roman Catholic Church, Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ. Interment at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Inman Avenue, Colonia, NJ. https:// www.gosselinfuneralhome.com/obituary/Joseph-Ricigliano
Published by The Star-Ledger from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.