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Joseph J Cafasso

Age: 95

Date of Death: June 30, 2024

Sparta, NJ

On June 30, 2024, Joseph Cafasso, born July 30, 1928, slipped peacefully from this world. He left as he lived: quiet, unassuming, and deeply loved by many. Our hearts are broken wide open. To be loved by Joe Cafasso meant he respected and cared for you without judgment. He charmed every woman he met from one year old to 100, the latest of whom were his nurses at Barnhill and Newton hospital. Dad had the best one liners and perfect timing. He hung on to celebrate his 74th anniversary with his wife, Joni, the love of his life. He raised five strong, independent, and loving daughters: Kathy Cafasso, JoEllen McNamara (Michael), Maggie Stevens (Steve Funnell), Jean Sharkey (Patrick), and Blanca Castellon (Frank). He had nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandkids, and a tribe of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and friends all of whom are certain that he hung the moon. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Cafasso, his brother, John, and his daughter, Jean, who now gets him all to herself! We are so grateful for the immeasurable gift of being his family. A celebration of life will be held in the future.