Joseph John Ferraro, 90, of Shrewsbury, New Jersey and formerly of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, died on Monday January 3, 2022 in Holmdel, New Jersey. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (Clinchot) Ferraro, who died in 2010.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Annibale and Sophie (Caputo) Ferraro.
A proud veteran, Joseph served in the US Air Force. Subsequently, he worked as a mechanical engineer for the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority until his retirement.
Joseph was a devout Roman Catholic, who actively practiced his faith. He held many positions in the former Church of St. Anne in Tobyhanna, most notably as Eucharistic minister, serving as choir and general steward of the church. For years Joseph and Patricia have applied the teachings of the Church in supporting underprivileged children in Central America.
In addition to his passion for the church, Joseph was a family man and a true friend. Loving, calm, patient and industrious are just a few of his character traits. He is survived by his daughters: Catherine Ferraro and her husband, Félix Moletteri; Susan Ferraro and her husband, Peter Lio; and Linda Ferraro; son: Gérard Ferraro and his wife Joan; sisters: Edith Giovanniello and Francis Barrera; and beloved grandchildren: Christina, Nicholas, Alexander, Celena, Joseph and Sarah. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his sisters: Dolores Clinchot, Sue Alfiero and Grace Bonadonna.
There will be a 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. visitation on Monday, January 10 at Bolock Funeral Home. Reverend Father Sean Carpenter will lead a Christian funeral mass at 11 am on Tuesday, January 11 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 5112 Pocono Crest Road, Pocono Pines. Interment with military honors will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery, 901 Bryant Street, Stroudsburg.
Posted by Bolock Funeral Home & Crematory – Cresco on January 6, 2022.