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Formerly of Westfield
Mr. Joseph Cafaro passed away peacefully after a long illness on Sunday January 6th, 2019. He resided in Long Beach Island, NJ
Joe and his younger brother Anthony were born in New York City and Joe eventually moved to Union County, NJ where he met his wife Eleanor (Mullen)
After graduating from Linden High School, he enlisted in the U.S Navy and was stationed in the South Pacific. After returning from his tour, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University.
He and Eleanor married in 1962 and settled in Westfield, where they raised their family.
Joe was a member of the Union County Probation Department where he was a Probation Officer until retiring in 1991.
After retiring, Joe and Eleanor were dual residents of Ft. Myers, FL and Long Beach Island, NJ.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor, his children David Cafaro and Caroline Cafaro both of Westfield, NJ, his brother and sister in law Anthony and Ann Cafaro of Cranford and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 Thursday January 10th at Dooley Colonial Home 556 Westfield Ave, Westfield, NJ. The funeral mass will begin at 11:30AM Friday January 11th at St. Helens Catholic Church on Lamberts Mill Road in Westfield, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center (Food Pantry) 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008.