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486 Pompton Avenue, Rt. 23
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Joseph Balestrieri

Joseph Balestrieri

Thursday, March 17th, 1927 - Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Obituary

Joseph Balestrieri, 92, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Belleville, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2019.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00 am through 10:30 am at Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove, NJ with entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.
Condolences and memories may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

Born in Naples, Italy, he never forgot his family back home, telephoning them every week. He lived in Belleville for some time and settled in Cedar Grove.

He was a retiree of Ford Motor Company and later worked as a carpenter for the County of Essex for over 25 years.

He was a selfless man who never said no and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was passionate about his vegetable garden and was famous for his tomatoes and arugula grown. He was an excellent cook and loved to work around the house. In his spare time, he loved to gamble and enjoyed going to the racetrack.

He is pre-deceased by six siblings.
He was the devoted husband to the late Antoinette Balestrieri. He was the loving and caring father to his only son, Robert and his wife Lisa; cherished grandfather to Joseph, Gina, and Valentina, who were his pride and joy. He loved to sing to them and always cradled them in his arms. Also surviving is his sister, Maria.
He was very loved and will be greatly missed by his family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    486 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    Address
    339 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Address
    340 Ridge Road
    North Arlington, NJ 07031
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(973) 239-1489 486 Pompton Avenue | Cedar Grove, NJ | 07009 (973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
Email: shookscedargrove@gmail.com