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Joseph Pirro

Joseph Pirro

Wednesday, March 22nd, 1922 Sunday, May 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Joseph E. Pirro

Joseph Pirro, 97, of Toms River, NJ, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Joe was born and raised in Newark, NJ, where he lived for 77 years, before moving to Toms River in 1998. He served in the Navy in WW II and was a lifelong member of the Catholic War Veterans and Knights of Columbus. Joe served as a firefighter in Newark for 25 years, serving in 9 Engine and as the Chief's driver.
Joe is predeceased by his brother John and niece Theresa Vail and by great great nephew Jakob Joseph Vail. He is survived by his beloved sister Theresa Sutter, nephew Joseph and his husband Manny of St. Petersburg, Fl, Robert and his wife Patricia of Bridgewater, NJ, and John Sutter of New Port Richey, Fl, great nieces and nephews Constance Sutter, Heather Vail Keefer, Cheryl Vail, Douglas Vail, Matthew, Michael and Daniel Sutter, Brittni and Courtney Sutter, and great great nieces and nephews Douglas Vail Jr., Lilly and Ella Keefer, and Oakley Sutter.
A horse racing enthusiast, Joe was cherished by his family and friends, and was one of the most positive, cheerful and generous individuals anyone had ever known.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 3rd at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River, NJ from 3pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 4th 10:30am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 130 St. Maximilian Lane, Berkeley Twp. Interment will follow at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home in Boonton, NJ.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- SCB
    145 St. Catherine Blvd
    TOMS RIVER, NJ
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    Monday, June 3rd, 2019
    3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Maximilian Kolbe RC Church
    St. Maximilian Lane
    TOMS RIVER, NJ
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    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
    10:30am
  • Interment

    BG William C Doyle Veterans Cemetery
    350 Provinceline Rd.
    WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ
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JIm Lowney

Our comfortable corner in the Office Lounge will never be the same without Joe. He was the glue that held together a circle of good friends.
"Always a pleasure! he'd say when greeting old and new friends. His stories will live on; tales of his beloved Ironbound neighborhood and his service in the Newark Fire Department at 9 Engine in North Newark.
We'll truly miss Joe, a generous man with a big heart and a keen sense of humor
.Jim Lowney
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Ellen LaMotta

May you Rest In Peace you were a great friend to the LaMotta family and a good customer to Krug’s Tavern. I will never forget how you helped my husband with his first car💚. Although you moved away from Newark I thought of you often and it was great hearing from you last year when you stopped in. You are now in a better place partying with the rest of the old crew from Down Neck - rest easy till we meet again💚
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