Joseph E. Bevacqua passed away May 20, 2016. He was 90. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Kearny 53 years ago. Visiting will be on Monday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephens Church and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Joe was a decorated, purple heart World War Two Army veteran. He was a warehouseman for many years at Western Electric and after retirement he continued to organize the W.E. reunions. He coached for many years at The Paul Revere Boys Club. A devout catholic, he attended daily Mass at St. Stephens Church and belonged to their Senior Club. After Mass Joe could be found socializing at Teddy's Bull Pen or at Sunset Deli with his pal Joe Petito.
Husband of the late Josephine (nee Lazzaro), he was the beloved father of Felicia Sharples (late Tom) and Emil Bevacqua (Caroline). Brother of Mario Bevacqua and Marie Fox he is also survived by his grandchildren Dorian Fasciano (Richard) andNicholas and Anthony Bevacqua.