Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor, 81 of Kearny passed away peacefully on February 25, 2018, with his loving family by his side.

Funeral is from the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny on Thursday at 8:30 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church in Kearny at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation is on Wednesday from 2-9 PM at the funeral home.

Born on July 2, 1936 to James and Ellen (nee Scannell) O'Connor in the City of Shana Golden, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland; Joseph came to the United States at the age of 13. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 45 years.

Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife of 38 years Innocenza (nee DeNichilo) O'Connor, whom he met at an ice cream parlor in Hoboken, NJ. He is survived by his four children Rosemarie Capurso and her husband Louis, Jacqueline Manago and her husband Sal, Joann Chiamese, and Joseph O'Connor and his wife Jeanne. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren; Salvatore, Michelle, Nicole, Alyssa, Christina, Amanda, Riley and Shea. The youngest of 13 children, Joseph is also survived by his siblings Christopher O'Connor and his wife Joan, and Daniel O'Connor and his wife Eileen.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association at

Posted on February 26, 2018 .