FOCARACCIO, JOSEPH M.
A funeral mass was offered Jan. 24 at Our Lady of Fatima Church for Joseph M. Focaraccio, 80, of North Bergen. He passed away Jan. 19. Born in Senise, Italy he was a retired custom tailor and was the proprietor of Joseph’s Tailoring in North Bergen. He was the manager of the Italian Community Center in Union City where he also was the manger of their soccer team. He was signed by Parma of the Italian Professional Soccer League at the age of 17 and was a member of the Soccer Hall of Fame. He was the husband of the late Rita C.; father of Lynne Focaraccio, Joseph N. Focaraccio and his wife Rose, Ralph Focaraccio and his wife Dawn and was also survived by his adopted daughter Angela Waechter; brother of Vincenza Focaraccio Sola; grandfather of Aimee, Alyssa, J.J., Ariana , Kim, Cindy and Jeff and great grandfather of Matthew, Jacob, Juliet and Ruby; also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.