Funeral services have been held for Joseph Patrick Dorrity, 74. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 20 at the Veterans Home in Paramus where he lived for the past two years. He was born in Jersey City and was raised in North Bergen and graduated from Lincoln No. 5 Grammar School and Union Hill High before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He served during Vietnam from 1963 - 1967 and holds a National Defense Medal, a Good Conduct Medal and a Cold War Medal. After completing his service commitment, he opened a “Head Shop” in West New York and participated in designing an all plastic bicycle. At the age of 30, he relocated to Laguna Beach, California and ran a successful Mobile Home business for 35 years. He was a rated chess player and practiced yoga all his adult life. He was an avid tennis fan and loved to rollerblade and play handball. Joseph was the fourth of seven children of Marie F. Dorrity, who passed away in 2014 and was pre-deceased by his oldest brother William. He is survived by his son Joseph Patrick Dorrity, brothers Francis (Margaret) and John (Sharon) his sisters Mary Matthias, Kathleen Dorrity and Theresa ““Chickie”“ Amato (Larry) and 12 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews.
Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.