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Joseph Patrick(The Old Soldier) Gennaro Sr. passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00pm at the age of 95.
Joe led a full life first serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Panama for 5 years. After serving in the army Joe became a baker, then later provided for his family as a sheet metal worker. Joe dedicated many years of his life in Colonia, New Jersey, as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician.
Joe was born to Virginia (Jenny) Renna and Pietro (Peter) Gennaro on March 22, 1922. Jenny passed in 1973 and Peter passed in 1947. Joe was preceeded in death by his first wife, Leora Emma, and his second wife, Ermeline Perry. Joe is survived by his six children from his first marriage: Linda Ryan, AnnMarie Santone, Joseph Patrick Gennaro Jr., Karen Canals, Mary Merriam, Vincent Gennaro, 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Gosselin Funeral Home:
Viewing Monday, February 12, 2018 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Funeral Service Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10am at the Funeral Home
Burial to follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia