Joseph Anthony Griffo, Sr., 78, of Secaucus (formerly of Hoboken), died peacefully on December 7, 2021 Beloved husband of 55 years to JoAnn V. (née Carrelli). Loving father of Joseph Anthony Griffo, Jr., Janine (Kenneth) Hegel. Cherished grandfather of Madison.
Joseph was born in Jersey City to Rose (née Belfiore) and Anthony Griffo. He was a truck driver with Teamsters Local #560 of Union City for many years. Upon retiring from the local, Joe had many Jobs around his home town of Secaucus. He became a Court Bailiff with the Secaucus Municipal Court. He drove the “Get-About Bus”, which transported Senior Citizens on their daily trips. He also volunteered and assisted the Office of Emergency Management. He worked at the town pool and loved socializing with all the people that worked there. Everyone around town knew him and loved “Joey G” so much.
Joseph was and amazing family man and a loyal friend. He loved unconditionally. His wife JoAnn was his soulmate and they were together since they were teenagers. They did everything together. He was an amazing father and had a strong bond with his children Joe Jr. and Janine. He would do anything for his kids. Madison was his only grandchild, she was his world and he couldn’t spend enough time with her. He loved everyone with his whole heart and didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He was always the life of every party and enjoyed making his family and friends laugh. He was like a cartoon character, always acting silly. He was a simple “Old-School Guy” and loved singing and listening to music like Frank Sinatra and Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons. He loved the Yankees and collected copies of all the Yankees World Series rings. He was known for his sharp dressing. He was either dressed to impress or in an “Old -School” Adidas track suit. He was an amazing man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral Mass Saturday, December 11th, 10 AM, St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Hoboken. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visiting Friday, December 10th, commencing at 3 PM and concluding at 8 PM at the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Parking is available in the rear of the memorial home off Sixth Street. Due to the pandemic, all guests attending must wear a mask.