Joseph Cantatore

Joseph Cantatore, 85, of Norwood, NJ, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, January 2, 2023. He was born in Ruvo di Puglia, Italy, to the late Vincenza and Mauro Cantatore.  Beloved husband of 54 years of the late Addolorata “Ada”. Loving father of Vincenza Fitzmaurice and her husband Thomas of Orangeburg, NY, Maria Liggio and her husband Joseph of Suffern, NY and Mauro Cantatore and his wife Tara of Blauvelt, NY. Proud and loving grandfather of Joseph, Joseph Tyler, Julia, Leah, Bryan and Andrew. Cherished brother of Nicola and his wife Lena. Predeceased by brother Michael and sisters Teresa and Nunzia. Survived by in laws Paul Petrone, Vincent Soldano and his partner Maria, Joseph and Joann Soldano, Teresa Dell’Accio, Gino Soldano and Jan Soldano.

Joseph worked in the food industry for many years before retiring. He was a devoted family man above all. He also enjoyed gardening, cycling and soccer and was a member of soccer clubs in Norwood and Orangetown. He will be dearly missed.

Visiting hours are Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

Those who wish may donate in Joseph’s memory to their favorite charity. 


  1. So sorry to hear Mr Cantatore passed. My prayers and sympathy are with you all.
    I remember all the good times living close to you in Norwood.
    God bless !

  2. Pamela Libonati

    Dear Enza, Maria and Mauro,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Just seeing your father’s photo brought back many great memories of our childhood.
    Sending you comforting prayers and hugs. Thinking about you all as you celebrate his life.

  3. Ralph and Diane Lellio

    I worked with Joe for many years. He was one of the kindest,most generous man I’ve ever known. My wife and I are so saddened to hear of his passing. We both send our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family
    RIP sweet man.

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