Joseph Casella

Joseph Casella, 87, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Beloved husband of 52 years to the late Carmel (nee English). Cherished father of Carmel-Jean Schutte and husband Richard, Donna Polles, Stephanie Casella and Denise Boyle and husband Bill. Proud grandfather of Jennifer (Jason), Alexandria (Danny), Brittany (Dan), Christopher (Kaitlin), Zachary, Katie, Thomas (Kelly), Zoe, Joseph, Liam and Brendan. Adored great-grandfather of Tyler, Tristan, Tanner, Parker, Quinn, Carmel, Daniel, Maeve, Sean and Kevin. Dearest brother of the late Serafina Sore.

Joseph was a US Army Veteran. He retired from the Northvale DPW after 19 years of service. Prior to that he worked for Heat & Frost Insulators Local 12. Joe was an All-City shortstop at Columbus High School in the Bronx. He enjoyed the outdoors , hunting, and fishing but above all, his family was his life.

Visiting hours are Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

Those who wish may make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,, in Joseph’s memory.


  1. Kathleen & Brendan McGowan

    Deepest sympathy to you Denise and all your family on the passing of your dear dad. May he rest in peace.

  2. Jean (Singleton) Kennedy

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  3. Principe Family

    Sorry for your loss. Long road of sickness is awful. RIP

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