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Joseph Kessel

Joseph J Kessel Jr.

Friday, June 1st, 1945 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
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Joseph J. Kessel Jr. passed away on Sunday June 2, 2019 at the age of 74 years old. Joseph was born on June 1, 1945 in Paterson, NJ to Joseph J Sr. and Mary Rita (McGill) Kessel. Joseph was a long time resident of Butler, NJ for over 40 years before moving to Highland Lakes.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Rose). They were married on March 19, 1965 and recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. He leaves behind his three daughters: Karen Weiss and her husband Edward, Joann Cooper, and Patti Abbruzzese and her husband Steve. Also his five grandchildren, Nicholas, Jesse, Patrick, Stephanie and Megan. He was the oldest of his four surviving siblings, Maurita Taylor, Barbara Obremski and her husband David, Steve Kessel and his wife Carol, and Kathy Peterson and her husband Gene. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was a service manager at the Coca-Cola Company before retiring to enjoy his family and grandchildren. He was an avid Bowler and bowled a perfect game. He was a long time Mets fan and supporter of all his grandchildren’s activities.

Relatives and friends are invited for memorial visitation on Saturday June 8th from 2-4 with prayer service beginning at 4pm at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home 241 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ (GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Ct.). In lieu of flower donation please make donations in his honor to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude place, Memphis TN, 38105 or online at stjude.org.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Interment

    Location
    Cedar Lawn Crematory
    Address
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    PATERSON, NJ
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hosptial.

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Private Condolence

Kathleen Williams Lloyd

Posted at 12:43pm
DearMaurita, I am so sorry for your loss of your brother please know that you are all in my prayers and have my sympathy. Your Forever friend Kathy.
DB

Debbie Becker

Posted at 01:56pm
May the love and support of family and friends bring comfort during this difficult time, With heartfelt sympathy.
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Posted at 11:24am
Dear Pat & Family. We are very sad to hear about our Dear Friend Joe. I remember all the great times we had Bowling together on Friday Nights.
Rest In Peace Joe.
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