JOSEPH GIQUINTO Jr.
Joseph F. Gigunito Jr. COLUMBUS Joseph F. Gigunito Jr., 78, of Columbus, NJ, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2016, with his loving son at his bedside. Mr. Joseph F. "Joey Bear" Gigunito (Giquinto) was born in Trenton. He retired from the Glaziers Union 1183 and the Iron Workers Union 68, and was a custodian at the Hamilton Township Board of Education administration building. He was a Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War onboard the U.S.S. Tarawa CV-4S. Mr. Gigunito was a member of the Italian American Sportsman Club and American Legion Post 31 and was formerly a member of the Hightstown Elks. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Maryland. Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Vaniscko Gigunito. He was the husband of the late Charlene P. (Luther) Gigunito, his beloved wife of 43 years, and brother of the late Maryanne Conti and Rocco Gigunito. Surviving are his six children and spouses, Joseph C. Giquinto of Daytona Beach, FL, Carol Gigunito of Tennessee, Sheryl and Mark Zuczek of Yardville, Cindy and Frank Kornfeld of North Hanover, NJ, Blanche Gigunito of Coco, FL, Louis Giquinto and Brandy Barefield of Mercerville; grandchildren, Tiffany, Joseph, James, Kansas, Nicholas, Amber, Jacob, Kyle, Samantha, Blanche and Jacqulyn; great-grandson Leonardo; two brothers, Richard and Vivian Giquinto and Wayne and Karen Giquinto; special niece and nephew, Karen Conti and David Luther; a good friend, Lynn Nelson of Brigantine, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Friday, with Christian prayer services at 11 a.m. at Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad St., Hamilton. Rev. Douglas Whiteside will officiate. Interment is in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, 212 Trenton Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08050. Knott's Colonial Funeral Home 2946 South Broad St. Hamilton NJ 08610 609-888-4723
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