Aquino Colonial Funeral Home
470 Colfax Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013
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Monaco, Joseph Robert, 76, of West Milford, NJ, passed away on July 25, 2017 quietly in the presence of his beloved wife of 53 years, Joanne (Barone) Monaco. Loving son of the late John and Alesandra Monaco. Adoring father to Susan Engelhardt & her husband Jason of Flemington, NJ and Jodi Monaco-Tilghman & her husband Edward of Ringwood, NJ. Devoted grandfather to the four joys of his life, Aaron and Noah Engelhardt and T.J and Alesandra Tilghman. Dear twin brother of John Monaco & his wife Beverly of Destin, FL. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Mungenast of Lakewood, NJ, his brother-in-law John Barone & his wife Nancy of Rock Hill, SC and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joseph was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in West Milford for 48 years, volunteering his time to the West Milford Girls Softball and Kitchell Lake Associations. He received his Bachelors and MBA degrees from Seton Hall University. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in West Milford and a 1st Lieut. Artillery Officer Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the Comptroller/Partner of Human Resource Management in Florham Park, NJ for 35 years.

Joe was a passionate Yankees fan, appreciated left-handed golfers, and loved spending his free time at LBI and building whatever home renovation project his friends and family needed.

Funeral from the Aquino Colonial Funeral Home – 470 Colfax Avenue, Clifton (973)956-1700 on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church (454 Germantown Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480) at 11:30 AM. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting on Saturday from 7-9 PM and on Sunday 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM.

Donations can be made in Joseph’s name to the West Milford Girls Softball Association (WMGSA, POBox 482, Hewitt, NJ 07421).