Joseph J. Carfagno

  • Born: December 22, 1924
  • Died: November 13, 2017
  • Location: Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

Joseph J. Carfagno age 92 passed peacefully in the early morning Monday November 13, 2017 at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA. He was born December 22, 1924 in Philadelphia to Jerry and Connie (nee Pero).

Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Masciantonio) for 60 years (2008), and loving father of John J. (Pat) and the late Michael Carfagno, Sr.; adoring grandfather of Desiree Forcillo (Chris), Michael Jr. (Audrey), Stephen, Lauren (Laura) and Samantha Carfagno; great-grandfather of Christian and Cooper Forcillo, Josephine and Giavanna Carfagno, and brother of Jerry, Ken and the late Ron Carfagno and the late Rose McWilliams.

Joe was a 1942 graduate of North Catholic High School. Joining the Navy out of high school he served on the LST 34 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II, achieving the rank of Petty Officer First Class. In 1947, he married the love of his life Josephine and in 1950 moved to Drexel Hill, PA where they lived happily for nearly 60 years. Joe worked for the Federal government until his retirement in 1980. Then he began working as a school bus driver for the Haverford School District a job he truly loved and was recognized consistently by his peers, school officials and families for his exceptional performance. While he took great pride in his work he took even greater pride in his family, especially his sons, John and Michael, his grandchildren, Michael Jr., Stephen, Desiree, Lauren and Samantha; his beautiful great-grandchildren, Christian, Josephine, Giavanna and Cooper. The love he gave them was unconditional. Joe was a natural storyteller, with an ability to encapsulate you in the moment he was sharing. Joe absolutely loved spending time with family/friends, telling stories of times that passed and he was always curious and excited of the things to come.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing on Friday, 9-10:15 AM followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Bernadette Church, 1035 Turner Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Interment Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 would be appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are sorry to learn of your Sad's passing. May He Rest In Peace.

Posted by Eileen & Rich - West Chester, PA - friend   September 15, 2018

John & Pat. We are so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing.
May God send you comfort when you need it most.

Posted by Eileen & Rich Smith - West Chester,, PA - Friend   December 31, 2017


Our condolences to all the family. May your memories bring peace and comfort.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Bob and Debbie Simpson

Posted by Debbie and Bob Simpson - Nottingham, PA - Family   November 16, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the promise found in ~John 6:40 bring you comfort and hope in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   November 15, 2017

To the Family of Joe Carfagno, I am sorry to have read about the passing of Joe; he was a great man! I didn't know many Italian men who enjoyed scrapple or men who collected obituaries from the newspaper! Take comfort that "DoDo" is in Heaven back with his beloved wife and son.

Posted by Terry Gallo - HAVERTOWN, PA   November 14, 2017

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