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Giuseppe "JOE" Francica

July 11, 2020

Obituary

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, surrounded by his family, Giuseppe (Joe) Francica was called home. Joe was born on March 29, 1950 in Nicotera, Italy. At the age of 4, he moved with his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he was raised. In 1971, he moved to the United States with his brother, Nicolas Vincente. Together they opened a pizza restaurant in Burlington Township, NJ, where Joe made his home. It was at Pizza Village that Joe met his wife Mary, and in 1976, they were married and started their family. Joe was an entrepreneur at heart, an adventurer, a friend, a jokester, and above all else, a family man. Joe loved working in the town in which he lived, and he made many meaningful, lifelong friendships with his customers and his employees, whom he treated like family. His arms, heart, and ears were always available to those in need, and he was always willing to share words of wisdom and advice (whether you wanted to hear it or not). Joe owned and operated Pizza Village until January 2016 when he retired. He didn't stay idle for very long though and began driving for Uber, which allowed him to reconnect with the public and also see many new sights. Joe enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, camping, trips to the casino, barbecuing, playing bocce, cooking for his family and friends, going on road trips, and building bonfires with his grandchildren. He adored his family more than anything in the world. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary (Darr); his 3 children who were his pride and joy - Giuseppe (Nicole) of Medford, Michelle (Joseph Ryan) of Burlington Township, and Frank (Christina) of Canonsburg, PA; 7 grandchildren - Giovaninna, Joseph, Caramia, Nicholas, Sarafina, Domenic, and Luciano; his brother Oscar of DE; sisters-in-law Ana of DE and Rosalie of FL; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends both near and far. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Diego and Francesca Francica of Burlington Township and two brothers Nicolas of FL and Francisco of Argentina. A walk-thru viewing will be held at Page Funeral Home, 302 E. Union Street, Burlington on Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm and also on Friday from 9-10am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am in St. Paul RC Church. Proper facial covering and social distancing will be required for all events. Expressions of sympathy may be made to his family from www.pagefuneralhome.com #lifecelebrationbypage To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Giuseppe "JOE" Francica please visit our Sympathy Store.

Viewing

JUL 16. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

Page Funeral Home

302 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

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Viewing

JUL 17. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

Page Funeral Home

302 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

[email protected]

Mass of Christian Burial

JUL 17. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)

St Paul's Roman Catholic Church

223 E Union St

Burlington, NJ, 08016

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