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Obituary for Joseph R. Occhipinti, Sr.

Joseph R. Occhipinti, Sr., age 77 of Long Branch, died Friday, February 8, 2019 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he had lived in Long Branch for 58 years. Joe was the proprietor of the charter boat the Little Hawk in Atlantic Highlands. He was a parishioner of Star of the Sea Church of Christ the King Parish in Long Branch.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Occhipinti and his grandson, Matthew Occhipinti. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Margaret Occhipinti; his son, Joseph Occhipinti and his wife Christine; 2 daughters, Paula Horniacek and her husband James, Maria Occhipinti and Richard MacArthur; 5 grandchildren, Mary Horniacek, James Horniacek, Joseph Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti and Anthony Occhipinti.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 13 from 4-8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral Thursday, 9 am at the funeral home followed by a 10 am Mass at Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will be at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Long Branch First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 402, Long Branch, NJ 07740. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence, share a story or make a donation by selecting the appropriate tab.


When Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 10:00am
Reverend Javier A. Diaz
Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Service Extra Info
Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 9 am.

Interment Information

Woodbine Mausoleum
1173 Eatontown Blvd.
Oceanport, NJ 07757