Joseph G. Castorina

joseph castorina

December 29, 1955 ~ June 17, 2020

Castorina, Joseph G, age 64, of Palisades Park, passed peacefully on Wednesday June 17, 2020. Received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami in Management Company and Rednuht Construction Company. Dog lover and athlete.

Beloved Son to Frances and George DiPlacidi. Beloved partner of Rita Ruggiero. Devoted father of Andrea Romano and her husband Tom. Adored brother to Cara and Albert DiPlacidi. Cherished grandfather to Thomas and Ava.

Memorial Service Sunday from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024 (across the street from Fort Lee Public Library)

In lieu of flowers please if you wish donations can be made to: (Doberman Rescue) (Rottweiler Rescue), (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel).

For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Memorial Service: June 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 21, 2020 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Fran and Cara,
    I am shocked to see Joey has passed. He was a smart and funny man and I always enjoyed interactions with him. I pray he rests easy and that he lives on in your hearts. Both of you were so very good to Joey. I hope you find peace.
    Lynn Liaskos

  2. Dear Cara, I was sorry to hear about Joe's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your fond thoughts and the memories you have of your brother will help you through this difficult time.

    Your friend,
    Frank Rinaudo

  3. Our hearts are with you all.. May your most beautiful memories, of the best of times together, carry you through now and forever. Although you miss him, we pray you find solace in knowing that Joey has truly found peace and you will carry each other's love in your hearts always. Peace, blessings and love to you all.

  4. Dearest Cara and Fran,

    We are heartbroken to hear of Joey’s passing. He was the cutest kid and most charismatic young man. You are both occupying our minds and filling our hearts. Love you both dearly. Joey will be sorely missed. We are here for you, always. Sending much love. XXXOOO


  5. Rita & Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Knowing you for so many years and being your neighbor you were wonderful to Joe. Even through the many challenging times you never lost sight of his needs and were always there to do whatever was needed to help Joe. Know that during these times I am here for you and your family.

    Love Kim & Geri

  6. Sandra,

    My sincere condolences to you and all you that you did for Joe. Your patience and kind heart to support Joe and Rita all these years is commendable. I know this will be a significant loss to you as well as your family. May peace be with you.

    Kim & Geri

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