Joseph John Rufo, III

joseph rufo, iii

August 21, 1954 ~ June 26, 2019

Rufo III, Joseph J., age 64, of Mahwah, on June 26, 2019. He was born in Englewood, NJ and worked for the Fort Lee Parking Authority. Beloved son of Josephine nee; Consalvo and the late Joseph J. Rufo, Jr. Cherished brother of Christine Sargenti and her husband Michael (Fort Lee councilman) and Steven Rufo. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Historic Madonna on the Hill R.C Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: June 28, 2019 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: June 27, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of Joe he was my next door neighbor … I will always remember our discussions and laughter. May you Rest In Peace Joe and May God give your family strength during this most difficult time … GOD BLESS…

  2. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a great neighbor. We will miss his great sense of humor and hardy laugh. Rest In Peace Joe ✝️
    Many blessings to the family at this difficult time.

  3. Sorry to have mistreated this kind sole in high school. I didn’t know better. He was sweet but different and I didn’t see him for what he was. I feel awful about my behavior so long ago and am saddened by his untimely passing. Wish I could have expressed my sentiments to you personally. God rest your sole.

  4. My condolences to all the family and friends of Joe. I remember him well and fondly, as my brother, Ron's, close friend and band mate. He spent many years at our house and he was fun, humorous and an intense drummer! Rest in Heavenly Peace Joe. I hope you and my brother have started another band in heaven and are rocking out with the Angels!!!

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