Joseph Pucciarelli

Joseph Pucciarelli

Joseph Vincent Pucciarelli of Oceanport, NJ passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022. He lived a very full life of 92 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margot Pucciarelli.  Children:  James Pucciarelli, Janine Prekeris (Paul), Margo Pucciarelli Cohen (Jared), and Joseph Pucciarelli (Leah).  Seven grandchildren:  James Vanger, Justin & Jessica Prekeris, Zachary & Celia Cohen, and Amelia & Clara Pucciarelli.  Siblings:  Nicholas Pucciarelli and Margaret Cammarata.  And many nieces and nephews.
Joseph was born and raised on Staten Island and later moved to Carteret, NJ.  He was Valedictorian for McKee High School in 1948, and attended The Cooper Union in NYC.  He is a veteran, served as a draftsman in Germany in 1951 and later worked for Corbetta Construction Co. then Fleischer Engineering Co.  In 1968 he created his own Engineering firm, Relli Rebar, Inc., and worked for 40 years before retiring at the age of 83.


Above all, Joe was a family man and spent the majority of his time with his kids and siblings.  He had many interests, among them:  Broadway musicals, baseball, football and travel.  He had a great voice and was cheerful; he was known to break out into song from any subject matter in a current conversation.

With his strong wit and kind nature, Joe was well liked by everyone he met.  He was very easy to be around, and he gave with all of his heart.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4-7 pm with a service at 5 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital dedicated in his honor would be appreciated, as he continually supported this organization.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740