Joseph D Sette

Joseph D Sette

02-20-1939 - 10-09-2019
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Joseph Dominick, “Joey Muscles / Nonno” Sette, 80, of Rutherford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.

He was born in Bayonne to Raphael and Mary Theresa (nee Gerace) Sette. Joe grew up in Bayonne graduating from Bayonne HS, and later attended St. Peter’s College for several courses before entering into the US Army, serving in the United States and overseas. Before traveling abroad, Joe met his sweetheart and future bride, Giovanna Ultimo. They remained married for over 55 years residing in Rutherford since 1964 where they raised their family.

Joseph was employed by The New Jersey Turnpike Authority as a toll collector from 1984 to 2006, before retiring. He enjoyed being outdoors, his vegetable garden or doing yard work around his home, especially with the assistance of his Grandchildren. He also was an avid NY Yankee fan, a Rutherford Guardsman and a volunteer at the Kip Center in Rutherford.

Joe will be deeply and profoundly missed by his beloved wife Giovanna Sette and their loving sons Raymond J. Sette, Giancarlo J. Sette and wife Danielle, Grandchildren, Giada and Giancarlo JR. and his sister Marie Antoinette Alexander. He is predeceased by siblings; Frank Sette, Catherine Capriolla, Rachel Lombardo and Michalina LoPriesti.

Family will receive friends Monday 4-8pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.

Funeral Tuesday 8:30am from Funeral Home for 9:30am Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please offer donations to EWTN / The Global Catholic Network in Joe’s Name.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 14th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 9:30am
    Church of Saint Mary
    91 Home Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    340 Ridge Road
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Stephen McAdam

Posted at 09:53pm
Ray my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Joseph Tormen

Posted at 04:45pm
Honoring a great man, always ready with a smile and a hug...he will be missed. RIP Mr. Sette.

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