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Joseph I. Cassera

April 4, 1927 ~ April 22, 2017 (age 90)

Joseph Cassera, 90, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

Mr. Cassera was born and raised in Kearny and lived there over 60 years before moving to Pt. Pleasant Beach in 1995. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1945 until 1946. Joseph was a fire fighter for the town of Kearny from 1950 until 1985, retiring as a Captain.

He is survived by his daughter, Marie Cassera and her husband Peter DiGiore and one son, Joseph Cassera, Jr. He was the grandfather of Lorenzo Natoli and Elliot and Eric Nash. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Joseph was predeceased by his wife Jacqueline (nee Brunelle) Cassera in 1998 and his daughter Michele Nash in 1991.

Contributions to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

Charitable donations may be made to:

National Alliance on Mental Illness
1562 US Highway 130, North Brunswick NJ 08902
Tel: 1-732-940-0991
Web: http://www,

 Service Information

April 26, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Service
April 27, 2017

10:00 AM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

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