Joseph Passante age 93 passed away peacefully at The Haven at Brandermill Woods surrounded by family on July 22, 2023. He was a dearly loved husband, father, "Pop Pop", brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Joe was born on April 20, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Rose Passante. He was preceded in death by his daughter Angela, brother John Passante and sister Rita Cubicciotti. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Angela M. Passante, brother James, sister Teresa and children Joseph (Susan), Raymond, Denise Beres (Stan), Christopher, Karen Franks (Michael), and grandchildren Alexandria, Raymond, Angela, Benjamin and William.
Joe served in the US Army as a Private in Germany from 1950 to 1954. He was a medic, radio operator, and cook. After marrying in 1956, he moved his family to Hilltown, PA where he lived for 45 years before moving to Sellersville for 17 years. In 2021, he and his wife moved to Brandermill Woods in Midlothian, Virginia.
He worked in the construction trade as a tile contractor. He tiled thousands of homes and apartments built in the expansion that took place in the southeastern Pennsylvania suburbs between 1960 and 1990.
Joe was an avid gardener. In addition to tending a large vegetable garden each year, he planted and raised grapes and fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry) at his Hilltown home. His greatest fulfillment came from raising his family, and spending time with his grandchildren and sisters. Whether it was attending sporting events or helping with home renovation projects, he was always there for his family, friends and neighbors.
A Mass of Catholic burial will be held on Saturday, July 29, at Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 445 N Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 10:00AM to 10:45AM followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00AM. Burial at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery immediately following Mass.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the American Kidney Fund.