Joseph Tortora, 87, of Westfield, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at CareOne at the Highlands in Edison.
Joseph was born in Italy and moved to the United States in 1964. He has lived in Colonia, Elizabeth, Rahway, Linden, Iselin, and Westfield. He was a self-employed contractor and loved to make his own wine.
Joseph is predeceased by his parents Vincent and Carmella Tortora and his son Vincent (2007).
He is survived by his wife, Filomena (Ferraro); one daughter, Carmelina and her husband Carmine Coppola of Iselin; 2 grandchildren Sammy and Joseph; and his relatives in Italy.
The funeral service will take place on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 2pm at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens (Corner of Woodbridge Center Drive & Rt. 1 North, Woodbridge) followed by the entombment.