In Memory

Joseph Chipparullo

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01/20/18 03:38 PM #1    

Geraldine Ernst (Gallo)


My condolences to the Chipparullo family-

I always remember Joe as being fun-sweet and he had a great sense of humor.

Rest in piece Joe.   Regards - Geri Ernst Gallo 







01/20/18 08:27 PM #2    

Kathy Germuska (Clark)

Below is Joe Chip’s Obituary from Galloway and Crane Funeral Home.  May he rest in peace.

                                                   Obituary of Joseph Chipparullo

Joseph A. Chipparullo

Loving family man and friend to many

Joseph Arthur Chipparullo of Bernardsville, NJ passed away at home among family on Thursday, January 18th, 2018. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 11:00am at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,140 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Born in Morristown, NJ in 1948 to Baraise and Elizabeth Chipparullo, Joe lived almost his entire life in Bernardsville, on the same street he was born and raised. He graduated Bernards High School in 1967, where he was a talented varsity athlete on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond, his accomplishments earning him an honored place in the Bernards High School Athletic Hall of Fame. "Chip" met his best friends during his high school years, as well as the love of his life, Mary Donner, of Basking Ridge. After graduation, he spent time at Centerville College in Iowa, Hartford College in Maryland, and served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He worked for the last 38 years in the automotive aftermarket industry, most recently with Stan Padover Associates where he was a sales rep. Joe served as a past president of the Bernardsville Lions Club for several years, receiving their Distinguished Service Award, and was recognized by the Citizens for a Better Bernardsville as a top volunteer. He remained connected to his hometown community all his life.

Above all, Joe loved and lived life fully, cherishing laughter and friendship in constant supply. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing, golfing, following sports games with friends, and spending seasons in the bleachers watching his son play for the Special Olympics and his daughter's own Bernards High School and college career. His favorite pastime of all was being home with his best friend and wife, Mary, where he could often be found outdoors appreciating his backyard full of flowers and birds, surrounded by his beloved pets.

Joseph is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 46 years, Mary, his son Andrew, of Bernardsville, NJ, his daughter, Jennie, of Oakland, CA, his sisters Judy Streeter of Bernardsville, NJ, Nancy Bennett of Berkeley Heights, NJ, and his niece Amy Bridge of Plainville, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joseph's honor to the Special Olympics Area 10 of New Jersey or a local organization of your choice.

01/21/18 07:43 AM #3    

Debra L Mikulak

Rest in peace, Chip.  Taken way too soon. My heart goes out to you and Mary and your family.  You were truly an amazing person and will always be remembered for being a great and caring person.

01/21/18 09:51 AM #4    

Dale Orlando

Condolences to his family. RIP Chip. So glad I got a chance to see you recently. Feels like we knew each other almost our entire lives in Little Italy, playing ball in the church lot, going out to raise hell on mischief night and finally many, many years of classes and dances and driving around downtown.

01/21/18 12:29 PM #5    

Joel Salko

In memory of a great person always laughing always friendly I only have good memories of Chip

01/21/18 02:49 PM #6    

Peter Enyingi

Condolences to Mary and family at the loss of Joe.  It was so good to spend time with both Mary & Joe at our 50th high school reunion.

01/21/18 05:44 PM #7    

Fran Bearlepp (Jordan)

Prayers are sent to Chip and his family. May you rest in peace. You will always be remembered as a fun, caring and wonderful guy.

01/22/18 05:31 AM #8    

Donna Mikulak (Strawser)

All my sympathy to Mary and her children.  I am so very sad to hear of Chip's sudden passing. I always will remember him as a great athelete and a fun and kind person.  I hope your memories help you heal.  

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