In Memory Of

Mr. Joseph E.

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Joseph E. Caroselli passed away peacefully on December 16, 2022 at the age of 88.  A resident of Garden City since 1988, Joe was born on July 25, 1934, in Jersey City, New Jersey to Otto and Ninfa Caroselli. Joe attended Seton Hall Prep and graduated from Seton Hall University. He served in the U.S Army from 1954 - 1956 as a medic. Joe was an educator and school administrator in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District.  

Joe is survived by his wife of 33 years, Theresa Trouve; his daughters, Nina (Michael Sicola) and Coryn; granddaughter, Lola; step-children, Elizabeth Kelly (Gerard), Gabrielle Costello (Martin Herman), James Costello, Jr. (Jacqueline), and Thomas Costello (Lisa); and their children, Andrew, Luke, Ann, Lizzie, Emma, Katherine, William, Hope, Patrick, Lilly, Kaitlin, James III, and Annemarie.

Joe loved spending time with his family and traveling the world on the Queen Mary 2.  He was an avid sports fan and cheered for the Yankees and Seton Hall men's basketball throughout all of his life.  Joe enjoyed spending time at his vacation homes in Water Mill, NY and Naples, FL. As a young man, Joe enjoyed boating, fishing, painting, and dancing.

Friends are invited to call at Fairchild & Sons in Garden City on Wednesday, December 21st from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.  A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 22nd at 10:00 am, followed by burial at Holy Rood Cemetery.

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