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Joseph A. Ciarcia, Sr.

March 21, 1942 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 80)

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DANVERS - Joseph A. Ciarcia, Sr. beloved husband of Adeline (Vernarelli) Ciarcia, passed away peacefully on April 21st, 2022 at the age of 80.

Joseph was born and grew up in Winthrop to the parents of Antonio and Anna Marie (Venuti) Ciarcia. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1960.

Joseph enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being mischievous with his three brothers. He also enjoyed golfing and hanging out with his best 4-legged friend, Duke. During his high school years, he enjoyed dancing, where he met Adeline, and they danced together for all their years. After the Marine Corps, he settled down with Adeline and they grew their family. As a jack-of-all trades, Joseph worked all around East Boston and Winthrop before his long career at Logan Airport. After retirement, Joseph enjoyed spending his time with his grandchildren, especially giving tractor rides around the neighborhood. Joseph continued making his family laugh until his last moments.

In addition to his loving wife Adeline, Joseph is survived by his children; Dana Knight and her husband, Steve of Danvers, Michael Ciarcia of Middleton, and Joseph Ciarcia of Salem, NH, along with his grandchildren; Alexandra, Zachary, Madison and Jason. In addition to his brother John Ciarcia and his wife, Marie of Londonderry, NH, his sisters-in-law; Susan Ciarcia of Chestnut Hill, and Jean Ciarcia of Winthrop, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joseph is predeceased by his brothers; Anthony Ciarcia and Paul Ciarcia.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations, 167 Maple St, (rte 62) DANVERS., Thursday, April 28th at 11 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Conant St., Danvers at 11:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial at Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours prior to the service at the funeral home, Thursday, April 28th from 8:30 to 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joseph's name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

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April 28, 2022

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations DANVERS
167 Maple St., (Rte. 62)
Danvers, MA 01923

Funeral Mass
April 28, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Church
24 Conant Street
Danvers, MA 01923

April 28, 2022

12:45 PM
Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St, Danvers


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