Joseph A. Panella
Joseph A. Panella

January 10, 1939 - May 6, 2019
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Colonia, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Joseph A. Panella, 80, Colonia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Thursday, May 9 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral will begin on Friday at the Funeral Home at 8:30 am, thence to St. John Vianney RC Church, Colonia, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 am. Final Disposition will be private.

Mr. Panella was born in Jersey City to James and Adeline (Zicchino) Panella. He was a resident of Colonia for 55 years.

Mr. Panella was a Union Rigger for 35 years, retiring many years ago.

Mr. Panella was predeceased by his beloved wife Catherine (Saucyn) Panella and his sister Marie Borowski. He is survived by his devoted children, Diane McDuffie, Michael Panella, Ann Marie Donovan, Lorraine Lopez and James Panella; his 8 cherished grandchildren, Erica, Michael, Morgan, Katelyn, Stephanie, Meghan, Matthew and Lauren; his 6 great grandchildren, Kayla, Olivia, Cannon, Brayden, Connor and Trevor; his sisters and brothers, Theresa Perri, Eleanor Sorenson, James Panella, Edward Panella and Elizabeth McNair and his dear lifelong friends, Margaret and Ann.




Final Disposition
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. John Vianney RC Church
420 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Friday, May 10, 2019
9:30 AM


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
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Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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