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Joseph P. Ficarro, Sr.

September 9, 1942 — August 6, 2019

Joseph P. Ficarro, Sr., age 76 of Yardley, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA.  Born in Syracuse, NY, Mr. Ficarro resided in Endicott, NY and Charlotte, NC before moving to Yardley 36 years ago.

Joseph was a graduate of Syracuse University, and retired from IBM as a project manager after 40 years of service.  Mr. Ficarro was a parishioner of St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church in Yardley.  Being a Syracuse graduate, he was an extreme fan of all their sports teams, especially their football and basketball teams.  He liked sports in general, but thoroughly enjoyed college basketball and the Philadelphia Eagles.  Additionally, he was known as a “news guru”, watching all the news channels and devouring the Courier Times.  Joseph loved working around the house and was especially fond of gardening.  Most of all, he was devoted to, and enjoyed, his grandkids.

Son of the late Paul and Susan (DeSantis) Ficarro and husband of the late Nancy Joan (Nelipowitz) Ficarro. He is survived by his daughter Stacia A. Ficarro of Paoli, PA, two sons and daughters-in-law Thomas J. Ficarro and JoEllen Thorn of Cranford, NJ and Joseph P. Jr. and Kristina Ficarro of Pine Hill, NJ, a sister Marilyn Stone of Columbus, OH, two brothers and sisters-in-law John and Betsy Ficarro of Pinehurst, NC and Paul and Mia Ficarro of Bradenton, FL, five grandchildren Joseph P, III, Alaina Nicole, Claire, Lily and Phoebe Ficarro and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his older brother Robert Ficarro of Vero Beach, FL and sister Ann Lou Luciano of Terrell, Texas.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his Funeral Mass at 12 Noon on Monday, August 12, 2019 at St. Ignatius of Antioch Roman Catholic Church, 999 Reading Ave., Yardley, PA  19067, where friends may call from 11 AM – 12 Noon.  His interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery, River Rd., Yardley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions, in Mr. Ficarro’s name, be made to St. Mary Medical Center Philanthropy, 1207 Langhorne-Newtown Rd., Sr. Clare Carty Conference Center, Second Floor, Langhorne, PA  19047. (Philanthropy@stmayhealthcare.org)

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville, PA.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Mary Medical Center Philanthropy
1207 Langhorne -Newtown Rd., Sr. Clare Carty Conference Center, Second Floor, Langhorne PA 19047
Web: http://Philanthropy@stmayhealthcare.org


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