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Joseph R. Cirona

December 25, 2020


Joseph R. Cirona

Bedminster- Joseph R. Cirona, former Bedminster Mayor and owner of Copy Right Press, Inc. in Bedminster, died peacefully on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Son of the late Giacomo and Rafaella Cirona, brother to the late, Frank, James, John, and Mary Firminger(Cirona).   Joe was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived the past 47 years in Bedminster. He served in the US Army. Joe was very active in Bedminster Township, serving on various Boards and Committees in Bedminster. Joe’s true love was maintaining his lawn and his flower gardens.  Joe was recognized by the Bridgewater Flower Club for his outstanding gardens.  He considered himself a self-schooled vet/doctor, “ Doc Cirona”, caring for horses, guinea hens, dogs, and grandkids.  Known as Papa or Pop, Joe’s happiest times were spent with his grandchildren. Joe, could be found at the corner of Victory and Country Club Road, as the official “neighborhood watch dog” 24/7.  Passerby’s weren’t getting by him without a wave and a smile or a U TURN in his driveway.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Arlene "Chick" (Masula) Cirona; children, Christine Cirona, Denise Cirona, James Cirona; grandchildren, Madison, Morgan, Taylor, Carly ; and sister Anita Bricker.  A private service for the Family will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  Due to COVID, the Family, will be arranging a public Memorial Service, in the spring 2021; in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Leonard J Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ. 



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