Born in New Brunswick, NJ, on January 29, 1947, he was the son of the late Antonio and Josephine Lorenzo Olimpaito.
Joseph was employed for 17 years as a yard leader with Interstate Iron Works in Whitehouse Station, NJ. More recently he worked for The Home Depot in Phillipsburg and Bridgewater, NJ. Joe spent his childhood years working on his family farm in Piscataway, Clinton Twp. and Pittstown, NJ. He was a graduate of North Hunterdon High School Class of ’66 and was a lifelong animal lover.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anne Craig Olimpaito; his children are Joanne Olimpaito Higgins, Lopatcong Twp., and Joseph C. Olimpaito, Jacksonville, NC; his brother is Anthony Olimpaito of Ringoes, NJ; grandchildren are Daniel Joseph, Lily Angela and Kyle Craig.
A Calling hour will be held on Sunday April 14, 2019 from 1-2pm at The Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St., Phillipsburg, NJ, with a Memorial Service beginning at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lopatcong Emergency Squad, 1301 Belvidere Rd. or Meals on Wheels, 185 Roseberry St., both in Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.