Joseph D. Moropito, 70, of Derry, NH died peacefully at his home on February 5, 2019. Born in Somerville, MA on October 23, 1948, he was the son of Mildred (Novi) and the late Nicholas Moropito.
Joe grew up in Medford, MA with his family and was a graduate of Medford High School, and Northeastern University. He worked at Commercial Union Insurance Company in Boston and transitioned with the company to Foxboro, becoming CGU. He retired in 2002. He loved to watch sports, especially if his grandchildren were playing. Skiing was his passion which he enjoyed with his grandchildren. He loved listening to jazz music and NPR. Joe had a quirky sense of humor and loved to make us laugh. He loved his family and spending time with them.
Joe is survived by his daughters, Nicole and her husband Trent Cavicchi of Barrington, NH and Joelle and her husband Gerry Huot of Auburn, NH. He was the loving grandfather of CJ, Ella, Gaven, Jace and Emilia. He is also survived by his mother Mildred Moropito, sister Marie and her husband Richard Connor, all of Medford, former wife Rita Moropito of North Conway, NH, uncle Edward Novi of Medford, nephews Joseph and his wife Tania, David and his wife Ana, and Stephen. Joe was predeceased by his father Nicholas, his brother Paul and his aunt Phyllis. He will be forever loved and missed by all.
A funeral service will be conducted in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St, Medford, MA 02155 on Thursday, February 14 at 7 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend, and may visit with family from 4 through 7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or National Public Radio (NPR).