Joseph M. Palazzolo, 30 years old, died unexpectedly in Franklin, N.J., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Joe is the beloved son of Joseph and Frances Palazzolo and the dear brother of Timothy and Dianna of Franklin, and Michael of Hopatcong.

Born to Joseph and Frances in Ridgewood, NJ, Joe had lived in Jefferson Twp. most of his life before moving to Franklin 4 years ago.

Joe was a 2005 Graduate of Jefferson Twp. High School, attended Morris County Community College and just completed his Pipe Fitting apprenticeship.

He was a Journeyman Pipe Fitter for Local 274 in Parsippany, N.J.

Joe loved sports, especially baseball. The Yankees and Jets were his favorite teams. Joe had a great passion for music; he loved playing his guitar, going to concerts, especially to see Green Day, his favorite band.

Joe also enjoyed golfing with his brothers and friends and going to the movies to see war and gangster flicks. Spending time at the Jersey Shore was a pleasure he looked forward to each year. Joe had a kind and gentle soul and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Final viewing on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Franklin, N.J., and interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ. The family would greatly appreciate Catholic masses said in Joe’s name in lieu of flowers. Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com