A memorial service for the Joseph L. Fiordaliso will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11am at the Trenton Wall Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ. Public visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 5-8 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 10am at the funeral home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.quinnhoppingfuneral.com
From his obituary:
Joseph L. Fiordaliso, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; proud husband, father and grandfather; friend and mentor to so many; and one of the longest serving members of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s cabinet; has died. He was 78.
Fiordaliso was born in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, the youngest son of Angelo and Rose Fiordaliso whose families immigrated to the United States from Italy at the dawn of the 20th century. Fiordaliso, who grew up in a crowded three-story cold-water flat on Fleming Avenue, learned his devotion to family from his doting mother Rose and his work ethic from Angelo who worked factory jobs to support his family.
Joe developed his appreciation for public service at Newark’s East Side High School, where he was elected Student Council President. Joe had a front row seat for President John F. Kennedy’s Columbus Day speech at Newark City Hall in October 1962. Watching the dynamic young President fueled Joe’s interest in public service and the vivid memory is one he shared throughout his life.
The full obituary of Mr. Fiordaliso can be found here.