Joseph Michael Santangelo, 64, of Manalapan passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and had lived in Staten Island, NY and Howell, NJ before settling here. Joe worked as an optician for Dr. Blumberg Eyecare in Matawan. He played hockey in his younger years and was a diehard NY Ranger fan. More than anything, Joe loved spending time with his boys.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Emily Santangelo; and his sister, Angela Spinelli. Joe is survived by his two sons, Michael Santangelo and Jake Santangelo, both of Morganville; and his partner, Mary Jo DiPietro.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. For those that cannot attend, the family invites you to participate via Webcast through the Funeral Home Website HERE. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com