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Joseph Andelora


Joseph “Joey” Angelo Andelora, age 22 of Wayne, died suddenly on Sunday, December 23, 2012 with the comfort of family and friends by his side.

Joseph was born in Pequannock and raised in Wayne where he graduated from Wayne Hills High School with the Class of 2008.

Joey is best described as an outgoing, giving, strong willed, caring, loving, ‘do anything for you’ kind of person, who was always willing to speak his mind. He was a lot of fun to be around and loved the New York Giants, New York Yankees, and especially loved the New York Knicks. Joey’s dream was to work with his brother Nick in the restaurant business. It was a goal of his to one day have a “Pita Grill” restaurant of his own and it meant a great deal to Joey, knowing that Nick was willing to help him do that.

He was the loving son of Roger and Donna (Sparano) Andelora of Wayne; devoted brother of Nick Andelora of Wayne, and Gina Andelora of Wayne; cherished grandson of John and Anita Andelora of Haledon, and Vincent and Betty Sparano of Waretown; loved nephew of Michael Sparano, Rocco Giancaterino, Matthew and Gina Sparano, Ellen and Leo Glynn, and Donald and Carol Andelora; loved cousin of Steven, Danielle, Alison, Connor, Cristina, Elizabeth, Kristen, Jaimie, Jenna, Casey, Billy, Tommy and Tracy; and dear friend and companion of Lindsey Pearlman. He will be truly missed by his family and many dear friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 with family and friends gathering at the funeral home 10 AM and then proceeding to Saint Mary's RC Church, 17 Pompton Ave., Pompton Lakes where an 11:30 AM Funeral Mass will be offered.

Interment will be in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Donna and Roger Andelora, 31 Allen Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470 to be donated to a charity of their choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Guest Book


Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with You and your family. I remember meeting Joey he was a great kid. Sandy

Sandy Walder


To our loving godson, nephew, & cousin, You will be in our prayers forever. We will cherish the memories of our times together. May you rest in peace Joey and be the gardian angel that watches over your mother, father , sister & brother. God has a plan for us all and he must have needed someone that had smarts, spunk and wit like no other. We will love and miss you always!

Matt, Gina, Steven, Danielle & Jack


Our family is so sad to learn of your loss. We will hold on to happy memories of Joey and you will all remain in our prayers. Patty Bullman and Family

Patty Bullman


Fr. Pat Brown asked for prayers for Joey and his family at mass on Sunday at Annunciation. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Arleen Fairclough


Our prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. We will never forget Joey.

Brunetti family


We are so sorry for your loss. Joey was part of a wonderful time in our children's lives. We and our children are blessed to have such fond memories, that will never be forgotten. You are all in our prayers. Racquel, Artie, Eric and Scott

The White Family


We are so sorry for your loss. We have so many happy memories of Joey. He will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. He will be truly missed. All our love and prayers, Debbie, Tony, Brittany and Anthony

The Yodice Family


We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. With sympathy, Joan and Ralph D'Amico and family

The D'Amico family


I met Joey in first grade at Terhune. From 2nd grade up until high school, we played on the same baseball team. I just remember the times Joey made everybody in school or on the teams we played on laugh constantly. He had a great sense of humor and always spoke his mind. He certainly will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Andrew Gayo & Family


Our hearts are aching for you, we are so sorry for your loss. We have many great memories of Joey that we will never forget. He will always be one of the neighborhood Joeys A, B, P & R. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joe, Barbara, Amanda & Joey

The Russo Family


We are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his arms and bring you peace and comfort. Our heart goes out to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Biroc-Culhane Family


We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. From the end of the school year parties at our pool to the Little League baseball team Joey always made us laugh and smile. Joey was such a happy soul, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember: the laughs, the stories, and the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, Joe, Janice, Justin, Matt and Brian

The Dubow Family


Roger and Donna, Yesterday I learned of the unfortunate and untimely passing of your son Joey. May the Lord grant him eternal rest & may his soul rest in peace. Tony, Kathy and Lisa.

Tony Tanzillo


We are so sorry to hear about Joey. May he rest in peace. We will always cherish the happy days . You are in our thoughts and prays. With love and sympathy, Ed , Camille Heather and Eddie xo

Camille Rohllf


Our deepest sympathies to Donna, Roger, Nick, and Gina. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy, Gary, Aimee, Max, and Julia

The Fields Family


Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.~



i am at a loss for the words to you and roger hopefully he is at peace in a better place.

joseph palermo


Mike and I can't express how sorry we are for your loss. May your son have peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Cheryl, Mike and Omar.

Cheyl burchardt


My heart broke when my father told me of Joey's passing. It is with a heavy heart that I send my warmest wishes and prayers to his family and friends. My heart goes out to you all <3

Dolly Mc Manus and Family


Joey will be remembered forever in our house as "Joey A". You are all in our thoughts and prayers now and forever. Lynn, Terry, Michael & Preston

The Quinn Family


Joey and TJ played traveling baseball together and of all the kids on the team, Joey and TJ were the most alike in many ways and we have nothing but great memories of those priceless times. It is with great sadness that we send our condolences for your tragic loss. May you find peace and comfort in everyone's great memories of Joey. Pam

Pam and TJ McGuckin


My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Joey. He was the most amazing person I have ever met, so kind, sensitive and caring. His smile and sense of humor were one of a kind. He touched so many people throughout his life, especially these last couple years in Florida. He was truly my best friend and soulmate. He will forever be in my heart. God bless his soul. Love, Lindsay xoxo

Lindsay Pearlman


my prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.

cary trachtenberg


Donna and Family My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you hold Fond Memories of Joey.

Laurie Johnston


Our heats breaks for you Donna Roger Nick,Gina there our no words to say that will make you feel better. Joey was and always will be an amazing person. He was loving and kind and he always took care of my Casey and I will never forgets. That I will see his amazing smile every time I think of him. May he rest in peace and watch over all of you. Love you all so much. Love, Cindy ,Jaimie, Jenna, Casey Wright

Cindy, Jaimie,Jenna,Casey


I love you much most beautiful darling. More than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky. xoxo Lindsay

Lindsay Pearlman


Dear Donna, Roger, Nick and Gina, We were so sad to hear of the loss of Joey. I will always remember him as sweet, kind, friendly, fun and loving. As such a little kid he made me smile at the sight of his smile and made me feel the most welcome into the Sparano family. I am sorry we could not be there to pay our respects, but did in spirit. Love, Lauren

Lauren DiMaulo


Dear Donna, Roger, Nick and Gina, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. It seems like only yesterday we met Joey for the first time. Already at that young age it was clear that he was full of energy and spirit. We have followed him growing up from afar but it was obvious to us that he always retained that spirit he displayed so early on. We will always remember him with a smile. All our love and prayers, Susan, Wei-Hai, Gillian, Griffin and Aunt Patty

Susan Chu


As a longtime friend of Joey's grandparents Vin and Betty, I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to them and Joey's entire family. No parent or grandparent should ever have to experience such a loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Glenn Sapir


We were so sorry to hear about Joey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

Leslie and Hunter Quick


Joey, you will be forever cherished in our hearts. We will always remember Joey for his warm smile and the love he had for his family and the love he gave to us all. We are all heartbroken that he is gone but his struggle is over and he is now at peace. Our prayers will always be with you Donna, Roger, Nicky and Gina. We love you. Ellen, Leo, Ally and Connor

Ellen, Leo, Ally and Connor


I was Joey's fifth grade teacher. He sat in the front row and had so much curiosity about American history. I retired from Terhune School and tutored him in the summer of 2001, becoming even closer with him. I moved to Las Vegas and he remained in my heart. Definitely a teacher's pet

Diane Hamilton


I was also one of Joey's fifth grade teachers and I am filled with sadness to hear of his passing. Joey was such a joy as a student. He was kind, caring, helpful and he could make us laugh- a student who is remembered with fondness. My heart goes out to Joey's mom and dad and to Nicky and Gina.

Kathleen Duxbury


Joey, i love you so much. I miss you more and more each day that passes. My brother and my best friend. I wish i could just hug you and have you back. I know that you are happy where you are and that is truly all that matters to me. Knowing that you are safe and pain free is enough to put a smile on my face. I love you always and forever Joe <3

Gina Andelora

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