Joseph “Joey” Giannizzero

Joseph “Joey” Giannizzero

Joey lived in New York, New Jersey, Florida and St. Thomas, collecting many a friend along the way. People were just naturally drawn to his great smile and easygoing nature. He never had an unkind word and if there was a problem, Joey was the first to be there to lend a hand. He loved animals: always a dog by his side along with some snakes and lizards over the years. His nieces and nephews adored him; Joey was the fun uncle. Of course, he had an adventurous side. Four wheels may move the body but two move the soul: motocross as a kid led to stunt riding street bikes as an adult. If his T.V. was on he’d be catching up on Breaking Bad or anything else he could binge watch. He loved all kinds of music with the exception of Christmas music and loved to cheer for the Raiders. He’d spend 11 years in St. Thomas; a little bit of work and a lot of fishing. He learned to free dive and spearfish and collected a few lobsters over the years. He worked for many years fixing generators. Even in death Joey remained generous and caring: as an organ donor his tissues and eyes were donated so that others might live a full life.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret (Stan) Googins; his siblings, Teresa (Jay) Silva and Heather (John) Cox; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Come celebrate 41 great years Saturday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Highway Swedesboro and share a story about Joey at the 6 p.m. service.


  1. Andy and Cindy Dean says:

    We just want to say, Joey had such a wonderful kind streak running through his body. He was so helpful, he laughed easily, and he loved his parents so much. You are loved and missed Joey more than words could ever describe. Rest in peace

  2. Ruth Dilouie says:

    Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful young man . He will be missed by all who knew him

  3. Lynda Brennfleck says:

    Gosh bless you now and always Joey 🥰🙏

    • Amy Locha says:

      Love you, Joey!
      Your smile was infectious and your heart was full with laughter, joy, and love for your family and friends. Rest easy! 💙

  4. Rosemary says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family having to go through this difficult time. May Gods arms hold you tight and find peace in knowing he is with him🙏🏻🤍

  5. Celeste Bowker says:

    Joe’s Uncle Bill tells some stories of a young Joey and the fun they had together. You have my deep sympathy for a life lost way too young. Rest in Peace Joe.

  6. Rosemary says:

    There are no words for how sorry I am that you have to go through this. May God hold you tight in comfort . I hope and Pray that you can find peace knowing he is with God and loved ones. Love you!

  7. pamela doolittle says:

    joey was such asweet and generous young boy growing up,my sympathy to all his family

  8. Gary Brennflecvk says:

    So sorry for this loss, he and my sister Lynda, spent time together in St Thomas…RIP

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