Joseph Charles Volpe, 88, of New Smyrna Beach passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Joe was born on May 26, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY to Charles and Mary Volpe.
He was a devoted, loving husband to Rosemary for 60 years and the father of six children and 15 grand children. He was an avid sports enthusiast (J.E.T.S., Jets, Jets, Jets) and youth baseball coach spanning the baseball careers of five sons and including three championships. Joe served our country during WW II and is a decorated US Army Veteran. He was a lifelong golfer and member of Sugar Mill County Club. He owned several businesses in the aviation and automobile industry. Joe was a founding trustee of Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Church in Scotch Plains, NJ and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church New Smyrna Beach FL. Joe received his BS in Business Management from Saint Peters College in Jersey City and his MBA from NYU on the GI Bill.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Rosemary; his children, Rosemary (Richard) Dube of Wall Township, NJ, Charles (Jane) Volpe of Palo Alto, CA., Joe (Kim) Volpe of New Smyrna Beach, Dave Volpe of St. Pete Beach, Phil (Laurie) Volpe of Pennington, NJ, John (Kim) Volpe of Sea Girt, NJ; brother Alphonse Volpe, sister Rose Volpe both of Woodside, NY and fifteen grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:00am at Scared Heart Catholic Church. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6pm on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach FL.