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Joseph B Gerace

October 24, 1930 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 88)

Joseph B. Gerace, 88, of Boca Raton, FL passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Boca Raton, FL.


Joseph was born in New Britain Ct, along with his 3 siblings Benjamin, Louis and Mary. He attended Purdue university majoring in engineering. Joseph has been a resident of Boca Raton since 1964.

Joe and his wife Fran were the original owners of Fran's Chicken Haven.  The couple worked side by side serving the community over 40 years. He was a 49 year member of the American legion and 4th degree knight of the knights of Columbus.  

Joe served in Korea in the 1st marine division as a commanding Sargent and was part of the landing in Inchon.

Joseph married his wife Frances in 1954, and they had a daughter,  Mary Lynn.


Joe was a kind hardworking man, always a loving father and husband and-good provider  He was loyal and always put others first, being generous to all who knew him. 

Joe loved music, dancing, bowling drawing. He was very creative and artistic , and fascinated by miniature anything, especially electronics. He also loved unique cars and convertibles.  Joe enjoyed traveling and spent much of his retirement traveling with his daughter and son in law. 


Joseph is survived by his loving, Fran, adoring daughter, Mary Lynn, grandaughter Christina , and son in laws Paul and Jeff, whom he loved like a son. He will be truly missed, always on our minds and always in our hearts.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at noon, at the Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, FL.



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