Joseph Philip Morsello
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Joseph Philip Morsello
  • February 10, 1970 - June 8, 2017
  • Jamestown, North Carolina

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Joseph Philip Morsello, 47, left our presence to be in God's, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Topsail Island, NC after a year long battle with a rare cancer, SNUC.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10am Friday, June 23, 2017, at Saint Pius the Tenth Catholic Church, 2210 North Elm Street with Monsignor Anthony Marcaccio officiating. Family will receive friends following the service in the Simmons Parish Center.

Joe was born in Queens, NY in 1970 to Ted and Mary Ann Morsello. Joe is survived by his wife, Shannon, his children River (8), Caden (6), his parents, his sister, Jennifer Schneller, brother in law, Doug and their children Alec and Natalia.

Joe attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing, NY, followed by Pace University where he earned a BA in Business Administration. He then obtained his Master's from NCSU and also completed his CPA.

Joe served in the U.S. military from 2002-2008 and received many awards, including the National Defense Service Medal. Shortly after graduating from Officer Candidate school, he was deployed to Iraq and Moldova where he served our country.

Joe was a kind, genuine, intelligent, funny, and loving man. He was an avid reader and was a published author. He loved anything related to the military. He loved hiking, watching the leaves change colors in the Fall and he especially loved spending time with his family.

Joe met the love of his life, Shannon and they were married in Raleigh, NC on October 31, 2006. Their most current residence is in Greensboro, NC. They attend St. Pius Catholic Church, where the kids also attend school and are actively involved in their faith and community.

Joe's loving spirit and one of a kind smile will be missed beyond comprehension, but his light will shine on forever in our hearts and in our memories. Until we meet again, we love you!