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Obituary of Joseph H Hastings
On April 12, 2022, the beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Joseph H. Hastings passed. He is survived by his wife, Celeste Hastings, his four children, Jodi Piccirillo (Mark), Peter Hastings (Anne), Scott Hastings (Sarah) and Megan Chaiken (Ryan); his former wife, Cheryl Hastings; his children by marriage, Danielle McGrath (John), Courtney Carulli (Jason) and Timothy Hyde (Elyse); his fourteen grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Jake and Benjamin Piccirillo; Symphony Hastings; Nora, Casey and Margaret Hastings; Sam and Luke Chaiken; Ryan and Jack McGrath; Ella and Lilah Carulli, and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends who loved him very much. He was predeceased by his parents, John Hastings and Myrtle (Barbarick) Hastings; his brother John E. Hastings and his wife, Clara (D’Amato) Hastings.
Joe grew up in Malden, MA and graduated from Malden High School. Joe went on to attend Bentley College where he graduated with a degree Accounting. During his time at Bentley, Joe began his career as a union worker at the Converse Rubber Shoe Company. After graduating, Joe became a Certified Public Accountant and had a long and distinguished career in accounting and finance. Joe furthered his education at Harvard University. Joe’s career moved his family throughout the Northeast; including stops in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Most recently, Joe served as the Treasurer at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space in Satellite Beach, FL, where Celeste and Joe resided.
Joe was fiercely loyal, sneaky smart and had a love for life. His passions revolved around his family, especially spending time with Celeste, his children, and grandchildren. Joe was an avid sports fan, he loved the Boston Red Sox (and any team that beat the Yankees), the Philadelphia Eagles, Villanova Basketball and watching his grandkids play any sport. He did not like peas, snakes and never wore jeans. He found true joy in the people and activities around him, including his many friends and beloved sports teams.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Joe’s life in New Jersey or Florida.
The New Jersey service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2022, at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior.
The Florida service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Beach Funeral Homes, 1689 S. Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL.
In addition to flowers, the family welcomes donations in Joe’s name to the Satellite Beach Volunteer Fire Department – Community Medic Program, 1390 S Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL, 32937.