Joseph Anthony Maffongelli Jr. of Montclair died on Oct. 3, 2018.

Born on Nov. 3, 1944, the son of Joseph A. Maffongelli Sr. MD and Joy (Viviano) Maffongelli, he attended Lacordaire Academy, St. Cassian Grammar School, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School and received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. After earning his doctor of jurisprudence degree from Seton Hall University in 1969, he joined the law firm of Judge Frank Brunetto and eventually took over the practice. Mr. Maffongelli was an attorney at law for almost 50 years, serving clients until the time of his death.

As a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association Mr. Maffongelli was licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. He was a member of the Montclair YMCA, the Bradford Bath and Tennis Club, the Mercier Club, served on the board of directors of the YMCA and Lacordaire Academy, and was active in St. Cassian Church in Montclair.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Warren W. Umholtz.

Mr. Maffongelli is survived by his sister, Joan M. Umholtz of Tewksbury; his brother, Ralph and wife Alice Maffongelli of Sheboygan, WI; his niece Lynne (Maffongelli) Christopher and husband Jim of Chicago, IL; great-niece and nephew Anna and Andrew Christopher; numerous cousins and his friend, Angel Cosgrove.

Visitation will be at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by The Rev. Marc Vicari, will follow at 10 a.m., at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 8 Rohrbach Memorial Way, Wayne, NJ 07470 or by visiting