Joseph Petran Obituary

Joseph  Petran
Joseph Petran

December 23, 1921 - October 7, 2017
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Joseph Petran
Bridgewater, NJ

Joseph Petran, 95, of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was raised in Linden, NJ where he resided for most of his life before moving to Toms River, then later to Bridgewater.
Mr. Petran was a member of the US Army where he served in 101st Airborne Division, as a Paratrooper, in the Battle of Normandy Beach.
Joe was employed by Exxon Refineries as a ship blender for many years, before his retirement in 1983.
Joe was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. He enjoyed being in several bowling leagues throughout his life, and was especially proud and known for his fabulous vegetable garden. While visiting his daughter at the Jersey Shore, some of his favorite past times were boating, crabbing, and taking trips to Atlantic City. Another great passion of Joe’s was his love for animals, especially dogs and cats, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to all. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Agnes Kaufmann Petran of 29 years; his second wife of 31 years, Helen Berry Petran; a brother, Louis; three sisters, Helen, Irene, and Elsie; a son-in-law, Brian Crisafulli; and a step-son, William Berry.
Surviving are his two daughters, Kathleen “Kathy” Petran of Manahawkin, NJ, and Joanne Crisafulli of Branchburg, NJ, his step-daughter, Lorraine Kaplan of Piscataway, NJ; and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Branchburg Funeral Home 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
Funeral services will start with a prayer at 9:30 am at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 followed by a 10:30 am funeral liturgy at St. Bernard’s R.C. Church in Bridgewater.
Interment will follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or any local animal shelter of your choice.




Branchburg Funeral Home
910 U.S.Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ US 08876
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Bernard's R.C. Church
500 Route 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave.
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758717
Topeka, KS USA 66675