G R A S S I F U L L I\n\nJoseph Francis, passed away on July 30, 2021. Joseph was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 5, 1940 to parents Domenic Grassifulli and Esther Green LaPointe. \nHe grew up in South Plainfield NJ, lived in Philadelphia and retired in Bradenton, Florida in 2001. \nAfter graduating high school in South Plainfield, NJ , he entered the United States Army where he received several medals: Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserves Medal, Army Career Badge in counseling and the ARNG Master Recruiting Badge. \nJoseph worked as a Philadelphia Police Officer. Appointed March 29th, 1970, Member of Police Academy class# 219. Upon graduation, Officer Grassifulli was assigned to 39th District, Reports Control, Police Academy and 35th District. He retired December 9th, 1985. Joseph returned to his love of Armed forces and completed his career as a Master Sergeant.\nJoseph worked for the Social Security Administration in Bradenton, Florida in his later years. \nJoseph enjoyed golfing, baseball (Yankees) and bowling. In the 1970's he was featured as a television professional bowler earning numerous championships. \nHe is survived by his devoted wife of almost 55 years, Rita and his faithful children. Joseph (Annie) Grassifulli, Andrea (Gregory) Tickle, Sandra (Deceased) Grassifulli. His loving grandchildren, Siena, Gianna, Cole, Kendall, Nicholas. Joseph had many siblings, Katherine, Charles, Judy, Mary, Thomas, Nicholas, Robert and Patricia. \nJoseph will be remembered for his genuine kindness, bravery, and dedication to his family. He will be missed by his loving family and friends. \nA funeral mass was previously held on August 6, 2021 at Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church in Bradenton, Florida.\nFamily and friends are invited to his mausoleum interment ceremony Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery 626 Baily Rd; Yeadon, PA 19050. Funeral procession will assemble at William G. Malloy Funeral Home 625 Byberry Rd; Philadelphia PA 19116 at 11:00 AM.