Born in 1879, Joseph came to Malden with five of his six brothers following Tom sometime after 1899. He married Jennie Cafarella, Daughter of Joseph's Uncle Domenic and Rose Patan'a. He lived at 52/54 Judson Street and later 115 Ferry Street. He owned a fruit and variety store at the corner of Ferry and Eastern Ave. in Malden along with his brother Frank. He was shot in the heart at the store and died. The reason and the murderer were never determined.