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Joseph  Patrick  Dorrity
Joseph Patrick Dorrity

Resided in Paramus, NJ


Joseph Patrick Dorrity, 74, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Veterans Home in Paramus where  he lived for the past 2 years. He was born in Jersey City and was raised in North Bergen and graduated from Lincoln # 5 Grammar School and Union Hill High before enlisting in the U.S. Airforce.

He served during Vietnam from 1963 - 1967 and holds a National Defense Medal, A Good Conduct Medal and a Cold War Medal. After completing his service commitment , he opened a " Head Shop"  in West New York and participated in designing an all plastic bicycle. At the age of 30, he relocated to Laguna Beach, California and ran a successful Mobile Home business for 35 years. He was a rated chess player and practiced yoga all his adult life. He was an advid  tennis fan and loved to roller blade and play handball.

Joseph was the 4th of 7 children of Marie F Dorrity who passed away on 2014 and is pre-deceased by his oldest brother William. He is survived by his devoted son Joseph Patrick Dorrity, brothers Francis (Margaret) and John (Sharon) his sisters Mary Matthias, Kathleen Dorrity and Theresa " Chickie" (Larry) and 12 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers make donations in Joe's memory to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research , Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777   New Yor NY 10163-4777.

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Vainieri Funeral Home
5923 Kennedy Blvd.
North Bergen, NJ US 07047
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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