Joseph J. Marone II

Aug. 25, 1952 – Sept. 8, 2010

Joseph J. "Joe" Marone II of Jackson, formerly of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at his home at the age of 58. He was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Waukesha, the son of James and Ruth (nee Rich) Marone.

He attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Waukesha and graduated from Don Bosco High School in Milwaukee. With a love of people, Joe enjoyed his lifelong career in sales, working for Sysco Foods and later for Performance Foods. In his spare time, he loved cooking, fishing and especially spending time at his cabin in the Upper Peninsula. Joe will be fondly remembered for his love of life, contagious laugh and his favorite saying, "It is what it is."

Joe will be deeply missed by his children, Danya (Dan) Dallapiazza of Germantown, Joseph J. "Joey" (Trina) Marone III of North Carolina and Tony (fiancee Natasha) Marone of Delafield; grandchildren, Hayden and Enzo; sisters, Angeleene Marone Butler of Waukesha and Mary Ann (Bob) Farner of Arkansas; special friend and caregiver, Richard Rose of Ohio; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in-law, Jim Butler.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase and the Rev. Jeff Haines will concelebrate. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Joe’s name may be made to McKenzie Rose Garretson Memorial Scholarship, 9543 Hawks Landing NE, Warren, OH 44484 (www.mckenzieslegacy.com); or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.