A funeral mass was held Sept. 19 at Our Lady of Libera Church for Joseph Ciappio, 94, of West New York. He passed away Sept. 15. He was born in the West Hoboken section of Union City and lived in West New York for most of his life. He was a longshoreman for Local 1235 in Elizabeth for many years before retiring. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II and was a past commander of the American Legion Post 64 of Guttenberg. He was the companion of Mary Binetti and the brother of Grace Mannarino, Nicholas Ciappio, Connie Vignola, Catherine Sipe, Rose Ciappio and the late Mary Sce, Frank Ciappio and Anna Vignola. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.