85, of Kearny passed away at home on July 23, 2017. Born in Jersey City, Joseph was a longtime Kearny resident. He worked as a Fleet Operations Director for the Department of the Navy in Bayonne for many years before retiring. Joseph was the husband of the late Dorothy (nee: Matislatis) and father of Lisa Magby and Lynda McAleer. He was the grandfather of Steven and Rosi Lebo, Ryan Gormley and Erin McAleer; brother of Robert Ferguson, Sr., and the late Donald and Walter Ferguson. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements by ARMITAGE WIGGINS Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ 07032.