Funeral services have been held for Giuseppe Boccia, 83. He passed away peacefully on June 27 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Naples, Italy to the late Luigi and Angelina Boccia. Joe was a merchant marine on board a U.S. Navy ship that traveled the world. Joe made his life in Jersey City as a barber for over 50 plus years. He is known throughout the Jersey City Heights community by many as “Joe the barber.” Joe is predeceased by siblings: twin brother, Salvatore, sisters; Ellena and Anna. He is survived by his wife, Marina Boccia, two sons, Joseph Giuseppe Boccia, Jr. and Angelo Boccia, nieces; Dorina Higgs, Angelina Hamel, Carmella, nephews; Aldino, Geno, Franco, good friend; Franco Damato and host of other relatives and friends. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Jersey City.