Joseph F. Raia, 71, of Toms River, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 9th, 2022. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Bayonne before moving to Toms River in 1994.
Owner and operator of an Arnold bread route for over two decades, the only thing that superseded his passion for hard work was his love for his family, friends, music, and laughter. His ability to make every room and situation he was in a joyful and positive one was remarkable. He is predeceased by his father, Joseph; mother, Eleanor; and sister, Joanne, as well as his loving in laws Charlie and Natalie. Joseph is survived by his devoted wife, Sharon; and son, Jake.
A memorial gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 from 4:00PM-6:00PM at Horizon Funeral & Cremation Services, 1329 Rt. 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions in Joseph’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.