Joseph S. Barracca, 81, died Aug. 6, 2008, in Spruce Manor, West Reading.He was married to Angelina (Tortorici) Barracca, Mohnton, for 58 years.

Born Jan. 27, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of James and Maria (Cosenza) Barracca.

Joseph was owner of Joe Barracca Co., Ephrata.

He was a 1945 graduate of Brooklyn Boys School, New York.

Joseph honorably served in the Navy from 1946 to 1949.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Maria, wife of Dennis Sweigart, Wyomissing; JoAnn, wife of Jeffrey Novik, Mohnton; Denise Barracca, Kutztown; and Christine, wife of Andreas Sophroniou, Southington, Conn.

Other survivors include a brother, Paul Barracca, Queens, N.Y.

There are also five grandchildren: Nicole, Tanya, Andrea, Francesca and Niko, and a great-grandchild, Maya.

He was predeceased by a brother, James Barracca.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, West Reading.

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