The Obit For Joe Daidone

Joseph F. Daidone

Published in The Times, Trenton, on 9/27/2008

Joseph F. Daidone ROBBINSVILLE - Joseph F. Daidone, 74, passed away Thursday at home, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Bronx, NY, Mr. Daidone was a resident of Robbinsville for the past 15 years and a member of St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church.

He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in New York, and also attended Fordham University. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 83rd Field Artillery.

Known as "Speedy Joe", he was a former minor league baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, where he played second base. An exceptional athlete, Joe enjoyed all sports. He played on several area softball and basketball leagues, and had coached and managed for the Robbinsville Little League teams. He was an obsessed golfer, and loved cooking, music and spending time with his family and friends.

Joe retired in 2003, as a stock trader, from Morgan Stanley Inc. in New York City after 25 years of service.

After retiring, Joe was a devoted father to his young son Michael. Son of the late Joseph and Jenny Daidone, he is survived by his wife, M. Elaine Weir Daidone; a daughter, Denise Daidone; his sons, Joseph M. Daidone, Donald Daidone and his wife Sandy and Michael L. Daidone at home; two sisters, Elaine D'Agrosa and her husband Arty, and Judy Rheaume; six grandchildren, David, Thomas, Donny, Dylan, Breanna and Shane; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday from St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, 3420 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Interment will follow in Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville.

Family and friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, att: Dr. Murray Brennan or Make-A-Wish Foundation, PO Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038.