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December 08, 2023

Joseph Anthony Civitarese, Jr.

Joseph Anthony Civitarese, Jr.

Joseph Anthony Civitarese, Jr., 65, of Mooresville, died Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Born in Hackensack, New Jersey on February 26, 1956, he was a son of the late Joseph Anthony Civitarese, Sr., and Loretta Iaciofano Civitarese.

Joe enjoyed restoring and working on cars, auto racing, travel and was a New York Yankees fan. He was an architect in the healthcare field.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Laws Civitarese; two sons, Joe Civitarese (Mary) and Steven Civitarese (Emma); a stepson, James Briggs (Amanda); and a grandson, Felix Briggs.

Services celebrating Joe’s life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2022, at Nicholson Funeral Home with Celebrant Heather Besoiu officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. The service will be live-streamed on the Nicholson Funeral Home website. Those attending are asked to wear a mask.

Memorials may be given to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

Condolences may be sent online to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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