Joseph Edward Moscarito

May 22, 1969 - January 23, 2022


Joseph Edward Moscarito

May 22, 1969 - January 23, 2022


Obituary For Joseph Edward Moscarito

Joseph (Smiley Joe) Moscarito, 52, of Clayton, NC, peacefully passed away on January 23, 2022, at NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Joe was born on May 22, 1969. He grew up in Georgetown, MA, attended Georgetown High School, and graduated from Bentley College with a degree in accounting. He worked in risk management and compliance for a majority of his career. He also proudly took on small business lending work to assist business owners during the coronavirus pandemic. He was always so invested in helping people, and very dedicated to these types of projects.

He loved visiting the beach, which is where he eventually planned to retire. During summers and the holidays, he looked forward to seeing his loved ones up north, blasting metal music and Jimmy Buffett in the car on the way there. He played football and hockey in his younger years, and later in life took on coaching roles for his son’s teams. He was a dedicated barn dad as well, taking his daughter to all of her practice rides and competitions. He enjoyed cheering on the Patriots and the Bruins and frequented the golf course with his best buddies. He had many hobbies and activities he enjoyed, yet he always centered these things around spending time with his family and friends.

Joe survived a very rare cancer, which he beat in 2016. His positive attitude, faith in God, and his phone calls with his kids & family - but most of all, his personal strength - are what helped him through those times. He never once doubted that he would make it. His recent death was such an unexpected tragedy, and until the very end, he fought with admirable strength.

Joe was most known, as his nickname suggests, for his smile. He had a way of brightening up any room he walked into with his boundless energy, childlike joy, and contagious smile. He was so genuine, never letting anything dim his shining personality. Unapologetically himself, he left a mark on many lives. He deserved more years to continue spreading joy & love.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Janice Moscarito, of Georgetown, MA. He was the loving father of two children, Caitlin and Ryan Moscarito, of North Carolina; in addition, he is survived by his sister, Karen Moscarito, and her partner Dave Iseler of Merrimac, MA; his nephew and niece, Kyle and Julie Thing of Merrimac, MA; his wife, Sheri Shearin of Clayton NC; and many other family members and friends.

A Visitation will be held Friday, January 28, 2022, from 5pm-7pm; a Funeral Service will be held the following morning, Saturday, January 29th, at 11am. All services will be at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 www.rfhr.com


28 Jan

Viewing and Visitation

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
29 Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • 01/31/2022

    Joe and I worked together at PNC. He was so kind and always checked in to see if I needed anything. He always spoke so highly of his family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jackie Dickey

  • 01/28/2022

    Sheri I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember when Joe came to the hospital with you to see your dad. Joe always made sure to get your dad a milk shake. Me and your dad talked about what a good man Joe was, always willing to help whenever he could. He seemed to be very humble and willing to help. He will surely be missed by many.

  • 01/28/2022

    Joe was a colleague of mine at PNC for the last few years. He was always willing to assist in any way that he could and helped guide me when I first started with the company. I am so sorry for your loss, but can tell you that Joe will be missed by many. He was truly a great man and I am honored to have known him. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • 01/27/2022

    Joe and I coached hockey together in Charlotte when our kids were young. I greatly enjoyed working with him and seeing how good he was with the young 9-10 year olds we were coaching at the time. I never knew his nickname, but seeing it now, it certainly fit him to a T. My condolences to the family, may happy memories sustain you as you move forward.

  • 01/26/2022

    Joe was a bright light. And though I have not seen him in many years, our time together in college burns bright like it was yesterday. Wishing your family comfort in this very difficult time. Know that Joe kept his world filled with laughter and wonder of a child as noted in his obit with him always. And that child will wrap his arms around you every day from a distance until you see him again. Wishing you solace and peace. Marc Clermont or what Joe called me Markie or Mount 🙂

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