Joseph Anthony Civitarese Jr., 65, of Mooresville, N.C., died Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Born in Hackensack, N.J., 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 and travel, and he 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), and a stepson, James Briggs (Amanda); along with a grandson, Felix Briggs.

Services celebrating Joe’s life will be conducted at 3 p.m. on 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.

Condolences may be sent online o the family to Memorials may be given to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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