Joseph John Mizzoni Jr., 62, of Lebanon, TN, died peacefully, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on April 24, 2020.
Joe is survived by his wife Rosa (Nancy Rivera) of 36 years, his brother Ted (Olga) Mizzoni, children Veronica (Alberto) Cadena and Annmarie (Courtney) Mizzoni, three grandchildren Vicente Cadena, Adrianna Cadena and Greyson Mizzoni, and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, great nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Noreen Mizzoni. Joe was a loving father, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.
Born October 28th and raised in the Bridgeport area of Chicago, IL, Joe graduated from De La Salle Institute in the South Loop of Chicago and earned his associate degree in Computer Science from Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. His career was filled with new and interesting technological changes and he often commented that the Y2K crisis was a highlight in his career. Through his life, Joe enjoyed growing up on the South Side of Chicago, residing in Tampa, FL and eventually moving to Lebanon, Tn, while always maintaining his strong connection with his Chicago roots, friends and family. He kept close contact with many childhood friends and was always quick to share his love of anything Chicago, especially the Italian cuisine.
A lifelong fan of Bruce Springsteen, Joe and Rosa’s first date was to a Springsteen concert and the beginning of a great love story. Aside from seeing over 40 Springsteen concerts, Joe also spent his spare time reading mysteries, camping, kayaking, relaxing at the beach and surrounding himself with his family and friends whenever possible.
Anyone who knew Joe was impacted by his dry wit, loveable charm and silent yet endearing compassion. He brought everyone he encountered to easy laughter quickly, no matter the appropriateness of the situation, ensuring even the smallest of gatherings would be filled with great memories.
A Memorial will be scheduled for November, later this year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee,
331 Great Circle Road,
Nashville, TN, 37228 or
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