Joseph Piqueras

July 23, 1927 - February 27, 2012
Joseph Piqueras


Joseph Piqueras, age 84, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Joseph was born in Yonkers, New York on July 23, 1927, the son of Nicholas and Aurora Piqueras. He was a veteran of World War II, stationed in Okinawa, Japan; he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army attached to the 209th Military Police.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Aurora Immordino, and survived by brother, Nicholas Piqueras and sister, Pilar DiMaria and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, June Piqueras; four children; Joseph Piqueras and wife Cecelia, Jeannette Piqueras, Nicholas Piqueras and wife Sherene, and June Bonser and husband Chris; grandchildren; Joseph Piqueras and Wife Aga, Thomas Piqueras and wife Maureen, Kristin Stillwaggon and husband Stephen, Nicholas Piqueras, Jessica FitzGerald and husband Patrick, John Piqueras, Katelyn Line, Ashley Piqueras, Rebecca Line, Elizabeth and Abigail Bonser; and six great-grandchildren: Erika, Joey, Kristina, Tommy, Taylor, and Patrick.

A living memorial with him and his family was conducted by his pastor, Reverend Chris Wroten, on Monday, February 20, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd., Wilmington NC 28401. A special thank you to all of our loving friends at Sunset Park Baptist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 01, 2012
    laura scarfone says:
    My condolences to your family. May the Lord take him into his arms. Laura Scarfone

  • February 29, 2012
    Frank Gunn says:
    words could not say enough about Joe. he was a friend and Mentor. i owe my career to Joe. always good for a laugh and always ready to argue politics or sports. he was a true american and family man. rest in peace my friend see you soon!! you will be missed by everyone

  • February 28, 2012
    Rob & Debbie Quaranto says:
    Condolences to the Piqueras Family during this very difficult time. We have many wonderful memories

  • February 28, 2012
    Pat and Ron Blakeslee says:
    Dear Jeannette We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Hold all your wonderful memories of him close to your heart. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • February 28, 2012
    Chris & Kathy Moloney says:
    Many Many happy memories and stories Joe shared with us over the years. He was so proud of his family and spoke so highly of each one of you. How fortunate you have been to have him so many years. With great sympathy for your loss- Chris & Kathy