Jimmy's uncle, Joseph Rosario Occhipinti, Sr., age 77 of Long Branch, was born in Elizabeth, NJ, and lived in Long Branch for 58 years. Joe was the proprietor/Captain of the charter boat, Little Hawk in Atlantic Highlands and founder of Occhipinti & Sons Home Remodeling Co. He enjoyed music, carpentry, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Bella Trio, an acappello trio with Jimmy's parents. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Margaret Occhipinti; his son, Joseph Occhipinti and his wife Christine; 2 daughters, Paula Horniacek and her husband James, Maria Occhipinti and her partner Richard MacArthur; 5 grandchildren, Mary Horniacek, James Horniacek, Joseph Occhipinti, Nicholas Occhipinti and Anthony Occhipinti. He was predeceased by his grandson Matthew Occhipinti.