JOSEPH E. BRANCATO, of Paramus, formerly of Hackensack, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the New Jersey Veteran's Home, at the age of 87 years. Prior to retiring, he was the Manager at Hackensack Car Wash. He served his country during the Korean War being Honorably Discharged from the United States Army. He had been a member of the V. F. W. Post # 8005 of South Hackensack. He was a former parishioner at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of Hackensack. Dearest brother of the late Jean Toriello, Connie Anzevino, Sam "Pat" Brancato, Stanley Brancato, Antoinette Verdi, Mary Brancato and Anthony Brancato. Prayers will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with burial following at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, in Arnytown. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 – 8 PM.