Born on April 30, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to James Vincent Greeley and Elizabeth Greeley (Wilkie).
The middle child of five: James, Elizabeth (Betty), Thomas, and Eugene (Gene), Joe grew up in Our Mother of Sorrows Parish (48th & Lancaster), West Philadelphia. He attended grammar school there and graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 1954.
After high school, the family bought a house on Oakley Road in Highland Park, Upper Darby and joined St. Laurence Church. Joe worked at Catalytic Engineering, Lee Rubber & Tire, and Scott Paper while serving in the US Army Reserves and going to "night school" at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He graduated with Bachelors of Science in Business Administration & Accounting in 1966. After earning his degree, he worked as an accountant at Unisys Corp, Paramount Packing, Pennsylvania Truck Lines, and American Dredging.
Joe married Catherine Greeley (Sucher) on September 17,1976 at St. Clement's Church in Southwest Philadelphia. He moved to Piscataway, NJ, and joined the parish of St. Frances Cabrini. There they raised their two children, Joseph Michael Greeley ll and Elizabeth Megan Greeley.
Joe worked Ior 27 years for the State of New Jersey as an auditor in the Department of Human Services. He also served for 25 years as a Board Member on Piscataway's Planning Board (including 5 years as the Board Vice Chair and 6 years as the Board Secretary). He was elected for 20 years as a Piscataway Democratic Party Committee Member in District 3-3 and served as the Piscataway Democratic Party Treasurer for 10 years.
After suffering a series of "mini" strokes over the past few years, Joseph M. Greeley died in his sleep on December 12,2021 at Park Place nursing home in Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick, NJ.
Joe is survived by his wife Cassie (Piscataway, NJ); his children Michael (New York, NY) and Megan (Belfast, Northern lreland); his siblings Betty McGlinchey (Norristown, PA), Tom Greeley (Houston, TX), and Gene Greeley (Warrington, PA); and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at St. Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Interment private.