Death Notice
  • "One month has gone. The sun rises the sun sets. My heart..."
    - Jenny Ropitini
  • "My Joe, my one and only Joe. My friend, the man I could..."
    - Jenny Ropitini
  • "RIP Uncle Joe, always remember when you and auntie Jenny..."
    - Nathan Rae
  • "I love you dad. You were an extremely hard working man. A..."
    - Natalie Ropitini
  • "RIP uncle Joe. Sending all my Luv to my whanau back hm."
    - Vicki-Jane Ross

ROPITINI, Joseph (Joe):
Our totally selfless, funny, devoted, caring, awesome, one and only Joe, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Waikato Hospital on Sunday, 11th March 2018, in his 65th year. So very deeply loved by his wife and friend of 30 years, Jenny Ropitini. Deeply loved and respected father and father-in-law of Natalie Ropitini, Ron and Gillian McNeil, Rachel and Peter Buckley, Ricky and Kerri McNeil, Andrew and Julia McNeil. Respected friend of Gary Beamsley and Trudy Simmons. Wonderful, loving, generous and amazing Papa of his 12 grandchildren, Alex, Connor, and Eden, April and Amelia, Daniel and Samantha, Finn, Jake, Ben and Will, and his adored little Ruby Pinksie Boo. Very deeply loved and respected brother and brother-in-law of Robbie (dec) and Jan Ropitini, Raumoa and Cyril Tamou (both dec), Diane and Peter Utber, Jimmy and Loris Ropitini, Patrick and Trisha Ropitini, Bari Ropitini, Ruby Ropitini, Bonnie Ropitini and Janneen Rolleston, Brian and Marion Ropitini. A valued, loved, and respected Uncle and Great-Uncle of his many nieces and nephews. Joe was a valued, respected, and well liked former employee of Freight and Bulk Transport for 40 years and more recently a well respected and highly valued employee of Regal Transport. Joe is at 30 Fernleigh Street, New Plymouth, for anyone who wishes to visit him. In lieu of flowers, any donations to Cystic Fibrosis, Taranaki Branch, would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Joe's funeral service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel of W. Abraham, 366 Devon Street East, on Friday, 16th March 2018, at 10.00am, and then on to the Taranaki Crematorium for all who wish to attend. Truck drivers and Joe's mates are invited to wear hi-vis clothing and work gear to farewell Joe.


Published in Taranaki Daily News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2018