Joe worked for the Department of Defense as a pipe fitter.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, throwing darts and shooting pool.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Son of the late John Laurence, he is survived by his mother, Teresa (Damico) Laurence; his four sisters, Patricia Marcolongo, Theresa Dougherty, Ellen Laurence, and Sister Irene Laurence; and one brother, John Laurence. He is also survived by his former spouse, Jackie Laurence; three children, Joseph, Jackie and Janine Laurence; grandchildren, Patrick Brophy, Olivia Laurence, Justin and Brandon Barret; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Morrisville, PA 19067. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects starting at 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.