Joseph M. Spinelli died peacefully at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City on Oct. 20, surrounded by family. He was 77.

Joe was born in Bridgeton, N.J., the second child of the late Michael Joseph Spinelli and Filicetta (Mary) Jengehino. He was a graduate of Bridgeton High School and attended Glassboro State College. He then relocated to New York city to pursue his many interests. He was a resident of Miami Beach, Fla., and New York city and spent his summers on Martha’s Vineyard.

Joe was a purveyor of antique and fine jewelry specializing in unique Scandinavian and Mexican silver pieces. He was a jewelry vendor at several venues on Martha’s Vineyard for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time at the casinos, going on cruises, baking and cooking and playing bridge.

He shared his life with his husband, John I. McKinstry. Together for over 42 years, they were officially married in August 2015 on the Vineyard .

Joe was predeceased by his beloved sister and friend Verna Spiegel in 2014, and brother in law Maj. Harland M. Davis (USAF) in 1972. He is survived by four siblings: Lucy Davis, Michael Spinelli, Phyllis Shostak, Regina Spinelli and brother in law Mel Spiegel. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will miss the memorable times with Uncle Joe.

Donations in Joe’s name can be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, P.O. Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA. 02568 (please specify the donation should go to The Global Tzedakah Fund, which aids victims of the recent hurricanes and other global issues); or to AtlantiCare Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 1925 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401, which assisted Joe and his family during his time in the hospital.

The immediate family will hold a private celebration of Joe’s life at a future time.

Arrangements are under the care of the Freitag Funeral Home in Bridgeton, N.J.