Joseph "Ted" Drangula

Ted Drangula

September 28, 1972 – July 5, 2018


Joseph Edward Drangula, Jr., known to all as Ted Drangula, 45, of Montclair, New Jersey passed away on July 5, leaving behind his loving family and friends.

Born in Red Bank, New Jersey to Joseph and Elizabeth Drangula, Ted attended Middletown High School South and Princeton University, where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research.  Ted was a Senior Research Analyst at Impala Asset Management, having become a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2007. 


Ted met the love of his life, Christy Musumeci, in New York City in 2001.  The two married on May 31, 2003 in West Orange.  Shortly after having their beautiful twins, Antonia (Toni) and Tyler, age 12, Christy and Ted made Montclair their home. 


Ted was a devoted, joyful father and loving husband who embraced life to the fullest. He had a passion for golf, tennis, softball and coaching his son’s baseball team. Ted made friends wherever he went and leaves behind a warm circle of people he and Christy came to know as their second family in Montclair.


In addition to his loving wife and children, Ted is survived by his mother Elizabeth Carr and her husband John Carr.  Mr. Drangula’s father Joseph Edward Drangula, Sr. predeceased his son. Ted is also survived by his sister Carey Drangula Flatley, brother-in-law John Flatley and niece Victoria Flatley; his mother in-law Susan Amick and her husband Roger Amick; in-laws Ross and Kerie Musumeci and nephew Ryan, along with other loving family members.


Visitation at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home will be on Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be offered at The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, 53 Norwood Avenue, Montclair at 2:00 pm on Friday. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in the names of Ted’s children, Toni and Tyler, for theirfuture education 177 Lorraine Avenue Upper Montclairm NJ 07043.