Joseph Francis Houghton of Kennett Square

Mr. Joseph Francis Houghton, 57, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, at his residence. He was the husband for more than 14 years of Angela “Angie” Dawn (Ehrhart) Houghton and the loving father of Stella Grace Houghton. Born on Aug. 5, 1964, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Francis Joseph and Barbara Ann (Downs) Houghton.

Joseph Francis Houghton

Mr. Houghton was a graduate of Salesianum School, Wilmington, in the class of 1982. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Widener University. He worked for more than 25 years for Anthony & Sylvan Pools in Doylestown. He was a huge Notre Dame Football fan and loved to play soccer. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Kennett Square. Most of all he loved his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, daughter, and parents, Mr. Houghton is survived by his siblings, Michael Houghton (Eileen), Barbara Rizzo (William), Daniel Houghton (Jordan), Melissa Singleton (Syrome), Stephen Houghton, and William Houghton (Katie). He is also survived by his sister-in-law Karen and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Frank Houghton.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. For those planning on attending, please plan to wear a mask. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Houghton’s name to The B+ Foundation, 101 Rockland Circle, Wilmington, DE 19803, or by visiting Please visit Mr. Houghton’s online memorial by going to

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