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Giuseppe "Joseph" A. Stassi

March 29, 1930 December 4, 2018
Giuseppe "Joseph" A.  Stassi
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Obituary for Giuseppe "Joseph" A. Stassi

Giuseppe “Joseph” A. Stassi died on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Morristown Medical Center. He was 88.
Born in Palermo, Italy, he lived in Lodi and Hackensack, where he founded and was president of the Hackensack Italia Soccer Club, before moving to the White Meadow Lake section of Rockaway Twp. in 1971. Besides spending time with his family, he enjoyed listening to opera, was an avid skier and active member of the 70+ Ski club.
Mr. Stassi worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and several other companies, before retiring in 1995, after which he was self-employed in the vending business. He was a parishioner of St. Cecilia’s Church in Rockaway.
Mr. Stassi served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was predeceased by his sister, Adriana Bellavia. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Maria; four children: Anna Maria (James) Marino of Hope, Mario (Donna) Stassi of Hackettstown, Angela (Jerry) Patane of Bushkill, PA and Gloria (Randy) Sacco of Hope; a sister, Vivian DiGiamo; two brothers, Tony and Aldo Stassi; eight grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Christina, Michelle, Gerard, Joseph, Brianna and Kayla; his great-granddaughter, Gianna; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will begin on Monday, Dec. 10th at 10:30AM from the Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home, 20 Keller Ave, Rockaway to a funeral Mass at 11:30AM at St. Cecilia’s Church, 70 Church St, Rockaway. Interment to follow at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 2:00 to 6:00PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project ( or American Kidney Fund

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2:00 PM 12/9/2018 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/9/2018 6:00:00 PM
Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home

20 Keller Avenue
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home
20 Keller Avenue Rockaway 07866 NJ
United States





11:30 AM 12/10/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Cecilia Church

70 Church St
Rockaway, NJ 07866

St. Cecilia Church
70 Church St Rockaway 07866 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Cecilia Cemetery Final Resting Place

Academy St
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Academy St Rockaway 07866 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

American Kidney Fund


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