Zarro Funeral Home


John Michael Ugaro

May 22, 1965September 10, 2020

John Michael Ugaro was born on May 22, 1965, and joined his loved ones in Heaven on September 10, 2020. John was born in Newark, NJ to the late Michael and Teresa Ugaro. He was raised throughout his childhood in Bloomfield, NJ, where he graduated from Bloomfield High School in the Class of 1983.

Known for being the best mechanic around, John worked as a mechanic for 37 years. Most of that time was spent doing what he loved most, fixing cars at Quality Auto on Bloomfield Avenue.

He is survived by his daughter Stephanie Ugaro and only grandson Niko Huntakul. He is also survived by his best friend and forever loving partner of 13 years, Connie Henao. He is also survived by his three sisters Cathy, Patty, and Edna, as well as nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.

John was well known for his love of cars, music, and the Yankees. He also had a love for animals, bowling, and crabbing. His sense of humor was contagious. He made it his job to make sure that everyone around him was always laughing. John was a very genuine soul who would give those whom he loved the shirt off of his back. John left behind a beautiful legacy, his grandson Niko, who meant the absolute world to him.

Relatives ands friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial service on Monday September 21st from 4-8pm. To honor John’s memory, we ask if guests can please dress in New York Yankee attire if possible. We want this day to be a memorable celebration of John’s life.


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, September 21, 2020


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Stephanie Ugaro

September 25, 2020


I miss you so much. What I would give to ring your phone and to hear your voice on the other line. This is the worst pain I’ve ever endured. They say time heals... but this gets harder everyday. Each day I realize more and more that you’re gone... that my Niko lost his grandpa way too soon. I’m broken and I don’t know how to fix this without you here. I love you. To the moon and back. Please send me some strength. I really need it.

Your one and only,

Edna Ugaro

September 21, 2020

I have and will keep my deep feelings and happy memories in my heavy heart.
Rest in peace my dear brother.
I love you and always will.
Your very sad sister,

Sam(Mahesh) Shah

September 20, 2020

I know john since 1987 when he worked
For Quality Auto Center in Elizabeth
And than he worked with me for last 15years. John was always smiling and
Very innocent person.John was willing to
Help everybody, new mechanics,customers and even managers
He was a good honest person and always
Trying to do right thing for customers and
Owners.John was a Gifted natural
Mechanic and he could figure out the
Thing and trouble shoot the problem
We always had discussion about personnel life and he had a lot of potential
To go further in life.On behalf of Quality
Auto Centers,We know this happy soul is
happy in heaven, I will miss him

John Myers

September 19, 2020

My Brother from another mother! We had so many great times together there is not enough room to put them here. You and I through so many things were always there for each other and I will never forget that. We are warriors. I hope the bowling alleys are huge up there. RIP my brother I will miss you.

Nicole Soriano

September 18, 2020

To my dear friend John,
I miss you everyday. I miss our morning phone calls, our evening phone calls (even face time too!!), our lunches, going to Houlihan's, going to Brookside park, going to the mall, soooo much laughing and our "stupidness" and even just hanging out with you at the shop. You truly were the brother I never had.
It seems that God had a greater plan for you with him. I'm sure you are already fixing cars in heaven!!!
Thank you for everything you taught me, for always watching out for me, for always being there for me and for making me a better person in life. I have learned a lot from you.
Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not. You are in my heart forever, and like I said to you, I'll never let go... This is not goodbye, it's until I see you again.
I Love you my brother and best friend,
Nicole Soriano

Joseph young

September 18, 2020

You were my uncle, but being 3 years apart we were like brothers. I am still numb over loosing you! I will always remember our fishing trips, our love of cadillacs, and all you taught me in the mechanic field! You will forever be in my ❤! I miss you Jo Jo

Jamie Young

September 18, 2020

Way to many to type all out but Fishing with Uncle John and Pop was always the best times.

Catherine Jones

September 18, 2020

My baby brother was a wonderful and loving man.. I will always remember and never forget our years of fishing on Highland Lake every Saturday for 20 years, His sense of humor, His beautiful smile, and how when my cars broke and I would bring them in to him to fix , he would ask me what is wrong and i would say it making this noise and make noises for him.. He would laugh and know what was wrong by my noises... I am so happy I got to see you last year when I visited. You have a piece of my heart with you and i feel the emptiness there. No one but us know how close we really were and will never know.. Hug mommy and daddy for me, and give Herbo a kiss. Find the best fishing spot by the time I get there cause we will meet again. I love you Johnny Boy.. My heart, my baby brother.. Three to the moon.

Bernie Towey

September 18, 2020

Way too many memories of my Brother, Johnny, to post here. From the time we met at 10-12 yrs old we became good friends and not long after, we became family, brothers.. Even after moving to the shore after 9/11 and to SC 2 yrs ago, John and I always got together when I was up north to go out to eat or just hang and catch up. You will always be missed, my Brother! God Spees! Rest in Pwace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😁

Robert Hamilton

September 18, 2020

John was a good man. Very funny. I went to High School with him. He had a good vibe every day. Just a good guy to be around. I'm so sorry he has passed. I spoke with him in June, he told me it had been tough but he was going to fight. That was him. Rest in peace, John.


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