Neil DeRogatis

September 30, 1934February 14, 2018

Neil DeRogatis, 83, of E. Hanover formerly of Bloomfield, passed away on Feb.14, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Neil was a police officer for 26 years with the Newark Police Dept., retiring in 1988. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 16 from 4-8 pm. Kindly be at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 17 for 9:00 am followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am at St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. The burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, N. Arlington. Funeral services will be conducted by the Zarro Funeral Home ( 145 Harrison St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365. Neil is survived by his loving and devoted children, Donna Serritella and her husband, Teddy, Lisa Di Sarno and her husband, Patrick and Neal De Rogatis; cherished grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas, Joelle Serritella and Erica and Gianna Di Sarno.He was predeceased by his wife, Lena.


  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Michael Besosa

February 18, 2018

I have great memories of the many holidays spent at my Aunt Lena and Uncle Neil's home with all of the family. I have sat with my Uncle Neil during many home made Italian meals talking about his days as a police officer. Probably why I decided to go into the fire service instead. He was a good man and a great uncle and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time.
Karen, Michael and Gabriella Besosa.

Jeralyn Casale

February 16, 2018

Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Linda Farawell

February 16, 2018

You were the most amazing Uncle.I will remember all the good times we had with you.You have a special place in my heart.May you rest in pease Uncle Neil.Very proud to have been your niece.

Betty Tully

February 16, 2018

Dear Donna & family,

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. When visiting you home over the years, I always enjoyed our conversations and listening to his stories of "back in the day"....He is now at peace and reunited with your Mom...Be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have of him and he will be in your hearts forever...
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Betty Tully

Rosemarie Frank

February 16, 2018

Dear Joelle and Family. We are truly sorry for the loss of your beloved grandfather. May all the wonderful memories you shared keep help alive in spirit and bring comfort. He is now your guardian angel. With our deepest sympathy. Love, Ro & Ed

Stephen Farawell

February 16, 2018

R.I.P. Uncle Neil, I'm going to miss your company and stories of your life in the police department. I hope I can remember what you told me about taking care of my tomato plants.

Emily Schiller

February 15, 2018

May your memories and Gods words found in
2 Corinthains 1:3,4 give you the comfort you
need at this time. With my sincere condolences.

Bat Masterson

February 15, 2018

I remember Neil in the Tactical Force, a cop's cop. Always up beat.

St. Lucy's Church

February 15, 2018

The priests and staff of St. Lucy's church send our condolences to the DeRogatis family. May Neil rest in peace.