Zarro Funeral Home

145 Harrison Street, Bloomfield, NJ


Samuel Pappalardo

July 11, 1936November 14, 2019
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Samuel “Duke” Pappalardo, 83, of Colts Neck, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at CareOne at Wall, Wall Township. Born and raised in Newark, Samuel raised his family there until later moving to Lake Mohawk. In his early years, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He later worked as a long shoreman at Port Newark, and also as a welder, painter and tile setter. Sam proudly served the City of Newark for 31 years as a firefighter. He proudly spent his entire career at Truck Company 7, Tour 2, serving as a truckman, and was very well respected by all who served with him. Sam loved telling stories of his fire house days. Most of all, Sam enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. He especially loved cooking and laughing with his wife of 65 years. Sam was predeceased by the love of his life, his loyal, loving and cherished wife Edith (Bonassisa) Pappalardo; their beloved son Christopher; his parents Sabato and Giuseppina Pappalardo; his brothers Emil and Andrew Pappalardo; and his sisters Julia Rozek and Anna Niemiec. He is survived by his cherished sons Salvatore and his wife Victoria, Gerard and his partner Alan, Anthony and his wife Kerri, and Stephen and his wife Teri; his adored grandchildren Stephen, Jr., Christopher, Sophia, Chloe, Gianna and Gabriella, and great grandson, Peyton; and his loving sister Carmela Calderone. Visitation will be at the Zarro Funeral Home, 145 Harrison Street, Bloomfield NJ 07003 (www.zarrofuneralhome.net), on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2-6 pm. Kindly be at the funeral home on Monday, November 18th by 8:30am for a short service prior to an 9:30 am mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in Newark.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 18, 2019


Samuel Pappalardo

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Karen Davidson

November 17, 2019

I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family. What a beautiful family and great photos of memories to cherish.
You are in my thoughts and prayers,

Ronald Cannon

November 15, 2019

Dear Gerry. Condolences to you and your family at the passing of your dad. I offer this for you as you celebrate his life.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Love Ron