Zarro Funeral Home

145 Harrison Street, Bloomfield, NJ


Tristen Ambrosino

June 1, 1983October 10, 2019

Tristen M. Ambrosino, 36, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home in Hackensack. He resided in Belleville most of his life. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 17th from 4-8 pm. Kindly be at Zarro Funeral Home, 145 Harrison St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 on Friday, October 18th for 9:30 am followed by a service at 10:30 am. The burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, Hoover Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated in his memory to his family. Please see the link below. Tristen was a loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Nephew, Cousin and friend. He enjoyed rooting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Mets, writing and reading poetry, playing jokes, doing puzzles, learning about history, and most of all spending time with loved ones. Tristen was known for his heart of gold and helpful personality and beautiful Spirit. He made friends everywhere he went and will be remembered for his kind, compassionate spirit. He was Bigger than Life. Tristen graduated from Belleville High School in 2002. He was the Captain of his high school football team, rowed for the crew team, and was named Homecoming King. In 2010, he married his high school sweetheart, Lisa Matarazzo. Tristen is predeceased by his father Alphonse Lombardi and nephew Dean Caracciola. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Lombardi, siblings Danielle Ambrosino and her husband Stephen Bologna, Gabrielle Caracciola and her husband Fred, Marcella Ambrosino and her companion Daniel Youssef, Nicole Ambrosino, Gerard Ambrosino and his wife Anna Marie, Michael Lombardi and his companion Christina Killian, Tricia Lombardi and her companion Jawan Boone, and Joseph Lombardi; his cherished nieces and nephews Adrianna, Victor, Eliana, Stephen, Juliana, Anthony, Emily, Isabella, Amelia, and Great Nephew Lorenzo; and the love of his life Lisa. He is survived by his aunt Lynda Cubellis and his cousin Tiffany Arevalo and her husband Eddie and their children Mason and Landon. Also his mother in law and father in law Maryellen and Carmine Matarazzo and sister in laws, Stacy and Gab, his extended family, friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. Tristen will be greatly missed by everyone especially his Family. He will continue to stay with us through wonderful memories. Rest Easy Tristen Forever in our Hearts



  • Visitation Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, October 18, 2019


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Jerry Sandoval

October 18, 2019

We meet in this life because we were a teacher to each other ; i learned a lot from you thank you for your experience; God take you so you don’t have to suffer anymore ; a loving God is with you and the pain is gone , Rest In Peace my friend love you Brother until we meet again in spirit!!!

Dena Tuosto

October 17, 2019

My heart is heavy. Who knew I would be saying goodbye to you for the last time after 2 months prior of saying good bye and I love you back in August. I will always cherish the memories of all us together. Your smile, your goofiness, your goofy laugh, the good times but most of all YOU Tristen, will never be forgotten. But I do know you are at peace now & at your best, the best that I remember you. Fly high with the wings God has placed on you. Fly free!! Free of all pains & struggles. May you rest in eternal peace & watch over your family & your beautiful wife Lisa. Guide them through this difficult time to find peace & comfort.
Aunt Pat & family, may God Bless you, watch over you, & provide peace & comfort during this difficult time. He is your angel now.
Rest In Peace Tristen I love you & will miss you xoxo

Mike Canosa

October 17, 2019

Tristen always had a genuine smile on his face. One day I walk in (up in my own head!) an he smiled at me an asked how my day was! Actually it wasn’t to good up in till I saw his smile! Thx buddy for brightening that day! Sleep with the angels Pal! ☝🏼❤️🙏🏼


October 17, 2019


Lisa Matarazzo

October 17, 2019

I don’t even know where to begin. You have been my heart and soul for the past 20 years. We grew up together sharing our dreams, our struggles, our fears, and our hopes. We’ve made the best of memories and shared the happiest times in our lives. I want to thank you for loving me so unconditionally. No one will ever love me as fiercely as you have. I only hope you know how fiercely I loved you back. I will never say goodbye to you because I know our love lives on. I will cherish every card, note, and poem you ever wrote me...you always had such a good way with words. I feel so lucky to have called you mine, but will forever be devastated that you were taken away from me. Please guide and protect me as you always have. Show me signs that your spirit lives on and give me comfort. I love you baby. Until we meet again...

Tricia Lombardi

October 16, 2019

I am so sorry i wasn’t there for you these past few years, I thought tough love would make you better. I miss our friendship yes you were my big brother but you were also my best friend and my protector you always had my back and made me feel safe, I would give anything to have those days back! I love you forever and always and I will keep you forever in my heart. Please watch over Amelia and be her protector now 💔 rest easy big brother. I love you

Corey Sabatino

October 15, 2019

Tristen, over the past 3 years we gotten so close especially with the past year. I drove you to meetings and picked you up on Saturdays so you can hang out with Nan and I could get my icedddddd tea. We shared so much about our recovery process. Every-time you would pull up you would yell “hey girl” and make fun of my voice and I would always yell back “hey Tristttt you got fat”. This is has truly taken a toll on me and I will never be the same. You were my good friend my #SoberSister! We ate a lot, laughed a lot and just always had a good time. I will miss our times together and our regular Facebook messages about our life struggles. I really hope you are at peace now. I love ya and fly high! #sobersister! Or “brother” like you would say.

Nicole Manochio

October 15, 2019

Wow tristen .. This really hit home. You and I shared the same battles so it was easy for us to confide in one another. You ALWAYS checked up on me throughout the years to make sure I was doing well but most of all safe. You would always congratulate me on milestones in my life that others didn't seem to understand were significant to people like us. You have always had such an amazing soul and touched the hearts of everyone around you. The heavens gained a warrior. You will always be missed and never forgotten. Fly high xoxo

Tracey McCusker

October 15, 2019

I still can’t believe that you are gone
I remember the last conversation we had
You made me smile
You had this way about you
How you could always make someone laugh when they were sad or upset
You had this calming effect
I will miss all
Our Coffee days at Dunkin’ how we sat there for hours just Talking about what ever the conversation didn’t really matter

You Definitely changed my life and Made a huge impact and Tristen I was so proud of you and loved you
You were loved by so many and The world won’t be the same
I don’t know how I can walk in to Dunkin’ and look at where we use to sit and talk
I’ll miss your smile your goofy laugh

You were like a Little Brother to me

💙💙 Your words were
Never give up
Never let go
Stay strong and fight 💙💙

And If I would have known that would be the last time I would have spoken to you the conversation would have been longer
If I would have known last week Would have been the final time
I would have hugged you longer

Fly High
Watch over everyone

God has you in his Arms now

Love you always Tristen


R.I.P Tristen

Maryellen Matarazzo

October 15, 2019

Tristen, There are no words to tell you how much you will be missed. We will miss that goofy smile, your love of football and watching the Giants win the Superbowl, even though your team was really Tampa Bay. You truly had a heart of Gold and you shared it with everyone. You were the SON we never had, and we mourn your passing as such. But we will continue to cherish all our happy memories and hope you know that you were a very special person especially to our family! Please watch over Lisa and the rest of your loved ones for they will need your kind, loving spirit from above. We will love you forever. Your second mom...