Maurice Denequolo Jr.

June 12, 1949March 2, 2021

Maurice Denequolo, Jr., 71, of Whiting, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 surrounded by family. Born in Paterson to the late Maurice Denequolo, Sr. and Fannie (nee Chiariello), he served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Maurice was a Maitre’D at the Brownstone in Paterson for many, many years and was currently working as a bus driver for Jay’s Bus Service in Lakewood.

He was the cherished father of Christi Hein and husband Kevin, David Denequolo, Marlise Bezak and husband Milton, Frank Denequolo, and Joseph Denequolo and fiancé Alyssa Cuellar, dear brother of Maryann Robinson, Michelle Akers, Charles Denequolo, Anthony Denequolo, and Andrea Denequolo, loving companion of Kim Figaro, and adored grandfather of Iris Hein, Kenneth Hein, Mia Bella Bezak, Matthew Bezak, and Asher Denequolo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who refer to him as uncle brother.

Visitation will be at the LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 4-8 pm

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. James of the Marches Church in Totowa on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:30 am followed by the interment at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, also in Totowa.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and capacity limitations, visitors are asked to briefly pay respects to the family in order to accommodate others. Masks are required at all times and kindly practice social distancing.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, March 18, 2021


Maurice Denequolo Jr.

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Lisa Ciampi

March 19, 2021

Marlise and Family,
Praying all the great memories with your Dad will help you through this difficult time.
Our sincere sympathies to all of you.
Your neighbors,
Lisa & Gary Ciampi

Michael and Patti fede

March 17, 2021

Maurice, was a great guy he would do anything to help. He started as a cousin by marrige, but became a cousin for life. He was a great father to his children, and Grandfather to his grandchildren. He was truly a great guy. He will be missed.

Rebecca (Anastos) Patiro

March 6, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Brothers passing. I remember playing on Sherman Ave when we were younger. I am his step mothers niece & we played with MaryAnn & Michele (Mishie) often. Great memories. My condolences.

Ron Cabbibo

March 6, 2021

I met Brother--we never called him Maurice or even Morris--when I was three and he was four. I was walking up Sherman Avenue with my brother, Joey, and Brother must have been going "down the house." We became instant friends and remained so throughout our early years. I have so many fond memories of him and the entire Denequolo family on Sherman Avenue, and I still regard Brother as one of my closest childhood friends. Gone too soon.

John Davatelis

March 6, 2021

First and foremost, allow me to express my sincere condolences to Brother's family. I remember him as a fun loving, always smiling teenager. We were related through Morris Sr. His second wife, Nancy, was my aunt, so we were cousins through marriage. I am truly sorry to hear that Brother has passed. We had not seen one another in over 50 years, but he left his smile and our teenage boy craziness, as wonderful memories in my life. His passing saddens me, but the wonderful memories of him make me smile. My sympathy to his family, many of whom I know. In mourning, John Davatelis, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Pamela Sinforosa Philipp

March 5, 2021

Sleep soundly Maurice. I have fun memories of times with you and my cousin Bobby. Caring and loving thoughts and prayers to your family.

Stephanie Sceppaguercio

March 4, 2021

To Joann, Marlise, Frankie &joey,my thoughts and prayers are with you all! I’m sooo sorry! My god watch over you all . At this difficult time. RIP Morris.

Bob DeMarco

March 4, 2021

RIP my friend, Maurice. You will be greatly missed by your family and myself. I’ll always remember the times we had together and our sunday breakfast. Good by for now my friend.

sandy pescatore

March 4, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for the family His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all he knew.

Bob Vogt

March 4, 2021

Thoughts and prayers are extended to all during this toughest of times.