Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ


Alesio M. Sapanara

August 19, 1927October 22, 2019

Alesio M. Sapanara of Manchester, NJ passed away on October 22, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was 92. Alesio was born and raised in Emerson, NJ and was the son of the late Michael and Lucy Sapanara. He is preceded in death by his brother Herbert J. Sapanara and his granddaughter, Keri L. Sapanara.

He is survived by his wife Josephine (nee Ferlise) of 71 years, his brother Edward Sapanara, his 4 children, Linda Sapanara, Michael Sapanara (Donna), Nancy DeFabiis (Peter) and Mark Sapanara (Nancy) He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Thomas Briguglio, Kristi Gano, Donna Lafoon, Peter Defabiis, Kenneth Sapanara, Mark Briguglio, Lauren Sapanara, Ryan Sapanara and Michael Sapanara and 16 great grandchildren.

Alesio served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded the Marine Corp Medal, Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corp Expeditionary Medal, World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal and the Marine Corp Overseas Ribbon. After the war, Alesio settled back in Emerson, NJ and went to work for Bergen Wire Rope in Lodi, NJ for many years and Spalding in Englewood, NJ. He retired in 1992.

Visitation will be held at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester NJ 08759, on Monday October 28, 2019, from10 am -1 pm, with a funeral service to take place at 12:30 pm. Interment with military honors to follow at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Alesio Sapanara may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Monday, October 28, 2019


Alesio M. Sapanara

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Peter Hansen

October 24, 2019

I am sorry for your loss. My first job was with Bergen Wire Rope starting in June of 1974 and Al was the Traffic Manager back then. My job required us to ship parts to GM plants all over the U.S. on short notice and in a rush. He always came through for me. It was a pleasure to know and work with him. May he rest in peace. Peter Hansen

Genevieve DiTrani

October 23, 2019

So sorry to read of your loss. May your precious memories of such a kind a caring man comfort you in the days to come.
Genevieve DiTrani