James Funeral Home


Philip J. Sassi

March 27, 1966February 15, 2021

~ The staff of James Funeral Home would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving your family and with our most sincere condolences and continued support to you. ~

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James Funeral Home, 540 Broadway, Massapequa, New York.

Because we care. To help ensure the health and well-being of our associates and the families we serve:

- 50 Guests Capacity in the Chapel and seating 6 feet apart

- Guests are to refrain from visiting if they feel unwell or have a fever

- Wearing a face covering is required

- Maintain Social Distance

- All facility areas and surfaces are sanitized before and after services or gatherings.

- Every associate will wear a mask at all times.


  • Visitation hours

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Religious Service in Chapel

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Leaving for interment at St. Charles Cemetery

    Friday, February 19, 2021


Philip J. Sassi

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Sheldon Warner

February 21, 2021

May you rest in eternal peace my brother. You will never be forgotten.

Stanley Pimble

February 19, 2021

This comes as a shock, We worked in AMKC together as youngsters at the beginning of our Correction Careers, and finished in Transportation. You were the same from then until now, a Good Person! R.I.P. SASSI🙏🏾
My condolences to the family❤️

George Poarch

February 18, 2021

We are praying for all of the Sassi Family during this difficult time. I will always cherish my memories of spending so many weekends on the sideline of the softball fields side by side with Phil rooting on our girls. I will miss his great energy, positive attitude and consistent humor. Sophia loved when Phil would always comment about her mortadella sandwiches between softball games and always give an encouraging word during the games. Fifi and I are devastated by your loss and will miss you greatly my friend.
Rest In Peace Phil. - "Georgie"

Carol Thompson

February 18, 2021

My sincere condolences to Phil’s family
We meet at NSUH and he was never too busy to say hello and share a smile .
Gone too soon from earth but heaven gained an amazing angel 🌹
RIP Phil

Cynthia Lane

February 18, 2021

I met Phil officially at Northshore University Hospital. Even though we are both from Correction Transportation Division I don't think we met there in person because I would have remembered that smile. What a gentleman he was, Always pleasant. My condolences goes out to his family. May his soul Rest In Peace..

Dino Klamson

February 18, 2021

Farewell Phil my Correction partner, friend, and brother. You were taken from us much too soon but left so many good memories in the many who knew you. The kid from the lower east side that went from LaSalle academy to the Correction academy has left an impact on so many lives from both work and personal relationships that I feel so honored to have known you. You will be missed dearly and please continue to watch over Dina, Nick, and Alexa and keep them safe. Rest Easy,

Peter D'Errico

February 18, 2021

I met Phil in June of 1997 when I arrived at Trans. I remember him for having a serious attitude when he was working, but more importantly how he was at the end of the day. He always was smiling and had a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed

Sheala Watford

February 18, 2021

My condolences to his family.Mr.Sassi was a pleasure to work with,always smiling and a kind man,may he rest in eternal peace.

Anthony J Finocchio

February 17, 2021

My day yesterday was relaxing and a day off with family until a friend called this evening and told me that his and my friend Phil Sassi passed away that afternoon.
My world stopped.
I've know Phil since the 80's when we met working in NYCDOC TRANSPORTATION DIVISION and had many good memories together to talk about when we worked
once again in BLUE as Officers in Security
for North Shore University Hospital.
Phil moved up to lead officer and in a few years time he became My tour Security Manager.
He took his position very seriously and was always there caring about his staff and the safety and welfare of Our Patients and Hospital Staff.
My heart goes out to your Wife Dina, Your Son Nick & Daughter Alexa and your loving family.
May God watch over them and give them strength at this difficult time.
I salute you my friend for one last time and may you rest forever in eternal peace.

Pete Palmer

February 17, 2021

I heard the sad news today. I really don’t know what to say. I met and worked with Phil in the transportation division at the NYCDOC probably around 2000. He always had a big smile on his face and was always upbeat. I could hear him now calling me rookie everyday in a playful and jokingly way. He always made you feel like one of the guys even on your first day at trans. I guess we’ll meet again one day at the pearly gates. I’m sure you’ll be checking Id’s.
Rest In Peace ROOKIE!