Goble Funeral Home

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Vincent John Pappalardo

April 2, 1940September 27, 2019

V. John Pappalardo, 79, of Hackettstown, New Jersey passed away on September 27, 2019 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, New Jersey surrounded by his family. John was born in Corona, New York and was a longtime resident of Byram Township, New Jersey before moving to Hackettstown. John was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and was presently treasurer for St. Kateri Knights of Columbus Council #13677. He was a Eucharistic minister and an original trustee of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Sparta. He was a former football coach for the Andover Arrows and Pope John High School and an assistant baseball coach for the Hobb Engler Little League. He was an active member of his community winning the 2012 New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association Volunteer Award. He loved to paint and was an avid football fan. He also loved fishing especially with his grandchildren. John is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Patricia (Morley) Pappalardo; devoted father of John Pappalardo and his wife Kerry; Bruce Pappalardo and his wife Michelle, and Vince Pappalardo and his wife Debbie. Beloved grandfather of Brandon, Heather, Michael, Kayla, Jason and Andrew. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30am at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 427 Stanhope Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral mass will follow at 11am Friday at St. Kateri. There will be a private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s memory to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.


  • Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Liturgy Friday, October 4, 2019


Vincent John Pappalardo

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Leonardo Cruoglio

October 9, 2019

Heigh Patricia [John, Bruce, Vince], I am searching for words beyond the reach of my soul to express my feelings for your sadness. Of course, you hold in your hearts many memories of a man of value, but grieving also has a place in those memories. I will remember John and Dad as a man of value whose sense of humor was as genuine as his friendship. Please know that Madeline and I are keeping you in the secret places of our souls. Stay safe...as ever... Len

Jami Arcilla

October 3, 2019

All our love ❤ Arcilla's

Earl and Rose Riley

October 3, 2019

Dear Pat and family,
There aren’t any words that can express how sad we are to receive this news. We have known you for over 30 years, starting from days at Lenape. Friendships may come and go but ours has stayed and grown. John was a wonderful man with an infectious smile and laugh, we will miss him so much but glad his suffering is over. Earl and I send all of you our love and prayers.

Eskil Danielson

October 3, 2019

Patricia and Family - So sad to learn of John's passing. His faith and dedication to the Lord was exemplary. My first recollection of John's dedication to Byram was working with John, Jeff Heisley, and Chief John Murray on the first Byram Day celebrations in the early '70's. From then on it was with H.E.L.L., recreation, golf outings, etc. He loved his town and church but most of all his family. Rest well John. Judy and Skip Danielson

Minh & Tiffany Huynh

October 1, 2019

Dear Pat and the Papalardo,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. John was a fine man and great friend. May your heart and soul peace and comfort.
Best Regards,
The Huynh's family

Sue and Howard Forbes

October 1, 2019

Aloha John, Kerry, Auntie Pat, and the Pappalardo Ohana,

Howard and I wish to send our heart-felt condolences. Uncle John was such a warm, positive, and optimistic man. We know how much this loss affects you all. Please know how PROUD he is and always will be of each and every one of you. His memory lives on through you and your good deeds. The deep pain you feel now eventually will turn to into fond memories and inspiration. Wishing you all peace during this difficult time.

With warmest love and aloha,

Sue and Howard

Anthony Vaccarino, Jr.

September 30, 2019

Dear Aunt Pat and the Papalardo Family:

I am forever grateful to have had Uncle John in my life. He was a man of strong faith and love for his family and everyone who came into his life became his own. As he has on earth and now from heaven he will continue to guide us. His physical presence may be gone from this world but spiritually he will always be with us.
Thank you for your strength, sharing everything about you, taking control with everyones best interest at heart.
As you sit at the right hand of our Father pray for us.
You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

My sincere sympathy
Anthony Vaccarino, Jr.

Nick Cutrone

September 28, 2019

So sad to hear the passing of our friend and fellow Saint Kateri Knight of Columbus John Pappalardo. We have known John and wife Pat for over 15 years at Saint Kateri parish. He was a true gentleman and someone who was always a pleasure to be around. John was also our grillmaster, always in charge of grilling duties at the annual Steak Bowl or volunteering at our food booths at Byram and Sparta Days for many years.
To Pat and your boys, our thoughts and prayers are with you also.
Sincerely, Nick, Mary, and Frank Cutrone