Thomas Porcello

March 31, 1925October 25, 2018

Thomas Porcello, age 93, of Millburn, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2018 surrounded by his devoted family. Thomas was born on March 31, 1925 to the late Michael and Jenny Porcello (nee Mazzarese) in Newark, NJ where he was raised. He spent his career working as an engineer and computer analyst before his retirement in the late 1980’s. After his retirement he was a devoted grandfather to both of his grand-children.

He also was a business partner with his dear friend the late John Matera who introduced him to his beautiful loving wife Florence Porcello (née Carracino). They were married on June 30, 1957 until her death in 1988.

He is survived by his loving, devoted daughter Jane P. Fessak, granddaughter Megan J. Fessak, and grandson Jonathan P. Fessak. He is also survived by his loving sister Marilyn Campanelli; son-in-law James ODonnell; grandson-in-law Stephen Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was predeceased by his brothers Nick, Joseph, and Michael Porcello; and sister Mary Natale. He also leaves behind his best little furry friends Cashew, Scooby, and the late Peanut.

Thomas will always be in the hearts of his family and will never be forgotten, however he will be forever deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:15 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave, Short Hills, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, 53 Inman Ave, Colonia, NJ.

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  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Paul Fessak

November 3, 2018

I had the honor of having “pops” as my father-in-law for 20plus years, during this time he treated me as his own son always there to help me and guide me in anything I was doing. For me pops was a sponge I wanted to absorb and soak up everything he would tell or show me. Even now when I do things with my son I always say we are going to do things the tommy p way which meant you thought about what you needed to do, you did not rush things and you did things right the first time and you took pride in what you did

Pops was unique he was always doing for others but he never asked anyone to do for him or help him. He was a quite man he really did not speak a lot of words but through his actions and how he carried his life he was a special person which we don’t see to many people like this anymore.

Pops provide many people with great memories he might not be here anymore but the memories he left behind will always remind us of him. I want to think that pops is in heaven with his wife Florence he loved so much with little peanut by his side

Danielle Petriella

November 2, 2018

Uncle Tommy will forever be in our hearts! You were always the strong leader of the family, always smiling and taking care of everyone! Uncle Tommy, you are at rest now with Aunt Florence, Nana and the other sibling Angels. We love you!

Jane Fessak

October 31, 2018

My dad was always giving to me and his grandchildren. He never complained about anything. He was always there to lend a helping hand or a thought. I miss you and mommy very much, I know that you are both looking down at us. Thank you for everything you gave and showed me so unselfishly. I will never forget it. You will never be forgotten, but will deeply be missed. I will miss seeing you and talking to you every night. With love always, Janie

Marilyn Campanelli

October 30, 2018

My brother Tom has always been a caring and thoughtful human being. He selfishly gave of himself at all times. Always a perfect gentleman. At a young age he became the father figure for my siblings and myself, putting his young life on hold for us. Rest In Peace Tom, you worked hard all your life. Thanks for the love and protection you gave. To my niece Jane and family be happy for him, he is with your Mom and a whole bunch of Angels.