OBITUARY

Giovanni Sassano

June 9, 1939December 27, 2020
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Giovanni “John” Sassano of Stony Point, NY and Barnegat, NJ passed away on December 27, 2020 at the age of 81. John was born on June 9, 1939 to Mary and Paul Sassano of the Bronx, NY. John graduated from Dewitt-Clinton High School in 1957 and New York City Community College as a Dental Laboratory Technician in 1959. John served in the United States Army first as active duty, then as reserves. He started his career as a Dental Technician working in the Dental Laboratory at Columbia University and later becoming an Educator in their Dental Laboratory. He married his wife, Gloria Bucciantini, on September 9, 1961. John and Gloria had three children and raised their family in Stony Point, NY. John and Gloria started their own orthodontic laboratory, Suburban Orthodontic Laboratory, which they successfully operated for many years until their retirement to Barnegat, NJ. John loved being outdoors. He loved being by the water and on the water in his boat fishing. He enjoyed listening to all types of music and socializing with neighbors and everyone at the local diner. His greatest pride were his grandchildren, which he loved to boast about. John was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Paul Sassano, his wife, Gloria, and his sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Lawrence DePaolis. He is survived by his children, Laura (Richard) Morrissey of Washingtonville NY, Jeannine Pellitteri of Stony Point NY and Paul (Melissa) Sassano of Carrollton TX. His grandchildren William (Melissa Liik) Morrissey, Steven Morrissey, Brianna Pellitteri, Miranda Pellitteri, Bryan (Elizabeth) Sassano, Nicholas Sassano and Melanie Sassano. John is also survived by long-time companion, Marybeth Marquard of Pt. Pleasant, NJ. Several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on January 3rd from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. (Please adhere to all NYS DOH Social Distancing Guidelines) at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on January 4th at St Mary’s Church on Goshen Ave in Washingtonville, NY. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla NY. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association www.ALZ.org

Services

  • Visitation Please Adhere To All NYS DOH Guidelines

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Mas of Christian Burial

    Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Entombment Following Funeral Mass

    Monday, January 4, 2021

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Terry Zoccolillo

January 4, 2021

Dear cousins,
Al and I offer our deepest condolences on the passing of cousin John. He was one of the kindest people in my life. He will always be remembered for his love of life, his laughter and his generosity. His deep love of his immediate family and his extended family and friends was evident to all. It makes me happy to know how much he enjoyed his retirement on his boat, fishing the day away. . May he rest in the loving arms of God. TO A LIFE WELL LIVED...

Love,
Cousin Terry

Elissa Morgan

January 3, 2021

Dear Laura, Jeannine, and Paul,
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful memories of your dad. He was a wonderful and kind man and I loved him very much! These pictures are a testament to a life well lived and the kind of husband, father, and grandfather he was. He will be missed and not forgotten!

Love,
Cousin Lisa

Cecily Avgerinos

January 3, 2021

Sending you all my deepest sympathy. John was a kind and generous soul who enjoyed life. The last time I visited with him in Barnegat he had caught some fresh crabs for me and packed them up for me for my drive home. He was one of the twelve and he will be missed. With fond memories all that we shared growing up.

Love,
Sissy

Michael De Paolis

January 3, 2021

Godfather, I will miss your laugh, headlocks and nugies. Aunt Gloria and Mom are waiting for you. Gammie is making meatballs and Pappa is carving the fruit. Have a great dinner!

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