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John V. of Cliffside Park, age 77, passed away on December 4, 2012. John was born on November 10, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ to Giuseppe and Vincenza Distefano. He grew up and was a long time resident of West New York, NJ. John worked as a Longshoreman for Global Terminals in Bayonne, NJ for 55 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving our country during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged in 1958. Beloved husband of 50 years to Rose (nee Cascio). Loving father to John J. Distefano and his wife AnnMarie, Toni-Ann Lombardi and her husband Mark and to Gina Mroczkowski and her husband Stan. Adored grandfather to Megan-Rose, Jessica, Julia, Alicia, Luca, Ava and Lauren. Dear brother to Rose Bella. John is also survived by many loving family members and friends. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10 AM at the Church of the Epiphany in Cliffside Park. Everyone will meet at the Church of the Epiphany for Mass on Friday as there will be no services at the Funeral Home on that day. Entombment will take place at the Madonna Mausoleum in Fort Lee following the Funeral Mass. The family will receive their friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 5-9 PM. In lieu of flowers the family kindly request donations to be made to the
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Published in The Record/Herald News on Dec. 6, 2012
AK Macagna Funeral Home
495 Anderson Ave. Cliffside Park, NJ 7010