Joseph F. Rossi
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Joseph F. Rossi

South Hackensack, - Joseph F. Rossi, of South Hackensack, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020, at the age of 88 years. Prior to retiring in 1998, he was a Pharmacist and Owner of Essex Pharmacy of Hackensack for 45 years. He proudly served his country from 1951 - 1959 being Honorably Discharged from the United States Navy. Joseph was a graduate of St. John's University of New York, a Master Breeder and member of the New York Combine, a member of the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council # 747 of Hackensack, and the South Hackensack Senior Citizens. Beloved husband of the late Marion (nee Atanas) who died in 1990. Devoted father of Darlene Bendl and her husband John of Stewartsville and Joseph F. Rossi Jr. and his wife Rosaria of Orlando, Florida. Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Travis, Trevor, Bryce, Brianne, Marissa and Gianna. The funeral on Saturday, June 27th, at 8:45 AM from the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street, Hackensack, NJ. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 49 Vreeland Avenue, Hackensack, with burial following at Hackensack Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 - 8 PM. To send condolences, directions or further information visit

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Jun. 24 to Jun. 25, 2020.
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June 25, 2020
I first met Joe when he hired me at Essex Pharmacy at the ripe old age of 18. Believe he was about 50 yrs old at the time. Joe was very supportive when I went through cancer treatments a few years later and will always remember his kindness. Deepest sympathies to the family - so sorry for your loss.
Matt Benson
June 25, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family. I remember your father, Joe Rossi, when he was a very young man (maybe even in his late teens) working up the hill at Lipkin's Pharmacy. I lived at the bottom of Essex Street in Hackensack and my parents would occasionally send me on an errand to the drug store. Your dad was always smiling and courteous.
Knowing that he was so personable all his life should bring you some consolation.
Fondly, Beverly
June 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to Joe's entire family and many friends. We remember him fondly from our early years working in Hackensack and often seeing him out and about. May Joe now rest comfortably in our God's eternal peace.
Anthony and Mabel Esposito
Longboat Key, Fl
Anthony Esposito
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