Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Obituary

Vincenzo “Vinnie” Mastropasqua, 84, of Jersey City passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at CareOne at Cresskill, NJ. Vincenzo was born on November 8th, 1935 in Molfetta, Bari, Italy, to his proud parents, Michele and Dorotea (nee Tridente) Mastropasqua.

As a young boy he helped support his family and began his lifelong pursuit of the skilled trades as a blacksmith. He honed this trade until he set out to sea as a Merchant Marine in 1958. After ten years at sea, Vincenzo immigrated to the United States and settled in Hoboken, NJ in 1968. Shortly thereafter he met his wife to be, Maria, and they were married in December of that year. A year later their first child, Dorothy was born, and then two years later, their son, Michael.
Always striving to provide for his family, Vincenzo purchased a home in the Heights section of Jersey City where he resided until his passing.  He returned to his passion of the skilled trades a journeyman pipefitter working for Cornell & Underhill in Hoboken.  While attending night school he earned his license as a Blue Seal High-Pressure Boiler Engineer and worked at St. Francis Hospital until his retirement in 1990.

We will miss him greatly, as will all of those who knew him. He leaves behind his loving wife of fifty-two years Maria (nee Palombella), his son Michael Mastropasqua, and his daughter Dorothy and husband Eduardo Tapanes.  A great joy in Vincenzo’s life was his cherished grandsons Henry and Steven.  Also surviving are his brother Felice Mastropasqua and two sisters, Angela Minervini and Francesca Giancaspro.

Due to the current health crisis, Vincenzo will be privately entombed at Fairview Mausoleum, Fairview, NJ.  A Funeral Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later time.   

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, #203, Roseland, NJ 07068, www.alznj.org will be greatly appreciated by the family.

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