Fred Fucetola of Towaco, NJ passed peacefully on May 10, 2022; he was 93 (or in his 94th year - as he would tell you). He will be remembered for his infectious humor, his friendly demeanor and his signature cigar.
He was born in Newark, NJ and then moved to Bloomfield in 1958 where he lived with his late wife Dolores for 41 years before moving to Lincoln Park and then Towaco. He was the last surviving sibling of 10 having been predeceased by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his son Eugene and wife Rosanna, 3 grandchildren- Bryan Fucetola and Aimee, Danielle Trokan and Matthew, and Sean Fucetola and Megan. He was proud of and blessed to have 7 wonderful great-grandchildren; Addyson, Isabelle, Alexander, and Owen Fucetola, Gabriela and Natalie Trokan, and Giovanni Fred Fucetola. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was retired for many years from the family businesses owned and run by him and his siblings, including bowling alleys, a shopping center, and a construction company, as well as the Holiday Inn, Racquet Club, and Cinema Pub in Totowa.
He was a proud veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW Post #5481 in Montville, NJ and a member of Taejon Chapter #170 of the Korean War Veterans Association. He was also a Freemason and member of Nutley Lodge #25 F&AM for over 60 years, as well as, an advisor of the Order of DeMolay for 40+ years where he was a recipient of the Cross of Honor and the Legion of Honor.
The family will receive their friends at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 4-8 PM and on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 9 AM with Remarks of Remembrance at 9:30 AM. Interment to immediately follow at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield, NJ.
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