Joseph V. Scilingo


Joseph V. Scilingo, age 81, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018.  Born in Jersey City and raised in Hoboken, he resided in Fair Lawn since 1975.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  An avid bowler, he was a member of the Friday league in Fair Lawn and the Thursday night league in Montvale. If Joe wasn’t bowling, he could be found baking his famous brownies and crumb cakes. He was known for his bunny-shaped cake for Easter. He even owned a bakery in Hawthorne with his brother-in-law where all the kids grew up with wonderful memories.

Joe loved crossword puzzles, crabbing, and a good seafood dinner. He was loved and adored by all who knew him and would do anything to make life easier for those around him. He was known as “Uncle Joe” by many who came into contact with him and his family was most important.  

He was employed with Guest Services at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford for ten years.  Previously, he was a milkman with Tuscan Dairies in Union for many years.

Loving husband of Grace (DeGaeta) Scilingo.  Loving and devoted father of Claudine DeSabato and husband Brian and Joseph Scilingo, Jr.  Cherished grandfather of Ashley and husband Peter Nadeau and Gianna Scilingo.  Adored great-grandfather of Joseph and Francesca.  Dear brother of Anthony, Michael, and Salvatore Scilingo and Marie Cenno.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, November 2, 2018, 4-8 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 would be appreciated.

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Dear Annette, My prayers go out to you and your family. I almost feel like I knew Uncle Joe, as you spoke about him often and how much you enjoyed spending time with him and your Aunt. Friday night dinners was always something you looked forward to. He has departed to a better place and will watch over his family and keep them safe. Love, Lily
Lilianne DUTKO
It pains me so much knowing that I will be missing my chance to say my final goodbye to you. I will have to come to terms with the fact that this is fate telling me I am supposed to remember you from our days at MetLife. Thank you for all the great memories we shared at MetLife! You will always be remembered! I miss you so much! I know that you are at peace! I love you and I will always miss you!!
Joe you will be missed by everyone who new you...You were a true Gentleman and a goo Co-worker ...My heart is breaking for the loss of my dear friend thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad sad time...R.I.P Joe!
kathleen new
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