Pallito, Anthony Joseph

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Pallito, Anthony Joseph age 88 of Lafayette, NJ passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family Friday evening June 5, 2020. Born and raised in Nutley, NJ he had lived in Lodi for many years before moving to Lafayette over twenty years ago.

Son of the late Joseph and Carmella Millie (nee Frunzi) Pallito, Anthony had proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed a long and successful career as owner operator of Cress Service Station in Lodi, NJ until his retirement.

A devout parishioner of the Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church Sparta, NJ Anthony was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Lodi, NJ. An avid reader, Anthony enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Anthony was pre deceased by a son Gerard A. Pallito in 2014, his brother Joseph Pallito as well as his sisters Ann Panarello, Jean Granata and Marie Wall. Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty-three years Carol (nee Cress) Pallito, his son Andrew and wife Joanna of Burlington VT, his daughters Janet and husband Arthur Suriano of Newton, Karen and husband Carl Smith of Rochester, MI and Diane and husband Bruce Rhode of West Milford. Also surviving are his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held Monday July 20, 2020 from 4-8 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM in the Our Lady of The Lake RC Church #294 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ. Interment of Cremains will immediately follow Mass at the St. Michaels RC Cemetery Lodi, NJ. Online condolences may be offered through

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