Anthony Dirienzo

Anthony "Bob" Dirienzo

Sunday July 17, 1927 - Saturday December 14, 2019
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Anthony “Bob” Dirienzo, 92 of Nutley, passed away on Saturday December 14, 2019 at home. Born in Nutley, he was the son of the late Berardino and Maria Concetta (Salimbano) Direnzo. Mr. Direnzo lived in Millington, NJ before returning to Nutley 5 years ago. He retired as a research engineer from Foster-Wheeler Inc. in Livingston. Bob served as a Merchant Marine officer and later enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War. He served as the Engineering Officer aboard the destroyer USS Mullany (DD-528), leaving active duty as a Lieutenant (JG) and entering the Navy Retired Reserve in 1966. Bob was also a Masters status bridge player.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis (Bursese) Dirienzo, his daughters, Kathy Courain and husband, Thomas, Karen Scher and husband, David, his son, David Dirienzo, his loving grandchildren, Elizabeth, John, Aaron, Samuel and Anya and his great grandchildren, Estela, Luke and Giorgia. He was predeceased by his 7 brother and sisters.

Visitors will be received at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St. Nutley on Thursday December 19 from 4-8 pm.

Friends are kindly asked to proceed directly to Holy Family Church, Nutley on Friday December 20 where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am.

Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Family Church
    28 Brookline Avenue
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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    Friends are kindly asked to proceed directly to church.
  • Interment

    Glendale Cemetery
    28 Hoover Avenue
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003
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  • American
  • Korean Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Navy


Donations are being accepted for: Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad.


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Denise and Jason Gagwon

Posted at 09:50am
In loving memory of a beloved uncle.
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carol doremus

Posted at 06:00pm
Karen, Kathy , David ...What a wonderful Dad you had and how honored we have been to have had him as our friend through these years with this wonderful family of ours . A very special man and "DAD" Our deepest sympathy to to all of you and he will be in our "HEARTS" forever . With much Love Carol & Joe

William Morgan

Posted at 09:37am
Bob’s calm and gentle nature provided me with a life lesson on how to be better. May the wind alway be at your back Bob. (Bill & Kathy Morgan)

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