Peter Carissimo

Peter Rocco Carissimo

Thursday August 12, 1926 - Thursday April 9, 2020
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Peter Rocco Carissimo passed away on April 9th 2020. “Petey” was born on August 12th 1926 in Belleville, NJ to his loving parents, Mary DeNicola Carissimo and Domenico Carissimo. He grew up in a large, loving Italian neighborhood surrounded by close family and friends; he graduated Belleville High School in 1943 and got permission to join the Navy, though he was under age, so that he could serve his country in time of war. After the war he attended Trinity College and Newark College of Engineering; he earned trophies in boxing and wrestling and was an A+ math student (just ask his brother Ray.) It was while attending college that he met, fell in love with, and married his beloved wife, Geraldine Miller Carissimo, a nursing student at Passaic General. He was an incredibly faithful and affectionate husband and a loving, devoted father. And a very generous grandfather! He was employed at the Eastern Molding Company for over 40 years and enjoyed a good round of golf, glasses of wine with big dinners, enormous pool parties and family celebrations and was an incredibly avid reader. Peter Rocco Carissimo suffered the loss of his oldest grandson, Jeremy Peter Carissimo, his baby sister, Rita, his brother, Raymond, and his in-laws, Susie and Frank, but is survived by his two sisters, Angela Carissimo Cozzarelli and Mary Ann Carissimo. He is also survived by his wife of over seventy years, Geraldine Miller Carissimo; his six children: Dee Kaufmann and her spouse Bruce Kaufmann; Peg Rucinski and her spouse David Rucinski; Dominick Carissimo and his spouse, Shirley Carissimo; Michael Carissimo; Peter Rocco Carissimo Jr. and his spouse Janine Carissimo and Raymond Carissimo. Poppy is also survived by his eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is now in a much better place holding his baby girl, Mary Ellen Carissimo.
We will all miss the one and only Poppy.

Interment at Glendale Cemetery was private.
There will be a funeral mass and celebration of Poppy's life at a future date.
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Posted at 01:44pm
I read about Peter's death in the Star Ledger. I am so sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one can be very distressing even if the person is elderly or sick. The Bible teaches us that death was not part of God's original plan. He wanted man to live forever on a paradise earth in perfect health. Man disobeyed God and brought about sin and death to the human race. God's plan will still be realized. Isaiah 55:11 states, "So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, but it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight. It will have sure success in what I send it to do." The Bible talks about a resurrection of those who have died. (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29) The Bible account in John 11:1-44 details a resurrection Jesus performed and which gives us the certainty that the resurrection of our loved ones will occur. The word resurrection in the Bible literally means "a standing up again" and "revival of the dead". The provision for resurrection of the dead is a magnificent expression of God's undeserved kindness. It displays his wisdom and power and is a means by which his original purpose regarding the earth and humans will be carried out. If you would like to know more about what the Bible teaches, please visit where you will find a free, online Bible Study format. Sincerely, Paula

Rita Whetton

Posted at 09:10am
A lovely tribute to an obviously much loved man.

Frank & Karen Cozzarelli

Posted at 06:07pm
Peter Carissimo will remain in our hearts forever.
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Frank Cozzarelli

Posted at 06:04pm
Uncle Pete will be sorely missed. He lived a great life, raised a wonderful family, married the love of his life and prospered. There is not much more that a person can accomplish than that. He left me with a thousand great memories which will be treasured forever.


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