Peter Zangari

Peter J. Zangari Sr.

Wednesday August 15, 1951 - Tuesday January 14, 2020
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Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather

Peter J. Zangari, Sr., 68 of Belleville passed away on Monday, January 14, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, the son of Anna (Valvano) Zangari and the late Hon. James Zangari, he grew up in Newark and lived in Irvington prior to moving to Belleville 38 years ago.
He retired as the Training Supervisor from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in Newark.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 47 years, Susan (Piazza) Zangari; his children, Sandra Taibi, Susan Minicozzi and her husband, Anthony and Peter J. Zangari, Jr. and his wife, Stefania, and 6 grandchildren, Christian, Givana and Junior Taibi, Michaela Minicozzi and Vincenzo and Luca Zangari. Peter also leaves his sister, Francesca Hosonitz and her husband, Luke; his brother, Ted Zangari and his wife, Michelle; his sisters-in-law, June Zangari and Denise Cruise and many loving nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his brother, James Zangari, Jr. and his brother-in-law, Raymond Cruise.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue in Nutley at 11:30 a.m.

The entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ( would be preferred.

Please note that there will be no visitation prior to the funeral mass.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 11:30am
    Holy Family Church
    28 Brookline Avenue
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    225 Ridgedale Avenue
    EAST HANOVER, NJ 07936
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Emmett Johnson & Family

Posted at 08:08am
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Zangari Family. May you find peace and comfort for your loss and find the strength to endure the pain and sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Don Yanuzzi

Posted at 06:25am
With Deepest Sympathy, The Yanuzzi Family
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Dr. Luisa Milo Costello

Posted at 11:19pm
Extending heartfelt condolences and prayers for solace and strength at this sorrowful time. Peter was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed.
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Jan Jansen Lytwyn Posted at 03:41pm

My sincere, heartfelt sympathy to his family & friends..💙🙏

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