Daniel Boccia

daniel boccia

October 5, 1920 ~ December 16, 2017

Boccia, Daniel, age 97, of Fort Lee, on Saturday December 16, 2017. Born in Sassano, Italy he immigrated to the United States in 1927 and was a resident of Brooklyn. He served his country in World War II in the Army/Air Corps. He was owner of R&S Vending of North Bergen. Upon retiring the business world he served Fort Lee as a Crossing Guard for 25 years. There is a plaque dedicated to his service in the Fort Lee Police Department. A true humanitarian who was involved in youth projects including the Fort Lee Little League and providing assistance to the youth of Hudson County. Proud members of the Fort Lee Main Street Seniors Citizens Center. He will be remembered for his smile, laughter, kindness and his passion for music and dancing. Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee: Bruno). Devoted father of Marie Kiley, Linda Galati, Diana Marcoux, Barbara Boccia and Daniel Boccia, Jr. and his wife Joyce and the late Louis Boccia. Cherished grandfather of Tommy, Brad, Lauren, Kurt, Georgia, Bob, Krystal, Nicole, Renee and Gina. Adored great grandfather of Peyton and Miller. Dear brother of the late Frances Cammarano and Joseph Boccia. The family will receive their friends on Friday from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave at 11:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 12 noon. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place , Memphis, TN 38105.


Funeral Service: December 22, 2017 12:00 pm

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 22, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: December 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. RIP Dad you have always been our rock of strength our smile and most importantly you loved us more than life.My young man ,my father , how blessed and privileged it has been to have you in my life. You taught us to never give up to reach our goals and be strong, to sing and dance and always smile. Love you. Diana

  2. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving memories of your dear Daniel. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of the righteous ones so they will have the opportunity to live forever in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God's promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I have personally found very comforting thoughts on jw.org.

  3. Grandpa,

    Words cannot express how much you meant to me. You were more than just a grandfather… you were a father, friend and mentor, and I pray that I can be 1% of the man you believed I could be. No matter how much I failed (and it was a lot), you were always there to pick me up and believe in me, and I know you will be looking down helping all of us through all the obstacles we will face. As heartbroken as we all are to have lost the greatest man to ever walk the earth, we must focus on the joy you will now have, to finally be reunited with the love of your life. I'm sure grandma had a pile of meatballs ready for you, and you are happier than you have been in years, looking down wondering why we are all so sad. I think I speak for everyone when I say that the tears we shed are from us selfishly missing your laugh and presence, but as sad as we are, we have never been more sure that someone is in a better place than we are thinking of you right now. You have been missing your angel since she passed, and now you will both be reunited for eternity. I love and miss you Grandpa! Don't drive grandma nuts up there ok! =) I love u both and will never forget the time, love and energy you put into me and the rest of the family. You are my hero.

    Tommy boy

  4. Mr.Daniel Boccia was a kind and generous man. His son Lou was my best friend as a teenager and I still miss Lou greatly. I spent a lot of time in their home; in fact, one summer I stayed with them for 6 weeks when my parents were on a long vacation.What a great summer I had! Mr. and Mrs. Boccia were truly loving people who always made me feel part of their family. God speed.

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