Louis Cardinali

louis cardinali

September 25, 1920 ~ December 5, 2018

Cardinali, Louis age 98, of Fort Lee, joined the angels on December 5, 2018 at his home of nearly 70 years. Devoted husband to Tina for 67 years. Cherished father of Robert and his wife Patti, Luann and her husband Saul, John and daughter-in-law Bridget. Adored “Poppie” to Nicole, Jaclyn, Tanith, Oliver and Emerald. Loving brother to Lil and Liz. Louis’ strong work ethic provided a beautiful life for his family. During his early years, he coached baseball for the Fort Lee Little League. After retiring as a beer distributor, he worked at the Fort Lee Free Public Library for 23 years. Fun times were enjoyed at his country house as well as numerous family vacations. Louis was a charming, handsome, funny, loveable man with a playful spirit. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He was our “handy” man, Italian chef, gardener, decorator, confidante and best friend. He was a doting caregiver to his wife, the best father a son or daughter could ask for and a “Poppie” who his grandchildren were crazy about. Louis was our world and we will miss him and love him forever. The family will receive their friends on Monday 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. Prayer Service to follow at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Prayer Service: December 10, 2018 11:00 am

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

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 10, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My sincere condolences, Mr C was really a great man. I'll always remember him as the best baseball coach I ever played for. He taught me so much and I am truly grateful. I also remember seeing him & laughing with him at the library. May he rest in peace, I know that he always brought a smile to my face.

  2. Poppie Louie was a man among men. He was kind sweet and loving person. My family and I have had the pleasure of knowing him for over 30 years and are most privledged to have called him Poppie Louie. Everytime I see the movie Moonstruck i think of him. La Familia, t'e amo .We will always love you.

    Lisa Jay Alexa and Jillian Lindenberg

  3. My deepest condolences for the Cardinali family and relatives.So sorry to hear about the lost of your love one. I would like to share with you what gave me and my sisters comfort and hope when we lost our parents are the words in John 5:28,29 “That all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out “. I truly hope that these words will bring you comfort and hope in this time of grief as it did for us.

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