Salvatore Ceccarelli

salvatore ceccarelli

February 18, 1930 ~ March 26, 2017

Ceccarelli, Salvatore, passed on to eternal life on March 26, 2017. Sal was born on the beautiful island of Procida, Italy off the coast of Naples 87 years ago to Maria (nee: Schiano De Nicola and Francesco Ceccarelli. Soon after enjoying his childhood and teen years on the blue scenic island he served in the Italian Navy aboard the Aviso Scorta ship during World War II. Soon after his time at sea he met the love of his life, a beautiful woman Antoinette (nee:Boccassini) who captivated him from the moment he saw her in 1955. Antoinette was his world and she pre-deceased him on March 1, 2014. The next three years, although a blessing and gift to his family, started a whole new chapter for him which was challenging at times without his wife beside him. Sal was truly a beautiful soul. He was a man of standards, integrity and handsome looks. He had a heart filled with happiness and love. In true Aquarian style he was an interesting conversationalist and especially loved to reminisce about his early days in his native Procida. Sal especially enjoyed the company of friends and family he loved to play billiards, cards, attending soccer games, dining out and traveling. Especially conscious of his appearance, he loved to wear "Polo". As an artist and tradesman he belonged to Construction Union #147 until his retirement. Most important to Sal was family. He was the devoted father of Anna DeFlorio and husband Joseph, Daniel Parisi and wife Dora, and Maria Ceccarelli Agresti and husband Patrick. His proudest rewards in his life were his granddaughters, Ciara Ann Agresti-Klich and husband Kevin, and Jacqueline Antoinette Parisi. Dear bother-in-law of Anna DePinto and Angelina Costagliola who he enjoyed lunching and reminiscing with often. He looked forward to his daily phone call with his beloved brother Michele who he loved dearly and was loyal to in this life. Unfortunately Sal was recently saddened by the loss of his loving sister-in-law Giuseppina Ceccarelli on March 22, 2017 who he referred to as "Poopinella". He was adored by many nieces and nephews both in the US and Italy and will be missed dearly by his "grand dogs" Hunter Hope and Romeo Salvatore. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Thursday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Historic Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. If so desired donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Paralyzed Veterans. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: March 30, 2017 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: March 29, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. un angelo in più a vegliarvi.. riposa in pace salvatore con la tua dolce antonietta .. noi pregheremo per voi .. a voi tutti un abbraccio fortissimo

  2. Maria, Pat and Ciara,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dad. God bless him. He can only be happy and at peace now with "the love of his life."
    Take comfort in your family and friends who love you very much and will always be here for you. May God bless Salvatore and his beautiful family. In sympathy and love,
    Anette, Steve,Paul,Danielle and Steven, Jr.

  3. Dearest Daddy—

    I am now off to begin a new chapter without you hear on this earth…My Best Friend! I hope I've made you proud.. I will miss you in body for ever…in spirit I know I have you forever. I hope you whisper to Mom & The Lord…how much I Love You and really tried to do the best by you since Mom passed. You certainly have taught me so much Dad during this time "Tu Sei" Tu Sie" "Tu Sei un Un uomo straordinario!. You have been the best to me…to us…will love you forever and always…

    Your loving daughter, Maria xo

  4. To all family and friends of the deceased,
    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Many have found true comfort in the pages of God's word the Bible (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). In God's word we find the promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15). The Bible tells us where this happy reunion will take place (Psalm 37: 11, 29; Matthew 5:5). We are told why we die (Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 5:12), and that Jehovah, the God of the Bible (Psalm 83:18), will end death forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4). At John 8:32 Jesus said " and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free". For more information please visit the website

  5. Dad: a long time ago you came from a beautiful island called Procida where you met the love of your life our Mom, Antoinette.. You married this beautiful lady with two children not knowing what to expect in a foreign land with a ready made family. But you and Mom made a go of it which lasted for some 60 years. Your marriage to Mom produced our sister, Maria and the rest was history. You were always a man of integrity and of word. Fair to all of us. I love you and will miss you forever. Your daughter, Anna

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