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Rocco Amarena

d. January 22, 2021

Rocco F. Amarena, 97, of Kinnelon, New Jersey passed away Friday, January 22, 2020. Born in Pisticci, Italy to Frank & Antoinette Amarena. Beloved husband of Hope (nee Cuozzo) Amarena. Loving father of Renato and Robbie & his wife Trish. Dear step-father of Debbie Santucci and John Santucci. Cherished grandfather of Chelsea. Rocco was an Army Veteran serving during WWII from 1943-1946. Mr. Amarena was a Custom Tailor in NYC where he altered clothing for many celebrities and famous athletes. He then opened his own Custom Tailor Shop in Ridgewood that he owned and operated for many years. He was a debonair and true gentleman at all times, he wore every outfit and smile just right. He loved to travel and truly enjoyed the salt air, beaches and sunshine. He was an amazing cook and enjoyed the opera. He read the Daily News every day since the age of 18, the paper that he said was responsible for his ability to read and write in English. Funeral Thursday 10AM at Our Lady of the Magnificat, Kinnelon. Private Entombment Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum. A repast will be held in warmer weather, when it can be held outdoors. Donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 OR VA New Jersey Health Care System, Lyons Campus, 151 Knollcroft Road, Lyons, NJ 07939.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
10:00 AM -
Our Lady of the Magnificat Church
2 Miller Road
Kinnelon NJ 07405

Funeral HomeIppolito-Stellato Funeral Home - Fairfield
7 Two Bridges Road
Fairfield NJ - 07004
(973) 882-5588

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