Matthew J. Staropoli

Matthew J. Staropoli, 92, of Northvale, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anna, sons, Philip and Matthew, sisters, Josephine Mahanay and Connie Alasio and brother, Frank. Devoted father of Roseann Vetter and partner Douglas Wingerath of Westwood, Frances Friend and husband Rodolfo of Torrance, CA and Paul and wife Tina of Northvale. Loving father-in-law of Sandra and Kia Lynn. Adored grandfather of Kristen and husband Brian, Mark, Sarah, Keith, John, Ryan and husband Steve, Samantha and husband Matthew, Danielle, Felicia, Jennifer, Michael, and Thomas and great-grandfather of Justin, Victoria, Izzabella, Gabriella and Maria. He is also survived by many other dear relatives and friends.

Matthew was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He owned and operated Flag TV in the Bronx for over 25 years before retiring and becoming very active in the Northvale Senior Center and Golden Agers as well as the “mayor” of Franklin Heights Senior Housing, where he was always willing to lend a hand. Matt was a founding member of the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association in Nyack and was an avid bowler.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to the Northvale Senior Center, 116 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647.

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