John J. Verdigi III


John Verdigi III, 58, of Palisades NY, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 17, 2017, surrounded with love by his wife, daughters and son-in-law. Loving husband to his wife, Cathy Butterworth Verdigi.  Loving father to his daughters Jaime, Jessica and Taylor. True friend and father-in-law to John Hyla Jr. Proud Papa to Averie, Johnny, and Aiden.  Beloved son of Fran and John Verdigi Jr.  Caring brother to Joanne Verdigi Campora, Jill Verdigi Rovito and the late Joseph Verdigi. Son-in-law to Joan and the late Walter Butterworth. Brother-in-law to Dan, Charles, and James Butterworth. Proud uncle, cousin, and friend to all that have known him.

John was an electrical contractor for Ken-Jil in Northvale for over 35 years.

He loved life and enjoyed boating, hunting and most of all, time spent with family, especially Cathy, his daughters and his cherished grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale. Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 21st at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church Norwood with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 



  1. Kathy Deatrick :

    John was indeed a friend to all who knew him. I loved how he loved life and always looked ahead and not back. His lovely children are a tribute to his great parenting. His wife was a glowing result of how he loved her and took care of her. He will be missed but never forgotten. I was priveleged to have met him.

  2. My condolences to the entire Verdigi family. The last time I spoke to Johnny was about 36 years ago. I had the pleasure of traveling throughout Europe with him for 2 & a half months in the summer of ’79. I remember him missing Cathy everyday (this was before kids) & him loving his pearl white Corvette! To his Mom, Dad & Jill (I know them best), my heart goes out to you guys losing both your boys. When I knew them both, they both lived life to the fullest. Joe was one of my best friends in high school & I couldn’t have ask for a better person to travel through Europe with than Johnny. I have great memories of both of them, and for that I am truly blessed.

  3. Very sad you had to leave your family so soon. Peace be with you – RIP –

  4. Laura J Palladino :

    Dearest Cathy,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers…
    Laura Palladino

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