John J. Pinnisi

John J. Pinnisi, 92, of Saddle River, formerly of Norwood, passed away at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Beloved husband of Rafaela (nee Di Stefano). Loving father of Luciana Contiliano and her husband Roy of Bergenfield, Julia Moss and her husband Steven of Saddle River and John J, Jr. and his wife Candace of Gainesville, VA. Adored grandfather of Erica, Anthony and Dominic. Dearest brother of Frank and was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

John was a proud US Army Veteran of WWII.  He was a pile driver for Raymond International for over 35 years before retiring.  He was a volunteer on the Norwood Fire Department and also enjoyed time spent with the Norwood Seniors.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held Thursday 10 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 


  1. Nick and Joyce

    Our dearest friend John you will be missed. See you when we all meet in heaven!

  2. Diane and harvey

    John was about family. he was always willing to help and nurture his family.we will all miss him greatly.

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