David DeSena

David DeSena, 89, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023 peacefully with his wife Rosalie and loving friend Christopher Hayden by his side at the NJ Veterans Home at Paramus.

David was born and raised in Fairview, NJ and resided in Old Tappan, NJ for 54 years.

David belonged to St. Pius Church in Old Tappan. David was respected and loved by many. He was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He will be missed by the multitude of friends he and his wife had made along the years.

David served in the US Air Force (1950-1954) and was a respected Veteran. He served as a NJ Port Authority Police Officer (1954-1963). Before retirement in 1992 David worked for the NJ Transportation System.

David is survived by his loving and devoted wife Rosalie, his sister Ruth Brenner, six nieces and nephews and two God children.

Family and friends are welcome to gather at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9-10 AM. Inurnment will follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Township, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of David to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, www.t2t.org and to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.



  1. We are deeply saddened about David’s passing. I am Angela TARACE’S Brother, who David was married to until she passed away in 1970. May God bless David . Sorry It wasn’t mentioned about him being married to my sister, Dr, Angela Desena.
    Tom Tarace

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