Giovanni “John” Piccinich

Giovanni “John” Piccinich, 66, of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024. 

He is the beloved husband of Susan and the loving father of sons John Charles and Stephen Edward and his fiancé Kala. 

John is the cherished brother of Mattea with husband Robert and Domenico with wife Mary Jane and step-siblings, Elenore and George with wife Fiorella; dear brother-in-law of Kathleen with husband William; he is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and loving relatives.

John is predeceased by his parents, Stefano and Mary, his step-mother Milena, his sister, Josephine and his step-brother-in-law Nick.

John was a dedicated carpenter for Local 253 (15), Hackensack for over 40 years. John was also a member of the Executive Board and Trustee for Local 15.  

John was a friend to all who knew him, whether lifelong or more short-term relationships.  Friends regularly described him as selfless, generous, kind, fun and the best all-around. Over the years John was able to enjoy coaching both of his boys in sports and was an enthusiastic spectator later in their lives.  

Visiting hours are Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 2-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church in Dumont, NJ. The funeral mass can be viewed through the link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to a cause that John would have loved – Save the Peconic Bay a Long Island, New York organization:


  1. Dear dear John,
    You are forever in my heart. Your kindness for my Dad and thoughtfulness toward my Mom will never be forgotten. Your love really shined when you had a mass requested for Rich because you were thinking of him. You touched my heart so many times! May the perpetual light shine on you always. A giant among men . I love you and miss you.

  2. Joseph Bergin

    John was a very dear friend. He will be sorely missed. He was loved by all his friends and his family. It’s a shame of life was cut so short, but a nice man. You never wanna meet my sorrows to the family.

  3. Dear Susan, Steve, and John,
    We were so sad to hear of John’s passing. He was a great person. We will always remember him as your coach and cheerleader. He greeted everyone with a smile and a kind, helpful heart. My favorite memory of John is the care he gave to fitting Norwood Raiders’ uniforms on each of our kids. He took his time, reassured the moms, and encouraged the kids. I will also remember some great New Year’s Eve parties with John and Susan hosting a crowd. Our lives are better for having known him. He will be missed. May God comfort you in your grief and keep you close to His heart. God bless you all.
    The Bakers
    Glenn, Lynn, Chris, and Bryan

  4. Domenico Susini

    It’s so hard to say goodby to such a dear friend. John was one of the kindest people to walk the earth. So many memories keep pouring through my brain. We’ve shared so many experiences, from football workouts to motorcycle riding. I will cherish all these memories. The world is now less bright. You will never be forgotten..

  5. Tony Mattessich

    Dear Dear John, You will forever be missed. What a gentle, thoughtful family man you were. Helping everyone and always thinking about others. Is there a Porgy and Fluke season up in Heaven?? Cause our fathers are setting up the hand lines for you!!

  6. Meghan & Jim Dickerson Southold , NY

    I am so incredibly sorry to hear the news of John’s passing. He was an incredible person and landlord. I will miss our morning chats. Rest Peacefully

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