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Anthony DeVito

February 17, 1936 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Anthony DeVito Obituary


Anthony J. “Slugo” DeVito

Retired Newark Police Officer

Beloved Father, Grandfather and Brother, 88


Mr. Anthony J. DeVito, 88, of Belleville, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue, on Monday, March 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m.  There will be a funeral mass celebrated at St. Peter’s Church, 155 William Street, Belleville at 10:00 a.m.  The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington with military honors. 


Anthony was born in Newark, NJ and was a graduate of East Side High School in the Ironbound section of Newark.  He married the love of his life Annamarie and resided in Belleville for the past 58 years where they raised their family.    Anthony proudly served in the United States Army.  He was a Newark Police Officer for 28 years before retiring in 1992.   He loved his family and adored his grandchildren.   He loved the beach and the sun.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family at the shore. 


Anthony was a devout catholic and served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter’s Church in Belleville for many years.  He loved his parish and dedicated his time to the church.  Anthony was instrumental in restoring the statues after the 1975 fire in St. Peter’s Church.  His devotion was to the Blessed Mother.  He would always place a red rose every Saturday by her statue.


Anthony is survived by his beloved children Donna, Gina and Anthony; his four cherished grandchildren; and his brother.


Anthony is predeceased by his wife of 52 years AnnaMarie (nee Juliano) DeVito, and his parents Anthony and Gilda (nee Coppola) DeVito. 



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March 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Mass
March 5, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Peter's Church
155 William Street
Belleville, NJ 07109

March 5, 2024

11:30 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031


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