Arthur M. Credico
World War II Army Veteran
Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, 98
Mr. Arthur M. Credico, 98, of South Seaside Park, NJ, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Sunday, December 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, December 13 at 8:45 a.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 17 Monsignor Owens Pl, Nutley at 10:00 a.m. The interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover with military honors.
Mr. Credico (“Pop”) was born in Sant’ Elia a Pianisi Campobasso, Italy and immigrated to Newark, NJ at the age of 14, where he resided for more than 60 years. In the 1970s, he became a part of the Shore Villa community in South Seaside Park where he proudly served as the honorary mayor and keeper of the neighborhood keys. He loved his community dearly and considered his neighbors an extension of his family. Pop served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II and worked as a Foreman for Nissan in Port Newark for many years before retiring. He was a proud member of the Nutley Old Guard, The Masons of Lynhurst, and the Italian Tribune Tripe Club.
Pop was extremely dedicated to his family and never missed an opportunity to support them and their activities. He put great emphasis on instilling and continuing family traditions as he loved seeing his family together. While Pop was “old school” in his ways, he had a funny and playful side to him that everyone who knew him came to love. He enjoyed big band music, cooking, bowling, crabbing, fishing and sharing his stories to all that would listen.
Pop is survived by his beloved children; Dr. Michael Credico and his wife Patricia, Sandra and her husband Philip Grabowski, Doreen and her husband Frank Molinaro and Lynda Credico and her husband Joseph Strollo; his cherished grandchildren Michael Credico and his wife Jamie, Cindy and her husband Nicholas Halen, Frank and Deanna Molinaro, and Nicolette and Alexis Strollo; his cherished great-grandchildren Elliana, Nicolina, Nicholas, and Julianna. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Credico is predeceased by his wife Marie (nee Spadone) Credico, his parents, Michele and Saveria, his three brothers, and four sisters.
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