Rocco J. Casale
Beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, 91
Mr. Rocco J. Casale, 91, of Toms River, NJ, formerly of Nutley, NJ passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the Community Medical Center, Toms River. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Thursday, September 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted on Friday, September 10 at 8:15 a.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley at 9:30 a.m. The interment will be at Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Avenue, Bloomfield.
Mr. Casale was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Nutley for 35 years before moving to Toms River 19 years ago. He was a Supervisor for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, NYC for 33 years before retiring in 1987. Mr. Casale earned a Teaching Degree from Montclair State Teacher’s College in 1952.
He is survived by his beloved children Diane Delaney, Rocco T. Casale, Esq. and his wife Arlene, Joanne Giardelli and her husband Larry, and Robert Casale and his wife Amber; his loving brother Nicholas Casale; his eight cherished grandchildren and five precious great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Casale is predeceased by his first wife Gloria (nee Valentino) Casale (1995), and his second wife Phyllis (nee Vasta) Kunz (2017), his parents Antonio and Incoronata (nee Secchiano) Casale, his five brothers and four sisters, and also his son-in-law Brian Delaney.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, www.stjude.org.
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