Obituary: Fred L. Vaccaro

Fred L. Vaccaro, 70, of East Hanover, passed away at his home on October 31, 2022.

Fred was born in Newark. A graduate of Essex Catholic and Rutgers, he raised his family in West Caldwell and moved to East Hanover in 2005. Fred was always the life of the party. He loved dancing, karaoke, cruising and keeping up with all his grandsons’ activities. His favorite pastime though was cruising to various ports of entry with his bride of 50 years. He also was a proud Knight of Columbus and active in his parish Saint Rose of Lima. Affectionately known as Poppy, he was adored by his daughters and all that knew him.

Beloved husband of 50 years to Geralyn T. Vaccaro.  Devoted father of Natalee Bartlett, her husband William, Bethany Swift, her husband Richard, Christianne Meyerowitz and her husband Jeffrey.  Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Thomas Frederick and William Bartlett, and Connor Swift. 

Visitation was held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on November 3 from 4-8pm.  A funeral was held on November 4 at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 10am.  Entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred’s name to the East Hanover Knights of Columbus Council 6504, PO Box 424, East Hanover, NJ 07936.


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