John J. Puleo, 82


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Mr. John J. Puleo, 82, died on June 28, 2021 at his home in Verona. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Thursday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Puleo lived in East Orange before moving to Verona in 1965. He graduated from West Side High School in Newark.

He was a computer programmer with PNC Bank in Cedar Knolls. In retirement he was a Verona crossing guard, stationed at Sunset Avenue and Wayland Drive.

Mr. Puleo was active with the Verona Ambulance Unit in its early days. He was also a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dominic Puleo and Madeline (nee Alfieri) Araniecke and brother-in-law, Walter Hermann.

Mr. Puleo is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Constance “Connie” (nee Milici) Puleo; loving children, Lynne Brunello (Michael), Loren DeNicola (Vincent) and John J. Puleo, Jr.; and cherished grandchildren, Kristen Brunello, Dani Brunello (Zoran Koroskoski), Marissa DeNicola and Tommy DeNicola; and great-granddaughter, Mikayla Koroskoska. He is also survived by his sister, Josephine Hermann and dearly loved nieces, Elaine, Loren and Nicole Staselewicz.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044 would be appreciated.

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