Obituary of Peter F. Polizzano
Peter F. Polizzano, a longtime Hackettstown resident, formerly of Upper Montclair, died peacefully at Lantern Hill in New Providence on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, surrounded by love of his family. He was 81 years old.
Peter was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 4th, 1937 to the late Ferdinand and Rose Polizzano. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He then lived in Long Island New York for a short period of time before moving to Upper Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, the late Raffaela Polizzano. This is where they would raise their beautiful family. The couple lived in Upper Montclair for 25 years before they moved to Hackettstown, where Peter has lived for almost 30 years.
Peter graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Engineering. As he advanced up the corporate ladder as an executive in computer technology, Peter was responsible for orchestrating innovation and software development and new initiatives during the early years of computers.
In 1999, when he worked for a firm called RMS Touch, he was quoted as saying that everyone would have their own personal communication device within the next 30 years and they can carry it around with personal computer like capability. “The way they’re going, there may be more advancements beyond that in 30 years.” He also had a hand in the creation of point of sale software systems for the sales and marketing industry.
Peter was passionate about his career and kept up-to-date on the current advancements in his field even in retirement. He loved baseball and well into his forties he played baseball. He especially loved the NY Yankees. In his younger years he was a pilot and enjoyed travelling.
He also kept up with current events and believed strongly in democracy, justice and humanitarian causes.
In addition to his parents, Peter was predeceased by his beloved wife Raffaela Polizzano in 2011. He is survived by his children, Debra Ann Polizzano and her husband William of Orange, Joseph James Polizzano of Blakeless, Pennsylvania and Anna Maria McKenna and her husband Frank of Morristown and his son Peter Joseph Polizzano of Hackettstown, six grandchildren: Robert, Michael, Christopher Polizzano, Julianna, Grace and Mary McKenna; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation to celebrate Peter’s life on Friday, June 14, 2019 held from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main Street, Madison. A Memorial Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:30 am at St. Vincent Martyr RC Church, Madison, led by Monsignor. George Hundt. Interment will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Peter’s memory to St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road. Madison, NJ 07940.To send flowers to the family of Peter Polizzano, please visit Tribute Store
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