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John 'Duce' Tarabocchia, 81, Cliffside Park Resident

John "Duce" Tarabocchia
John "Duce" Tarabocchia Photo Credit: A.K. Macagna Funeral Home

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- John "Duce" Tarabocchia, of Cliffside Park, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7. He was 81.

Born in Croatia, Tarabocchia was a longshoreman with Local  No. 1 in Newark, before he retired.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mirella (Tarabokija) Tarabocchia; children Albino and his wife Mary, John and his wife MaryJane, MaryGrace Rosenberger and her husband Arthur, and Mathie Tripani and her husband Lillo; and grandchildren Dennis and his wife Nicole, Zach, Samantha, Jonathan, Vanessa, Lindsay and A.J.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the A.K. Macagna Funeral Home, 495 Anderson Ave., in Cliffside Park. The funeral will be from the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, then to St. John Nepomucene Church in Guttenberg, for a 10 a.m. funeral mass. Entombment will follow, at Fairview Mausoleum, in Fairview.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Feed the Children, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.

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