Anthony DeCroce

Obituary of Anthony A. DeCroce

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Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather


Anthony A. DeCroce, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Connie, and his three sons, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 76. Anthony was the son of the late Frank DeCroce and Frances (Gagliardi) DeCroce. He was born in Newark, NJ, and lived in Belleville, Bloomfield and West Caldwell before retiring in Forked River, NJ.

Anthony spent his career with Wakefern Food Corporation and retired in 2008 after 35 years of service. Anthony enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. He loved spending time with old friends and enjoyed listening to the oldies and dancing with his one true love.

He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 56 years, Connie (Cozzi), devoted sons Anthony and his wife, Joan, of Long Valley, NJ Vincent and his wife, Lisa, of East Hanover, NJ and Christopher of Flemington, NJ, adored grandchildren, Frank, Anthony, Gina, Alyssa, Carleigh, Dominick and Adrienne, loving sister Mary Anne DeCroce Buchanan, also many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 4:00  to 8:00 pm at the Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:30 am in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, 219 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ. The entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, E. Hanover, NJ. To share a memory with the family, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anthony to CRN, 302 Whytegate Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or would be greatly appreciated.


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Codey & Jones Funeral Home
54 Roseland Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey, United States


10:30 am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
St. Aloysius R.C. Church
219 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover , New Jersey, United States
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