John Savarese

John Savarese

January 17th, 1923 October 16th, 2020

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Obituary for John A. Savarese

When I am dead, my dearest sing no sad songs for me;
Christina Rossetti
John Andrew Savarese passed on October 16, 2020 at the age of 97. He was born at home in Brooklyn, NY to Andreas and Sarah (Pisapia) Savarese, who have predeceased him along with his four siblings. He married Marjorie Azzaretti on Pearl Harbor Day 1947 and remained so until her death in 1982. John enlisted in the Navy on January 12, 1943 and served 28 months in the Pacific Theatre with the Construction Battalion, AKA The Sea Beas. He participated in the Battle of Guadicanal, Battle of Tarawa, and at Bouganville. He was honorably discharged on April 3, 1946 with the rank of Yeoman Third Class USNR.
John lived in Brooklyn his entire lifeand worked in his family's whole sale fish business. He was up early, 3:30am, to purchase the catches of the day at the Fulton Fish Market. Upon retiring a 65 he joined the Knights of Columbus, Baron DeKalb #1073 in Sheepshead Bay. He was very active for 30 years and has a lifetime membership. He proudly served as a Fourth Degree Knight and was an Inside Guard.
He is survived by his children AnnMarie and Lawrence, as well as grandsons John and James, and granddaughters DeAnna and Nadia. He has 5 great grandsons.

The family will receive friends at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. EASTCHESTER Monday - October 19, 2020 from 4 - 8 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday - October 20, 2020 at 9:30 am at Assumption Church, 100 Pleasant Ave, Tuckahoe. Entombment to follow at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village. To sign our online guest-book, please visit

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  • Visitation

    October 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    October 19th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    October 20th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Assumption Church
    100 Pleasant Ave.
    Tuckahoe, NY
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    October 20th, 2020
  • Interment

    St. John's Cemetery
    Metropolitan Avenue and Dry Harbor Road
    Queens, New York
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Sandi and Scott Stern

Keeping you close in thought as you mourn, cherish, and honor one who is so loved. With deepest sympathy at this time.

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Albert & Lynn Lauritano / Robin & Stuart Goldblatt

What a good life lived!

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Joanne Azzaretti

Be happy in heaven with your family. You were a wonderful gentle and caring person. RIP

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Joan, Pete and Family

Our sincere condolences to everyone in the Savarese Family, Joan and Pete Mikos
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Sandi Stern

Hope it helps to know that many heartfelt thoughts are with you. Your memories of Dad will be with you always and give you comfort throughout the years. Love, The Stern Family
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