Thomas Carmen Giarrusso

Giarrusso, Thomas Carmen age 85 of Totowa at rest in Paterson on February 10, 2018. Beloved husband of fifty nine years of the former Patricia J. Braet of Totowa. Loving Father of Karen Dacenko and her husband Peter of Toms River, Lisa Mosca and her husband Frank of Totowa, Juliann Meletta and her husband Christopher of Little Falls, Amy Giarrusso of Paterson and Jerry Giarrusso and his wife Colleen of Totowa. Dear grandfather of Peter Jr. and Michael Dacenko, Alexa and Alana Mosca, Connor, Christian and Claire Meletta and Jacob, Joshua and Kayla Giarrusso. Great grandfather of Allie Rose Dacenko. Brother of Lena Duva of North Haledon and Anne Graziano of Wayne. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and his beloved pet dog, Henna. Born in Paterson, he lived in Paterson before moving to Totowa in 1963. He was an Offset Printer for Packaging Corporation of America, Garfield for many years before retiring in 1989. Mr. Giarrusso was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a Parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. He was an avid fisherman and bowler. He also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City. He was a N.Y. Giants fan. Mr. Giarrusso enjoyed family gatherings. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa, on Tuesday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at Our Lady of the Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls at 9:30 AM. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Friends may visit Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.