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Mountainside – Eugene DeCristoforo, 72, passed away on January 19 at the Center for Hope in Scotch Plains surrounded by his loving family. Born in Plainfield he was a lifelong resident of Mountainside.
Mr. DeCristoforo was lovingly referred to as Dad, Pop, Scruff, Fly and Geno. He worked as a brewer for Budweiser in Newark and retired after 33 years. He loved talking to his grandson Justin about hockey, enjoyed trips to the beach with his granddaughters, Cailyn and Kara and when making beef stew would always set aside a container for his grandson “Little” Michael. He loved making friends and talking with them wherever he went (Stop & Shop, doctor’s offices, local shops and vacations) and truly enjoyed their conversations.
Gene was predeceased by his parents, Venera and Eugene DeCristoforo and his brother, John. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marcy; his children, Casey, Kelly and her husband Stu, Michael and his wife Tracy; his grandchildren Michael, Justin, Cailyn, and Kara and his siblings Robert and Nancy. He will be missed by nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his many friends.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Eugene’s life on Saturday, January 25 at Ferraro’s Restaurant in Westfield, NJ from 12-4. Donations in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) would be appreciated.