Nicholas Nassan

Obituary of Nicholas Nassan

Nicholas George Nassan passed away on March 8, 2017 after a valiant and courageous battle against cancer.

Nick was born in Jersey City and spent his childhood in Wood-Ridge, NJ. After marriage he moved to Parsippany where he raised his sons and then retired to Rockaway Township. He was very active coaching his sons’ Little League Teams in Parsippany. He was also very involved in his church’s activities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and very active in the Men’s Club at Assumption Church in Wood-Ridge, the Good Samaritans at St. Ann Church in Parsippany, and a Bingo worker at St. Clement Church in Rockaway Township.

He was a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University. He worked in the aerospace industry as a logistic manager for 37 years at Bendix/Allied Signal/Honeywell. After retirement he worked for 5 years at Summit Financial before he became ill and was once again forced to retire. He has spent the last few years as a volunteer at St. Clare’s Hospital, first in Boonton, and then in Dover. He was known by all he worked with for his infectious smile and his willingness to help everyone.

Nick was the beloved husband of 49 years to Gayle Nassan (nee Francese); devoted & loving father to Gerard Nassan and his wife Melissa and Brian Nassan and his wife Lorraine. His greatest pride and joy were his grandchildren, whom he cherished more than anything, Erica, Matthew, Julia and Jessica. He was a special Papa to them all and was famous for his hide & seek games. He was the loving brother of Carol Nassan and Deanna Gastaldi and her husband Bob. He is survived by nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

His favorite hobby was Casino gambling and he could often be seen at Mt. Airy Casino, sitting in front of a penny slot machine. He also loved couponing and could be seen several days a week at the local Shop-Rite, coupons in hand. Another great passion of his was Notre Dame Football and he loved the motto “Play like a Champion Today.” He enjoyed his earthly life to the fullest and he will be missed and never forgotten by all who knew and loved him.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 12th from 2-5 pm at the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Relatives and friends are also invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Monday, March 13th at 10 am at St. Clement Pope & Martyr Church, 154 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Rockaway Twp., NJ. Entombment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations to the good work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org would be greatly appreciated.