Michael “Mickey” Joseph DeCarlo Jr. passed away at home in Byram Township, NJ on June 22, 2020, at the age of 89.
Born on Verona Avenue in Newark, NJ to Michael and Rose (Palangio) DeCarlo, he remained in Newark until moving to Denville in 1966 where he lived and raised his family for 33 years, before moving to Hamburg, NJ in 1999 and then to Byram, 14 months ago.
Mickey was a graduate of Bloomfield Tech High School. As a teenager he raced stock cars at various racetracks in the northeast including Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson. After high school, Mickey worked for the family business, driving the 18 Bus in North Newark until 1963 when he became a self- employed truck driver, picking up produce from the farms in south Jersey and the docks in New York City and delivering to Corrado’s Market in Paterson. Mickey then went into business with his brothers when they purchased Gamma Machine & Tool in East Hanover which they operated from 1983 – 2010. After retiring, he continued working part-time at Lazy Man Inc. in Belvidere until January of 2020. He loved to fish and hunt and especially enjoyed an annual hunting trip to Maine with his son, his brothers, and his friends where they hunted for deer and bears.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 40 years Annette D. (Lovallo) DeCarlo, as well as his parents Michael and Rose DeCarlo and his brothers Samuel, John, Dominick, and Felice DeCarlo.
Mickey is survived by his loving children John and his wife Sara DeCarlo of Chester, NH, Lisa DeCarlo and her husband Zeke Perez of Ft. Myers, FL, Michele, and her husband Craig Lapinski of Byram, NJ, Michael DeCarlo of Hopatcong, NJ and his former son-in-law Brian Sadowski and his wife Lucy. He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher and Molly DeCarlo, Joseph and John Lapinski, Mia, Zoe, Isaac and Steven Perez, as well as his sister Phyllis Coldebella of Nutley, NJ and his brother Joseph and his wife Brenda DeCarlo of Toms River, NJ. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Josephine Bottona and her husband Bruno, sisters-in-law Dottie DeCarlo and Carol Lovallo and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday June 29, 2020, from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 www.normandean.com.
A Liturgy of Christian Mass will be held on June 30, at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s Church in Denville.
Memorial donations can be made in his memory to Newton Medical Center Foundation: