Armand D. Pagano passed away at his home in Rockaway, NJ surrounded by his loving family on April 28, 2019, at the age of 82.
Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Hopatcong for 48 years before moving to Rockaway, NJ 6 years ago.
Armand proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After returning he went to work as a carpenter before going into the restaurant business. He owned The Village Barn Restaurant in Hopatcong from 1972 -1985. He then started an industrial construction business, Pagano & Sons, and then later J.D.P. Associates before retiring in 2016, at the age of 79.
He was a member of St. Clement Pope & Martyr Church and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Armand was an avid coin collector and loved to play the lottery and spend time at Mt. Airy Lodge and the Sands Casino.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60+ years, Joanna (Festino) Pagano of Rockaway, NJ and his loving children Rose and her husband Michael Rastiello of Rockaway Twp, Joseph and his wife Lisa Pagano of Rockaway Boro, and Armand and his wife Adriana Pagano of Mine Hill, NJ. His grandchildren Michelle Rastiello, Jenna and her husband Joe Goscienceski, Michael Rastiello, Joelle Pagano and her husband John Russomanno, Armand Joseph Pagano and Angelena Pagano, as well as his great grandchildren Michaela Dolan and Jianna Goscienceski, and his sister Marion and her husband Tony Barberio of Hopatcong, NJ also survive him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2019, from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Ave Denville, NJ 07834 www.normandean.com.
Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Thursday May 2, at 10:00AM and then going to St. Clement Pope & Martyr Church in Rockaway Twp., NJ for an 11:00AM Liturgy of Christian Mass. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum in East Hanover, NJ.
Donations can be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by way of inmemof.org.