Obituary of Nicholas J. Partenope
Nicholas J. Partenope, DDS
Nicholas Joseph Partenope, age 91, of Rockaway died of natural causes peacefully at home on Sunday, January 3, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Nicholas was born in West New York, NJ, was raised in Rahway and lived most of his years in Fairlawn. Nicholas attended Seton Hall University, graduated from Georgetown University Dental School and held a Masters Degree of General Dentistry. He served as a Captain in the US Air Force, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a parishioner of St. Anne’s Church, past president of the Cosmos Club and took great pride in the respect he earned as a Dentist in Fair Lawn for 41 years.
He was a generous, charitable, hardworking man who enjoyed life and always placed his loved ones first. His best days were sharing meals with his big family, enthusiastically watching his grandchildren on the sports fields, spending time with the family dogs, fishing, golf and sharing a good laugh and a great cigar.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years June (nee Gorga) and his devoted children of Mountain Lakes Denise (Mark) Schoenfeld, Nicole (Thomas) Renna, Bonny (Roger) Neiman, and Danielle (Jim) Fidacaro; his grandchildren Ryan Kielty (Hannah), Shaun Bartell ( Ryan), Lane Dorr (Garrett), Hilary Dougherty (Ryan), Adam Kielty, Jordan Renna ( Tom Glancey), Bergen Schoenfeld, Zoe, Nick, Jake Fidacaro, and great grandchildren Madison Dunn, Dillie Bartell, Nora Dougherty.
He will be greatly missed and remembered with humor and love by his 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He leaves many joyful, lasting memories in the hearts of all who knew him.
Friends and relavitives may visit on Wednesday, January 6th from 4pm to 7pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services. Masks are required. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville on Thursday, January 7th at 10 AM with attendees wearing masks and keeping socially distant. A private interment will follow for the immediate family at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, NJ.
For those who wish to join us via livestream, you will be able to do so by going to St. Mary's webpage, stmarys-denville.org
The Mass will go "live" a few minutes before 10 am.
For those who wish, as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by way of www.inmemof.org
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