Obituary of Lee S Scafati
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Lee Scafati, a long-time Denville resident who is now at peace after a 10-year battle with ALS/Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He passed away peacefully on August 3, 2023. Lee was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Lee was born on December 24, 1959, to the late Claude and Joan Scafati. He was raised in Roseland, NJ, along with his brothers, Scott and Glenn. Lee graduated from West Essex High School in 1978 and attended the County College of Morris, earning an Associate degree in Engineering. He worked at LGS (Lucent Government Solutions) for 25-plus years.
Lee met the love of his life, Rosmarie, in 1978. The pair were married on May 31, 1986, and lived in Lake Hiawatha, NJ, until 1991 when the they bought a house in Denville, NJ. Here is where they started their family, having two boys, Christopher and Matthew.
Lee loved skiing, fishing, hiking, rafting, camping, and all things outdoors. He and his family enjoyed skiing in Jay Peak, VT, and all activities in the Adirondack Mountains, especially in Indian Lake, NY. But his greatest joy was being a dad to Chris and Matt. He loved skiing with them, watching them play sports and especially watching them play soccer. He loved his family more than anything, and he will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father forever.
Though we are deeply saddened by his passing, we take comfort in knowing that Lee is at peace, reunited with those who went before him. We look now to those he leaves behind to carry on his memory. His survivors include his wife, Rosmarie (Ferrante) Scafati; his sons, Christopher Lee Scafati and Matthew Anthony Scafati; his brothers, Scott Scafati and the late Danarae, Glenn Scafati and Maggie; and a wealth of loving nieces and nephews including Jennifer and Ken, Timothy and Jaci, Erika and Nick, Samantha, Mason, Hunter, Shannon, Kara, Jordyn, as well as great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Lee to the ALS Association, an organization that does research and provides resources to those afflicted with the disease which Lee battled for so long. Donations can be made via https://inmemof.org/lee-scafati.
A memorial service for Lee is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 11 AM-2 PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834. All are welcome to come celebrate the life of this wonderful man. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Lee here to continue to celebrate his life.