Mr. Peter R. Runfolo, Sr., 88, of Springfield, New Jersey, died Thursday, December 16, 2021, in Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Tuesday, December 21st. from 4:00-8:00PM. On Wednesday, December 22nd. at 8:15AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will begin at 8:45AM, followed by the funeral mass to be offered in St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Linden at 9:45AM. The prayers of committal will precede Mr. Runfolo’s burial in the family plot in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, New Jersey.
Peter, the son of the late Margaret Samaritano Runfolo and the late John Runfolo, was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was definitely a “Jersey” guy and Peter lived in various parts of the state throughout his life.
He was employed as a brewer for thirty-eight years at the Anheuser Busch Co., LLC., in Newark, New Jersey prior to his retirement.
In his younger years, Peter enjoyed bowling, as well as golfing. If he wasn’t on the lanes, he could be found on the links. His favorite pastime was making the trek to Atlantic City for some good food, entertainment and of course, hitting the slots and the tables. Even with all of this, the most important times in Peter’s life was simply spending it with his family and friends. He really enjoyed the holidays with them, especially Christmas, when they would celebrate the feast of the seven fishes, a tradition that is carried on to this day.
Peter unfortunately had his share of losses in his life; his wife, Shirley Zimmer Runfolo, his son, John Runfolo, his two daughters, Deborah M. Runfolo and Cynthia Ann King, his brother, Angelo Runfolo, his two grandchildren, Peter Runfolo III and Michael King and his son-in-law, Skip Meyer.
Peter is survived by his son, Peter Runfolo, Jr and his wife, Joyce; his daughter, Cindy Meyer; his brother, John Runfolo; his eight grandchildren; Russell King and his wife, Annie, Jennifer Runfolo and her partner, John Correia, John Runfolo and his wife, Joanna, Kristen Runfolo and her husband, Ryan, Nicole Runfolo and Tyler Runfolo, Stefanie Meyer and Bryan Meyer and his nine great grandchildren, Sebastian King, Kylie Quatrevingt, Lucas Runfolo, Giovanni Correia, Jaxson Quatrevingt, Mason Danatzko, Austin Danatzko, Hannah Meyer and Joey Meyer.
Peter was the center of life for his family and he had an abundance of love for everyone in his circle. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
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