Noel S. Hassett
Noel S., 77, formerly of Old Tappan, passed away
on Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home. Mr. Hassett
was born in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland. He came to the
United States in 1957, settling in the Bronx, before
serving in the Air Force from 1957-61.
After his service, he returned to New York and, in 1964,
he began a long and distinguished career with the Port
Authority of NY/NJ. He moved to Old Tappan in 1969 where
he remained until he retired from the Port Authority and
relocated to Spring Lake in 1996. He served as a
Firefighter with the Old Tappan Fire Department for many
years, and was active in Irish clubs in Bergen County.
Mr. Hassett was predeceased by his parents, as well as
eight siblings. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann
(nee O'Regan), his son and daughter-in-law, Barry and
Melanie Hassett, of Alpharetta, Ga., and his
grandchildren, Chelsea, Dylan and Shane Hassett. He is
also survived by his brothers, Stephen and Kevin, his
sisters, Ita and Claire, in Ireland and England, anda
large extended family.
Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028
Hwy. 35, at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ, on Wednesday,
from 5-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at St. Catharine's Church, Spring Lake, on
Thursday, at 9 A.M., followed by entombment at St.
Catharine's Cemetery, Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
in Mr. Hassett's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association , 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville NJ
07834. For further information or to send condolences,
Published in The Record/Herald News on April 2, 2013
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