In Memoriam


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, please visit

Published in The Record/Herald News on April 2, 2013

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