Clara Vassallo (nee Della Valle), 94 passed away in her sleep on November 11, 2021. Born in Newark NJ, Clara Lived in Union NJ before moving to Toms River. She worked for General Electric before marrying her husband Sam Vassallo. During their lives together, they owned and operated the Flamingo Motel in Seaside Heights NJ, and Vassallo’s Fish Market and Restaurant in both Newark NJ, and Union NJ. Clara loved to cook for her family and friends. She will be remembered for her Sunday dinners at their bay-front home, and Christmas Eve celebrations. She loved traveling to Florida, and trips to Atlantic City. Clara is survived by her husband of 67 years. Mr. Sam Vassallo, her daughter Dianne Loguidice (nee Vassallo), son in law Mike Loguidice, Son Sammy Vassallo, and daughter in law Roseanne Vassallo. Clara is also survived by her grandchildren Christina Loguidice, Michael Loguidice and his wife Alina, Jared Vassallo, Cody Vassallo, and Brando Vassallo. Great-grandchildren Giana Marie, Isabella Seraphine, Michael Joseph, Suzi Rose, Betty Bradley, and Remi Walter. Her legacy will be her unconditional love for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Clara at the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union on Monday from 9:30 - 11 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Helen's Church in Westfield at 11:30 AM. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers we ask for a donation to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital