Cosino Vassallo, 91 of Toms River passed away on December 26, 2021 at JFK Hospital in Edison.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Cosino at the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union on Wednesday December 29 from 9 - 10:30 AM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the funeral home at 10:30 AM, and entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery. For those unable to attend, a zoom livestream is available beginning on Wednesday at 10:30 AM by entering Meeting ID: 818 8729 2757 and Password: 2800.
Born in Newark, Cosino lived in Irvington and Union until moving to Toms River in 1986. He owned and operated Vassallo Fish Market in Newark until his retirement 35 years ago. Cosino's days began at 2:30 AM, when he went to select fresh fish at Fulton Fish Market. Though this may sounds grueling, Cosino was passionate, and looked forward to this trip each and every morning. Cosino could always be relied upon to lend a hand in building and remodeling projects. He also treasured time spent out fishing. Above all, Cosino was a blessed husband and father.
Cosino was the beloved husband of the late Clara (nee DellaValle) Vassallo, until her passing just last month. He was the loving father of Sammy Vassallo and his wife Roseanne, and Dianne Vassallo Loguidice; proud grandfather of Michael Loguidice III, Christina Ann Loguidice, Jared Christopher Vassallo, Cody Hunter Vassallo and Brandon Sam Vassallo; and the dear great-grandfather of Gianna Marie Loguidice Britting, Isabella Serafin Loguidice, Michael Joseph Loguidice IV, Susie Rose Vassallo, Betty Bradley Vassallo and Remi Walter Vassallo.. He was also the brother of Angelina Vassallo DeSimone, and the late Eleanor Vassallo, Rosalie Vassallo Russo, Gaetana Vassallo Carbone and Anna Vassallo Colombrita.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Heart Center, Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of Cosino Vassallo, great-grandfather of Remi Vassallo, at www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow or by check payable to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr. Suite 602 Boston, MA 02215-5301, noting Honoree Cosino Vassallo.