Craig Joseph Kaspereen, has departed from this world on October 7, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be etched in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to cross his path.
Craig's professional endeavors were varied and remarkable. He dedicated a significant portion of his life to the construction industry. Beyond his work in construction, he also embraced entrepreneurship and became the proud owner of Datone's Deli & Catering in Cranford, NJ. His establishment held special meaning for him as it was named after his beloved daughter and son, a testament to Craig's unwavering love for his family.
Delving deeper into Craig's character reveals a man of exceptional wit and humor. With his funny and dry sense of humor, he enriched the lives of those around him. However, it was within the confines of his family that Craig truly found solace. He cherished every moment spent with his loved ones.
In addition to being an adoring husband to Mary Ann (nee Neves) for 52 years, Craig was also a devoted father and grandfather. Tony Kaspereen and Dana Guidicipietro were immensely lucky to call him their father, while six grandchildren - Anthony, Thomas, Catherine, Rocco, Santino, and Gianna - delighted in him as their doting grandfather. Craig is also survived by his son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jennifer. The guidance he provided them throughout their lives will forever resonate within their hearts, ensuring that his wisdom and love continue to flourish in the generations to come.
Craig's commitment to serving others extended beyond his immediate family. As a board member and manager of the Mountainside Baseball Youth Program, he devoted countless hours to fostering the growth and development of young athletes. The positive impact he had on the lives of these children was immeasurable, as he instilled in them not just a passion for baseball but also values such as teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship.
Notably, Craig's love for baseball was all-encompassing, with a particular affinity for the New York Yankees. Before bidding farewell to this world, Craig also donned the uniform of an Army Veteran, demonstrating his unyielding patriotism and dedication to serving his country. His six years of military service epitomized his selflessness and willingness to protect those he held dear.
His dedication to family, dry sense of humor, and unending commitment to making a positive impact on others' lives are inspirational legacies that will live on eternally. As we mourn his passing, let us also celebrate the remarkable life that Craig led and cherish the memories that we were privileged enough to share with him.
May his soul find eternal peace as we hold him in our hearts forevermore.
Visitation will be at The Galante Funeral Home on Thursday 10/12/23 from 4-9PM
Mass will be at Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountainside on Friday 10/13 /23 at 10AM followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.