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Dennis Pesta

August 13, 1950 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 70)


Dennis Pesta of South Amboy, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with his dear wife at his side. He was 70. Dennis grew up on Newell St, in Greenpoint Brooklyn and moved out to Sayreville, NJ with wife JoAnn in August of 1993 where they enjoyed their lives together. He was a former employee of John Gaffney Moving Company in Brooklyn NY.  Dennis was a member of Local 707 for many years, and before retiring he was a Walmart employee. He loved trips to Atlantic City, fishing by the pier, oldies music, bowling, and his most beloved companions, all of his dogs, especially Rocky who was by his side to the end. He will be most remembered for his meticulous care of his cars and his home where he was brought to hospice and passed away peacefully.

Dennis is predeceased by his beloved parents, Walter and Joan Pesta; grandmother, Laura Rohs; father in law, Edward Craine Sr.; brother, Wally Pesta and brother in law, Dr. Robert Ballestas. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, JoAnn Pesta nee Craine; son, Dennis Pesta Jr. and his wife Heather; daughters, Kimberly Palumbo and her husband Tony and Jennifer Aragon and her husband Pete; granddaughters, Angella, Julianna, Brielle, Sophia and Lilliana; grandsons, Devon, Hunter, Harrison and Liam; sister, Barbara Ballestas; brothers, Thomas Pesta and his wife Patricia and John Pesta and his wife Judi; Many adoring nieces and nephews and great nieces and a great nephew; mother in law Henrietta Craine; sister in law, Carol; brother in law, James Franklin; and brother in law, Eddie Craine Jr and his wife Kathy, and brother in law Sean Craine.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service to honor the life of Dennis on Saturday, November 28th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Raritan Bay Funeral Service, 241 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy, NJ 08879. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to, “Sammy’s Hope: Animal Welfare and Adoption Center”, A link for donations may be found below. For directions to the funeral home please see below the obituary. 

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Celebration of Life
November 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Raritan Bay Funeral Service
241 Bordentown Avenue
South Amboy, NJ 08879


Sammy's Hope: Animal Welfare and Adoption Center
1400 Main Street, Sayreville NJ 08872
Tel: 1-732-518-2313
Web: https://www.sammyshope.org/donate

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