Michael Pallassino


10:00 am
Saturday, September 4, 2021
St. Anthony's Church
36 W Nyack Rd
Nanuet, New York, United States


St. Anthony's Cemetery
36 W. Nyack Rd.
Nanuet, New York, United States

Obituary of Michael A. Pallassino

Michael A. Pallassino, 87, of Hawley, PA, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. He was the retired owner of the Nanuet Hotel and Restaurant, Nanuet, NY.


Michael, a graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, took over the business from his parents, the late Frank and Rose (Pecoraro) Pallassino. He built it from a small but popular tavern into a successful family restaurant, retiring after more than 40 years there.

Michael was known for his imaginative sense of humor and devilish grin. He adored and was adored by his wife and family. His grandchildren loved “Poppy’s” wild stories and jokes.


He was active in the United Restaurant, Hotel and Tavern Association of New York State and the Rockland County Restaurant, Hotel and Tavern Association. He served in various officer positions, including terms as president of both organizations.


Michael was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, Milford, PA, and Knights of Columbus Our Lady of The Mountain Council No. 9832, Milford. He was a grand knight of the third degree at St. John Neumann Church, Hawley, and a fourth-degree faithful navigator at St. Vincent DePaul.


He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving on active duty from 1956 to 1958 and in the National Guard from 1958 to 1962.


Michael was born on June 2, 1934, in the Bronx. He and his family moved to Nanuet when he was 9.


He was married for 57 years to the late Filomina Marie (DelPizzo) Pallassino.


Michael leaves behind his children, Michele Pallassino, Gary Pallassino and his wife Sherlyn (Simpson), Debra Rozen and her husband Todd, and Gail Pallassino; grandchildren, Michael Pallassino and his wife Naomi (Roycroft), Alex and Rachel Pallassino, Stephen Rocco, Liliana Pallassino and Lincoln and Ethan Rozen.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church, 36 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at 10 am. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet.


Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford. (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).

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