Louis C. Stanziale, 93 of Hamilton, entered into God’s care Monday, April 2, 2018.
Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. Lou attended Trenton Public School System, graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1942. During his school years, Lou played the Alto saxophone in Junior and Senior High School Bands and in the American Legion Band until entering the US Navy in May 1943. Lou’s expertise in music were through the efforts of his uncle, Jimmy Vincent, who taught him how to play.
During World War II, Lou was schooled as a Torpedo man before his advanced training with the US Navy. Later he served aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Kalinin Bay CVE 68 in the Pacific Theatre.
In 2002, Lou retired from the US Postal System with forty years of service; 23 of those years as Postmaster of Ringoes. In 1967 to 1975, he left the postal system and went to work for Base Ten Systems in Hamilton until its closing and he returned to the postal system.
Lou was a member and officer of various Civic, Professional, and Fraternal Organizations wherein he received many Awards and Honors for his efforts. He was a member and past Treasurer of the Italian-American National Hall of Fame, a member and past Treasurer of Mercer County Holy Name Bowling League, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Trenton Council No. 355 and held the position of Past Grand Knight and District Deputy. Lou was also a member and usher at Holy Angles Catholic Church, belonging to its Holy Name Society, a member and past President of the Postal Workers Union, a member of Local Clerks Negotiating Team, and Editor of the Local Clerks Union Newspaper. In Lou’s spare time, he enjoyed bowling and traveling worldwide with his wife and special friends, Ray and Helen Barnard.
Lou was predeceased by his parents, Carrie Sciocco and Thomas Stanziale, brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Joan Stanziale, sister, Connie Geoghan, brother-in-law, Donald Schiariti, grandsons, Dylan and Taylor Firkins, and nephew, Thomas N. Stanziale.
Lou is survived by his wife, Gloria (Schiariti) Stanziale of 68 tears, his daughters, Carol Ann Mangual, Cynthia Firkins, and son-in-law, Todd of Poulsbo, WA; grandchildren, Monica Frank and husband, Brian, Mark Mangual of Curitiba, Brazil, Marissa Mangual, Darek and Brent Firkins, sister-in-law, Dolores Schiariti, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
We would like to thank the staff and aides of Brookdale Hamilton, as well as Greenwood House Hospice, for the caring of Lou.
The funeral will be held 10:00 am Friday, April 6, 2018 from the D’Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Road, 2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619, located in the Brenna Cellini Facility.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Friday at St. Raphael ‘s Roman Catholic Church, 3500 S. Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ 08610.
Burial will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, 400 Woolsey Street, Hamilton, NJ 08610.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 5. 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or by mail, Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels Parish, 3500 S. Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ 08610