Thomas Stapperfenne

Thomas Stapperfenne

Sunday, April 20th, 1958 - Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Thomas Stapperfenne went to be with the Lord on Tuesday January 15, 2019 in Morristown, NJ. He was 60.
He was born in Stirling, NJ a son to the late Elizabeth J. (Varga) and Ernest J. Stapperfenne Sr. where he lived until moving to Jefferson 20 years ago.
He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Stirling Elks Lodge 2392 and the Sons of the American Legion. He was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Thomas started working for Kent Bus Company in the late 70's as a bus driver and bookkeeper. In 1986 he became Vice president of Pabco Transit for 27 years. He has been an independent contractor for the last 4 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings; Joyce Otrisal of Massachusetts, Ernest J. Stapperfenne, Jr. of New York, Lynn A. McDonald of South Carolina and Andrea Comerford and brother-in-law Brian of New Jersey, and his beloved Fiance Kate Harty of New Jersey. friend and cousin Kathie Stapperfenne of New Jersey, his dearest friends Pat DeMayo and Fred Gorgas, his special niece and nephew that were like his children to him, Brian T. Comerford Jr. and his wife Danielle and Amanda S. and her husband Tom Giacchetti, and numerous other nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews along with many cousins that he loved dearly. He was a friend to everyone he met.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10 - 11:00 AM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home, 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Service will begin at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling. Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to Inpatient Hospice and Palliative Care Fund C/O The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, 475 South St., 1st Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960, or online at For Information and online condolences visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    Chestnut St
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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Frank Reilly

Posted at 03:31pm
I've known Tom since the Kent Bus Co. days and through PABCO Transit and he was a very good friend. I worked for the County and oversaw the contract bus operations that Tom ran. He was a true gentlemen and the most honest person I've known. I wish I could have said my farewell to him, but I just learned of his passing today when another close friend was at Valley Memorial Funeral Home. RIP my good friend Tom!
Frank Reilly

Mary R Herring

Posted at 09:45am
Joyce, Ernie, Lynn, Andrea and the whole Stapperfenne clan our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss Tom was a true gentleman. Marita and Dan

MountainView Layout & Lakeland Surveying

Posted at 09:03am
Our deepest sympathies
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LTC Christopher & Wendy Caldwell

Posted at 02:07pm
Rest in Peace, Tom. Thank you for your service to our country and years of love, laughs, & good times with the Harty Clan.
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Elmira & Frank Buongiorno

Posted at 08:48pm
Our warmest condolences,
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