John V. Marto
Loving husband, beloved father of eleven children, grandfather of twelve and great-grandfather of nine. Former owner of the Barge Inn Restaurant & Tavern.
John V. Marto, age 91, of Jersey City, NJ, passed away peacefully on May 5 2020.
Born in NJ to Carmella and Giovanni Marto.
John’s philosophy of life was shaped by the Great Depression. As the youngest child in a family of four brothers – he quickly learned how to adapt to new situations and provide for his family. As he grew older, he continued to be hardworking - for him there was no other way.
He was a devoted family man, always putting family first. John was the former owner of the Barge Inn Restaurant and Tavern since 1963. He also was an amateur Boxing Champion with Ring 14, having 21 wins & 0 losses, the last 11 fights were knock outs in the first round. He was a passionate New York Yankees fan – his family would have to sit through endless innings on our 3 channel TV –never allowed to switch the channel. One of his enjoyments was his daily walk to his beloved Holy Rosary Church, his peaceful place. John was loved by many people; he touched many lives, helping anyone who needed it, refusing no-one. That was John!
John has joined his wife, Marie, and sons Michael and Christopher in Heaven. He is survived by his daughter, Rosemarie Romeo (spouse Rocco), son, John Marto, daughter, Linda Paldino (spouse Peter), son, Richard Marto, (spouse Dolly), daughter, Diane Garcia (spouse Louis), daughter, Patricia Marto, daughter, Sandra Bou (spouse Andre), daughter, Chrisjohnna Catanio, (spouse John), daughter, Gemma Gillen, (spouse Matthew). Grandchildren, Gia, (spouse Jeffrey), Dawn, (spouse Carl), Dana, John, Richard, (spouse Lana), Justine, (spouse Glen), Michelle, (spouse Aaron) Christopher, Nicolette, Madison, Jacqueline, Juliana and John Jr., Great-grandchildren, Noah, Harper, Hudson, Connor, Blake, Francesca, Mila, Ava and Leo.
A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be offered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Tunnel to Towers' Fallen First Responder Home Program through this page.