Gabriel Mastriano, age 83, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, in Morristown. Gabriel was born and raised in Newark, had resided in Irvington before moving to Warren in 1971.
After graduating from high school Gabriel enlisted in the National Guard in 1956 and earned the rank of E7 after serving for eight years.
He was employed at Pathmark in Gillette as a master butcher for over 50 years. He was also shop steward for the Meat Cutter Union.
Gabriel was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a long time communicate of Our Lady of the Mount RC Church in Warren.
He enjoyed playing golf and painting, but he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Gabriel is predeceased by his loving wife, Eleanor Mastriano, in 2015.
He is survived by his four children, Donna Ann Arrowsmith and her husband Tony, Joseph, Chris and his wife Kerry, and Paul and his wife Kirsten; 12 grandchildren, Paul, Jessica, Anthony Gabriel, Anna, Ashley, Sarah, Samantha, Michaela, Jessica, Brianna, Nicholas, and Lindsay; two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Reagan; and one more great-grandchild on the way.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Higgins Home For Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at our Lady of the Mount Church, 170 Mt. Bethel Road, Warren, NJ. Entombment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge.