Claude Anthony Mastrosimone died on November 21, 2019 at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, FL due to a heart attack. He was 82 years old.
Claude was born on September 10, 1937 in Pottsville, PA to his parents, Vito and Julia, who immigrated from Italy in 1915. At age 13, Claude and his family moved to Trenton, NJ where he graduated from Trenton Catholic Boys School. Upon graduation in 1955, Claude entered the United States Marines where he served until 1963.
Claude was a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He started a publishing company, Cardinal Publishing Company, on March 1, 1980. He was well respected in the business world, and served on the boards of The Monitor Newspaper, the CVX Railroad, and Villa Victoria Academy. Claude loved golf, the New York Yankees, and most of all, his family.
Claude is survived by his seven children, Maryanne Lowrie (Bob), Dena Frascella (Rich), Matthew Mastrosimone, Marc Mastrosimone (Melissa), Michael Mastrosimone, Renee Mackenzie (Sean) and D.J. Mastrosimone; his sister, Nancy Susko; eleven grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Claude was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Sister Marie Annunziata, Lucetta Mastrosimone, and Gloria Fazekas.
Claude’s funeral will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Skillman, NJ at 10:00am on December 6, 2019. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Claude’s life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association in memory.