October 2017 - it'll be here before you know it. 
Come celebrate No. 45 

Ok People 45 is coming soon, we started to work on it so if you want to send updated info on you or someone you know. 

Send it to loujolee@gmail.com or lou.pallante@markelcorp.com or anthonybuccino@gmail.com

 Oct 7th 2017 Park Pavillion at the Sawmill in Seaside Heights 

 I'm sure. make the weekend out of it, it's Columbus Day weekend and seaside has a great parade and street fair all weekend. 

-- Lou Scaltrito 

Park Pavilion at The Sawmill, 1807 Ocean Avenue, (on the Boardwalk) Seaside Park NJ 08752
Room rates
Ocean Terrace condominiums
Hotel room 135.00 per night (20 available)
1 bedroom deluxe sleeps 4 160.00 (10)
2 bedroom sleeps 6 200.00 (1)
3 bedroom sleeps 8 250.00 (5)

Charlroy motel

79.00 queen
99.99 2 queen size beds

Both located across the street in Seaside Park NJ

no DUI's to worry about plenty of parking

Find us on Facebook-Reunion 
and here:
Belleville High School, Class of 1972


Ready for our 45th Annual Reunion

Lou Scaltrito posted this on Facebook

OK GUYS. It's going to be 45 years next year and Lou Pallante is starting to talk about a reunion. 

How about having it at Seaside Heights for a change of venue. In October they have a street fair for Columbus day and the weather is still great and hotels and the boardwalk are open. 

Lets start talking about it??? add friends from class


BHS Class of '72 - 60th birthday rock-on party - Sept. 20

The Belleville High School Class of 1972 is having a "60th birthday" reunion

 on September 20, beginning about 9-ish (if we can stay up that late)

at the Essex Manor 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

Classmate Phil Bruno and Jersey Sound will be performing.

For reservation information, contact Michelle DeMarco (on Facebook) for
 preferred seating as we rock on! (in the bar area, casual attire)
 Please spread the word among our classmates.


Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey collected writings

Class of '72 classmate Anthony Buccino collected his favorite
and most-requested writings about life
and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey. 

Greetings From Belleville is Buccino's fourth collection of essays but the first wholly dedicated to his collected writings about Belleville. More than forty essays and reflections on everything from junior high school bullies to selling pretzels for Ed Strat at Belleville High School football games at Municipal Stadium. 

This collection includes the Excellence in Journalism award-winning Don the TV man. 

Sure, as you read it you'll say 'I could have written this." But you didn't. So buy a copy of the book.

Greetings From Belleville by Anthony Buccino
in print, Kindle and Nook.


American Boy: Pushing Sixty By Anthony Buccino

Working class verse about life and growing up in New Jersey 

About life and growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s,
and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts.

 From the center of the Baby Boom, this working class verse begins under
a wooden class room desk as an air raid siren sounds, and captures the
summer spell and its simplicity in drinking water from a garden hose.

 "I read your book through and through twice. Absolutely enjoyed it. Your words flow so freely."

American Boy: Pushing Sixty


Ernest M. Zoppi - Obituary

Ernest M. Zoppi, 59, of Belleville, NJ, passed away on October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be on Friday 11 A.M. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.shookscedargrove.com.

Born in Newark, NJ,  Mr. Zoppi lived many years in Belleville.

He is survived by his children Toni-Ann Rodriguez, Ernest Zoppi, Danielle Zoppi and Michael Zoppi, grandchildren Michaela, Ava and Sophia Rodriguez and his sisters Donna Paxon and Michele Addis.

Stephen 'Risi' Risimini

Stephen "RisiRisimini


Stephen "Risi" Risimini, 60, of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away on Nov. 3, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave. (Route 23), Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009. Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church in Cedar Grove. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.shookscedargrove.com

Risi was born and raised in Belleville, N.J., and moved to Cedar Grove about 17 years ago. He was a carpenter with Bergen County Local 15 for 25 years, retiring in 2010. 

He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Janice Risimini (DeCaito); devoted father of Stephanie, Vincenzina and Michael; cherished brother of James, Mario and Joyce Murphy, and loving companion of his dog, Oreo. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.