Paul Spisso

South Plainfield, NJ – Paul Spisso, 68, passed away on March 14, 2021 at JFK Medical Center in Edison after a brief illness.  Born in Plainfield to the late Louis J. Spisso Jr. and Jacqueline Smith, Paul has been a lifelong resident of the borough.


Paul worked for thirty years at Muhlenberg Hospital until they closed, transferred to JFK then retired from River View Hospital in Red Bank.  Paul loved life and no matter where you were, you could always hear his contagious laugh and infectious smile.


Family was the utmost of importance to Paul and he enjoyed every moment with them, especially his grandchildren.  He enjoyed shopping, weight lifting and spending time tending to his pool – which was always perfectly blue as soon as he uncovered it for the season.


Years ago, after a near-death experience, he walked away from a multi-car motor vehicle accident – it was then, he found a new passion for Angels.  Anywhere he went, if he seen anything to do with angels, he had to have it.


Predeceased by his brother Louis, III, Paul leaves behind his best friend and soulmate of forty-seven years; wife Mary Anne and their four children; Lorraine, Heather and Adrienne Spisso and Paul Chase Spisso and his wife Clary; all of South Plainfield.  Paul is also survived by his six grandchildren who meant the world to him; Andrew, Matthew, Hannah, Makayla, Alyssa and Alexis as well as his three brothers; Bill, Craig and Brian, two sisters; Andrea and Anita “Yi,” fur-grandson Benny as well as several nieces and nephews.


The Spisso family is forever grateful for the entire medical staff at JFK Medical Center for their care and devotion to Paul during his illness.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to JFK Medical Center Staff of the 5th Floor and the CCU Unit or to any healthcare professional – Pay it Forward.


A gathering celebrating Paul’s life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080.  Eulogies and a closing religious service will begin in the funeral home at 4:30 pm.