Patrick L. "Pat" De Sena
Patrick L. "Pat" De Sena Patrick L. "Pat" De Sena, 93, of Fairview, N.J. passed away April 12, 2017. He was born January 31, 1924, son of the late Nicoletta and Biagio De Sena, pioneer residents of Fairview, NJ. Husband of the late Constance De Sena (nee Lo Turco) and the late Josephine De Sena, and survived by daughter Barbara De Sena of Fairview, N.J. and son Benjamin De Sena of Hawthorne, N.J. and by grandchildren Constance De Sena and Nicholas De Sena of Hawthorne, N.J. Brother of the late Louise Dingertopadre of Fairview, the late Raymond De Sena of East Hanover, NJ, the late Anthony De Sena of Ridgefield, N.J. , and the late John De Sena of Fairview. He was a graduate of Georgia School of Technology obtaining his degree in Chemical Engineering. At Georgia Tech, he was a classmate of former President Jimmy Carter. Following college, he accepted a position with the Manhattan Project and Volunteer Ordnance Works. He was an expert in air and water pollution control equipment and systems and was known throughout the industry as a leading expert, serving as project manager and supervising the design and installation of air and water pollution control projects all over the United States, Canada, Italy and Puerto Rico. Mr. De Sena was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He also served as President of an environmental consulting firm in the air and water pollution control field. He was active in the local Democratic Party serving as President for numerous years and as a Fairview Borough Councilman as well as President of the Council. He later served as Fairview Tax Assessor for over thirty years. He was active as a manager and coach in Fairview Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball and sponsored a basketball team in the local municipal league. He organized one of the first Senior Citizens Clubs in the area, sponsoring for senior citizens and also served as Secretary of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview. Viewing is scheduled at A.K. Macagna Funeral Home at 495 Anderson Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ on Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 5-9 PM. The funeral will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017, assembling at 9:00 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM at Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, NJ. To write a condolence, please visit www.akmacagnafuneralhome.com .
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