Streets dedicated to fallen servicemen - Belleville, N.J.
Memorial street signs honor fallen Belleville Sons

Sgt. John Distasio, KIA, of Belleville, NJ, South PacificBelleville Dedicates Local Street

To Fallen WW2 B-24 Gunner

Mayor Michael Melham and the Belleville Township Council invite invite the public to join them for a street naming ceremony in honor Sgt. John A. Distasio at the intersection of Dawson and Garden avenues at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Sgt. John A. Distasio, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Distasio, 145 Garden Avenue, was reported missing in action after a raid over the Celebes Island June 22, 1945. Distasio attended Belleville High School and was employed by the International Sterling Products, Newark, before enlisting in March 1944. He went overseas in January.


Belleville, N.J., Memorial Street Signs

In June 2016, Belleville Township Council passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality. The township last honored a fallen son on June 2018.


These men of Belleville, New Jersey, paid with their lives to prove "freedom is not free." Our intent is to honor their sacrifice and preserve the memory of those Belleville sons who died in service to our country.

Streets Renamed 2006

Raymond De Luca

Carmine Olivo

Clatie Cunningham Jr.

William Hamilton

 Donald Saunders Way, Belleville, N.J.

Belleville Sons Honor Roll Street Sign Dedications

Donald Saunders  Sept. 19, 2015

John Hoar  Feb. 13, 2016

Roger Crowell  March 26, 2016

Arthur Burke  May 28, 2016

Richard Hayes  May 28, 2016

Glenn Nelson  May 28, 2016

Albert E. Pole  May 28, 2016

John Verian  May 28, 2016

Frank Cancelliere  Sept. 10, 2016

Henry Benson  Sept. 10, 2016

Michael Flynn  Sept. 24, 2016

Vincent Nucci  Oct. 1, 2016

Donald S. Murray  Nov. 12, 2016

William Branch  Nov. 12, 2016

John Paterno  Dec. 10, 2016

Angelo Guarino  Dec. 10, 2016

John F. Kirwin  Dec. 17, 2016

Carl L. Mickens  June 17, 2017

Angelo Patrizio  June 17, 2017

Raymond DeLuca  July 8, 2017

Lt. (j.g.) Edward J. Zuczek  July 8, 2017

Giavanni Bocchino July 15, 2017

Nicholas Del Grosso July 15, 2017

Frank H. Metzler July 15, 2017

Leonard Willette Feb. 24, 2018

Patrick Dunn (firefighter) Feb. 24, 2018

2nd. Lt. Anthony Noto March 10, 2018

G/Sgt. Fred W. Stockham June 23, 2018

Sgt. John A. Distasio Nov. 14, 2020


Belleville Streets Honor Fallen Police, Fire Captain

November 2016

Fire Captain James Salmon

Belleville police officers

Martin J. Hanly

James T. Smith

Kenneth Santucci


A History of the Belleville Fire Deptartment Memorial Bell

Dow Street designated John M. Hoar Way

Belleville renames Essex Park streets for De Luca, Olivo, Cunningham, Hamilton

Belleville Sons Names Added To Veterans' Park Memorial on Union Avenue

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In June 2016, Belleville Township Council passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality.

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