Ramapo Mourns Another Student’s Death

Junior Anthony Cassano passed away on Monday, March 25. His death comes in the wake of sophomore Shannon Finn’s passing on March 20.

Cassano, of Franklin Lakes, was a commuter student majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and was also minoring in Italian. He was 20 years old.

“He was always nice to everyone,” said junior Joe Romano, a fellow business student who had classes with Cassano.

A graduate of Ramapo High School, Cassano was a part-time driver for the Market Basket. He enjoyed gardening with his grandfather and fishing at his grandmother’s shore house.

Visitation will be held at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home at 530 High Mountain Road in Franklin Lakes. Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A service for Cassano will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church at 787 Franklin Lakes Road in Franklin Lakes.  

“He was one of the most humble people I met at this college,” said Mathieu Odula, a senior, friend and classmate of Cassano, “and I will miss him immensely.”

Cassano is survived by his father, Rocco “Tony” Cassano, his brother Joseph, his grandparents Antonio and Marianna Cassano and Emily Ryzner, his aunts and uncles Lillian and Steve Graziano and Maria and John Vitetta, and his cousins Justin, Gianna, Steve and Amanda.

Cassano and Finn will both be honored in the College’s Remembrance Day on April 17.