Angelo Maffucci of Naples, Fla., formerly of Montclair, died on July 27 at Lakeside Pavilion Nursing Home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 87. 

Angelo was born in Montclair in 1933 to Beatrice and Angelo Maffucci. He served in the U.S. Army and upon his discharge in the Montclair Police Department as a patrolman and later as a detective. 

Notably, he was on the detail that accompanied Buzz Aldrin at the parade in Montclair after the moon landing in 1969. 

Angelo was an accomplished amateur softball pitcher with the Forest Street Citizens League and played baseball for the Walter Kidde baseball team and the Montclair Police Department team, winning many awards and accolades. 

Angelo loved his family and friends and he loved his New York Yankees, never missing a game. 

He is survived by his wife, Mina; his son, Robert; his daughter, Katherine, and her husband, Paul; his daughter, Janice, and her husband, Rick; his son, Angelo Maffucci Jr.; and four beloved grandchildren; his brother Vincent and his two sisters, Grace Infante and Mary Russo; and last but not least he leaves behind his good friend Charles Warren. 

He was predeceased by his two brothers, Joseph and John, and his sister, Frances. 

A memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Valentine’s Church in Bloomfield. All are welcome.