The Executive Board of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) mourns the loss of their New Jersey Legal Counsel, Mario Apuzzo, Esq. a devoted family man, distinguished attorney, humanitarian and Italian-American civil rights advocate.
In 1979 Mario Apuzzo obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA graduating magna cum laude. He then obtained his juris doctorate degree in 1982 from Temple Beasley University School of Law, in Philadelphia, PA.
For the past four decades, Mario practiced law from his law firm in Jamesburg, NJ where he effectively represented his clients. In fact, Mario was a renowned defense attorney who earned the distinction of winning a landmark criminal case before the New Jersey Supreme Court. During his legal career, Mario also served his community as a municipal prosecutor and as police commissioner.
Mario will always be remembered for his sense of volunteerism and charitable endeavors. Mario served as the Treasurer Emeritus for the National Police Defense Foundation and continued his service as a NPDF New Jersey Legal Counsel. As part of his duties, Mario was instrumental in helping to secure U.S. medical visas so critically ill children worldwide could receive life-saving operations under the NPDF’s “Operation Kids” program.
Furthermore, Mario was similarly recognized as an Italian-American civil rights attorney and board member on numerous Italian American fraternal organizations, including the “Order Son’s of Italy Lodge 1621” in Freehold, New Jersey.
Mario is the beloved spouse of over twenty years to Doris, a former Superior Court Judge from Lima, Peru and dedicated and loving father to his son, Mario Apuzzo, Jr who is a full-time undergraduate student in the University of Southern California.
The life of Mario Apuzzo, Esq. will never be forgotten by his family, friends, colleagues, clients and the entire membership of the National Police Defense Foundation.
Viewing: Friday, October 15, 2021 Hours: 5-8 PM
Lester Funeral Home
16 West Church Street, Jamesburg, N.J. 08831
Funeral Mass: Saturday, October 16, 2021 10 A.M
St. James Church, Lincoln Ave, Jamesburg, N.J.
For additional information, contact the National Police Defense Foundation at 732-617-2330