It is with deep sadness and a sense of loss that we report the passing of Sam C. DiFeo, a former
TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA) winner. A resident of New Jersey , Sam passed away on May 5; he is survived by his wife, Julia; his sons, Joseph, Denis and Samuel; a daughter, Cecilia Iannaccone; sisters, Genevieve Luisi, Esther Blasucci, Grace Balesteri, Yolanda DelGaizio, Vivien Tartaglia and Millicent Cappadonna; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Spring Lake
Sam DiFeo began his automobile business in 1945, when he purchased a used car dealership in
. Over the years he grew his business to include many dealerships around the State, including Hudson Toyota, Park Pontiac, J&F Oldsmobile, DiFeo VW, J&S Ford, and DiFeo Subaru and Mitsubishi. Jersey City
He established scholarships at St. Peters Prep and
and supported numerous charities, including the St. Peters College , Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, the Dante Alighieri Society, and the Jersey City Police Department. Sam was also installed as a Knight of Malta and was inducted into the United Way of Honor. Jersey City Circle
NJCAR’s condolences go out to Sam’s family and friends.