Frank Nasto Obituary, Death – The “heart and soul” of a legendary family-owned Newark ice cream shop that became one of the most well-known names in the ice cream industry in the Garden State has passed away at the age of 85, according to an announcement made by his family on Monday. On Christmas Day, Frank Nasto Jr., owner of Nasto’s Ice Cream Co. in Newark, passed away, according to a post made by his family on social media paying tribute to him. Since the company’s founding in 1939, Nasto’s has been manufacturing a wide range of ice cream flavors in addition to other types of frozen confections.
“He was the driving force behind Nasto’s and was responsible for its growth into what it is today.” “His tenacity and commitment to his work will live on in perpetuity as a part of his legacy,” the Nasto family said. According to an obituary, funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Buyus Funeral Home. Following the services, a Mass will be held at the Thence to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Newark.
Nasto was born in Newark, and up until a good number of years ago, he lived in the Ironbound Section of Newark before moving to Union. Only seven months have passed since the news of the passing of his older brother, Alphonse, when his death was announced. According to the website for the company, the brothers worked together to build Nasto’s Ice Cream Company into the prosperous enterprise that it is today.
The well-known ice cream shop started out as a small operation. According to the website for the company, Frank Nasto Sr. and Angelina Nasto opened their ice cream shop on the corner of Jefferson and East Kinney streets after moving to the United States from Italy. Frank Nasto Jr.’s son now runs the business with his parents.
After taking over the company with their brother Alphonse, Nasto was able to turn it into a prosperous retail and wholesale operation. According to the website, the company continues to produce traditional Italian dishes such as Spumoni and Bisque Tortoni by following the same tried-and-true recipes that have been passed down from Frank Nasto Srhometown .’s of Nocera in Italy.