The City of Hoboken is mourning the sudden loss of Police Det. Mario Novo, who the Policemen’s Benevolent Association described as an “incredible human being.”
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“For those of you that did not know Mario, he was a Hoboken Police Detective and was on loan to the Hudson County Prosecutors Office. More importantly, he was a husband, father, friend, and incredible human being!,” the PBA wrote in an Instagram post this morning.
“Mario always had a smile on his face. A smile that brightened up every room he walked in. Det. Mario Novo will be DEEPLY MISSED!”
His wake will be at the Becker Funeral Home, located at 219 Kinderkamack Road, in Westwood tomorrow between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
His funeral will then be held at the Holy Family Church, located at 530 35th St. in Union City, at approximately 11:15 a.m. followed by an entombment at Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen on Thursday.
In a tweet last night, Mayor Ravi Bhalla offered his condolences and noted that municipal flags will be lowered in half staff in Novo’s honor.
“My deepest condolences are with his family and friends mourning his loss. Municipal flags have been lowered to half staff in his honor,” he wrote.
Additionally, former Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante tweeted that the Bayonne Police Department’s Pipe and Drums acknowledged Novo’s passing at the Hudson County Chiefs of Police dinner last night.
Tonight, Amazing Grace performed by the @CityofBayonne PD Pipe & Drums, at the @HudsonChiefs Dinner, in honor of our fallen, loyal @HobokenPD & @HCPOProsecutor Det. Mario Novo, EOW 12/13/21. A sad & sickening day for HPD & HCPO. Pray for his wife & 3 young children. Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/9TeYFllRxo
— Chief Ken Ferrante, Ret. (@KenFerrante) December 14, 2021