Assemblyman Biondi, 69, Dies of Cancer

Hillsborough resident disclosed last month he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Two days after to the 16th Legislative District, Assemblyman Peter Biondi died Thursday night of cancer. He was 69.

Biondi, a Hillsborough resident, disclosed last month that he was diagnosed last year with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He said last month that the disease was in remission.

In Tuesday's election, Biondi received 19,939 votes and was part of the Republican sweep along with running mate Jack Ciattarelli (R-Hillsborough) and Sen. Christopher Bateman (R-Somerville).

The Republicans will now select a replacement to fill Biondi's seat until a special election is held next November.

Terry Todd November 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM
I am so saddened to read this first thing this morning. Pete was a friend to many. Everyone knew who "Pete" was when his name was mentioned or by sight. Pete has helped so many people, wanted nothing in return and never wanted to seek credit for what was done to help people. He was intelligent, passionate in his job and anyone who had gotten to know the other side of Pete was a very lucky person! He was a kidder and most times upbeat and proud of his accomplishments. I know he had wanted to continue on with his bills. He was one of the most honest politicians I have ever gotten to know personally. You will be missed Peter. My heart goes out to his family & colleagues & his best friend Murphy.
Laura Madsen November 11, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Such sad news. He was a good guy.
Barbara Pitney November 11, 2011 at 02:31 PM
The Somerset Hills Republican Club is sad to loose this friend and Assemblyman. Pete was always there to listen, to talk and to do. Our sincerest sympathy to his family.
Daniel J Mannix November 11, 2011 at 02:35 PM
We have lost a really good guy, so long Pete we will miss you!
Robert J McDonnell November 11, 2011 at 02:45 PM
The emergency services has lost a very good friend.. He was all for them when they were in need.
Gary November 11, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Our Township has lost a great person. Mr.Biondi truly earned the term 'honorable' used in introductions. His visions in the early 80's of what Hillsborough should be along with his actions have given us the great Hillsborough we have today!. Like many others who 'leave' to soon, we can only wonder what the future could have been. Rest in Peace G. Tully
S.G. November 11, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Photographs of Pete Biondi... http://hillsboroughnjjournal.blogspot.com/2011/11/hillsboroughs-pete-biondi-1942-2011.html


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