TRENTON, NJ - Acting New Jersey Governor Shelia Oliver issued a statement late Thursday offering her condolences and that of Governor Phil Murphy to the family of former Spotswood mayor Nicholas Poliseno. Poliseno passed away on July 18 and was laid to rest this morning following a funeral mass at the Immaculate Conception Church. He was 41 years old and leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Poliseno was elected to the office of mayor in the borough in November of 2012. He served one term as mayor.

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Spotswood Mayor and 9/11 first responder, Nick Poliseno," Oliver said. “His dedication to the clean up efforts in the aftermath of 9/11 led to his untimely passing. He was a vocal supporter of the hard fought for and recently renewed federal Zadroga Act, which permanently re-established the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund."

“Governor Murphy and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, two daughters and the entire Poliseno family at this difficult time," Oliver added.