Donato DiBenedetto

Donato DiBenedetto

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Obituary

Donato DiBenedetto, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away on April 24th, 2019. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Monday April 29th, at St Lucy’s Church in Newark (please arrive at funeral home by 9am), interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair. Visiting Sunday April 28th from 2-6pm at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair.

Donato was born and raised in Aquilonia, Italy (AV), before coming to Newark, NJ in April, 1955. With his family, he moved to Bloomfield in 1979. Donato worked as supervisor for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in the Mileage Department with New Jersey Transit for 39 years before retiring in 1998. He was the past president and treasurer of the St Vito Society in Montclair. Donato enjoyed hunting, making wine, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Immacolata (nee Santorelli), his children, Debbie Santulli and her husband Mario, Diana Winkler and her husband Dean, his sisters, Maria DiMilia and her husband John, and Connie Freda and by his sisters-in-law Anna DiBenedetto, and Esperia DiBenedetto, and by his grandchildren, Daniel, Dylan, Olivia, Alexa, David and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Gaetano and Gerardo DiBenedetto.
He was the brother-in-law to Michelina Santorelli, Virginia Della Fera and her husband, Sam, Yolanda Raimato and her husband, Angelo and proceeded by Clorinda De John and husband, Rocco, and Sabina Alfieri.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cystinosis Foundation of New Jersey, PO BOX 1313, Mountainside, New Jersey, 07092.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, April 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Caggiano Memorial
    Address
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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  • Service

    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St Lucy's Church
    Address
    118 7th Ave
    NEWARK, NJ
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    please arrive at funeral home by 9am
  • Interment

    Location
    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Address
    712 Grove St
    Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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