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Albert A DiAntonio

May 22, 2022

Obituary

Albert A. DiAntonio, Loving husband for 61 years; beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who served in the Korean War, Knights of Columbus and had a successful career in HVAC and for his hometown of East Hanover.

Albert A. DiAntonio, 91, of Convent Station, formerly of East Hanover, passed away peacefully at his home on May 22, 2022.Albert was pre-deceased by his wife Bernice, his parents Alesandro DiAntonio & Grazia Mazzagetti DiAntonio, and his siblings Splendore Grasso, Michael DiAntonio, DanielDiAntonio and Vito DiAntonio.

Dad was born October 6, 1930, and raised in Newark, NJ - the fifth of five children.  After graduating from Newark Arts High, he started working in sales at Bamberger's until being drafted into the Korean War.  He attained the rank of Sergeant as a mortarman in the 37th Infantry Division while carrying a 40+ pound company radio until his typing skills allowed him to switch to supply clerk.  After the war, he married his wife to be of 61 years, Bernice Manna.  He had met her prior to the war at his brother Vito’s wedding to Bernice’s sister, Dolores Manna.

Together they had four children and made a home in East Hanover for 40+ years.  Dad loved to entertain family, friendsand his children’s friends by cooking amazing Italian dishes alongside his beloved expert baker Bernice. You often saw him tending to his flower and vegetable gardens, and he loved playing games (like miniature golf), cards (like Shanghai) and lottery scratch off tickets, but dad’s ultimate passion was family. He frequently had to work two jobs to raise four energetic, hungry kids but always found the time to get us to our games, practices and activities (including Scouting).  Family gatherings and holidays were his most cherished days of the year!

Dad’s retirement was filled with travels to visit his children and grandchildren, attending their games, recitals and meets, award ceremonies, crabbing at the Jersey Shore, visiting LBI, and watching Netflix (because he hated commercials) while making yarn coated hangers.  Dad’s favorite non-Italian foods were sushi, raw oysters and pancakes and he was always excited to try new restaurants. He especially enjoyed Vero Beach, FL – where he wintered and enjoyed being with his grandkids for close to 20 years. He kept life simple, just as he liked it and he will be missed.

Devoted father of Albert DiAntonio, his wife Kathy, Patricia Brandes, her husband Robert, Paul DiAntonio, his wife Donna, Lisa Olsen and her husband Gary.  Cherished grandfather of Andrew, his wife Michelle, Dominic, Christian and SofiaDiAntonio, Perry and Alexander Brandes, Paige and DevonDiAntonio, Taylor and Ty Olsen.  Proud great-grandfather of Alessandra and Sebastian.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. 

A memorial visitation will be held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Sunday, June 5th from 1-4pm.  The memorial mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover on Monday, June 6th at 10am, followed by the inurnment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Albert’s name to:
Morris Minute Men EMS, PO Box 192, Morris Plains, NJ07950, https://morrisminutemen.org/donate

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Sunday
June 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Leonardis Memorial Home
210 Ridgedale Ave
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Memorial Mass
Monday
June 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St Rose of Lima Church
312 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Inurnment
Monday
June 6, 2022

Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936

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