We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Leonardis Memorial Home
Domenico Giambattista of East Hanover, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 27, 2022. Domenico was born on February 19, 1940, in Alberona, Italy. There, he was known as an exceptional soccer player and began his education in the trade of masonry. He built a successful business which he later brought to America.
Beloved husband of 58 years to Lucia (nee Ciufalo) Giambattista. Loving brother of Maria Palmieri. Devoted father of Angelo Giambattista, his wife, Lisa; Vincenzo Giambattista, his wife Zeljka; Massimo Giambattista, and his wife Cristina. Cherished Nonno of Daniella, Domenic, Christina, Victoria, Alessandro and Luca. Domenico was predeceased by his parents Angelo and Giovanna Giambattista.
It was always Domenico’s dream to make a life in America. After marrying the love of his life, Lucia, he brought his new bride to America to begin a journey that would include becoming a very successful business owner and beginning his family. Domenico very quickly grew his mason contracting company and eventually parlayed it into building custom homes for the rich and famous in Northern New Jersey. Beyond his business, Domenico was a founding member of the Alberona Social Club, where he held several leadership roles in support of Italian heritage events. Domenico was most happy when he was with his friends and family. If you ever played Scopa with Domenico, I am certain you lost. Then there was his passion for Inter Milan Soccer Club. As a former semi-professional Goalie known as the “Flying Angel”, he developed a love for the “beautiful game” and maintained that until the end. Forza Azzuri!
Domenico was blessed with a loving family that included 6 grandchildren. But his most treasured family member was his wife Lucia of 58 years. Together they persevered as immigrants, became citizens and raised three boys into men of whom he was very proud.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Wednesday, June 1st from 4:00 pm – 8:00pm. Funeral on Thursday, June 2nd, assembling at the funeral home at 10:30am followed by the funeral mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 11:30am. Entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Domenico's name to the American Diabetes Association, see donation box below for details...
American Diabetes Association
P.O Box 7023, Merrifield VA 22116