Donald Joseph Bove (84) of Montville, New Jersey and Bonita Springs, Florida died on April 5, 2021 at his home in Bonita Springs with his loving family and his dedicated caretaker, Felix by his side. Donald was born on December 7, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Vincent and Mary (Casale) Bove.
Donald served in the US Army from 1955-1957 in Korea and Japan. He worked for Metropolitan and CNA Life Insurance Companies.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Annette and his 5 children and their spouses - Donna and Anthony Palmiere, Thomas and Sharon Bove, Lisa and Glenn Dyer, Michele and Mark Bohm and Tonilynne and Frank DeMarco. He is also survived by his 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind his brother Vincent and his wife Carol, his sister-in-laws Roseann Toupet and Kathi Bove, his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was predeceased by his infant children Gerard and Toni Anne and by his brother Anthony.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ on Sunday, April 11th from 2-6pm. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, visitors are asked to pay their respects and then immediately exit in order for others to enter the building. Masks are required and all are to practice social distancing.
The funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 12, 10am at St. Pius X Church in Montville, New Jersey. Due to capacity limitations, the entombment at Gate of Heaven will be held privately to the family. A repast will follow.
For those unable to attend, the funeral mass will be offered on a live video feed by visiting: www.st-pius-x.org on Monday at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Donald’s name to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital, see donation box below for details.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105