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Joseph D. Donatelli

July 1, 1923 October 21, 2017
Joseph D. Donatelli
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Obituary for Joseph D. Donatelli

Joseph D. Donatelli, aged 94, of Astoria, New York, passed away on Saturday, October 21st in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Born in Portland, Maine in 1923, Joe grew up mainly in Astoria (Queens), New York before moving to New Jersey in 2007. He graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School. He subsequently served in the Army Air Force in World War II from 1943-1945 as a gunner and mechanic on a B-17 bomber. He participated in the Allied offensive in Germany. Afterwards, he became a Lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department, where he worked for 38 years. He retired in 1987. He said his time spent in the New York City Fire Department were "the best years of his life." He truly loved his job and the people that the worked with.

Joe was predeceased by his wife Olga, his parents, Gervasio and Linda Donatelli, and also by his siblings; Candida Aldorasi, Lilla Giorlando, Gilberto Donatelli, Roverito Donatelli, and Licurgo (John) Donatelli. He is survived by his daughter Diane, son-in-law Robert, and four grandchildren: Luke, Jack, Ryan and Olivia. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 23rd, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey. 07733. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck, New Jersey 07722.

Interment will follow at Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, New York, 11365.

For directions, or to post an online condolence for the family, please visit www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

23

Oct

2:00 PM 10/23/2017 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/23/2017 4:00:00 PM
Holmdel Funeral Home

26 South Holmdel Road
Holmdel , NJ 07733

Holmdel Funeral Home
26 South Holmdel Road Holmdel 07733 NJ
United States

Visitation

Monday

23

Oct

7:00 PM 10/23/2017 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/23/2017 9:00:00 PM
Holmdel Funeral Home

26 South Holmdel Road
Holmdel , NJ 07733

Holmdel Funeral Home
26 South Holmdel Road Holmdel 07733 NJ
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

24

Oct

11:00 AM 10/24/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/24/2017 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary R.C. Church

1 Phalanx Road
Colts Neck, NJ 7722

St. Mary R.C. Church
1 Phalanx Road Colts Neck 7722 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing, NY

172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue Flushing NY
US
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