Nicholas M. Donnantuono, 100, of Toms River, New Jersey passed away on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Nick and his wife of 56 years, Margaret (nee: D’Amato) raised their family in Rosedale, Queens for 22 years before moving to Toms River in 1983. Nick was a 1st Lieutenant with the Army Air Corps during WWII where he served as bombardier on a B-17. He subsequently had a career as a Captain with the New York City Department of Corrections. Nick loved baseball, and throughout his life was active as a player, coach and manager.
Predeceased by his wife Margaret, and his siblings Antonia, Albert and Angelo, Nick is survived by his two sons and their spouses, Francis & Deirdre, Michael & Jane; loving grandchildren Maura, Andrew, Julia, Nicholas, David and Allison; and his brother Patrick.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:30 am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ. Visiting hours, Monday, 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nicholas’ name may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.
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