Donato C. Antonellis | 1924 - 2011 | Obituary

Donato C. Antonellis
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Donato C. Antonellis

Born: January 14, 1924
Died: April 02, 2011

Donato C. Antonellis, of Riverdale, passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side on April 2, 2011.  He was 87.


Born in New York City to Cesidio and Annunziata, Donato married Susan Domizio in 1949 and the couple lived in New York City before moving to Passaic in 1956.  Donato “Dan” proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II as a member of “The Spearhead” 5th division at the battle of Iwo Jima.  Following the war, he worked as a US government inspector of military contracts for the remainder of his career.


Donato is survived by his loving wife, Susan; his brother, Peter; his sister, Mary Thornton; 16 nieces and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Anthony and his sister Lucille Piselli.


A funeral mass will be held 10 am on Wednesday, April 6 at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains.  Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah.  The family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Marine Corp League

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