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Pietro A. DiMarco
December 19, 1932 - December 25, 2019
Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
Service Date: December 30, 2019
In Lieu of Flowers: American Diabetes Association New Jersey, NJ Office, Center Pointe II, Suite 130 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or online at www.diabetes.org
Obituaries » Pietro A. DiMarco
Pietro A. DiMarco from Parsippany, NJ, passed away on December 25, 2019 at the age of 87.
He was born December 19, 1932 in Pescopagano, Italy as the oldest of eight children. Life in Pescopagno was the beginning of many happy and fulfilling years of Pietro’s life – most notably, the place where he married his beloved wife, Emilia Grippo in 1959. They started their family in Venezuela and later immigrated to Jamaica, New York in 1963. In 1965, he moved to New Jersey with Emilia and their four children. Pietro and Emilia were happiest when surrounded by family, often hosting large gatherings and sharing homemade wine and food with relatives and friends .
Pietro was a self-employed, hard-working man, owning several successful businesses throughout his lifetime including a Gelateria and DiMarco Disposal. He also served as president and board member of Societa’ Pescopaganese, an Italian American club in East Orange, NJ. Pietro was passionate about Pescopagnese culture, Italian music and loved sharing stories and family traditions from his childhood in southern Italy.
He is pre-deceased by his wife Emilia (4/5/2018) and siblings Guiseppe, Donatina and Antonio.
Survivors include his son Antonio and his wife Cheryl; his daughters Lucia and her husband Jeff Jones; Filomena and her husband Gene Foti & Anna Maria & her husband Peter Monte. Survivors also includes his brothers Giovanni & Michael DiMarco; his sisters Felicetta Roselli and Concettina Marciano; his cherished 13 grandchildren Amanda, Julianna, Austin, Marcella, Nicholas, Natalie, Andrew, Anthony, Sophia, Olivia, Nina, Peter, John Luca & 1 great-grandchild Violet.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany NJ 07054 (973) 887-3235 or visit www.partroyfuneralhome.com. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Liturgy of Christian Burial on Monday, December 30th 2019 at 9:30am. at Saint Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 179 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
Interment will be held at Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to American Diabetes Association New Jersey, NJ Office, Center Pointe II, Suite 130 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or online at www.diabetes.org