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LaMonica Memorial Home

145 East Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ

OBITUARY

Donald J. Belfiore

April 22, 1939September 7, 2020
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Donald J. Belfiore, of East Hanover, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was 81 years old.

Born & raised in Newark to the late Donato and Mary (nee Corbo), he lived in Bloomfield before moving to East Hanover 19 years ago.

He grew up working in the family grocery store known to many as “Belfiore’s” or “Bubbles” and was a graduate of Barringer High School and the University of Miami.

Donald was an entrepreneur of his own kind as well as a teacher with the Newark Board of Education for more than 35 years. He spent his summers working at Monmouth Racetrack while making cherished memories at the family shore house in Chadwick Beach, NJ.

He was the beloved husband of GraceAnn (nee DeRosa) for 39 years, loving father of Donald Belfiore and his wife Claire, Charla Macaluso and her husband Joseph, and Valarie Belfiore. He was the cherished grandfather of Sofia, Milania, and Alessia Belfiore, and Giovanna Macaluso, dear brother in law of Valarie & Charles Kerr and loving brother of the late Filomena Bossert, Mildred Ciktor, and Anthony Belfiore. He was a loving uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and will be missed by many friends.

Visitation will be held at the LaMonica Memorial Home on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 3-8 pm and due to COVID restrictions, CDC guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Lucy’s Church in Newark on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 1 pm followed by the Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to the National Shrine of St. Gerard at St. Lucy’s Church, 118 7th Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Entombment

    Friday, September 11, 2020

Memories

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Margaret Leo

September 11, 2020

Dear Grace Ann and Family,. Deacon Vin and I are so sorry about your loss. May God surround you with His Love and Grace in your time of sorrow. Love. Deacon Vin and Peggy

Felicia Nwobu

September 10, 2020

Farewell Mr Donald, you and your family were really nice to me when I was there as your aid. You were really a nice person though I met you when you were passing through some challenges. I believe your date with God really came because that’s what you had always wanted ,to go home. I want to believe that you’re at peace right now. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

Tracy Donofrio

September 10, 2020

I love you donald. I was always on your lap growing up. Rest in peace.♥️

Helen Testa

September 10, 2020

Your life journey has ended 🙏🏻 Gone but never forgotten !!!
Bubbles 3rd Street and Orange Street when we were kids ❤️
Where memories were made and you will remain in our hearts
Thankyou for being part of my Journey! Rest in Peace
Helen Neander

Karen DeV ivo

September 10, 2020

We are so sorry for your great loss... I know Donald will be missed by all...our Love and Prayers are with all of you at this very sad time... I hope Donald’s memories will make you Smile often
Our Love, Karen & Frank DeVivo

Michelle Delmaster

September 10, 2020

I have so many memories of Donald that it's hard to pick just one. He and Graceann, Phil and I were great friends that shared a bond of love and respect. Always joking, always laughing and always having a great time. AC, movies, parties, New Years Eve, The Christmas Show to name just a few of our times spent together. Thank you Donald for leaving me so many precious memories. I will never forget you!

Natalie Flanagan

September 9, 2020

RIP Donald. Thank you for taking such good care of my Zsa. You were and always will be a very special person. Love you, rest well.

Jeffrey Kaufman

September 9, 2020

Sorry was not the borgata, it was Harrah's and yes don did go in the pool!!!

Jeffrey Kaufman

September 9, 2020

Donald was a great friend Always will remember he always called me kid. Hi kid. Remember the time took him to A C stayed at borgata, we actually went to pool got don to put on a bathing suit!!! Had alot of fun. Rest in peace my dear friend you will never be forgotten!!!!!

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