OBITUARY

Victor Louis D'Onofrio

October 1, 1997March 25, 2020

Victor Louis D’Onofrio of Sarasota passed away on March 25, 2020, in Fort Hood, Texas at the age of 22; he was born on October 1, 1997, in Livingston, NJ.

Victor, “Donny”, was proud of his accomplishments in the U.S. Army as an M1A2 Abrams Tank Crewman and Specialist. He was known for his accountability, his compassion, humor, and charming smile. His unapologetic way of always being himself was truly a breath of fresh air. He was someone who if you told him to do something, you wouldn’t have to check if it was done. He was trustworthy and full of unconditional love and emotion for everyone who was present in his life. We will miss his hugs that took our breath away and his smile that has comforted many of us in our darkest times. We love you, dearly.

He is survived by his loving parents Sherry Allen & Vincent D’Onofrio. Mother's fiancé, Tony DeLoach & Stepmother, Paola D’Onofrio. Big “sissy” Felecia French with niece Harley Terry and two little sisters, Miranda & Dalila D’Onofrio. Grandparents, Frances Evans, Louis Allen, Agostino & Clara D’Onofrio. Aunt Julia & Godfather Luciano DiNardo with cousins Michael & Brittany. Aunt Michelle Arntt & Uncle’s Mark, Steven Allen with cousin Brittnee, Charles & Christina Allen with cousins Nathan & Allyson.

Celebration of Life and Military service will be announced as soon as more information is known about resuming social gatherings. Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home @ Palms Memorial Park is entrusted with final care.

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Felecia French

July 2, 2020

Hey bro,
Today is a scary day for me. I just want to make sure you're here with me and can help me through it. I love you so much, and I can't wait until I get to see you again. Thank you for showing me you're here still. The little things keep me going. I miss you. Forever and ever, pinky promise.
love, sissy.

Triston Broderick

May 26, 2020

I went to basic with vic. One of the best men and a close friend to have no matter the situation. He helped me through training when my home life was in pieces. It kills me to have had found out through Facebook about his passing. Prayers to his family.

Alexandra Grady

May 8, 2020

I went to high school at ALJ with Victor, but specifically I remember he sat next to me in science class. I always looked forward to going to that class because I knew I was in for a laugh from him every day! Such a sweet and genuine soul. Rest in paradise and prayers to your family!

Mark Berg

May 8, 2020

I met up with Victor in Killeen Texas while working on base for my company. We met at my favorite -Texas Roadhouse. I never had met him previously but we had talked like we knew each other for a long time. I was happy to buy his dinner and thanked him for his service to our country.

Fredy Reyes

May 1, 2020

Victor was a student in my US History class at ALJ just a few years ago. He was always respectful, always prepared and always engaged. My deepest condolences to the family.

Julia DiNardo

May 1, 2020

Victor I remember coming to the hospital on the day you were born to see you for the first time and your Rangers sleeper that made uncle Lou smile. We had countless get togethers at Nonna and Nonno’s house and our house for holidays and birthdays. One of my favorite times spent together was Christmas holidays of 2017. Remember our sing along at Nonno and Nonna’s house when we were all singing to so many different songs, Nonno’s comment to all of us when we sang Hotel California. We laughed and treasured the time together. I will always remember your beautiful smile and dimples, your gorgeous deep brown eyes and the tight hugs you always gave. I always told you that you gave the best hugs. I remember our visit to Georgia when you graduated boot camp. You were so proud and we were even more proud of your accomplishments! The army had always been of great interest to you since you were a little boy and we were all thrilled that you were doing so well. I can still hear your voice from your call on New Year’s Eve telling us how much you missed being with family and your plan to visit in June. Always ended our call with I love you! And our last conversation in March. You’re forever in our hearts Victor. Nonna and Nonno are so heartbroken! Dalila and Miranda miss their big brother so much. We all miss you! Mike and Britt still remember all of the school vacation breaks spent with you at Nonna’s. You were taken from us way too soon! May you be united with our loved ones in heaven and please watch over your dad who loves and misses his big boy so much! All my love always my handsome nephew! Love you aunt Julia ❤️

Ashley Cutugno

April 20, 2020

Oh Victor I remember when you were just a bump in your moms belly. She would have to walk around with a water bottle pressed against her ribs because that was you favorite place to stay. I really enjoyed watching you grow up and being in my own childhood memories, some of which I’ll never forget- like your house being child proofed to the max but that didn’t stop you, you were way to smart. You pushing your stroller into the kitchen to climb on top of the counter and get into the cabinets and kitchen draws. My fondest memory from the time you could walk and talk was you dragging that blue blanket around and playing with army guys. Anything to do with the military was your favorite toy, all you would talk about was that one day you were going to be in the military. You were so determined, and to watch your dreams unfold was truly inspiring. Victor you were the little brother I wish I had. I’m still having a hard time excepting the reality of this but I just want you to know that everyone loves you dearly and you will be greatly missed!

Kenneth Ugokwe

April 19, 2020

I love you victor d onforio I remember in alj you brought so much joy in my heart your childish and tender jokes really helped me in Johnson I love you and I wish you well. May your soul rest in paradise my friend

Christina Allen

April 18, 2020

I have so many memories with you, Vic. You were such a bright kid. You never gave up and kept on doing what you thought was best. You always made me and your uncle so proud of you! You were definitely very entertaining when we baby sat you. You loved that pool no matter how cold it was, or the time we found you in the kitchen eating frozen food. You would look at us and say "what? I'm hungry"( lol ). Even though you just had dinner..
You always made us laugh. Also, I will never forget the time you came up to me at our wedding and said to me, "I'm so happy your part of our family" and I love you. That was awesome! You always gave me a huge hugs. I will never forget that moment we had an that inside joke, which never got old. Everytime you were out in the street playing with your friends you always stop to help me bring in my bags in from going food shopping. No questions asked. You just did it. I didnt even have to ask. As you got older, every time you would stop to see us you would just stop in to say "Hi!". This meant the world to us! ! I would open the door and the first thing out of your mouth would be, "got any bags for me to carry, Aunt chris?". Everytime I saw you, I couldn't believe how tall you got! Nathan and Allyson loved you so much they would get all crazy when you came over. They would jump all over you and you wouldnt care. I will definitely miss your smile, your hugs, your sense of humor and your stories. You definitely will NEVER be forgotten. Your mother raised one great son! You have been taken to soon. We miss you so much and love you for all eternity. May the clouds give you kisses. We love you!

frances Evans

April 18, 2020

Our lives will never be the same again, I pray that somehow you will give your Mama strength, to go forward with all the crazy and happy memories and the sadness, that was shared, through the years, and now.

You grew into being an amazing young man who had finally found your niche in Life, the Army, a girlfriend, and a purpose. and a plan for your future. as you told me what you wanted to do when you left the Army.

My memories of you will always be when you were little guy singing, and being Bob the builder. and our Cozumel trip when you jumped in the pool with all your clothes on, after the babysitter got you dressed for dinner. and you sitting in the pool at the pool bar asking for DIRTY MONKEYS! and you calling the Iguanas dinosaurs, and strangers in the airport calling out your name at the airport, as you made an impression on them, at the resort we stayed at. I still laugh about that!! yes you were one unforgettable little kid!

FROM THE FAMILY