AGE: 73 • Morris Plains
Raffaele Gesualdo of Morris Plains passed away on December 29, 2012. He was 73 years old. Born in Vincolise, Italy, Mr. Gesualdo lived in Morristown before moving to Morris Plains 30 years ago. Mr. Gesualdo was President and CEO of Gesualdo Contracting in Morris Plains for 40 years before he recently retired. He was a member of St. Margaret's Church in Morristown. Mr. Gesualdo came to the United States in 1967 to live the "American Dream." He contributed his many gifts and talents to society with many jobs, including joining the Laborers Union Local 711. He eventually started his own business, Gesualdo Landscaping & Masonry. Continuing his company's legacy are his two sons. Mr. Gesualdo was always active in the community and was well-loved by his family, friends, and many customers in Morris County. Mr. Gesualdo loved most of all to spend time with his family and friends, followed by his work - beautifying homes with flowers, plants and masonry.
Mr. Gesualdo is survived by his loving wife Caterina Gesualdo; and his devoted children, Simone Gesualdo and his wife Christine, Adelina Galdi and her husband Anthony, and Raffaele ("Frankie") Gesualdo and his wife Maria. He is also survived by his beloved siblings, Maria Scumaci and her husband Giovanni, Filomena Gesualdo and her husband Nicola, Giovanna Levato, Antonietta Genoble and her husband William, Rosetta Alberto and her husband Leonardo, Carmine Gesualdo and his wife Maria, and Pasquale Gesualdo; his cherished grandchildren, Raffaele, Caterina, Gabriella, Simone, Antonia, Alessia, Francesco, and Caterina; as well as 26 nieces and nephews, and many more family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Gesualdo will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Margaret's Church, 6 Sussex Avenue, Morristown. Entombment will follow at Holy Rood Mausoleum, Morris Township. Visiting will be on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 2-5 & 7-9pm at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains.