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Eugene O. D'Alessandro Sr.


1915 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Eugene O. D'Alessandro, Sr.

AGE: 97 • Forked River, NJ

Eugene O. D'Alessandro, Sr., age 97, of Forked River passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 at his home. Eugene was born in Nutley and formerly of Pine Brook before moving to Forked River in 1998. Since 1951, Eugene owner and operated E.O. D'Alessandro Inc., Pine Brook, retiring in 1983. He was a communicant of St. Pius X Church and a member of NJ Nursery Landscape Assoc., NJ Arborist Assoc., the Rotary Club and UNICO Club of Montville and East Orange Elks, serving as past Exalted Ruler. Eugene enjoyed building Japanese rock gardens and was a craftsman in the art of Bonsai plants. He excelled at making furniture, model cars and children's toys out of wood.

Mr. D'Alessandro was predeceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Mary D'Alessandro (nee Governali), two brothers and sister. Surviving are five sons and their wives, Henry and Maryann D'Alessandro of Holmdel, Charles and Roselyn D'Alessandro of Parsippany, Eugene Jr. and Janie D'Alessandro of Forked River, Robert and Judi D'Alessandro of Bridgewater and Peter and Bernadette D'Alessandro of Egg Harbor Township. Also surviving are his grandchildren Thomas, Denise, Deborah, Eugene III, Danielle and Isabella and 11 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 8-8:30 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9 (Main St.), Forked River, NJ 08731. A Funeral Liturgy will follow at 10:30 am at St. Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Rd, Montville, NJ 07045. Entombment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover 07936. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Eugene's memory to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or you may send flowers.

Published in Courier News & Asbury Park Press on Mar. 26, 2013
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