D'OVIDIO, John M. 72, passed away on Feb. 28, 2014. A 1960 graduate of Hillsborough High School, he served in the U.S. Navy. John retired from GTE after 28 years and was also a realtor in Pasco County for 10 years. John was a member of The Knights of Columbus Council 1768 and Daniel B. Cannon Assembly 1444. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manfredo and Frances D'Ovidio; brother, Manfredo Jr.; and daughter, Lisa. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen of 48 years; son, Michael (Michelle); daughter, Melissa (Edson); brothers, Ralph (Bettie), Henry (Shirley); and sister-in-law, Elaine; grandchildren, Marisa, Michael Jr., Nicholas, Kendall, and Camryn; nieces and nephews, Pam (Don), Jimmy, Renee (Jeff), Shawn (Karen) and their families. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's name to the Knights of Columbus Council 1768, General Fund, P.O. Box 265, San Antonio, FL 33576, Saint Anthony Catholic School, P.O. Box 817, San Antonio, FL 33576-0847 or The Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am, March 8, at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Chu-rch, 32832 Saint Anthony Way, San Antonio, FL 33576. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 9 am, until time of mass at 10 am. Condolences may be shared with John's family by visiting All arrangements are entrusted to Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618.


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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 6, 2014