D’AMBROSIO, Giovanni, age 60, of Toms River, died on March 2, 2019. Born in Fraine, Italy, he moved here when he was 9 years old living in Paterson for 21 years and settling in Toms River 30 years ago. He owned and operated John D’Ambrosio Mason Contractor in Toms River, and was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Paterson. He is predeceased by his father, Angelo. Giovanni is survived by two loving children, John, Jr. (Alec), Dana D’Ambrosio (Desiree), one cherished grandson, Octavian D’Ambrosio. His beloved mother, Filomena D’Ambrosio (nee Lalla), his life partner, Lynda Talerico and her daughter, Nicole Talerico. A brother, Angelo D’Ambrosio, Jr. (Jenelle), and a sister, Mirella Daniele (Pasquale). He was an uncle to Stephen Daniele (Joelle), Christopher Daniele (Kristen), Patrick Daniele (Britta), and Devan D’Ambrosio, and a great-niece, Shelby Daniele. Also survived by many cousins, uncles and aunts from different parts of the globe.
If you knew Giovanni, he probably cooked for you, bought you food, or a cup of coffee. He has taken the shirt off his back for anyone who needed it more. He was extremely generous, larger than life, and loved everybody he met. He will be missed deeply. Visiting Thursday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Friday, March 8, 2019, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Paterson. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. The D’Ambrosio family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com