Dominic A. Gervasio, 90, of Absecon, NJ, entered into God’s eternal rest on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Main Campus in Pomona, NJ. Born in Langhorne, PA he resided in the Trenton area for most of his life, residing at the Four Seasons Retirement Community in Columbus for about 20 years prior to moving in with his daughter in Absecon over a year ago.
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Dominic was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War Era, stationed in Alaska from 1950 to 1953. He started his working career in 1942 making his first pizza at the age of 12. He was a pizza man for many years. He went on to work for Maggio Cheese as a distributor to restaurants, pizzerias and stores. Dominic then bought a restaurant, bar, and liquor store in Trenton called Gervasio’s Bartolini which he operated for 6 years. He retired at the age of 79, after 20 years as a school bus inspector with the NJ Division of Motor Vehicle Commission.
Dominic was a former president for the Neopolitan Society and chairman of the Feast of Lights in Chambersburg for many years. He was a billiards champ who also enjoyed playing poker with the many friends he made at Four Seasons Retirement Community. Dominic was a good storyteller who loved nothing more than being with his large loving family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Son of the late Tammaro and Vincenza (DiCarlo) Gervasio and nephew of the late Orsola (DiCarlo) Gervasio; beloved husband of the late Gloria (Caiola) Gervasio; step-father of the late John Stevens; grandfather of the late Dominic Tallone; brother of the late Ralph Gervasio, Josephine Chianese, Ursula Brinkerhoff, and Vincenza Brophy; Dominic is survived by his children, Virginia Bair (Duane), Thomas Gervasio, Linda Lucchesi, Paul Stevens and daughter-in-law, Lemonia Stevens; eleven grandchildren: Antoinette Gervasio, Mia Tallone, John Stevens (Amy), Christopher Stevens (Katie), Stephanie Vogia (Dino), Sabrina, Enzo and Dante Lucchesi, and Shaun, Felicia and Nicholas Stevens; ten great-grandchildren: Nolan, Penelope, Nico, Kristin, Darren, Samantha, Dino, Sophia, Kingston and Angelea; eight siblings: Angelina Barnila, Anthony Gervasio (Marie), Olympia Burd, Sister Frances Gervasio, Antoinette Irwin, Annie Grove, Msgr. Thomas Gervasio, and Margherita Gervasio; a sister-in-law, Rosemarie Dorobkowski; a brother-in-law, Thomas Brophy; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
Catholic funeral services will be held privately for immediate family only with Msgr. Thomas Gervasio officiating followed by private burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Please visit Dominic’s tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com