Daniel DiGeronimo, 94, a lifelong Montclair resident died on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Mr. DiGeronimo was a firefighter in Montclair for 32 years, retiring as captain, and was a long-time trustee on the board of the Montclair Firemen’s Relief Association. At the age of 50 he became a licensed optician working up until a year ago. He was a member of the Vincent J. Russo Post 382 and a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Carmela “Pal” (nee Arminio); his daughter Diane; his sisters, Mildred Russo, Mary Miscia, Rachel Rubino, Sophie Sgroi, Eleanor Bilotta, Gloria Lehmann, Mercedes Zichelli; and his brothers Joseph DiGeronimo, Joseph A. DiGeronimo, Benito DiGeronimo, and Vincent DiGeronimo.
He is survived by his children Vincent DiGeronimo and his wife Debbie, Dolores Fusco and her husband Nicholas, Melinda McDonald and her husband Jeff, and by his sisters, Virginia Cosgrove, Dolores Arminio, Marianne Karnas, his grandchildren, Daniel, Lauren, Kimberly, Lesley, Corinne, Jill, Daniel, Anna, and his great grandchildren, Madison, Chase, Emerson, Niko, Julius, Quentin, Jagger and Keeran, and by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mr. DiGeronimo will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St., Montclair. A private burial will be held Saturday, April 20. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 27 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine St., Montclair.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org are appreciated.