Obituary of Robert DiGiovanna
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Robert J. DiGiovanna who passed away on January 19th, 2024, surrounded by family. Robert lived to the age of 88 and was known by all as a kind and caring man. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many.
Robert was born in Newark, moved to Bloomfield, then to Denville in 1971. He successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University. Once he completed his education, he became a Probation Officer in Essex County, working mainly with juveniles. He remained with the County for 40 years before retiring in 1996.
Married for 57 years to his beloved wife Carol (née Moll), while raising six children, and having a successful career, he still managed to have time to volunteer in the community. He was very active in recreational sports as coach and assistant coach for Bloomfield and Denville sports programs including baseball and track. Robert was a long-time usher at St. Mary’s Church and active member of the Knights of Columbus #3359. In retirement he cherished his time with family and loved supporting his grandchildren from the sideline.
Robert’s memory will live on through his six children, Robert DiGiovanna Jr., Teresa (James Pelech) DiGiovanna, Donald DiGiovanna, Dawn (Morgan) Morris, David DiGiovanna, and Patricia (Thomas) Colucci. His loving grandchildren Sabrina (Michael Cassara) Pelech, Jared Pelech, Austin Morris, Monica Morris, Christopher Colucci, Anthony Colucci, and Caroline Colucci, as well as his sweet great granddaughter Annabella Rose Cassara.
A public visitation to honor Robert will be held on Friday, January 26th, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM as well as 7:00PM-9:00PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville, NJ. A funeral Mass will follow Saturday, January 27th at 10:00AM St. Mary’s Church, 15 Myers Avenue Denville, NJ 07834.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations are being accepted in his memory to support his caregivers that took excellent care of him by way of Fundraiser by Patricia Colucci : Robert DiGiovanna's In Home Caregivers. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Robert here to continue to celebrate the special life he bestowed upon us.
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