Obituary of Peter C. Realmonte
Peter C. Realmonte, 90, of Towaco, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 6, 2022.
Born in Marineo, Sicily, Peter came to the US in 1948 with his father and older siblings. His mother and younger siblings joined the family a short while later and the family settled in Garfield. He proudly served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. Peter married the love of his life, Elena (née Meliti) that same year and the couple moved to Lodi to raise their three children. In 1986, Peter and Elena moved to Towaco where they have lived happily for the last 36 years.
Peter was the owner and operator of a successful masonry contracting business until his early 80s. His passions included working in his garden and cooking homemade meals, two skills that were instilled in him as a young boy in Sicily.
Peter’s faith was very important to him. He was a previous board member at Calvary Temple in Wayne and served as an elder at his beloved church, Living Faith Christian Assembly in Nutley. He was also a former president of the St. Ciro Society in Garfield. He taught his children and grandchildren the value of family and the importance of living a life full of hard work, laughter, and faith.
Peter is lovingly survived by his wife of 68 years, Elena; his children, Andrew and his wife Annmarie, Donna Kovach and her husband Stephen, and Peter John and his wife Jill; his grandchildren, Kristen Nieto and her husband Joseph, Ashley Beno and her husband Brad, Peter Carmen Realmonte and his fiancé Sayra Mendez, Alyssa Kovach and her fiancé Joseph DeFinis, Julien Realmonte, and Colette Realmonte; and his great grandchildren, Joseph and Demetria Nieto, Hailey and Alana Beno, and one on the way! He is also survived by his sisters, Frances DeBlasio and Sarah Roberts; and his sister in-law, Marie Realmonte. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Andrea and Maria; brother, Charles; and his sisters, Sadie Nucifora, Mildred Adamo, and Maria Rosa Frasca.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 11 from 4-8 pm at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, October 12, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory to the American Cancer Society, The Foundation for Fighting Blindness, or the Wounded Warriors Project would be greatly appreciated by the Realmonte family.
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