Attilio J. Giannico, 96, of Holmdel, passed away at home on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Born in Elizabeth, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He was once a Chemist for Dupont. He was a hard working man who loved to work with his hands.
An accomplished Accordion player, he built furniture, and built his own house at one time, and over the years renovated many others. In time, he was a truck driver delivering new cars from the General Motors plant in Linden, NJ to Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York. As a driver he was a member of the Teamsters union, where he eventually became Pension and Welfare Administrator for 35 years. He retired from there and then served on their Board of Trustees until he was 90 years of age.
He was a hard working man all of his life. He was quiet, humble, and giving, and had a cute sense of humor. He loved holidays, and spending time with his family, especially on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. He loved to travel and had been to Hawaii, California, and Europe – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and family road trips to Florida as well. Caring for his fruit and fig trees was also a passion to him.
He is survived by his children, son Michael and his wife Carene, daughter Nancy Kokoszka and her husband Ken, daughter Mary Giannico, and by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of St. Catharine, 108 Middletown Road, Holmdel.
To leave a condolence for the family, or to share a memory of Attilio please visit his page of tributes at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com
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