It is with great admiration and love that we remember and celebrate the life of Luigi Pellegrino, a special husband and father! We will all remember him for his accomplishments, and most important what mattered most to him. Luigi, who is originally from Molfetta Bari, Italy where he honorably served as Sergeant for the Italian Army as a Radar Operator, migrated to America in 1965 where he became a resident of Hoboken, NJ to develop a better life for his family. Luigi went on to develop his own profession, developing his own Interior Decorating Painting Business in Hoboken called Gino’s Painting for close to 40 years. He was the fairest priced business in the industry. People appreciated that, allowing him to grow his business and develop many trusting relationships! During his time here, we all will remember him for being a one-of-a-kind man, the life of every family party who would take to the dance floor. He loved to have fun and live life to its fullest potential. His passion for soccer was recognizable from the start. If AC Milan was on during a Sunday afternoon, everything had to be planned around that. Do not bother Luigi during the game, if you did, he would certainly yell at you! If you knew him further and passed his house along Monroe Street, you would always know where to find him, Front Stoop having a glass of Carlos Rossi. He would watch the traffic go by, wave hello to his friends walking by or just sometimes just enjoying the weather. If it were not the front stoop, you sure would find him in the yard attending to his fig trees, tomato plants, and chasing any animals away, threatening to eat the fruit and veggies. After his typical evening naps, we all knew what he would do next, he would visit either of his 2 Clubs in Hoboken, Juventus and Monte San Giacomo Club. You would find him there sitting at the table, talking, and sometimes playing cards. He would always engage and be sociable with everybody. Everyone that knew him loved him. He could be known as strong willed but had the biggest heart. He will always be remembered for his hard work, generosity, and most importantly the fortitude to ensure his loved ones came first. Surviving family is his wife Rosa Porta- Pellegrino, his daughters Lucrezia DeBari (Antonio) and Rosa Vitiello (Anthony). His sisters Dina Mastromauro, Damiana DeGioia, and Anna Paparella. His amazing grandchildren Antonio Jr., Annamaria, Andrew, Antony, and Italia. Predeceased by Cosimo Pellegrino and Dea Rotondo. We will all honor and celebrate every day, the life of Luigi Pellegrino. He will continue to watch and care over his loved family members from heaven. Visitation will be held on June 1st, at Failla-McKnight from 4-8Pm, Mass will be June 2 at St. Ann’s R.C Church at 10:30Am. Any donations will be appreciated.


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