Dominick A. Abbruzzese, 95, of South Plainfield, died at home on November 22, 2018.
Born and raised in South Plainfield to the late Benedito and Vincenza Abbruzzese (nee Fasano), he was a lifelong borough resident.
Mr. Abbruzzese went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. A Technician 5th Grade for the 313th Field Artillery Battalion; Dominick received a Bronze Star with a distinction for valor for his active role in combat during the Battle of the Bulge. Arriving on Normandy Beach three days after D-Day, he fought his way to Berlin. Against enemy fire, he hid in a church steeple where he could safely order an airstrike against the German offense, saving his and many other American lives. After his honorable discharge in 1945 he joined the New Jersey Army National Guard and was a Sargent 1st Class HHC 250th Signal Battalion before his retirement in 1987.
Dominick was a member of the VFW Post 6763 of South Plainfield, and a communicant of The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield. He enjoyed collecting coins, stamps, and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed the quality time spent with his beloved family.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette, and brothers Carl and Anthony.
Surviving are his loving sons, Joseph Abruzzese and wife Donna and John Abruzzese and wife Darlene both of South Plainfield, his cherished granddaughters Staciann and Gina, his dear sister Amalia Falocco and husband Warren, as well as his dear friends and extended family.
Family and friends are welcome to gather for visitation on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Monday, November 26th at The Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home beginning at 9:00AM.
Entombment will follow at Resurrection Burial Park Mausoleum in Piscataway.
For directions and condolences, please visit www.McCriskinFuneralHome.com