Jerry Richard Donatiello
Local Boy Killed in War
Funeral For J. Richard Donatiello
Today At Saint Anthony's Church
(Nov. 30, 1967) -- Today at 9:30 a.m., a solemn high Mass will be held at St. Anthony's Church, for Marine Lance Corporal Jerry Richard Donatiello of 14 Frederick Street.
He was killed Nov. 20 after sustaining a gunshot wound to the body from hostile rifle fire while on an operation in the vicinity of Quang Namn, Republic of Vietnam.
After the Mass, the 22-year-old's body will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
Corp. Donatiello is survived by his widowed mother, Mrs. Rose Donatiello, and four brothers: Patrick, 38; Anthony, 37; Angelo Jr., 33; and Robert 29, of Church St., Belleville.
Born in Newark on June 27, 1945, Richie, as he was known at home, attended South 8th Street School and graduated from Bloomfield Technical School class of 1963 before moving his family to Belleville two years ago.
He was attending Fairleigh Dickenson University, Rutherford at nights for two years when he was drafted into the Marine Corps on March 3, 1965 and sent to Vietnam on Oct. 5.
While attending college, Richie had been very active with a CYO organization in Clifton, the town from which his girlfriend for three years, Roberta 'Cookie' DeMolli, comes.
At that same time he held two jobs to meet school expenses, a full-time job with Wilson Imperial, Newark and a part-time job at a local Acme Food Market.
Funeral services were held at Murray's Funeral Home, Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield.
Lance Cpl. Jerry Richard Donatiello, of Frederick Street, was killed in action in Vietnam on November 20, 1967.
He was killed by hostile rifle fire in the vicinity of Quang Namn on Nov. 20. He had been in Vietnam since Oct. 5.
Born on June 27, 1945, he enlisted in the Marines on March 3, 1965.
He served with the USMC CO F 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine, 1st Marine Division.
His service number is 225482.
He is the son of Mrs.Rose Donatiello.
He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Holmdel, N.J.
DONATIELLO, JERRY RICHARD
Branch: Marine Corps
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