Joseph Dominic Dinunzio

October 8, 1936 - January 28, 2016
Joseph Dominic Dinunzio

Joseph Dominic Dinunzio, 79, passed away January 28, 2016 in New Port Richey. He is the son of the late Charles and Philomena Dinunzio. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his son, Jim Dinunzio and brother-in-law, Dean Fangman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Aileen Dinunzio; son, Chuck Dinunzio and his wife, Kim; siblings, Paula Donovan and her husband, Tim, Charles Dinunzio and his wife, Fran, Marie Fangman, Phyliss Hilger and her husband, Bruce; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday at 11am at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 12747 Interlaken Road, New Port Richey. Online condolences may be offered at www.michels-lunqduist.com


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  • January 30, 2016
    Caran and Dennis says:
    I'm so glad I got to see Joe at our NAS Alumni Reunion in 2014. I was able to tell him that I'd been asked at a seminar to rate the "most influential people in my life." And Joe was near the top of that list. He taught me the value of listening (and stop talking so much!!) He taught me to ask the hard questions in a sales setting - he'd say "don't throw softballs at them." Without him I'd probably still be selling newspaper ads in Tiffin, Ohio. He took a leap of faith and hired me out of my small hometown and gave me a management opportunity in Detroit. I wouldn't be where I am today without Joe. Thanks Big Guy. Some 45+ years from now, I'll see you in heaven. (what?? I think planning to live past 107 is totally realistic:)

  • January 29, 2017
    Kathy and Kevin O'Leary,Palm CIty,FL says:
    AILEEN...we were so sorry to learn of Joe's passing...We hold such fond and fun memories of the two of you at Quail Hollow and the Myrtle Beach escapades. Joe was truly a very special gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him. You,my friend, are in our hearts and prayers at this time.

  • May 30, 2016
    Judy Donner says:
    I, too, worked with Joe at Nationwide for several years. He was fun, kind and I enjoyed spending those years with him. Fond memories.

  • February 10, 2016
    Nancy Connolly says:
    Aileen & Chuck, I loved Joe. He was a great mentor to me when I was the Regional Manager for NAS in Pittsburgh and he was my Vice President. What a cool and calm man.. What a great "VOICE" too! Chuck, you have his voice.. A gentle giant. Always soft spoken and kind. I am so sad to hear about the loss of your husband, Aileen, and the loss of your father Chuckers. A bright light has left this earth and I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Sad indeed!

  • February 05, 2016
    Barbara Ciago says:
    I am very sorry for your loss. I worked at NAS for about 12 years and knew your husband to be a lovely, kindhearted man. I am sure he will be missed. My thoughts are with.

  • February 01, 2016
    Peggy Blood says:
    Chuck, Kim and Mrs. Dinunzio, We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know Joe well, but feel like we did through Chuck and Kim. If ever an example of a man is his son, we know Joe was an awesome man. Our prayers for peace and comfort are lifted up for you and your family. Peggy and Allen Blood

  • January 30, 2016
    Rudy / Dorothy Holpit says:
    Joseph Ddominic Dinunzio is in our thoughts and prayers WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY ..To all his Family

  • January 30, 2016
    Rudy / Dorothy Holpit says:
    Aileen.Joe is in our thoughts andprayers WithSincere Sympathy.

  • January 30, 2016
    Lynn Krakowski says:
    Aileen, so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man and together you made a great couple. Many prayers for you and your family. Contact me, I am only 20 minutes away.

  • January 30, 2016
    Amy Schwan says:
    Aileen, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Virgil gave me the news. I will never forget all the fun times we had watching the Browns games in Florida. I'm back in Ohio, but wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Be well. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • January 29, 2016
    Tony Nuccitelli says:
    Aileen So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was a great guy and a good friend. I will always remember the good times we had at Quail. Take care and my sympathy to all the family. Tony Nuccitelli

  • January 30, 2016
    Caran and Dennis says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Joe, Dennis Hoffman wrote this on facebook when Dana posted about him passing away: I'm so glad I got to see Joe at our NAS Alumni Reunion in 2014. I was able to tell him that I'd been asked at a seminar to rate the "most influential people in my life." And Joe was near the top of that list. He taught me the value of listening (and stop talking so much!!) He taught me to ask the hard questions in a sales setting - he'd say "don't throw softballs at them." Without him I'd probably still be selling newspaper ads in Tiffin, Ohio. He took a leap of faith and hired me out of my small hometown and gave me a management opportunity in Detroit. I wouldn't be where I am today without Joe. Thanks Big Guy. Some 45+ years from now, I'll see you in heaven. (what?? I think planning to live past 107 is totally realistic:)

  • January 30, 2016
    Virgil Stoltz says:
    Aileen and Family, My Heartfelt Condolences to you. Joe was one of my brightest friends I have made through being Browns Backers. No matter how bad the Browns were playing I never saw him get down and always had a smile on his face. I truly appreciated his help with the Club through the years and he will be missed by many!

  • January 30, 2016
    John and Terri Graham says:
    Aileen and family - we were sorry to hear about Joe's passing. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • January 29, 2016
    Jacqui Herringshaw says:
    Aileen, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy; that smile and laugh! My sympathy to you and your family. My parents also send their condolences.

  • January 29, 2016
    Ray Alesandrini says:
    Very sorry to hear about Joe. I'll always remember his friendship.

  • January 29, 2016
    Ed Schenk says:
    Aileen I am deeply sorry for the passing of Joe a true Browns Backer. He will be missed by all the members who got to know him. He will be with Paul Brown trying to figure how they can be strong contenders again. God Bless

  • January 29, 2016
    Tom and Kim Stratman lit a candle:
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  • January 29, 2016
    Brenda Jordan says:
    Aileen, I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. The Suncoast Browns Backers will not be the same without his smile. Our thoughts are with you and Paula (and Tim) during this sad time.