Obituary of Modestino Joseph Tumminello


Modestino Joseph Tumminello, 80, died December 13, 2018 at his home in DeLand Florida surrounded by family.  Visitation will be on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m  with  a memorial service beginning  at 3:00 p.m.


Joe was born on November 12, 1938 in Paterson, New Jersey to Ernest and Rose Tumminello.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara; sister Lucille Rice; children, Michael Tumminello, and his wife Brande, and Donna Verdeur, and her husband Chris; step-children John Pugliese and his wife Rose, Anthony Pugliese, Barbara Pugliese and Terri-Lee Crapello; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his brother, Ernest Tumminello; his son, Mark Tumminello; his mother, Rose Moffatt; and his father, Ernest Tumminello, Sr.


Joe was a well-respected businessman who spent his entire career in the automotive industry.  He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father and a great friend & mentor to all.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made in memory of Joe to Vitas Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.


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