Generoso "Gene" Della Vecchia Generoso "Gene" Della Vecchia, 81, of Elmwood Park, NJ, passed away at home Wednesday April 12, 2017. Gene owned and operated Hoffman's Deli for several years, then was employed by the County of Essex as a buyer from 1988 until his retirement in 1996. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of AARP, Homeowner's Association of Elmwood Park, Holy Name Society of St. Leo's Church Elmwood Park where he also served as an usher. Funeral 8:30 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville, Mass 10 am St. Leo's Church, 324 Market St. Elmwood Park. Entombment Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum, East Hanover. Visitation Monday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA, 02241-7005 or donatenow.heart.org . Gene is survived by his wife Josephine (nee Carollo), brother Joseph and his wife Tina, sister-in-law Mary Spina and her husband John. He was the beloved uncle of Maria, Christina, Michele Spina, Rosemarie Sansone, Joseph Della Vecchia and Joseph Sansone. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Rose (nee Vuono), sister Christina Sansone and her husband Joseph.
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