DR. NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO
Nicolino G. Di Benedetto, O.D. Optometrist, devoted husband and father Nicolino G. Di Benedetto, O.D., 59, of Towaco, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Visiting hours will be today, Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St., Montclair, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 318 Newark-Pompton Tpk., Pequannock, N.J. Cremation will be private. Nicolino was born in Durban, South Africa, and came to America when he was 10. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in biology, and was the first in his family to attend college. He earned his doctor of optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry, then worked for the Eye Dr. for 20 years. He then joined Phillips and Hudson Eye Specialists in 2004, and periodically gave lectures to fellow optometric physicians. He recently published an article in Elsevier's Practice Update. Although he loved tennis, golf and working in his yard, Nicolino's family was his real passion. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Pino; his children, Thomas and Stephanie; his mother, Anna (nee Solimene); his brother, Piero and his wife, Cathi; his nephew, Michael, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Gaetano, in 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cystinosis Foundation of New Jersey, 7 Little Court, Mountainside, N.J. 07092.
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