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PORTLAND - Thomas J. Minervino, 80, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home. He was born June 7, 1932, in Portland, son of Stephen and Lucia (Pierobello) Minervino. Thomas grew up in Portland and was a 1950 Graduate of Portland High School.
Following school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War Veteran. While in the Navy Thomas served on USS Stockham, USS Arcadia, and the LSMR 525 landing ship.
He enjoyed a career as a truck driver for Congdon Transportation from 1954 - 1970. Thomas was a member of the VFW Deering Memorial Post 6859, and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents and his brother Stephen L. Minervino. He is survived by a daughter, Lucia A. Coyne and her husband Martin of Westbrook, sons Stephen T. Minervino and his fiancé Cindy of Springfield, and Rev. Mark A. Minervino and his wife Kristen of Cary N.C., and an adopted daughter Melissa LaMontange and her husband Solomon of Casco; sisters Mary Martin of Scarborough and Anna Tuck of Portland; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
A graveside service will be held at New Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at noon.
Arrangements entrusted to Conroy - Tully Crawford Funeral Homes, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ctcrawford.com
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 11, 2013