Martin “Tino” Bianco, 80, of Grand Gorge, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Plantation, Fla. He was born February 15, 1929 in Brooklyn, the son of Martin and Maria (LoDato) Bianco. He married Phyllis Pulizzi on May 15, 1951 in Brooklyn.
Martin moved to Grand Gorge in November of 1977.
He was a member of Earl B. Dudley American Legion Post, Grand Gorge and Local #52/7 Bricklayers and Tile Union for 33 years.
Martin was a man who was always ready, willing and able to help. He overlooked many of his neighbors, always offering a lending hand and an ear to listen to or a cup of coffee and piece of cake. He was very calm and never needed to boast. Martin was a gentle and pleasant soul who never held a grudge, he was truly an angel of God.
Martin enjoyed fishing whether it be Long Island, NY, the lakes of upstate or Florida. He passed his knowledge of hunting to his nephews and passion of fishing to his grandchildren. He was an avid “tinkerer,” you could always find him in his garage making something, either for himself or a friend.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Vito Coraci, Plantation, Fla., Jo-Ann Jones and Michael Jones, Jacksonville, Fla; grandchildren, Victoria, Veronica and Vito Coraci of Plantation, Fla. and Kiera and Eioghan Jones of Jacksonville, Fla. Also surviving are sisters, Eva, Jennie and Margaret, a brother-in-law, Tony and in-laws Lena and George DiLeto, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Martin on March 16, 2003.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, Grand Gorge with Rev. Joe Arockiasamy, celebrant.
Burial will be in the Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury.
Calling hours will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.
Arrangements are by the Miller Funeral Home, Roxbury.