In Memory of



Obituary for Salvatore Bongiovanni

BONGIOVANNI, Salvatore, age 83, of Garfield, died on July 10, 2023. Born and raised in Castronovo, Sicily-Italy, he settled in Garfield 68 years ago. Sal worked for Greater NY Box in Clifton for 50 years and was the caretaker and groundskeeper for 25 years at Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church in Garfield retiring in 2011. In addition to working at Our Lady of Sorrows, he was a lifelong parishioner, Usher, and a member of the Holy Name Society. Salvatore was a member of the Garfield Volunteer Fire Department - Company 4 serving as Captain, and he was a member of the NJ Exempt Firemen’s Association. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Leona (nee Cormier), two beloved daughters, Linda Swedits and husband Joseph and Susan Giammanco and husband Charlie, two loving grandchildren, Gianna Linn and Daniel Giammanco, and a dear brother, Antonino Bongiovanni and wife Lina. Visiting Wednesday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Thursday, July 13, 2023, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 9 am followed by a 10 am mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, Clifton. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Bongiovanni family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit