Gennaro “Gino” Pinto, age 84, passed away at home in Hammonton on October 10, 2017. Gino was born in Casal Velino, Italy and received a degree in Agriculture. Gino immigrated to America in 1960. He began his business in 1968, Gino’s Wholesale Fruit and Produce. Gino was a member of 3rd degree Knights of Columbus Pallotti Council #3471, Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Church, St. John Society and a former member of Mt. Carmel Society.
Gino is survived by his wife Karoll (nee Maimone), his children Michaelangelo (Jacqueline), John (Elisa Linn), Deanna (Dr. Michael) Falcone all of Hammonton and Maria (Nicholas) Cappelli of Chadds Ford, Pa. Loving grandfather of Madison, Danielle, Gabrielle, Gino, Johnny and Austin Pinto and Kyler, Dylan and Ryder Falcone and Angelina and Nicholas Cappelli.
No one would argue that he was the personification of the American Dream. He would tell stories of his two week travel over seas to the United States happily greeted by the Statue of Liberty and her promise for his future. He taught that hard work and an honest days living to provide for his family had no limit. Gino’s strong devotion to God and his religion carried him in all he did. His passion for winemaking, selling fruit and produce, making famous fruit baskets, casino trips, golfing and espresso drinking with friends at Ginos will always be remembered. His name though small symbolizes a man of great kindness, faith, family and friendship.
Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Friday eve 6-9pm and Saturday morning 9:30-10:30 am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11:00am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish – St. Joseph Church 3rd & French Streets Hammonton. Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hammonton. Donations may be made in Gino’s memory to Knights of Columbus Pallotti Council #3471 P.O. Box 5 Hammonton, NJ 08037 or American Parkinson Disease Association P.O. Box 910 New Brunswick, NJ 08903. Condolences to: www.marinellafuneralhome.com