Modestino Cristiano, 67, passed away, Thursday, June 27th, 2019, at Rahway Hospital. Born in Summonte, Avellino, Italy, he lived in Westfield from 1972 to 1980, when he moved to Rahway.
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Modestino was the owner of M. Cristiano Landscaping and was a longtime member of the Italian American Club in Westfield.
He will be remembered for the unconditional love for his family, dedication to his business and customers; spending time fishing, hunting and sleeping anywhere.
Surviving are his sons, Anthony and Joseph; his grandchildren, Anthony Joseph, Isabella, Oliver and Sebastian; his former spouse, Kathleen Mahachek; his sister, Concetta Capone and her husband, Timothy; his brothers, Aniello, Carmine and his wife, Hilf and Silvestro; nieces and nephews, Erika and William GaNun and their daughter, Charlotte Jude, Angela Capone, Christopher and Luz Cristiano and their sons Liam and Cameron, Vincent and Victoria Cristiano, Tina-Marie and Joseph Cuzzo and Gabrielle Cristiano and Jeremy McCabe and their son, Nathan; and many extended relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, on Monday, July 1st from 5 PM to 9 PM. The funeral will begin on Tuesday at 8:30 at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Westfield at 9 AM. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.