Edward  D'Onofrio


Edward D'Onofrio, 92, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019, in Sharon.
Mr. D'Onofrio was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Sharon, a son of the late August and Angeline (Moroco) D'Onofrio. He attended Farrell High School and enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marine, serving during World War II. Ed also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.
In 1951, Ed, and his brother, opened and operated D'Onofrio's Super Market in Farrell, which previously operated with their father out of the first floor of their home located across the street. In 1962, Ed and his brother then opened and operated D'Onofrio's Food Center in Hermitage until 1981.
In 1983, Ed opened Mr. D's Super Market, Brookfield, Ohio, which he owned and operated with his sons, Larry and Ed. He retired in 1990. Ed was honored by the National Grocers Association for over 50 years of service.
Ed was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon, and St. Brendan's Church, Clearwater, Fla. He was also a member of Avalon Golf and Country Club at Buhl Park, Sharon, as well as Belleair Country Club, Belleair, Fla., where he spent winters.
An avid golfer, Ed also enjoyed boating and water skiing at Conneaut Lake and in Clearwater Fla. He also loved to travel with his beloved wife Rose M. Moderelli, who he married June 15, 1953. Together with many good friends they visited six continents. She passed away July 20, 2012.
He is survived by a daughter, Lorraine (Michael) Caruso, Stone Harbor, N.J.; Edward (Paula) D'Onofrio, Hermitage; Larry D'Onofrio, Sharon; and David (Betty) D'Onofrio, Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Eddie (Samantha), Danny and Vince D'Onofrio; Joseph Caruso; Nicholas and Jimmie D'Onofrio; and Danielle, Samantha and Lauren D'Onofrio; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ed was preceded in death by three sisters, Loretta Stubbs, Mary Joyner and Yolanda Stabile; and three brothers, Don, Fred and Albert D'Onofrio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed toward St. Joseph Church, 79 Case Ave., Sharon; or Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Road, Hermitage.

Edward, 92, of Clearwater, Fla.
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (7-19-18) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Saturday (7-20-19) in St. Joseph Church, Sharon, with Rev. Tom Whitman, as celebrant.
Entombment: St. Rose Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Full military honors will be rendered by the Wheatland A.L., Farrell and West Middlesex VFW honor guard.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
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Beth (Wilcox) Downs
Jul 19, 2019
Eddie, and all of family, my deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace, God Bless you all.
Jul 19, 2019
Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of Edward D'Onofrio.  Send flowers
Cindy Alfredo Eckard
Jul 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss he was a great man and a great Boss. It was great to work for him.
Lainey Allegar
Jul 18, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. Sending prayers to the family.
Lorrie DeMay
Jul 18, 2019
A few years back Uncle Ed and I sat down at his home and had a few glasses of wine together. We spoke of the past , the present and the future. Of 'The Lake' all the laughs, and fun fishing off the dock. Oh we were so young! My love goes out to all four of you. ..Lorrie
Jack Ferry
Jul 18, 2019
To Larry ( and Eddie, Loraine and David). So sorry for your loss. I always admired your dad. He was a class act. Loving husband and father, respected businessman, and a genuinely good person.
You did an excellent job taking care of your dad and God will some day reward you for the loving dedicated care you provided. Condolences.