Albert T. Padovano
Formerly of Edison
Albert T. Padovano passed away on Friday evening at Parker at McCarrick in Somerset surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Padovano was born to Daniel and Daisy Padovano in Boonton and lived there as a child. He spent many years in Edison.
He was a graduate of Boonton High School and attended Missouri School of Mines. He earned his Bachelor’s from Rutgers University in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Padovano served our country faithfully during WW II in the United States Navy. He went through boot camp at Bainbridge Naval Base in Maryland and shipped out to Shoemaker, California. He served on the USS Renate, also known as “36”, in Pearl Harbor and at the Okinawa Naval Operating Base with Naval Intelligence until discharged in 1946.
He was first employed by Arthur Venneri Company as a Construction Superintendent until 1963 then with Torcon Company in Westfield until 1998. He worked on many schools, hospitals, and commercial properties throughout New Jersey.
Mr. Padovano enjoyed witnessing his 26 grandchildren growing and flourishing in their own careers and was a great mentor in all their lives. He was blessed with 17 great grandchildren and also enjoyed creating artwork with watercolors and handicapping horses.
He was predeceased by his wife Elaine (Kostka) Padovano in 1990. He was also pre deceased by his son Thomas in 2015 and brothers Joseph and Daniel Padovano.
He is survived by his children, Carl Padovano and his wife Nancy, Alan Padovano and his wife Mary Anne Pederson, Richard Padovano and his wife Donna, and Daniel Padovano and his wife Sandra. He is also survived by his daughters Elena Wiechowski and her husband Edward, Elise Konsulis and her husband Charles, Mary Jo Clemente and her husband John, Anita Bartolone and her husband Thomas, Michelle Shapiro and her husband Donald, daughter in law Valerie Shanahan, his brother Robert Padovano and his wife Joan, sister Joan Ferraiuolo .
Services will begin on THURSDAY (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MASS DATE AND TIME) at 11:15 am at the Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton Street in Somerset followed by a 12 NOON funeral mass at St. Mary of Mount Virgin Church in New Brunswick. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. VISITING WILL STILL BE HELD from 4-9 PM on Tuesday at the Gleason Funeral Home. Please consider a contribution in Mr. Padovano’s name to St. Thérèse of the Little Flower Shrine, C/O Katherine Arci, 309 Lathrop Ave. Boonton, NJ 07005 or the Frances E. Parker Foundation at www.parkerlife.org/about-us/donations