Thomas J. Minervino, 80

Thomas Minervino

Thomas Minervino

PORTLAND — Thomas J. Minervino, 80, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 7, 1932, in Portland, son of Stephen and Lucia (Pierobello) Minervino. Thomas grew up in Portland and was a 1950 graduate of Portland High School.

Following school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War veteran. While in the Navy, Thomas served on USS Stockham, USS Arcadia and the LSMR 525 landing ship.

He enjoyed a career as a truck driver for Congdon Transportation from 1954 to 1970. Thomas was a member of the VFW Deering Memorial Post 6859 and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Thomas was predeceased by his parents and his brother Stephen L. Minervino.

He is survived by a daughter, Lucia A. Coyne of Westbrook; sons Stephen T. Minervino of Springfield and Rev. Mark A. Minervino of Cary N.C.; an adopted daughter, Melissa LaMontange of Casco; sisters Mary Martin of Scarborough and Anna Tuck of Portland; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A graveside service was held at New Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at noon.

Arrangements entrusted to Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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