Thomas J. Minervino, 80

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PORTLAND — Thomas J. Minervino, 80, of Portland, died Feb. 4 at his home. 

He was born June 7, 1932, in Portland, to Stephen and Lucia Minervino.

Minervino 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 he served on USS Stockham, USS Arcadia and the LSMR 525 landing ship. He enjoyed a career as a truck driver for Congdon Transportation from 1954–1970.

Minervino was a member of the VFW Deering Memorial Post 6859, and Alcoholics Anonymous.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Stephen L. Minervino. He is survived by a daughter, Lucia A. Coyne, and her husband, Martin, of Westbrook; sons Stephen T. Minervino and his fiancee, Cindy, of Springfield, and Rev. Mark A. Minervino and his wife, Kristen, of Cary, N.C., and an adopted daughter, Melissa LaMontange, and her husband, Solomon, of Casco; sisters Mary Martin of Scarborough, and Anna Tuck of Portland; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

A graveside service will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday at New Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

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