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Louis Minichini

December 18, 1937 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 83)

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Louis “Blinks” Minichini

Army Veteran, Loving Husband, Step-Father, Step-Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, 83  


Mr. Louis“Blinks” Minichini, 83, of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m..  The funeral will be conducted on Monday, January 11 at 9:15 a.m.  There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Lucy’s Church, 118 – 7th Avenue, Newark at 10:45 a.m.  The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington with military honors.


Lou was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Nutley for the past 15 years.  He was a Carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1342-253, Montclair.  Lou was a Nutley Police Department Crossing Guard for 5 years.  He was a proud member of the St. Lucy’s Church Choir for many years.  Lou served his country honorably in the United States Army.  He was also a member of the Honor Guard Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, Belleville-Nutley.


Lou loved to go hunting, fishing, singing, dining out, going on Nicky & Carol’s boat and taking trips down to Long Beach Island with Terry and Tony.  He loved going to “Ed’s Beach” as well as trips to Long Branch with Anthony and Laura. 


He is survived by his beloved wife, the love of his life and best friend, Patricia (nee Sallete-Borino) Minichini; his dear sister Ernestine De Florio; his loving step-children Dawn Perhacs and her husband Mark, Denise Sallette and her finance` Dave Delasala, and Jacqueline Sallette; and also his precious step-grandchildren Tiffani, Cassandra, Gabriella, Anthony, Amanda, and Alexa.


Lou is survived by his dear brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Nicky & Carol Mainiero, Anita & Eddie Lutz, Anthony & Laura Borino and Terry & Tony Viscito, and also his many loving nieces and nephews.


He is predeceased by his parents Luigia (nee D’Agostino) and Luigi Minichini; his brothers Carmine, Medestino, Alphonse, Dominick and Frank, his sisters Margret and Philly, and his brother-in-law Jerry.


Lou will be truly missed by one and all.




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January 10, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Mass
January 11, 2021

10:45 AM
St. Lucy's Church
118 Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104

January 11, 2021

12:15 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031

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