US Air Force
Official Obituary of

Tommaso Salerno

February 17, 2024
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Tommaso Salerno Obituary

Tommaso Salerno, Frederica, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from his home, he was 80 years old.  Tommaso was born in Castellammare, Italy to Giuseppe Salerno and Palma Curatolo Salerno.  He came to the United States when he was 14 years old.

He served 20 years in the US Air Force and 15 years Civil Service as a jet engine mechanic.

He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #9098.  Tommaso loved to cook, fish, travel and entertain friends, and make his famous lemoncello!

In addition to his parents, Giuseppe Salerno and Palma Curatolo Salerno, he is also preceded in death by a sister, Vincenza Salerno Barone; and daughter, Palma V. Salerno.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Salerno; sister, Maria (Joe) Fontana; brother, Geotana (Sara) Salerno, Frank (Rose) Salerno, Joe Salerno; brother in laws, Kennth (Susan) Snyder, Gary (Sheila) Snyder and 22 nieces and nephews.

Services will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 109 Dixon Street, Harrington, DE at 11 AM, a visitation will be held the same day at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE, between 10-10:45 AM.  Interment will be held at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, on Wednesday, February 28, at 11 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 109 Dixon Street, Harrington, DE 19952; or to the Leukemia Association; or to the Delaware Hospice Center.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home, please visit us at to express or send condolences.

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February 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Melvin Funeral Home
15522 S. DuPont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Saint Bernadette Catholic Church (Dixon Street)

February 28, 2024

11:00 AM
Gates of Heaven Cemetery


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