John M. Dellova November 25, 1961 to May 16, 2020 (age 58) John M. Dellova passed away on May 16th, 2020. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 25th, 1961 to Ludwig and Dolores Dellova. John was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife Maryann (nee Comisi) and their beautiful daughters Laura and Jennifer. John was a loving son to Dolores and the late Ludwig Dellova and brother to Donna Verbeck (nee Dellova). John was the happy go lucky “Mayor” of the neighborhood and a good friend to all. He was personable and loved to share stories. He was quick to listen, quick witted, and offered advice freely. John had a fun loving heart and was amazingly generous. He never forgot what it was like to be playful. John loved life, his family, and friends. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations directly to Nassau County AHRC Foundation for the benefit of Citizens/Seaford House 189 Wheatley Road #3, Glen Head, NY 11545 –


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  1. In our hearts forever beloved Godfather and Uncle. 💔
    Love, Arianne, Gabi, Soraya & Glenn

  2. We will always cherish the memories and times we had. He was a great uncle and wonderful person. We will keep him in our hearts.💖

  3. The Dellova Family has tragically lost its heart in losing John. Always remember his willingness to make everything fun always.

    With great sympathy and empathy –


  4. He was always someone I looked forward to hanging out with when we were kids. Great memories

  5. My best friend in college. My best study buddy for the C.P.A. exam. He and Maryann were my “best man / best woman” cohorts in my first marriage. My “family” from the start. John was responsible for so many important parts of my early life as a professional and as a person. He occupies an enormous place in my heart ❤️. I was feeling him strongly on Thursday and just so sad that I didn’t get to call that day… never imagined that all of our next conversations will be through the ethers. All my love and friendship, Johnny. My deepest condolences to Maryann, Laura, Jenny and Dolores. Love you, Maddi (“Maggy” to you 😉)

  6. Honest straight shooter and loving man it was my honor to know him we will miss him always

  7. Our thoughts and prayers for strength and healing are with Maryann, Laura, Jennifer, Donna, Robert and especially to our long-time friend, Dolores. There are no words to express our sorrows. We hope you find peace in the wonderful memories you’ve all created. Louise & Gene Darconte

  8. Condolences to the Dellova family at this very difficult time. We had the pleasure to met John and Maryann in May of 2015 during a river cruise of Northern and Southern France. We bonded so well that in 2016 we traveled to Russia together on yet another memorable river cruise. We will miss John’s sense of humor, laugh and our coffee time together. Until we meet again Sir John. Joyce and Pam

  9. John, You have been a good friend for so many years. Deborah and I often think back to the old days at the Financial Services Center. We worked hard, played hard and drank way to much. MaryAnn was always wondering when you were going to get home. I am toasting you as I write this message. MaryAnn, our condolences to you and the family. Love Deborah & Jack Ribeiro

  10. Rest In Peace John!!! I have the best of memories working with you. You were a great teacher, leader and friend!! A toast and a puff of the cigar to you!!! Until we meet again!!!

    Maryann, My deepest sympathies to you and the family.

    Love. Joe Colaizzo

  11. John was a lovely man whose cup was always half full. He could make you smile and laugh with just an expression. John was delightful to know and has left this world far too soon. We have some very happy memories to look back on and raise a glass in his honor. May you Rest In Peace John.
    Our hearts go out to Maryann, Laura and Jenny and all John’s family. We send our sincere condolences to you during this very difficult time.
    Love, Lynda & Paul & family

  12. John was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor and warmth ! Hard to believe that he left the world this soon ! I know I join all of your other cousins in weeping at this time ! We had too few days together but they were always fun and warm times . The world lost a good guy ! After a very successful Accounting career John had a debilitating aneurysm 16 years ago . He reinvented his life and overcame great obstacles with courage and strength ! Our hearts go out to Maryann , Laura, Jenny , Dolores, Donna, Rob , JT ,and Charley !
    Tommy and Maryann Manza and family

  13. We are heartbroken at the loss of a great husband, father and son. I will always cherish the play times John Michael and I had as children at our Grandparents house in New York. I’m glad I got to visit with him a couple of years ago. All our love to Maryann, the girls and Aunt Dee. We will be viewing the services with tears in our eyes.

  14. Remembering the good times and laughter we’ve shared as a family at your Mom and Dad’s Annual Family Reunions. You always had a big hug and smile for us. We cherish those memories..We will never forget you!! Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Maryanne, Jenny, Laura, Donna and Dolores.
    With Much Love❤️
    Cousins Anthony and Jackie Gallo

  15. A great mentor, full of life and passion. Sleep in peace John, no more pain or suffering. Peace.

  16. How was I to know that the baby I held long ago would grow up to be a C.P.A. in the business world, but to me, a constant pain in the @ss. He was my blonde blue eyed viking prince who would sweat while guzzling his baba and when I kissed his brow it tasted like salt.
    But no matter what he did, he was always my cute, darling, lovable kid.
    John Michael is who he is.

    Forever in my heart,

  17. Dear friend, how time flies by. Thanks for all your guidance, laughs, and impossible no win discussions ending with great dinners and a few libations, okay many. John and Maryann, you were both so welcoming to the Deloitte family with your infamous summer bashes by the pool. Thanks for your open arms. John, Rest In Peace and continue being an angel to Maryann, Laura, Jenny and your family. Let’s share a toast together of Johnny Walker Blue

  18. I’ll always think of John sitting on his porch smiling. When I moved he came to the street and hugged me. Tears were in our eyes. He ( and Maryanne) were good neighbors, sweet, and good people. John will be missed by all who knew him. Sending love to Maryanne, Laura, Jennifer and all the family. Tina Adwar

  19. My dear John, we will always love you, it will be impossible to watch the ocean without thinking in you.

  20. Our sincere condolences to the Dellova family. We will miss John – his warm smile and great attitude. Having worked with John at Deloitte, we shared so many moments, but post 9/11, while we worked endless emotional days and hours as a close team at Cantor Fitzgerald’s backup recovery site in Paramus NJ made such a life altering impact. He touched our hearts. Doug & Deb

  21. John Michael is one of the greatest people I’ve ever known. He was gregarious and warm, and so much fun. Yet he was wise and patient and he always gave the best advice (knowing he was probably wasting his breath, but giving it anyway out of love). I’m sorry I let distance keep us from staying close. He is going to be deeply missed.

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