Domenico Consales, 89, of White Oak, died Monday, May 27, 2019. He emigrated in 1963 from his birthplace of Mondragone, Italy, where he was born on March 14, 1930. He was the oldest offspring and only son of the late Salvatore Consales and Matilde Del Prete.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Michelina (d'Aiello) Consales and daughter Matilde of White Oak. He is also survived by sisters; Vittoria Consales of Rome, Italy, and Maria Consales of Caserta, Italy, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carmela.
In Italy, he worked in agriculture with his family from a very young age, and for many years. In the United States, he began working in shipping and packing for Berarducci Brothers. He was a welder at Reliance Steel in Christy Park, a machinist for Westinghouse Airbrake, and a guard at Kane in McKeesport.
He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church. He was known for being a very strong-willed, anxious, independent, neat, organized, and frugal man. He told many stories of his beloved Italy. He loved to walk, read, sunbathe, garden, and bake bread, all while being very much a homebody. He could build or fix anything for the home from scratch, often with impressive detail. He enjoyed desserts and Italian music. He was a devoted husband and dedicated father. He was a thoughtful brother, and caring and affectionate uncle who loved talking to and being with his family.
Friends and family will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177) on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm. A mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Angela Merici church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, PA 15131 at 12:30pm. Entombment will follow.
Originally published May 28, 2019.