New York Daily News

Beloved driver ‘Mr. G,’ 83, who kept N.Y. moving


Native New Yorker and great-grandfathe­r Joseph Gennaro, 83, passed away peacefully Wednesday.

Born in Williamsbu­rg, Brooklyn, in 1937, he was the youngest of four boys. Gennaro’s parents, Giovanni and Antonina, immigrated to this country from Italy in the early 1900s.

Known affectiona­tely as “Mr. G,” Gennaro (photo top) was a longtime New Yorker and a driver by trade who steered everything from trucks to limousines. After retiring, he and his wife of more than 55 years, Anita, moved from Queens to Bethlehem, Pa., more than a decade ago.

The Army veteran is survived by his wife, as well as his two daughters, Nina and Lillian, and his son, John. He also had two sons-in-law, Joseph Bonavita and Daily News Head of Video Michael Sheridan, as well as five grandchild­ren: Christina, John, Joseph, Michael and Emily, and recently welcomed into the world his great-granddaugh­ter, Eleanor.

Gennaro will be laid to rest next Friday in Newtown, Pa., at Washington Crossing National Cemetery with full military honors.

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