Crowded Cathedral and much emotion for the last farewell to Tommasella. Present the mayor and the memories of his priest friend: “The souls of the righteous in the hands of God”
The souls of the righteous are in the hands of the Lord. Yesterday in the cathedral of San Donà the last farewell to Dino Tommasella, photographer and optician from San Donà, who for years worked for the New in Venice and Mestre and the daily group Gedi. Died of cancer at the age of 67, Tommasella is present as “the kind photographer” for his respectful ways, ethics in work and in life. The embrace of the city was sincere and affectionate, with the aisles of the cathedral crowded with friends from all over the province. Mass was celebrated by Fr Giacinto Danieli, penitentiary of the Basilica of San Marco, former director of the patriarchal seminary together with the parish priest of the cathedral Don Paolo Carnio and the brothers of the oratory Don Bosco di San Donà where Dino lived childhood and adolescence.
Don Giacinto was a friend of Dino; moving the anecdote of his youth. He had met him in the hospital: the young Sandonatese had fractured his arm and the then young seminarian was hospitalized. Mother Anna, who could not stay in the hospital with Dino, had asked the seminarian to watch over her son, alone. A friendship was born that has never been interrupted over the years. Don Giacinto himself, spiritual father of the seminary in the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, proudly has as Dino become a scout, optical photographer, theater agent professional as well as spiritual growth An eclectic man, but above all a respectable person. And so everyone will remember him who knew him and shared the journey of life with him, as the mayor of San Donà, Andrea Cereser, a personal friend of his, also said. He leaves his wife Maria, children Margherita and Giulio. With his wife he had opened the “La Fotografica” optician in via Jesolo in the 1980s and then in Piazza Indipendenza. A life together, always united as well as the family that was close to him until his last breath.
Tommasella was consistent with his Christian, helping his neighbor without ever losing faith even in the most difficult moments of the disease that he fought with serenity and firmness, helping the Lord with prayer. But as the sacred scriptures say, the souls of the righteous are in the hands of God. In his work he was very professional and when he began to collaborate with our newspaper he always kept faith with his values, with a grace and respect that the profession does not always helps to keep in moments of greatest tension and frenzy. A teaching that will survive, as well as the photos of him and the portraits of the archive donated to the Municipality of San Donà after 38 years of work and life lived day by day with gratitude, knowing that every day of life is a gift. –