WWII veteran Tom Vasselli gets help to demo Sandy-damaged home in Leonardo

A World War II veteran and his wife who lost their home to Sandy got some much-needed help today. (3/27/14)

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LEONARDO - A World War II veteran and his wife who lost their home to Sandy got some much-needed help today.

Tom Vasselli says their two bedroom house on Benton Avenue in Leonardo was demolished thanks to folks with the Marlboro Sunshine Fund and Petruzzelli General Contractors of Marlboro.

The homeowners say their road had 13 feet of water during the superstorm and that their low-lying home along the bay was flooded with 7 feet of water.

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"I think it is just wonderful beyond my expectations just wonderful, wonderful," Vasselli says. "I can't say enough words how happy I am that we get people like this helping some of us." 

Organizers say the couple received just $40,000 for their loss from the insurance company. The couple plans to rebuild.

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