Loretta E. Schillaci

October 13, 1920December 30, 2018
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Loretta Elizabeth Shillaci, age 98, of the Original Leisure Village section of Lakewood, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the King Manor Care Center in Neptune, N.J.

Born and raised in Jersey City, she moved 29 years ago to Leisure Village in Lakewood.

Loretta worked 20 years in banking for Hudson City Bank in Jersey City and then for the Republic National Bank in New York City. She was very active in Leisure Village and was involved in the St. Mary's Guild, the Latin-American Club, the Red Hats, the Women's Club, and the Doll Club all in Lakewood. Loretta was a communicant at St. Dominic's R.C. Church in Brick.

She was pre-deceased by her son,Thomas Schillaci and his wife, Genie. Loretta is survived by her grand-son, John Schillaci.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 10AM at St. Dominic's R.C. Church, Brick. The interment of her cremated remains will immediately follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Ridge Road, North Arlington, N.J.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Loretta E. Schillaci

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Jo Ann and Patty Finnegan

January 3, 2019

Loretta was a woman we greatly admired. She was always happy and smiling. We spent many happy times and great holidays together with her and Gen. When Gen was sick we tried to visit as often as possible. She liked to go out to lunch and to Dollar Tree. When it was difficult for her to walk we picked up Chinese food and Entenman cakes. Because of illness we couldn't visit anymore, but she was always in our thoughts and prayers. May She Rest In Peace. Many thanks to Cathy Creen for being Loretta s Angel. She is a very special person.

Camille Pecora

January 2, 2019

To my dear friend of 61 years:
You were a great friend . You will be truly missed. You asked me to take you home; now you finally have gone. Love you.

Alissa Pecora

January 1, 2019

Aunt Loretta was a kind, generous, beautiful woman who always put others first. I remember her coloring with me when I was a kid and her infinite patience. I will always remember her. Much love, Aunt Loretta! May you find peace.

Cathy Chiusano-creen

January 1, 2019

To my dear friend, Loretta,
98 years young. You often said Wow!!! what did I do to live that long?? Only 1 pill a day and was better than me at Wheel of Fortune!!! Loretta you are one of the kindness women I have had the pleasure of knowing.
I will miss watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Dancing with the Stars with you.
The Dollar Tree and Barnes and Noble ran out of the Adult Coloring Books you enjoyed coloring. You found then relaxing.
We had our private joke when you called me the “Wicked Witch”. I asked you Loretta, why do you call me that?? With your big smile you said because you make me do things I don’t want to do. Like REHAB.!!!
Loretta, when the Angels led you into Paradise to Our Dear Lord I’m sure He took you to your Grandma, your Mom and Dad ( Daddy’s little girl) your Son Tom and your wonderful daughter in law Genie.
What a phenomenal way to start the New Year.
I Love you Loretta and will miss you. You are in Heaven for all eternity.
Till we meet again.
Ciao for now, Cathy🤗😘💖💖🙏🙏