OBITUARY

Antonia L. Colaiacovo

March 16, 1936February 7, 2019

DUE TO THE PENDING STORM THE FUNERAL MASS AND BURIAL HAVE BEEN MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 AT THE SAME TIMES.

Antonia L. Colaiacovo (nee DiFoggia), of Fairfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the age of 82, surrounded by her family.

Born and raised in Newark, Antonia lived in Glen Ridge for 28 years and Cedar Grove for 18 years before moving to Fairfield in 2017.

She worked as the Office Manager for the non-profit Family and Children Services Agency of Montclair for over 20 years, retiring in 2006. Toni supported the agency director and social workers in fund raising and grant writing efforts in order to continue the agency’s ability to serve the community with counseling services for those in need. Toni’s compassion for serving the community in this way was an expression of her gentleness and kind nature.

She was the beloved wife of Felix (Phil) E. Colaiacovo, loving mother of Charles Colaiacovo, Judith Colaiacovo-Salmon, and Linda Colaiacovo, dear sister of Katherine (Kay) Tort and the late Lucy Carrione, cherished grandmother of Devin and Owen, and loving and devoted Aunt and friend to many extended family members.

Visitation will be held at the LaMonica Memorial Home 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 4-8 pm. The funeral will commence at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove at 11 am. The interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Bloomfield.

The family would like to thank the Sunrise of West Essex Reminiscence Staff for their loving and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Antonia L. Colaiacovo

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Dave Maestas

February 11, 2019

I want to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Antonia or Mrs. C as I liked to call her. Your mother was truly one of the kindest and sweetest people I've ever known. She was such a wonderful person and always made me feel so welcomed in her home. As I've told many a friend, I'll never forget your moms cooking and how she was such a wonderful host when she had you over for meal. I had no clue on what Italian food was until I had the chance to and eat one her delicious meals. She was truly a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by all who knew her.

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