Alice Maggiano

alice maggiano

March 16, 1950 ~ October 1, 2023

Alice Maggiano, age 73, and a 60-year resident of Fort lee, NJ passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 1, 2023. Alice was born in Havana, Cuba on March 16, 1950. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1950. She attended Epiphany School and was a graduate of Fort Lee High School Class of 1969. From there went on to earn a business degree from The Katharine Gibbs Business School in New York City. She worked as the Office Administrator for the law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., of Fort Lee and New York City.

Alice had a passion for gardening, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and organizing family vacations. She was an avid dog lover. She loved taking her children and grandchildren to the parks and museums of New Jersey and New York. With her husband Michael, she was a proud member of the Columbus Citizen Foundation, Manhattan, New York.

Beloved wife of 47 years to Michael Maggiano. Devoted mother of Joseph Maggiano and his wife Yralka, and Vinent Maggiano and his wife Haydee. Adored “Mama” of Mercedes, Gabriella, Vincent, Michael & Lucas. Dear sister of Dr. Richard Bossbaly. Cherished aunt of David and Richard Bossbaly. Loving cousin of Dolores Sleiman.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 3-8 pm at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey. (opposite the Fort Lee Library). The funeral will leave on Friday at 10 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in the Main Church of the Madonna, 340 Main Street, Fort Lee New Jersey at 10:30 am. For further information call (201) 944-0100.


Mass: October 6, 2023 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: October 5, 2023 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: October 6, 2023 11:45 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Alce was a remarkable human being. I thoroughly enjoyed and respected her in every encounter we both participated in. A true mentor and voice of reason. The Love that was expressed in Alices and Michaels relationship is astonishing. She will always be present in our thoughts and our lives. Love to you, dear Alice.

  2. I am so, so sorry!I’ve thought about and prayed for the two of you and your family for some time now. My heart feels squeezed at hearing of your loss, although I knew it was near. I have to believe we never lose the people we love even to death. They continue to participate and contribute in everything we do, in our thoughts and decisions we make. Their love for us leaves an imprint on our memories. I have warm wonderful memories of Alice. She was a kind, beautiful, caring woman. Know our thoughts and prayers are there and will continue for you and your family.
    Greg & Alice

  3. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  4. Alice was a beautiful soul. She was such a dear friend to Cindy and me. We enjoyed being in her company. She kept a beautiful home and was a warm gracious hostess. Our time with Michael and Alice was wonderful. She will be missed. Rest in Peace beautiful angel

  5. Alice was so loved by every member of my family. She had the sweetest smile and the warmest heart. Her memory is a blessing to my family and all who knew her

  6. Michael and the entire Maggiano Family–I was so shocked to learn of Alice's passing. Although I was not close personally, she always greeted me with sincere affection and grace at various NJAJ functions and events. She clearly was a driving force for your law firm's success over the years, and will be sorely missed in her roles as a wife, mother, grandmother, and matriarch of a wonderful family. My deepest condolences and sympathy. May her memory be a blessing.

  7. We didn't know Alice a very long time. What we did know about her was that she was giving and very beautiful inside and out. Our hearts go out to Michael and his whole family.

  8. We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Maggiano Family. Alice was such a beautiful soul inside and out. Her wonderful smile could light up a room. She was the matriarch of her family and her memory will forever live on in her children and grandchildren.

  9. To Mr. Maggiano, Joey and Vinny:
    I had the honor of working with you all and Ms. Alice several years ago. Alice was our office mom along with Dorothy. Alice was one of the kindest and most down to earth women I have ever met. I looked up to her. My sincerest condolences. I have your entire family in my prayers. Sending loving and light to you all.
    Sincerely, Alice (Campos) Zanghi

  10. God Bless Alice who was an incrediby kind and strong woman who lit up every room she walked into with her smile. May she rest in peace.
    Love always~The Cereijo Family

  11. I have not seen Alice in years, but have fond memories with her and her family. She was a beautiful person that will be greatly missed.

  12. My heart and thoughts have been with the family over the last several days after hearing about the loss of a truly beautiful lady. I was fortunate to meet Ms Alice in my late teens (over 20 years ago) working with the Maggianos. She was someone I looked up to with a huge heart, bright smile, family oriented, caring, loving, nurturing, patient, hard working, handle any task that was put in front of her…. such a dynamic woman! Her memory will be eternal as I know she touched so many people in her life. Rest in Peace Ms Alice ❤️ You always were and always will be one of the most beautiful people I've ever met. Thank you for the opportunity to not only work with you, but to feel like part of your family as you loved and cared for us all. ❤️ Thank you for being part of my life.

  13. Dear Michael & Family

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful Alice. May God Bless you & the Family with strength during this sad time. Cherish your memories together. God Bless Alice. May she Rest in Peace.. Toni & Teddy Lein

  14. I have not seen Alice for many years but I did connect with her and her family on Facebook. She was a lovely friend. She always had a smile on her face and treated everyone with kindness. She was a beautiful women. My condolences to Mike and the boys and all of her family and friends.

    May she rest in peace with the angels until we all meet again.

    Jo Ann & Eddie

  15. My deepest condolences to the family.. I knew Alice from coming into my post office..such a sweet woman—John Williams

  16. It has been so many years since I have seen Alice but my last encounter was something I remember until this day. I know she had a life of her dreams, because in 1966 standing outside of the Maggiano store in Fort Lee she told me, she really wanted to be with Mike, and I just knew it was right, and told her it would come true. I feel for the entire family in losing such a wonderful person.

  17. My deepest condolences to the Maggiano Family. I first met Beautiful Alice 17 years ago through the firm. A women of honor and dignity , love and respect , warm and caring , Alice was simply an amazing human being , ! Thank you Alice for all your wonderful and beautiful gatherings. May you Rest in Peace.

    Maria Picinic and Family

  18. I knew and worked with and for Alice on her home and for the office for over twenty years.
    Just spoke in the spring when she requested mulch for the properties.
    Never let on about her illness. Always smiling and positive. I was shocked when I heard the news.
    A wonderful and beautiful person. I could only wish all of my clients where half as nice as Alice.
    Rest in peace, Allice.

  19. Alice made an incredible impression on me during the limited time we spent together. My husband is fortunate to be a longtime friend of Michael and Alice, and I only met them relatively recently. Alice was so warm and welcoming, her kindness shone through all she did. She loved talking about family: Michael- the love of her life, her kids, grandkids and her doodle. Her elegance and loving way truly are an inspiration. Surely her family is at a loss without her, but I hope they feel the love and support from all of us who adore Alice. She was an angel on earth, and she is at peace now in a very special place.

  20. Aly and Mike, you have been an inspiration for all that have found love in their lives. You both shone so bright and dwarfed the suns rays, so that the rest of us could simply watch and admire the love in the beauty that emanated from the two of you together.
    This really isn’t the end, it’s only the beginning of the love that will carry the two of you throughout eternity‘s grace. You will both sit at the arm of god who will adorn both of you with the glory, and the love that you shared with everyone here on earth. You have been an inspiration for Amanda and me, to follow in your path, for the light is so bright on the path that you created with each smile and passing glance. You are loved by so many who may have thought they knew you, when, in reality, you knew so many souls, that almost all considered you their very dear friends, yet perhaps you knew them in only in passing by.
    May the hand of G-d touch both of you. You’ll both be united in eternal love and peace!
    Michael, I will be here for you anytime you want to talk.
    Stay well, my dear friend.
    Richard & Amanda Shapiro


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