Aurica Foca-Rodi

aurica foca-rodi

August 21, 1944 ~ April 7, 2023

Aurica Foca-Rodi, age 78, of Fort Lee, NJ, passed away on April 7th, 2023. She was born on August 21st, 1944 in Romania to Nedelcu and Octavia Bivol. She is survived by her two children Andrei and Nicole, their spouses Amparo and Jake and beloved grandchildren Jordi, Siena, Emma and Sophia, as well as her brother Aurel.

She worked in the Immunogenetics Laboratory at Columbia NY Presbyterian Hospital in for over 40 years. Early in her life, she was an opera singer who continued to have a deep passion for classical music and the fine arts. She loved her family and friends and adored her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all and we will carry her in our hearts forever.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home in Fort Lee, NJ on Wednesday, April 12th between 4pm-7pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13th at Madonna Church in Fort Lee, NJ at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Hackensack Cemetery.


Mass: April 13, 2023 10:30 am

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

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home: April 12, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place: April 13, 2023 11:45 am

Hackensack Mausoleum
289 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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  1. We are so sorry for the passing of your Mom, may she Rest in Peace always.
    Condolences to the family.
    Julie and Tony Ardito

  2. We can't believe that you are gone from us. We share so many memories, tears, laughter and above all, love. Thank you Aurica for allowing us to be in your life – still remember your smile.
    You are now in peace – you will always live in our hearts – Fly high Aurica – protect your love ones from above – Lily and Gil

  3. Heaven gained one strong, passionate and fierce woman on Friday and she will be dearly missed here on earth. Thank you for the rules you so strongly urged Nicole to follow which trickled down to us as young kids. We may not have understood them then, but I can honestly say that as I grew and I myself became a mother, it all became so bright and clear. I'll hold the moments of laughter we shared on 9th street close to my heart and I will forever be grateful to you for welcoming Andie into your life and keeping an eye on her for us after school. Send strength to your Nicole and Andrei because they need it right now more than ever. And continue to watch over our kids like you did so beautifully for us when we were kids. You will be forever missed.

    With all our love and respect,
    Susana, Jason and Andie Saitta

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