Grace Maggiano

grace maggiano

December 29, 1915 ~ January 2, 2015

Maggiano, Grace née: Vinelli, age 99, of Cliffside Park, on January 2, 2015. She was born in Peschici, Italy and came to the United Sates in 1935 with only a second grade education as a single woman. She took up residence in Cliffside Park New Jersey with the family of her older sister and brother in law, Nicoletta and Anthony Gigante. Mrs. Maggiano worked as an expert seamstress by day and attended english classes at night. She became a naturalized citizen in 1938. In 1943 through perseverance and hard work she bought a two family house on Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park. In 1944 she married Joseph Maggiano. Together they built a one family house on Edgewater Road in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. There they raised three sons continuously working to pay for their children's college and post college degrees; Vincent was a teacher, Anthony a physician and Michael a lawyer. Determined to have her husband accomplish his lifelong dream to be a physician following the completion of her children's education, she traveled with her husband to Guadalahara Medical School, learned spanish and tended to a home as her husbanded tended to his studies. They returned to New Jersey where Dr. Maggiano took up practice as a family physician in Fort Lee. Since her arrival in the U.S. until her passing Mrs. Maggiano was a resident of Cliffside Park New Jersey. She is survived by her son, MichaelMaggiano, Esq. and his wife Alice, grandchildren Joseph Maggiano of Ridgefield NJ, Vincent Maggiano of Cliffside Park, NJ and Grace M. Maggiano of Englewood NJ. She is the cherished great grandmother of Mercedes Victoria, Gabriella Victoria, Vincent Anthony and Michael Joseph Maggiano. Adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. The family will receive thier family and friends on Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth M. Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327, Main Street (opposite the Fort Lee Library) from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The celebration of her funeral maass will be at Our Lady of Grace Church, 395 Delano Place, Fairview New Jersey to be followed by burial at Madonna Mausoleum, 2070 Hoefleys Lane, Fort Lee, NJ. For condolences, directions or information call (201) 944-0100or


Mass: January 6, 2015 11:00 am

Our Lady Of Grace R.C.Church
395 Delano Place
Fairview, NJ 07022

Visitation at Funeral Home: January 6, 2015 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God almighty father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to comfort you all (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). Please know that God has promised to completely remove death tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). Indeed we all eagerly anticipate the fulfillment of that promise. The Bible also provides assurance of a real hope of reuniting with our dead loved ones in the coming near future (John 5:25). The Bible truly is a source of comfort at a time like this. You can read it online and also learn further about God's purposes at

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