Joan A. Cologero

joan cologero

June 26, 1929 ~ October 17, 2021

Cologero, Joan, A. (nee: Franco), age 92, of Galloway, formerly of Englewood Cliffs, passed peacefully on Sunday October 17, 2021. Born in Brooklyn she was a homemaker and Crossing Guard for Englewood Cliffs for 10 years, she also volunteered as the secretary of the Englewood Cliffs Senior Club. Longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity RC Church and a member of the Rosary Society. She had a passion for cooking and was known by family and friends for her Christmas time Struffoli.

Beloved wife of 44 years to the late Mario F. Cologero. Devoted mother of Linda Abrahamsen and her husband Peter, Leah Brenner and her husband Howard, Michael Cologero and his wife Joann, and Maria Sframeli and her husband Mario. Cherished grandmother of Christine, Julie, Gina, Andrew, Sarah and Michael John. Adored great grandmother of Zachary, Grace, Lily, and Caleb. Dear sister of late brother’s Joseph, Nicholas and Peter Franco. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

The family will receive their friends and family on Thursday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. We do ask all those attending the service to please wear a mask for our safety and yours. The funeral will leave at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Trinity R C Church Friday at 10 am. If so desired, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: October 22, 2021 10:00 am

Holy Trinity R C Church
2367 Lemonie Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: October 21, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Dear cousins Linda, Leah, Michael, Maria and your families,
    Aunt Joan was indeed the First Lady of your family and the pillar of her church and community. She led by example in the path of true Christianity with a great big heart and pure soul. I never heard a bad word cross her lips, she was always encouraging and had a warm smile and a big hug for everyone. We all loved her so much. Surely she is with her beloved, my Uncle Mario, in Heaven and for eternity.
    Gina and Larry

  2. We are so saddened to hear about the passing of our dear cousin, and Godmother Joan. She is surely reunited with Mario in heaven. She was one of the sweetest people in the world. I always remember how much she loved to decorate for Christmas.
    We will keep her in our prayers always.
    God bless the Cologero Family.


    Michael and Rose Piccora

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