Lucia J. Bazzarelli

lucia bazzarelli

September 26, 1968 ~ May 15, 2022

“ Lucia Fontana Bazzarelli passed away surrounded by family. She passed on May 15th, 2022.

Lucia was born on September 26, 1968 to Maria and Gaetano Fontana. From a young age, Lucia showed an incredible amount of friendship and kindness to whoever crossed her path. She was always active in her community, and was a dedicated Catholic. Her love and compassion is exemplified in the many friends, new and old, that hold Lucia dear to their hearts.

Lucia has taught at West Essex Regional High School for over thirty years, and considered her students a true joy in her life. She loved teaching, and made sure to keep in touch with many of her former students years after they had left school. Her students made her so proud, as she often bragged about their many accomplishments.

Lucia was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she was 23, and Breast Cancer in her early 40s. Despite these major setbacks, Lucia never complained. Most people would be shocked to learn of her medical history, seeing how active, youthful and fun she was.

Most important to her life were her two boys, Marco and Luca. Lucia singlehandedly raised her boys while working full time. She took part in every moment of their lives, providing an unending supply of love and support for her children.

Lucia is a woman loved by so many, and will be missed greatly. Her love for us all is a gift we shall treasure for the rest of our lives.”

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Thursday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. Margaret Of Cortona, Little Ferry, at 10:00 AM.


Mass: May 19, 2022 10:00 am

St. Margaret Of Cortona
31 Chamberlain Avenue
Little Ferry, NJ 07643

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 18, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place: May 19, 2022 11:30 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. I am saddened by the news of Lucia’s death yet am heartened by the fact that the Lord is also merciful to those who suffer. Her modesty, faith, humility and courage remain to inspire us and serve as a shining example of light to Marco and Luca in particular. May Lucia’s soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

  2. So sorry to hear of the loss of Lucia. She was a wonderful woman.
    Please accept my sincerest sympathies at this most difficult time.
    God bless you Marco and Luca.

    Steven Mitchell

  3. Dearest Marco and Luca
    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful mother. We will forever remember Lucia’s smile a smile that lit every room she walked into and her good nature and warm heart were always beyond. Heaven has gained a true angel. She will be truly missed. Rest in eternal peace sweet Angel.

    Love and prayers
    Anna, Damiano, Lorenzo and Luana Pascali

  4. Lucia was a real light in this world whose warmth and joy shone so brightly. She touched so many lives.

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