Mary J. Ippolito

mary ippolito

January 5, 1918 ~ February 14, 2015

Ippolito, Mary Jean age 97, nee: D'Elia, a 48 year resident of Palisades Park, formerly of Jersey City, on February 14, 2015. She was predeceased by her wonderful husband, Nicholas, after 71 years of marriage, in 2012. Mary graduated Dickinson High School in 1935. She was a member of the International Garment Workers Union and a sample design seamstress for Leslie Fay in Manhattan for many years. A person of extraordinary culinary skills, her home has always been the heart of family gatherings filled with love and joy. December 24, 2014 was the 47th consecutive Christmas Eve celebration at her residence. Those present included her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends… 30 people in all. Her warmth, friendship, and love have left many with beautiful memories. Devoted mother of Annette Staub and Camille Manzella and her husband John. Cherished grandmother of Nick Staub, Carolyn Staub, John (Kim) Manzella, Vincent Manzella, and Paul Manzella. Loving great grandmother of Kai, Tayva, Luca, and Trixie. Dear sister of Angelina D'Elia, Anthony (Joan) D'Elia, and the late Carmine, Thomas (Patricia), Jean and Lucy. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 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 Friday at 11:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. Michael's R.C. Church, 19 E. Central Blvd., Palisades Park, NJ 07650 at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mary's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Visitation at Funeral Home: February 19, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Mass: February 20, 2015 12:00 pm

St. Michael R.C. Church
19 E. Central Blvd
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Final Resting Place:

Holy Name Cemetery
823 Westside Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07303

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  1. Camille, John and Family
    Sorry for the loss. Mary was such a special person that will remain in the hearts of all that she touched in her wonderful life and loved by so many. Her goodness and influence will be reflected always in the lives of her relatives and the so many lives she touched.

    Rest in peace.
    Love Marie Barlow

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