Maureen Tropea

maureen tropea

February 25, 1949 ~ September 16, 2021

Tropea, Maureen nee: Bachmann, age 72, of Fort Lee, on Thursday September 16, 2021. Born in Teaneck, NJ to Gerard and Margaret (nee: Davis) Bachmann. Beloved wife to Sebastian “Joey” Tropea. Loving mother to Jacqueline (Chris) Perry, Joseph (Lori) Tropea, and David (Stephanie) Tropea. Cherished grandmother to Brendan, Ryan, Justin, Sara, Joseph, Talia, & Viviana. Devoted sister to Barbara De Pinto, Patricia McCartney, Susan Bachmann, Elaine Mennitti, Joseph, Thomas, and James Bachmann She was a teacher’s aide in School #1 in Fort Lee and a member of the teacher’s union. The family will receive their friends on Sunday 3-7pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Monday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in the Main Madonna Church at 11:00 AM. Flowers will be accepted; however, if so desired, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.

"Our mom was honest, hard working, and did things “the right way”. Her kindness was only surpassed by her selflessness. She never put herself first and always went out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. She was a strong fighter who gave everything she had for 11 long years. Although she’s had ups and downs along the way, you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. She would never be without that smile that lit up a room and was always looking to be as warm and inclusive as possible.

She was a loyal wife, an incredible mother, a loving sister, an aunt that her nieces and nephews could count on and a phenomenal grandmother. She was a role model and a person to look up to not only for her own children, but for many others. The amount of lives she touched and the effect she had on people is simply awe inspiring. She opened her home to many people who needed help and every Thanksgiving she would open her home to her large family, but also to any of her children’s friends that may not have a place to go.

There will never be another person that could remotely even come close to how special our Mom was and for that we are eternally grateful and proud to call her our mom. We will see her again, but until then, she will be looking out for each and every one of us from heaven…..just as she did when she was still here with u


Funera Mass: September 20, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Visiting: September 19, 2021 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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  1. Our deepest condolences on your family’s loss. Maureen was always a pleasant and happy woman. May she be at peace in God’s grace. We are here for you if needed.

    – Lorenzo Family

  2. My condolences to the whole Tropea family. Many fond memories of Mrs Tropea. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Guy Mongelli

  3. Dear Joey and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Maureen was such a courageous person, she was a fighter. We worked together for a long time at School 1. May she rest in peace.

  4. Sorry for your loss Joey!She was a beautiful woman .I was her classmate at St.Cecilia HS and I have to say that all the boys
    Would have loved to date her.She always had a pleasant smile as well.May she RIP.

  5. Maureen was my first crush freshman year at Saints. On a snow day, I took the #14 Red and Tan from Westwood to Cresskill. I remember walking down the hill to her house. She answered the door with her hair up and in her bathrobe. We spoke for 20 minutes thru the storm door. I did not get invited in. I trudged back up the hill to the northbound #14 and went home heartbroken.

  6. Are deepest prayers are with Maureen’s family and all that know her.
    With love Mr. Mrs. William O’Sullivan

  7. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the precious moments you shared give you comfort.
    Aunt Phyllis

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