Fierro, Juanita T., (nee Tomasini) 85, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on July 14, 2021. She was born at home in North Bergen, NJ, on March 16, 1936 to Bruno and Josephine Tomasini. She is predeceased by her Fort Lee High School sweetheart and loving husband of sixty four years, Alfred D. Fierro. Children; Matthew J. Fierro and his wife Nancy, Mark P. Fierro and his wife Amy, Paul M. Fierro and his wife Kathleen and Tamara Fierro Barrera and her husband Peter, grandchildren; Justin, Christopher, Tiffany, Kara, Amanda, Domenic, Alexis, Ryan, Kaleigh and Nicolas, great grandson, Anthony and brothers Ronnie and Sandy.
Mrs. Fierro was a special education teacher and later Principal of the Rise West and Birchwood Schools West Nyack, New York for over 25 years. Member of the Academy of Holy Angels Class of 1953, BA from St Thomas Aquinas College, Masters +60 in Special Ed, and Masters +60 in Administration from William Paterson University. Mrs. Fierro was an accomplished accordionist and had a lifelong passion for music and travel.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday 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 Monday at for the celebration of her funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church at 10:30 AM. Donations in her name to the Amyloidosis Center at Boston University, "Amyloid Research Fund"