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Melina DiPiazza

Melina DiPiazza (Sclafani)

Thursday, November 14th, 1935 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

DiPIAZZA, Melina (nee Sclafani), age 84, of Lodi, died on October 22, 2020. Born in Bolognetta, Sicily-Italy, she lived there for 28 years settling in Lodi 56 years ago. She owned and operated Rosario & Frank Italian Deli in East Rutherford for over 25 years retiring in 2005 and was previously a seamstress 15 years for RainCraft Corporation in Garfield. She was a parishioner of Mt. Virgin Church, a member of the St. Anthony Society Women’s Auxiliary in Garfield serving as Vice-President many years, the St. Joseph Society Women’s Auxiliary of Lodi, the Lodi Seniors, the I.L.G.W.U. - Passaic Local, and a former member of the Italian American Women’s Forum of Lodi. Melina was recognized and awarded “Woman of the Year” by the St. Anthony Society. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Rosario in 2014, her parents, Andreá and Rosa Sclafani, and her sister-in-law, Giuseppina Viviano. Melina was a devoted mother of four daughters, Maria Lovito and husband Michael, Rosa Cutrona and husband Frank, Josephine DiPiazza and fiancé Carmine Civiletti, and Bella DiPiazza, a dear sister to Antonino Sclafani, a beloved grandmother of Joseph Cutrona and wife Jessica, and Cristina Ataide and husband Daniel, and adored great-grandmother of Sergio, Matteo, Romario, Alessio, Justin, and Jayce. Visiting Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm. The funeral is Monday, October 26, 2020, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, Garfield. Entombment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. The DiPiazza family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Aloia Funeral Home
    Address
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 25th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Aloia Funeral Home
    Address
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Service

    Monday, October 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, October 26th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church
    Address
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Nicholas Cemetery - Lodi
    Address
    2 Terrace Avenue
    LODI, NJ 07644
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  • International Ladies Garment Workers Union
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  • St. Joseph's Society
  • St. Anthony Society Garfield NJ

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Bella

Posted at 03:40pm
Heartfelt Condolences to Maria,Rosa, Josephine, Bella & family’s. Sending you Prayers & Hugs during this difficult time. She was a beautiful person & loved you all very much. Find comfort in all the wonderful times you had together. Rest In Peace Cara Melina🙏
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With Love & Hugs Joe & Bella Ingui

Posted at 02:54pm
We are thinking of you all .Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Marc Mulvihill

Posted at 02:51pm
Bella, My sincere condolences on your mothers passing. You have been such a loving caring daughter and your mom deeply appreciates all you do.
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Jack Maryann and Adrienne

Posted at 08:45am
We love you always rest in peace
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Joe & Wanda DiGrande

Posted at 08:34am
In Loving Memory Godmother Carmela Thank you for the beautiful memories you will forever be in our hearts Love Joe & Wanda DiGrande
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