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Anna Scelza

December 31, 1936 ~ June 5, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Anna Scelza, 84, of Jersey City, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 5, 2021. 

Anna was born in Napoli, Italy, where she lived before emigrating to Jersey City. She worked as a sewing machine operator/supervisor for many years before retiring. Anna loved cooking and baking and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. 

She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Church in Jersey City. Anna had a passion for music and singing and was also a proud member of the St. Joseph's Church Choir.

Anna was predeceased by her cherished husband of 63 years, Vito Scelza, in 2020. Surviving are her beloved children, Lidia Lampone and her husband John, Gino Scelza, Roberto Scelza and his wife Jean Marie, and Lisa Simoes and her husband Manuel. Her dear grandchildren: Gabriella, Arabella, Michael, and Carissa. Also surviving are many beloved family members in Italy and Chile.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services are Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:30 AM at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 AM Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Jersey City. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna's name to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
June 9, 2021

9:30 AM
Riotto Funeral Home
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
June 9, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Joseph's Church
511 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Entombment
Wednesday
June 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum (North Arlington)
340 Ridge Rd.
North Arlington, NJ 07031

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