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Domenica Cupo

September 15, 1933 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 88)

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Domenica Cupo passed away peacefully on October 5th, 2021. She was born in the town of Palomonte, province of Salerno, Italy on September 15th, 1933. She came to Philadelphia in 1962 and then settled in Jersey City in 1963 where she worked for Rovan Dress Company on Central Ave. for over 25 years.  Although being on a sewing assembly line, she enjoyed working alongside her sister in law, Maria Panza, her close cousins, and with many "paisanas" who would become her forever friends.  She took great pride in her tailoring skills and made wonderful clothes as well as costumes for her grandchildren and relatives.  She was the kind of person anyone can rely on for a last minute alteration.  Domenica was also a devout St. Aedan's parishioner bearing witness to countless family milestones within the church for over 50 years. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed cooking meals for her family.  She loved traveling, especially to her relatives in Palomonte, Italy.  Her family will remember her as a  selfless and kind spirited person to whoever would meet her.  A pot of espresso was always on the stove for whoever may come by. 

Domenica was the beloved wife to the late Orazio; devoted mother to Sebastion Cupo and his wife Evelyn, Gerard Cupo, and Frank Cupo and his wife Teresa; loving grandmother to Domenica, Christina, Frank Jr., and Elia; cherished great-grandmother to Genevieve, Arianna, Dylan, Keira, and Sienna; beloved sister of Pasquale Panza and his wife Maria, and survived by 8 nieces and 4 nephews in the United States, Italy and Australia.  Also survived by many loving cousins and 10 godchildren.

Visitation is from 5:00PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306. (For GPS navigation, it is best to use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street).  Funeral is Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:30 AM at the funeral home.  Funeral mass is at 10:30 AM at St. Aedan's Church, Jersey City.  Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (

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October 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Service (Start & finish time)
October 13, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Riotto Funeral Home
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
October 13, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Aedan's Church
800 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

October 13, 2021

12:30 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Ave.
East Hanover, NJ 07936


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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