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Maria Cifelli

February 27, 1939 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Maria Cifelli Obituary

Maria Cifelli

Longtime Belleville resident

Loving, Mother, Sister and Nonna


Mrs. Cifelli (nee Tamburri), 84, of Belleville, N.J., passed away on Friday, January 19, 2024, peacefully at her home. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue, on Monday, January 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue, Nutley at 9:15 a.m. The interment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 712 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ. 


Maria Cifelli was born in Indiprete, Isernia, Italy, and emigrated to Nutley in 1958, and then moving to Belleville in 1961. She worked in food services for Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley High School and Washington School. Maria enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and baking but most of all she just loved feeding her grandchildren. She treasured spending time with her family.


Maria is survived by her devoted children: Theresa Cifelli, Sam Cifelli, Jeanne D'Andrea and her husband Giovanni, Luisa Rizzi and her husband Federico; her loving sister Rosa lannitelli; her cherished grandchildren Carolyn Mijal and her husband Eric, Laura Connelly and her husband Thomas, Melissa Rizzi, Erica D'Andrea-Duarte and her husband Dennis, Nicholas Cifelli, and Marino Rizzi and also her precious great-grandchildren Andrea Connelly, George Connelly, and Arthur Mijal.


She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Gennaro Cifelli, her daughter-in-law, Dana Cifelli and her five siblings Antonio, Giovanna, Francesca, Ida, and Mario.


In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to the Enrico Tamburri Memorial Fund 93 Rutan Road Belleville, NJ 07109

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January 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Mass
January 23, 2024

9:15 AM
Holy Family Church
28 Brookline Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

January 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
712 Grove Street
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043


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