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Angelina Siciliano, 89, Of Rutherford

Angelina Siciliano
Angelina Siciliano Photo Credit: Tea Zagorscak

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Angelina Siciliano, 89, of Rutherford, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

She was born May 1, 1927, in Jersey City, to the late Gaetano and Teresa (nee De Felice) Tufano, moving to Rutherford in 1960.

Besides her family, her lifelong passion was sewing. This led to a career at Clara's Bridal Shop on Park Avenue. After retiring, she continued sewing, embroidering and crocheting. She won several awards for her crafts through displays sponsored by the Rutherford Women's Club, of which she was a member.

She was predeceased by her husband, Benedeto J.; brothers, Gabe and Joseph Tufano; and sister, Judy Tufano.

She is survived by her children; Robert and his wife Sandy Benedeto Jr., Ben and his wife Valerie; grandchildren, Lauren, Jaclyn, Celeste, Michael and Paul; and great-grandson, Michael Jr.

The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Liturgy in The Church of Saint Mary, 91 Home Ave, Rutherford. Entombment will be in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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