Vincenza Stillitano (nee Strangio), 89, of Union, our beloved matriarch
who always put her family above all else, passed away on
Thursday March 21, 2019. She will be dearly missed.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation at
the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave. Union, N.J.
on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Union at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 25,
with interment to follow at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia.
Born in Italy, in Gioia Tauro, Calabria, Vincenza arrived in the United States in 1953
and lived in Elizabeth for many years before moving to Union.
She raised two children and lovingly cared for her seven grandchildren,
whom she doted on with her famous chicken cutlets and mouth-watering meatballs.
She had a great sense of style, a big personality and loved her family fiercely.
She was the beloved wife to the late Giovanni Stillitano for 54 years,
until he passed away in 2006,
Vincenza was pre-deceased by her mother and father,
the late Grazia Germano and the late Matteo Strangio,
her brother, the late Sebastiano Strangio, and her sister, the late Teresa Tilotta.
She is survived by three sisters, Domenica Timpano of Elizabeth,
and Rosetta Guardavalle and Neve Strangio, both of whom live in Italy.
She also leaves behind her devoted daughter, Maria Fabiano, her son-in-law, Felix Fabiano,
her loving son, Paolo Stillitano, her daughter-in-law, Natalie Stillitano,
and seven grandchildren: Giovanna Fabiano, Gianpaolo Fabiano,
Felice Fabiano and Enza Maria Fabiano;
Stephanie Williams, John Manuel Stillitano, and Zechariah Stillitano,
as well as two great grandchildren, Stella Maria Weihrauch and Lucia Elizabeth Weihrauch.
Rest in peace. We love you.
In Lieu of Flowers the family prefers that
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105