A mass was held at St. Lawrence Church on April 28 for Maria Avellis, formerly of North Bergen, 95. She passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Damiano; devoted mother of Germana Tattoli, Rosemary Abrams, and Cosmo Livio Avellis; loving grandmother of Richard, Mark, Ariana, Teodora, Christopher, Gregory and Jeffrey; and great-grandmother of Juliana, Gianna, Leo, Angelo, Gia, and Cosmo. Funeral arrangements were by the Leber Funeral Home. Entombment, Holy Cross Mausoleum.