PIAZZA, ANNE ROSE
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Funeral mass took place Aug. 12 at Holy Rosary Church.for Anne Rose Piazza, 91. She passed away Aug.7 at home. Born in Jersey City to the late William and Antoinette Gallo, she was a lifelong resident of downtown Jersey City. She married her husband, the late Joseph C. Piazza in Holy Rosary Church on Oct. 15, 1949. She was a member of the Sodality of Mary, the Holy Rosary Senior’s, Parish Choir, Lector and Eucharistic Minister and past president of the Holy Rosary Altar Society.

She volunteered faithfully at Holy Rosary’s Parish Feast, La Festa Italiana, since its inception. She was always available to help around the parish, whether it was cleaning the church, or serving lunches to senior’s and the homeless or bringing communion to the homebound on Sunday mornings. She was either Chairlady, Secretary or Member of countless Parish affairs over a 50 plus year period and was vitally active with the church’s Diamond Jubilee (1960) and Centennial Celebrations (1985).

A woman of tremendous faith, grace and love, Anne’s most noble quality was her love of teaching. She was a second grade teacher at Holy Rosary School for over 20 years and then as school secretary for 10 years after. She taught CCD for over 45 years and prepared hundreds of children for their first Holy Communion.

She and her husband Joe also taught RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and were Godparents of many children, women and men throughout that time. She was presented with numerous awards for her dedication in teaching such as the Jubilee Medal Pro-Meritas and several CCD awards from the Archdiocese of Newark. She was also an associate member of the St. Lucy Filippini sisters of Villa Walsh in Morristown. She was Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veteran’s Downtown Memorial Post 1536. Anne also had a special devotion to St. Anne, her patroness. Every year only July 26, she would have a special mass celebrated in honor of St. Anne followed by refreshments at her home to which all were invited. She is survived by her daughter Anne Regina Herbert and her husband Thomas, her granddaughter Melissa Anne Harris, and her husband Robert and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Joseph and Angela Victoria. Services arranged by the Introcaso Angelo Funeral Home, Jersey City.

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