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Grace Louise (nee Centinaro), 89, of Clifton, passed away on August 14, 2014.
Born in Garfield, Mrs. Strone resided in Passaic before moving to Clifton over 50 years ago. Before her retirement in 1988, she was employed with Smith Industries of Florham Park. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Strone was a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton and a former member of the Deborah Hospital Foundation. She was a member of COPS (Concern of Police Survivors) Garden State Chapter and one of the first members of the Police and Fire Widows Association of New Jersey.
In 1958 Mrs. Strone was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert D. Strone who was a Police Officer in the City of Passaic killed in the line of duty.
She was also predeceased by one brother, Salvatore Centinaro and one sister, Nettie Tavares.
Survivors include: two devoted daughters, Jean Strone of Clifton and Robin Pier and her husband Vinnie of Bethlehem, PA; one brother, Charles Centinaro, Jr. of Deltona, FL; one sister, Janet Perry of Rockaway; five grandchildren, Stephen Dotto, Jr., Kim Fojut, Tony Pier, Robert Dotto and Joey Pier; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday 9:15 AM from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton and 10 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle R.C. Church, 400 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Visiting will be Sunday from 3-7 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to
, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.
Please visit www.bizub.com for driving directions and online condolences.
1313 Van Houten Ave. Clifton, NJ 07013
Published in The Record/Herald News on Aug. 15, 2014