Elizabeth Piccininni

NEWTON - Elizabeth Piccininni (Monti), 90, died after a short illness at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Born to John and Mary Monti in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived in Paramus while maintaining a summer residence in Highland Lakes from 1962 until she settled there in 1997.

Mrs. Piccininni worked as a seamstress in the garment industry and as an inspector at a defense plant during World War II before becoming the bookkeeper and secretary at her husband's business, Village Maintenance in Paramus, before she retired in 1986. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Highland Lakes, and was a member of the Highland Lakes Womens Club, the Highland Lakes Leisure Club, the Vernon Township Ambulance Squad Ladies Auxiliary and the Vernon Seniors Club. She also volunteered for the Highland Lakes Country Club.

Mrs. Piccininni was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Piccininni (1995), and two brothers, Frank Monti (2000) and Anthony Monti (2001), and is the devoted mother of John Piccininni and his wife, Lois, of Troutville, Va., Joseph Piccone and his wife, Margaret, of Sparta, and Mary Ann Trovillion and her husband, Scott, of Vernon. Cherished by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, on Friday, March 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Highland Lakes, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Vernon. Memorial gifts to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016 , www.lls.or; or the , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 27, 2013