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Gioconda, 80, of Cliffside Park passed away on November 18, 2012 at her residence. Gioconda was born on August 3, 1932 in Avellino, Italy. She came to the United States in 1962 where she opened Filippo's Pizzeria in Hoboken, NJ in 1977. Gioconda and her husband served the surrounding communities for over 33 years and were very well-known in the area. Loving wife to the late Filippo Centrella (2009). Adoring mother to Franca and her husband Carlos Solorzano, Lillian and her husband Gerard Buzzerio, Antoinette and her husband Joseph Perry and to Gabriel and his wife Donna Centrella. Cherished grandmother to Carlos, Philip, Julianna, Christian, Jason and Chiara. Dear sister to Antonio and his wife Maria Zoino. Beloved aunt to Emilio and his wife Sherri Puzo. Gioconda is also survived by many loving family and friends. She will be remembered for her great devotion to Saint Padre Pio. Funeral from the A.K. Macagna Funeral Home 495 Anderson Avenue Cliffside Park NJ on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM thence to Our Lady of Grace Church in Fairview, NJ where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Entombment will take place at Madonna Mausoleum in Fort Lee, NJ. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4-9 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to
www.stjude.org in memory of Gioconda. For online condolences and information please visit www.akmacagnafuneralhome.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 20, 2012