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Lucille (nee Ahrens), age 83, of Englewood Cliffs formerly of Little Ferry, died peacefully on May 2, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Honorable Mayor Joseph C. Parisi. Devoted mother of Deborah Ryan and her husband Terry, Joseph Jr. and his wife Gina, and Laura Bigica. Loving grandmother of Carrie Nielsen, Kristen Ryan, Joseph III and Thomas Parisi, Sophia and Biagio Bigica. Adored great-grandmother of Devyn and Camryn Nielsen. Cherished sister of the late Dorothy Friscia. Dear aunt, great-aunt and great-grand aunt of more than fifty nieces and nephews. Lucille was the Vice President and owner of the Otterstedt Insurance Agency that she, along with her husband Joe, built into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New Jersey. Her passion for caring for others was evident by serving as a trustee for the Holy Name Medical Center as well as being active in the Englewood Cliffs Senior Citizens, Englewood Cliffs Chamber of Commerce, and the Englewood Women's Club. Lucille was a member of the I.I.A.N.J and past president of the Hudson County Independent Agents Assoc. and stayed active for many years. Visitation will be held at the A.K. Macagna Funeral Home 495 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ on Sunday May 5, 2013 from 2-7 pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday May 6, 2013 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Fort Lee, NJ. Interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee, NJ. All are asked to assemble at the Church on Monday morning. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VILLA MARIE CLAIRE Hospice, 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458 or the Joseph C. Parisi Sr. Charitable Foundation, 540 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
Published in The Record/Herald News from May 4 to May 5, 2013
AK Macagna Funeral Home
495 Anderson Ave. Cliffside Park, NJ 7010