CURCIO Anna Rose (Telcocci), 87, of Paramus, NJ passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Born on December 27, 1923 to James and Margaret (Camera) Telcocci, she was raised and resided in Lodi and moved to Fair Lawn where she resided for almost fifty years before becoming a resident of Emeritus at Paramus. After graduating Lodi High School, she attended the McDowell School, Traphagen School of Design and continued her education at the Art Students League all of New York City. Prior to her marriage, she was employed as an assistant designer and went on to design her own clothing line under the name "ANATELLE." After her marriage to Anthony Curcio, her successful career in fashion continued with designing and making clothes for her personal clients. A woman with a passion for the arts, she enjoyed painting, drawing and sewing throughout her life. Mrs. Curcio was a parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church in Glen Rock and a former parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn. Anna was a member of V.F.W. Post 281 Ladies Auxiliary in Fair Lawn and a former member V.F.W. Post 5082 Ladies Auxiliary in Lodi. She is also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America in Ridgewood and Lodi as well as a former member of the Cosmos Club in Fair Lawn. Beloved wife of forty-eight years of the late Anthony Curcio who passed away in 1995. Loving and devoted mother of Michele O'Neill and husband, Robert of Fair Lawn. Cherished grandmother of Paul O'Neill of Olathe, KS, Thomas O'Neill of Hawthorne and Allison Ayers and husband Christopher of Summit. Dear sister of Marie Pasciolla and the late Alphonse Telcocci. Dear sister-in-law of Caryl Curcio. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews of the Curcio and Pasciolla Families. A funeral mass is planned for Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 10:15 AM at St. Catharine R.C. Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Saddle Brook. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anna may be made to a charity of choice. For additional information, please visit www.vpfairlawn.com.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 24, 2011