Olga Rita Mosciaro
1927 - 2020
Olga Rita Mosciaro

Englewood - Olga Rita Mosciaro, lifelong resident of Englewood, New Jersey, died peacefully on June 2nd surrounded by her loving family. We mourn her loss and are thankful for her lifetime of selfless service, caring devotion, and dedication to her family, the city of Englewood, and the United States.

Olga was born in Englewood in 1927 to Italian immigrants Joseph Mosciaro, a U.S. World War I veteran, and Filomena Mosciaro. She graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1946 and attended every DMHS graduation since then. In the following 74 years her contributions to the city of Englewood are immeasurable. For 25 years, she served as the confidential secretary for the Englewood Chief of Police. Olga is well known in the city for organizing and executing the annual Memorial Day Parade for the last 30 years, Veterans Day activities since 1984, and volunteering at countless church events, school functions, community events, historical society events, and patriotic programs honoring all who have served our country. Olga's efforts have been acknowledged by senators, congressmen, mayors, the residents of Englewood, and so many others. She was awarded the Mayor's Citation from Congressman Steve Rothman (then Mayor) in 1986, various awards, proclamations, and a Commander's coin from the New Jersey National Guard.

Equal to her dedication to her community and country was her love of her family. She was immensely proud of her father's service in World War I and her many relatives who served in the US Armed Forces. Olga is survived by her twin sister Mary Rose M. Vicari and brother-in-law Robert Vicari, her nieces and nephews, Ann Marie Posada, Vincent Vicari (Cynthia), Dolores Mione (Guy), and Stephen Vicari (Tori), 10 great-nieces and nephews, and 12 great-great-nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her great-great-nephew Michael Bray, her niece's husband, Jorge Posada and her sister Maria who died as a child but remained always beloved in Olga's heart.

Olga leaves a legacy of service, faith, kindness, tolerance, and commitment to making this world a better place for all in her community. Memorial contributions may be made to New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus or FOCAS of Hasbrouck Heights. More than this, Olga would have loved for others to carry on her legacy, volunteering to help others in need. Services will be held at a future date.

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I'm so sorry for her passing. I've been doing the parade with her for the last 15 years .she was such a sweet lady I will miss our talks may she rest in peace.
December 7, 2020
Paul & Angie are very sadden by the Passing of Olga. Sending Our Love Prayers & Sympathy to the Family. ❤❤ Cousins Angie & Paul
Angie Sevald
July 13, 2020
When I started the Patriot Brass Ensemble, Olga was one of the first people that ever reached out to me at a performance in 2009. She just walked up to me and wanted to know all about it. She felt terrible that she had a tape player for her ceremonies and would have to manually start and stop the tape every Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Little did I know, we would partner to put together over twenty ceremonies and parades with her over the next decade. Sadly, because we did dozens of events on Memorial Day and Veterans Day every year I could not be there in person every year. I always made sure her ceremony and parade were taken care of, working with her was different, it felt like this was my calling to be able to work with her. She taught me by her actions and how she lived her life what the Spirit of 45 really meant. Olga believed in service in the most selfless way. Her patriotism was the best kind you could imagine, a patriotism of service to others. Her dedication to her community of Englewood, NJ, and service to our country will sit with me for the rest of my life. Her spirit will always be a guiding light for me, especially when things are challenging. Her legacy of service will live on in the walls of the Paramus Veterans Home, her beloved Englewood, New Jersey, and most of all with her incredible family that she loved so dearly.

We are here to remember the men and women who never came home, the real heroes. It is not about us but the boys who never made it back. They were just boys
Steven Behnke
June 6, 2020
she was strong, courageous, dependable and a humble child of God. May her soul Rest In Peace.
June 6, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Claudia Montoya
June 4, 2020
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