Maria Lydia Gentile

Maria Lydia Gentile, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Born in Naples, Italy, came to Ellis Island and settled in the Belmont Section of the Bronx. She lived in Dumont, NJ since 1968.

Predeceased by her mother, Maria DeAngelis, her son, Nicholas Gentile and her former husband Nicholas Gentile. Loving mother of Lisa Austin and her husband Patrick and Frank Gentile. Adored grandmother of Jessica Mulligan, Nichol Gentile, Frank Gentile and Patrick Austin. Proud great-grandmother of Gianna, Anthony, Angelina and PJ. Dear sister of twin, Adele Zagaria and Anna Marra.  Also survived by her companion, George and many loving nieces and nephews.

Lydia was a hard-working independent woman. She worked at Pathmark (Acme) in Bergenfield for 32 years and was loved by all.  She worked numerous other jobs throughout her life.

She was a member of the Dumont Swim Club, the Golden Age Club and loved playing Bingo at the Dumont Senior Center. Lydia attended many functions at the Knights of Columbus in Dumont. She loved going to Atlantic City with her friends and enjoyed time basking in the sun in West Palm Beach, FL and watching football on Sundays.

Lydia loved her family and was the most loyal person you could know.  She was everyone’s Nonna and always put others before herself and had a smile for all.

She will be greatly missed by all.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 102 Park Street, Haworth, NJ with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp., NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association,


  1. Precious family. I only met precious Lydia short time ago. But I can say she’s loving and caring with a good heart. Her outer and inner beauty radiate. She blessed me. GOD bless !! Mei

  2. Lydia was like a sister to me. She will certainly be missed

  3. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Aunt Lydia, Denise and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers xox

  4. Words cannot even begin to express the sorrow I am feeling for losing such a wonderful caring friend. Lydia was a very special person to so many and she always took care of everyone else before herself. My deepest condolences go out to her whole family as I understand how much she will be truly missed. Let’s all treasure the memories since the memories will always be with us.


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