Flora T. Albanese

Flora Albanese(nee Menti), 85, of Northvale died on Friday, November 22, 2013. Born in Newark, Flora was a lifelong resident of Northvale. She leaves behind her loving husband Joseph and their daughters and son-in-laws, Marianne and Mike DiLuzio of Tappan, Kathleen and Robert Miller of Tappan, Denise and Robert Wagner of River Vale and Linda and Kenneth Kraus of River Vale. Flora has nine grandchildren, Melissa, Kristina, Jenna, Andrew, Joseph, Eric, Michael, Olivia and Lauren and one surviving brother, Peter Menti of Bayonet Point, FL who, along with the rest of her family, friends and lifelong neighbors, feel her absence deeply.

Predeceased by her parents Anthony and Josephine Menti , her brother, Robert Menti and sister, Teresa Menti.  After the untimely deaths of her parents, Flora was adopted by her step parents Guido and Angelina Sterchele, both deceased.  Her step brothers were Romeo, Alchede and Fulvio Sterchele, also all deceased.

Flora worked as a telephone operator in New York City until she became a wife and mother.  She was a generous woman who lived a happy life until her last day. Flora was an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church.  She loved to read, crochet and of course, to cook and bake.  The stomachs of everyone she knew will ache without her food, but their hearts ache even more without her radiant warmth.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 9:30 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut St., Northvale, NJ 07647.