Jessica Munoz


Jessica Munoz, age 30, of Rahway, NJ passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  Born in Englewood and raised in Paramus, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and magna cum laude for her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Montclair State University, with additional study in Teaching Students with Disabilities. Jessica enjoyed photography, art, cooking, & spending time with her family.

Ms. Munoz student taught in Montclair for a year which was shortly followed by two impactful years in Newark at Rafael Hernandez School teaching special ed students in grades 3 through 4. Her most recent school was Grace Wilday Junior High where she began in August teaching grades 7 through 8. Jessica leaves behind a legacy of passionate & inspiring teaching which will be forever carried on with those whose paths she graced.

It was once said, “There are some who brings a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone the light remains…” Her light was truly bright and will continue to shine to those close to her.

Cherished daughter of Arminda Mallari Tanglao Munoz and Alberto Munoz.  Loving sister of Jeremy, Jalissa and Jayson Munoz. Beloved girlfriend of Dan Valentine.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, January 25, 2019, 5-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11 am at Queen of Peace R.C. Church, 400 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ.  Cremation will be private

Jessica was just one of many teachers who spent their own funds to enhance the educational experience for their students. In lieu of flowers & food the family would like to request all monetary donations be made out to her father, Alberto Munoz. The funds raised will be put into an account which will be used to sponsor Special Education Programs through Donations will be collected at both the viewing on Friday as well as the mass on Saturday morning. Please join us in continuing Jessica's mission to better the educational experience of deserving children everywhere by allowing us to aid our teachers. If you are unable to attend, but wish to contribute, please mail to the following address: P.O. Box 1097 Paramus, NJ 07653 Or, send via Venmo @Alberto-Munoz-26 Attn: Donors Choose

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Dear Mindy and Albe, I’m very sorry for your loss. I know your daughter Jessica will be missed by a lot of people who knew her well. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to get to know her but , I did have the opportunity to meet her and she was a very nice person with a beautiful smile - within time it will get better Jessica will never be forgotten-Kathy
Kathleen Costeniuc
My condolences to the Munoz family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the lord comfort you as you mourn the loss of your daughter, sister, niece, and girlfriend. Sandra N. Clarke and family.( RPS).
Sandra E Nelson
Dear Munoz family....I just learned that Jessica went to be with the Lord. I know your beautiful daughter is happy but my heart is broken for you. How much I know you loved her! Cling to each other and don’t let go until time eases the pain. But your Jessica is doing fine! All of us in the Kent family are praying for you and your Jessica. Love to you. The Kents
Mary Ann Kent
Dear Munoz Family, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences . Our heart's are heavy from this shocking news. Ms. Munoz was my sons Devon math teacher, he would come home almost daily and tell me what he learned today in Ms. Munoz class. He would always say mom Ms. Munoz is such a fun and cool teacher, as a mom I loved hearing about his day. As I received the news of her passing not only was it a shocking I said to myself how am I supposed to give my son this heartbreaking news? I cried and I thought about it all day 😥 and by the evening I had to tell him I could put it off any longer. I finally told him she passed away and he just staired at me and says mommy do you mean she's in the hospital or is she really gone? I said no buddy she passed away😥❤. Needless to say he became very emotional and asked why Ms.Munoz? I said I can't answer that buddy. But we will do our best to push through this together. She will always be in your heart., We will keep your family in our prayers. God be with you.
Heard Family
Dear MR. & Mrs. Alberto Munoz & Family , Our hearts are saddened an truly sorry to hear of your loss . Jessica is an Angel an will be missed an cherished in our memories forever. May she rest in peace .With our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow .Know that you an your family are in our thoughts & prayers . If anything is needed we r here for you . Love , Mr. & Mrs. William Vielee & Family
Laura A Vielee
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