Lucy R. DePadova


Lucy (Ritacco) DePadova, age 94, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born and raised in Newark, NJ, she resided in Fair Lawn since marrying in 1949.  A faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn, she was a member of the Rosary Society, the seniors organization and volunteered countless hours organizing the Giving Tree for over 35 years, which in addition to family was the other love of her life.  A talented cook, Lucy enjoyed cooking for family and friends, with no one ever leaving her home hungry!

Beloved wife of the late Sam DePadova.  Loving and devoted mother of Michael DePadova and wife Kathy, James DePadova and wife, Diane, Diane DePadova and the late Carol Ann Tundo-Gravel.  Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Michelle, Wendy, Samantha, Matthew, Allison, Danielle and Jessica.  Adored great-grandmother of Luciana, Domenica, Maurice, Mason, Valen, Madelyn, Teagan, Hayden and Ava Rose.  Dear aunt of Nancy Serritella, John VanGieson, Phyllis Van Gieson and many additional loving nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by devoted lifelong friend, Grace Hammond and dear friend, Fr. Joe Doyle.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1 – 5 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 17, 2021, 10:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Entombment will follow at Garden of Memories in Washington Township.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lucy to St. Anne R.C. Church would be appreciated.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow. With much love Warren Krotz, Melissa DePierro and Jake
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