Maureen Alba


Maureen (Holihan) Alba, age 55, of Glen Rock, NJ passed away at home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  Born and raised in Queens, NY, a resident of Glen Rock, NJ since 2003.  Maureen earned a Master’s Degree in education from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.  A kind, selfless and humble woman, her life revolved around her family and friends with her greatest joy coming from spending time with them.

Ms. Alba had a dedicated career in teaching throughout school districts in New York and New Jersey.  Most recently, she was a third and fourth grade teacher with the City of Paterson Board of Education, School 2.

Beloved daughter of Brendan and the late Kathleen (Mullen) Holihan.  Loving and devoted mother of Samantha, Maxwell and Elizabeth Alba.  Dear sister of Stephen Holihan and Joseph Holihan, Patricia Grief and Nancy Brady.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and God children who she cherished.

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, May 27, 2021, 4-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Friday, May 28, 2021, 11 am at Our Lady of Grace R. C. Church, 100-05 159th Avenue, Howard Beach, NY.  Cremation will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maureen can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,  or Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, 59 Mill Street, Paterson, NJ 07501 would be appreciated.

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We are so sorry to hear this sad news. From the first moment we met many years ago a bright light seemed to shine around your mom. She was so kind and thoughtful and had such a happy bright personality! She loved being a mother and was always so proud of you all, it showed whenever she spoke of you all. We are all so sorry for your loss and know your mom can now rest easy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, The Mirrer’s
The Mirrer’s, David Jill Brooke and Megan
Dear Maureen, My beautiful childhood friend. You have ALL the answers to life now. I am picturing you with God’s arms wrapped around you ...his embrace covers you...✝️with your mom at your side. Love, Friendship and Faith, AnnMarie
AnnMarie Montanti
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