Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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CONTE, Gerardo “Jerry”, age 79, of Lodi, died on March 19, 2017, Born in Palomonte, Salerno, Italy, he lived there for 18 years emigrating to the United States in 1956 living in Garfield 17 years and Passaic Park 8 years moving to Lodi 36 years ago. He was a parishioner of Mt. Virgin Church, a member of the San Pio Prayer Group, Garfield, and a member of the Italian American Forum of Lodi. He was a mason all of his life working with the Laborers’ Union - Local 325 in Jersey City. He is predeceased by his siblings, Maria and Francesco Conte. Beloved husband of 48 years to Maria (nee Massa), loving father of Irene Benevenga and husband Mario, and Susanna Scalcione and husband Anthony, cherished grandfather of Massimo, Gabriella, Daniela, Antonio, and Marina, and dear brother of Domenico Conte, Lucia (Antonio) Parisi, Antonio Conte, and Rosina Conte. He was also a loving brother-in-law to Felicia Parisi, Vittorio (Lesina) Massa, Domenica (Alessandro) Benevenga, and Josephine (Gerardo) Mastrolia, and a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visiting Wednesday 6 to 9 pm and Thursday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Friday, March 24, 2017, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 8:30 am followed by a 9:30 am mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, Garfield. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook. The Conte family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com
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