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Maria F. De Froda

Maria DeFroda (nee Sabino), age 77, of Bergenfield, New Jersey passed away on February 9, 2016 from multiple health issues. Born in the Bronx, NY, Maria worked at the Bergenfield Recreation Center for over 30 years, where she touched many members of the community. She was a volunteer at Bergenfield Little League, running the snack bar, long after her sons had hung up their cleats. She is now in the loving arms of GOD and has been reunited with her parents and siblings, who predeceased her. She is survived by her sons Frank, wife Aileen; Michael, partner Scott; and her grandchildren, Steven, fiancée Eliza; Matthew, wife Marissa; Brianne and Rachel. She was an avid Bingo and card player and enjoyed being with family and friends. In addition, she liked a good movie, staying connected on facebook, playing Pogo, hearing or telling good jokes, watching TV and listening to music. Maria was loving, caring and kind to everyone she met and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Maria will forever be in our hearts and thoughts as we go through our days. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016, at 2:00 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, 29 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. To sign the guest book or leave memories for the family online, visit www.riewertsmemorialhome.com.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

2 pm

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The Power Family has MANY fond memories of Marie...too many to mention, I'm sure. I am so glad I had the opportunity to have her in my life...even though I have only really gotten to know her in the past 15 years. I will always remember she adored her children and especially her grandchildren and sometimes she would call our house just to say hello. She was with us for every holiday and she will be missed. I will always think of her and smile when I see teddy bears, stuffed artichokes, or James Gandolfini! Now she will be with the other angels of our family, Big Tom, Dee, and Taryn. Rest in peace our friend...

Christine DeFeo Feb 25 2016 12:00 AM

To the family of Marie DeFroda, It is with sadness and a heavy heart we express our condolences with the passing of Marie. She was an important part of the operation of the Bergenfield Recreation Center. Her smiling faces was a joy to the guys in the "Breakfast Club." God Bless Her. Bob and Eva Gallione

Bob GALLIONE Feb 20 2016 12:00 AM

The Falcone Family So Sorry to hear about Mommy She was truly part of our family and lived with us for many years .She treated us like we were her own and loved all the grandchildren so much. I have such great memories of her and will cherish them forever. I used to call her every morning and wake her up for work i still remember her phone number by heart. My mother has been gone for 16 years and we still kept in contact with each other. She was a great friend and will miss our talks . We spent many nights up all night long playing cards for money . I know they are all playing cards and smoking together. Cant forget her Pall Mall Reds. Amazing how the room was filled with smoke . Whenever I see a teddy bear it makes me think of her she loved them and they were all over the house. So sad that we can not make it to the church I will be thinking of you all . Really wish one of us could of made it up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Michele Paula,Lorie,Cindy, Patty,

Michele Feb 19 2016 12:00 AM

What can I possibly say about Marie what nobody that ever knew her has said before. Yes she was all those things...kind..generous...caring..a great listener...honest...and the list goes on and on. I am forever grateful to her for accepting me as a good friend. I will dearly miss our phone conversations. My condolences to the family she was so proud of. RIP...I will miss you very much.

Linda Cecchino Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

My dear cousins Michael and Frank and your extended family. I will always remember my Aunt Maria as the beautiful woman she was. Her sense of humor, her smile and her fullness of life. She was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. I am so very sorry for your loss. She is truly in a better place, a place where there is no more pain but only beauty and peace. As you grieve her loss and celebrate her life, may you only remember the good times and the many beautiful memories you shared. ilness may have taken her but no one and nothing can ever take away your memories as they will live on in your hearts forever! With all our Love and Condolences Cousins Patti and Tommy Palmisano XOXO âA¤ï¸A

Patti and Tommy Palmisano Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

Michael, Scott, Frank, Aileen, and Family, My thoughts are with you all. I have so many wonderful memories of your mother throughout my lifeâa"starting with Little League, to the bowling alley, to bingo, and doing her nails. We had wonderful talks that I will always remember and she is definitely in my heart. It makes me smile to know that she is up there playing bingo with Rosalie. Love, Paula and John Certa

Paula and John Certa Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM