Josephine Jaye Tortora

July 18, 2011

Tortora, Josephine Obituary

Josephine Jaye Tortora (nee Cirrito), 105, passed away at Gates Manor in Montclair on July 18, 2011. Born in New York City, she lived in Jersey City forninety years before moving to Essex County. She worked in the garment district in New York City as a seamstress until her retirement 40 years ago.


Mrs. Tortora was the wife of the late Frank Tortora. They had no children. She is predeceased by her parents Joseph & Gaetana (nee Boscarelli) Cirrito, her brothers and sisters Louis, Aloysis, Rosina, Dominica, Vincentina, Carmelo, John, Catherine and Margaret. She was the loving aunt to twenty-seven nieces and nephews, forty-one great nieces and nephews and eighteen great-great neices and nephews.

Visiting will be on Wednesday from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny (map, directions). Funeral Mass will be on Thursday 10:30 am in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny (map, directions).  Entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery (map, directions). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Grief, 38 Elm St., Morristown, N.J. 07960.

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