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 DiCocco-- Ann
Born: 04/04/1935
Died: 12/09/2017
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DiCocco-- Ann

Ann M. DiCocco, a lifelong resident of Jersey City, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Jersey City Medical Center.

The youngest of the late Mary (nee Vignali) and Joseph DiCocco’s three children, Ann graduated from School 20 and Snyder High School in Jersey City and went on to work with the Continental Insurance Company in New York. She rose to become an executive secretary for several top officers of the company and retired after more than 40 years.

A devout Catholic and communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Greenville, Jersey City, Ann was very active in her parish.

She used her beautiful soprano singing voice as a performer in the parish’s talent shows and for decades as a member of its adult choir. She often soloed for Christmas and Easter services with the “Ave Maria,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Silent Night’’ and “O Holy Night’’ among her favorites.

During her tenure as president of the St. Paul’s United Parish Organization, she ran many successful bus trips to Atlantic City and oversaw the annual card party fundraiser at the Casino-in-the-Park.

She was most proud of her more than 45 years as a catechism teacher and would rejoice when former students would recognize her in the neighborhood and say, “Hello, Miss DiCocco.’’

She was also a member of the parish’s Rosary Society, and in her retirement, she also volunteered in the gift shop at St. Ann’s Home for the Aged in Jersey City.

As an aunt, Ann was supportive in so many ways, sharing her love of the Shore and the theater, for example, and always finding the perfect gifts to fit each one’s personality and style. She found joy in and was proud of every milestone and accomplishment, big and small.

As a caregiver during her mother’s dying years and for her sister, Ann brought comfort, solace and dignity.

Ann is survived by her sister, Margaret R. Schmidt, brother, Frank DiCocco, and brother-in-law, Thomas E. Schmidt Sr.; her nieces and nephews, Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt and Dr. Paul Fondacaro, Margaret M. Schmidt and Ed Rappaport, Thomas Schmidt Jr. and Nancy Barre Schmidt, Joseph DiCocco, and Frank DiCocco; her grand-nephews, Matthew Fondacaro and Daniel, John and Nicholas Schmidt; and many extended family members and dear friends.

She was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister-in-law, Pauline DiCocco, and nephew Peter Weiss.

Visiting will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 14 Greenville Ave., Jersey City, with interment to follow at Holy Name Cemetery. Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home at 10 a.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Peace Care-St. Ann’s, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, St. Paul the Apostle Church, or the charity of your choice.

 
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Ann will be truly missed by St. Pauls. She was a great person, funny, outgoing and a dear friend. I am so sorry to see her go so soon. RIP Ann. from your friend Kathy.
kathy figueroa
Rest In Peace dear sweet Ann. Your commitment made our Saint Paul's community a better place. Your involvement was always deeply sincere and your attention to every detail will always be remembered. Thoughts and prayers to Ann's family and Thank You to her family for sharing Ann with our Saint Paul's community.
Frank Falcicchio
Ann, you truly will be missed! I always admired you and enjoyed our talks. You always dressed your best no matter what. It was my pleasure when you decided to continue to work with us on Saturdays for CCD. You were a great Religious Education Teacher and will be missed by many . Very sad to see such a wonderful lady be taken so soon. Ann you are now one of God's angels and I am sure you will be looking down upon us all. You maybe gone but not forgotten. Love your friend, Virginia
Virginia Caso-San Lorenzo
My deepest condolences to Ann's family. I just learned of her passing tonight. She was elegant, kind, faithful, and sweet. I fondly remember her singing O Holy Night every Christmas Vigil. While we are saddened to see her go, we take solace knowing she is at peace. And we rejoice that this Christmas, she will be singing directly to her Lord. It will truly be a holy night. Rest In Peace, Ann.
Brian Slattery
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