Providenza Turdo

Providenza Turdo (nee Volpe), 92, of Woodland Park passed away peacefully on October 15, 2020 surrounded by her family. Providenza was born in Reitano, Sicily Italy on March 5,1928 to the late Michele Volpe and Maria Gallo. Providenza is predeceased in death by her five siblings. ​She immigrated to the United States on March 25, 1967, with four of her youngest children, as her husband and eldest child arrived about one year earlier. 

Providenza was the beloved wife of Gaetano Nunzio Turdo for 70 years.  She was the cherished mother of Pina Bartman and her husband Glen, Salvatore Turdo and his wife Sara, Michael Turdo and Silvana, Dominic Turdo and his wife Heather, Maria Minardi and her husband Thomas, Thomas Turdo and his wife Enza.  She was an adored grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

Providenza worked along side with her husband for many years before arriving to America and became a great seamstress working in several shops before retiring. She was admired for her strong determination and selflessness.   Providenza ensured that her children were given the opportunity to have an education and a better quality of life. Her endurance to cater to her family was unequivocal and done effortlessly.  Providenza will be remembered by her immeasurable love for her family. 

Visitation will be Sunday, October 18th from 4-8pm at Santangelo Funeral Home, 635 McBride Ave., Woodland Park. A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, October 19th at 10:00am at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson. Entombment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY, ONLY 10 PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL AT A TIME IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. A FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE AND UNDERSTANDING. 

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations for Providenza may be sent to:

Tomorrows Children’s Fund~Hackensack

or to

St. Jude Children’s Hospital: www.stjude.org/donate

or to

MS Center at Holy Name