Obituary of Mary Gugliotta
Mary Gugliotta, (nee Bana-Vito), a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Totowa, beloved wife of the late Vincent Frank Gugliotta, passed away on Saturday February 6, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, she was surrounded by her sons Wayne and Angel. She battled dementia and cancer. She was 82.
Born on January 6, 1939 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Vito. She has two surviving sisters, Barbara (Bobbie) Winkelreid and Florence (Babe) O’Brien. Mary married Vincent Frank on September 29, 1957 in Newark, NJ. They had five children, Katherine Rose Kahn, Rev. Kevin Albert Gugliotta, Michael Peter Gugliotta, Wayne Nicholas Gugliotta and Vinnette Marie Sallo (husband Carl F. Sallo, Jr.). Mary also had four grandchildren, Michaela Marie Gugliotta, Priscilla Ashley Miller-Gugliotta, Jake Braeden Sallo and Logan Riley Sallo. She has also many nieces and nephews that will remember her always.
Mary lived most of her life in Newark. She was an active parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Church. She volunteered many hours in the school cafeteria and her love for Bingo where she helped run the parish hall bingo three days a week. She was also very active with the parish cub scout programs where she earned adult recognitions. She not only loved bingo but her number one sport was baseball. She was the team captain in both junior and high school. She was a most dedicated vivid fan to the NY Mets since their inception in 1962. She was so enthralled that she named her son Wayne after Wayne Garret 3rd base man.
She was full of life and enjoyed listening to her country and western music and also enjoyed to decorate and cook for the holidays.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at the Santangelo Funeral Home in Woodland Park from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will commence from Santangelo on Thursday February 11 at 9:30 AM, followed with a Mass at Queen Peace Parish North Arlington at 11:00AM. Burial service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, in North Arlington.
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