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DICOCCO, ANN M. A funeral mass was celebrated Dec. 16 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Jersey City for Ann M. DiCocco, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. She died Dec. 9 at Jersey City Medical Center. The youngest of the late Mary 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; her sister-in-law, Pauline DiCocco; and her nephew Peter Weiss

Services arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.

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