84, of Bayonne. Maria was born January 20, 1933 at Margaret Hague Hospital to Samuel “Curly” Romano and Maddalena (nee: Pietro) Romano. A graduate of Ferris High School, she was employed by Phoenix Insurance Co., in NYC, until her marriage to Frank Alfonso at St. Paul’s Church in Jersey City on September 23, 1961. After being trained by a registered nurse, Maria was self-employed as a caretaker for cancer patients. A member of the Catholic Faith, she served as a Eucharistic Minister for 29 years, and as Lector and Senior Altar Server. Maria was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1990. Surviving Maria is her cousin Linda Horvath, Aunt Jennie Castro, and Uncle Guy Castro. Friend of Janice and Andres Machin and family, Karen Shaneen, Lee Wynning, and Marge Krupski. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.