A celebration of the life of Annette J. DeNunzio, 77, of Secaucus, formerly of Jersey City, will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. at La Reggia Restaurant, Meadowlands Plaza Hotel, 40 Wood Ave, Secaucus. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Aug. 1. Born and raised in the Marion Section of Jersey City, Annette moved to Secaucus in 1977 when the Harmon Cove community was first built. Annette attended Dickinson High School and was a strutter for the high school band. She was an administrative secretary for the Jersey City Board of Education. Annette enjoyed taking courses on cooking and won various awards over the years. An avid beachgoer, Annette became a part time resident of Pompano Beach, Fla. with her longtime companion, James Appello.
She was the wife of the late Vincent G. DeNunzio; mother of Christopher DeNunzio and wife Mary; grandmother of Vincent John and Nico James DeNunzio; sister of Maria Glowacki and husband Richard and the late Angela Scafidi and her husband John (living); daughter of the late James De Filippo and Mary (nee LaBate). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association ( Cremation was held privately and entrusted to Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Jersey City (201) 798-3100.