Private funeral services have been held for Bridget “Betty” Lucciola, 85, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. She passed away June 15. Born and raised in the Marion Section, Betty was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Betty was a teacher’s aide for 25 years at P.S. No. 28 Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City. Betty was the wife of the late John Lucciola; mother of Rocco and Ida Lucciola, Denise and Joseph Conti, John and Jeanette Lucciola, Emilio and Annette Lucciola; grandmother of Nicole and Paul Kouba, Rocco and Melissa Lucciola, John Thomas and Antonio Lucciola; sister of John and Basha Pender, Dolores Luciano and Anthony, Antoinette Olsen and her late husband Kevin. Bridget taught us to need less and smile more. She asked for nothing but the smile on her children’s faces. She made lifetime friends and loved her family.