A funeral mass was offered Aug. 25 at St. Francis R.C. Church, Hoboken, for Maria Acerra, 89, of Hoboken. She passed away Aug. 21 at Hackensack University Medical Center. Born in Quindici, Italy. Maria came to the United States and Hoboken in 1954. Maria was a retired seamstress for many years with various clothing companies and a member of the International Ladies Garment workers Union at the time of her death. Maria was predeceased by her husband Emilio in 2002, and a cherished son John in 1989, and a second son Robert in 2019. Also predeceasing her were two brothers, Luigi, Guillermo, and two sisters, Carmela Santaniello and Ameilia Vivenzio. She leaves to mourn her passing a loving son Tony and his devoted wife Eleonora. A caring daughter-in-law Betty Acerra and, an endeared sister-in-law Rose Scalzo. A great joy in her life were her grandsons Jason and Robert, and her great-grandchildren Jason, Madison, and Tyler. Also surviving is a host of nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.