THERESA GRACE D’ELIA

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THERESA GRACE D’ELIA

A funeral mass was offered Sept. 3 at St. Paul’s Church for Theresa Grace D’Elia, 90, of Jersey City. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 30 at her residence. Born in Jersey City to the late Grace and Frank Calabrese, she was raised in the downtown section of Jersey City. She attended Dickenson High School where she was a member of the Drill Team & The Boots and Saddle Club, later Graduating as a member of the class of 1947. At the age of 45, she attended Jersey City State College and majored in business & economics, graduating in 1985 at the age of 50. While at Jersey City State College she was named Who’s Who in American College Students, awarded the Wall Street Journal Award, Elected to the student government, and was a founding member of S.A.M. (Society for advancement of management). She later returned to Jersey City to follow in her daughter’s footsteps to become a teacher and returned to College and received her teaching degree in 1985, teaching for 15 years at PS#20, PS#17, retiring in 2000 at the age of 70. She was the wife of the late Donald F. D’Elia; mother of Lynette D’Elia and Scott Carpenter, David D’Elia, Robert and his wife Naz D’Elia and Donald and his wife Cynthia D’Elia; grandmother of Camille and Emily D’Elia and Kameel Khan; sister of the late Phyllis Colby and Margaret Podzielney, and Frank Calabrese; sister-in-law of Stanley Podzielney and the late Lawrence Colby. Aunt of the late Lawrence Colby and Cynthia Calabrese, survived by many nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.

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