Mauro A. Crocetta, 72, passed away surrounded by his family on March 19, 2019.
Born in Jersey City to Giuseppe Crocetta and Mary Crocetta (nee. Perrella) on November 24, 1946, Mauro was a life-long resident of Hoboken. As he grew, Mauro was guided by his faith and a foundation built as an altar boy. In 1964, he graduated from Hoboken High School. Mauro was dedicated to his work and put in long hours over 40 years with Erie Lackawanna Railroad/Conrail and then New Jersey Transit to support his family. Some of his favorite times with family included trips down the shore, Walt Disney World, and cruises. He especially treasured a recent trip to Italy to spend time with family, experience new places like Molfetta, Sicily, and Rome, and even attend a Papal audience.
Mauro’s memory will be cherished by his loving wife of almost 49 years, Elizabeth Crocetta, his two chidren Lizabeth and Joseph, his granddaughter, Angela, and his sister, Angela Eaton.
Visitation for Mauro will be on Thursday, March 21st from 4:00-8:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, March 22nd at Saints Peter and Paul Church on the corner of 4th and Hudson Streets at 9:30 AM. Cremation private.
7 thoughts on “Mauro A. Crocetta – March 19, 2019”
Mauro was a great man, whom I had the opportunity to know. I will never forget one of the last visits I had with him. When I waiting to leave, he shook my hand and I told him to be strong and he said that I am always welcome to go to his house and visit his family.
Elizabeth – having just lost my wife of 53 years, I can say I really feel your pain. A marriage as long as yours is a treasure, and an incredible loss with such a passing. Love that your daughter is part of my extended family.
Mauro, was very competitive and I always remember how dedicated he was with the soccer league.
He worked with my dad in
nj transit . He left us too soon.
Mauro had a quiet strength and a deep faith. He demonstrated a very strong bravery over the last few years. He was a role model in how to confront adversity. During his Sunday calls he would always ask how I was doing due to the unexpected passing of my dear husband two years ago. He was always thinking about others. Mauro, my cousin, while we know you are in a better place, you will be sorely missed. Betsy. Liz, Joe, Angela you are in our prayers.
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our beloved cousin Mauro. He was a devoted son, loving husband to Betsy, and doting father, intensely proud of his daughter Lizabeth and his son Joseph’s many accomplishments.
We will cherish the memory of our Sunday afternoon telephone conversations where Mauro’s favorite topics included religion, politics and his family’s recent trip to Italy. Mauro was most happy reminiscing about his past. He was brimming with joyful memories of growing up in Hoboken in the 1950’s and 60’s and especially the early years of his marriage and fatherhood in the 70’s and 80’s. Our cousin lived a grace-filled life for which he was deeply grateful. Despite all the challenges he was facing, he was always interested in how we were doing.
Mauro faced the vicissitudes of life with a quiet strength and a noble spirit that was deeply inspiring. Mauro was truly a Christian gentleman.
Godspeed, our dear Mauro. Until we meet again.
Our Lord is great and is mighty in power, His understanding is beyond measure. Please take comfort in knowing that God cares for you in this most difficult time. And he will help you endure. 1 Peter 5:7
Mauro was a responsible family man who I respected greatly. Lifelong resident of Hoboken always made effort to attend major family events such as weddings funerals with beloved wife Betsy on most occasions . Lifelong resident of Hoboken worked most all of adult life . Did not meet often in later years but when we did it was special to meet and greet him . Deepest condolences to Betsy , joe , Liz and Angela . Mauro showed bravery in face of adversity in his last months . Put up a brave fight . Hard to believe he is no longer on this earth -but in a better place now . Till we meet again someday Morris -From my extended family yo yours . Always will remember those Sunday get together with aunt Mary and uncle joe at grandmothers house in Hoboken and the party in Hoboken for aunt Mary 90 th birthday you threw for her as well . RIP sir.