Evelyn F. Reccoppa – January 27, 2021

Evelyn Florence Reccoppa, 95, passed away peacefully in Wayne, NJ on January 27, 2021.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph and Larry, daughter Evelyn, 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her two sons Anthony and Michael, and by her husband Anthony, to whom she was married on February 3, 1945 at Our Lady of Grace RC Church.  She was born to Walter and Florence (nee Valentine) Sundmaker on December 3, 1925 in Hoboken, the city where she spent most of her life and always considered home.

She always had an irrepressible zest for life, enjoying music, singing, dancing, and most importantly, being with her loved ones, reveling in being the matriarch of a growing family. She was a devout Catholic and found great comfort in attending Mass and was never without her Rosary.  Evelyn was always active, working well into her eighties, bowling with friends, reading, watching classic movies and, above all, being surrounded by her family.

Those that knew her will deeply miss her warm and generous nature, razor-sharp wit, wealth of old stories, and her oft-remarked-upon striking blue eyes.


Visitation for Evelyn will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, Corner of Seventh & Washington Streets, Parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Hoboken (400 Willow Ave, Corner of Fourth and Willow Streets) Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

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