Irene Piccinini

Obituary of Irene Piccinini


Irene Piccinini, (nee Guida) 87 of South Orange passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2024.


Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home 153 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ on Monday, March 18th from 3-7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. 


Irene was born in Orange, and has lived in South Orange for over 60 years and was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. She was an avid reader, she loved to garden, enjoyed Broadway theatre and taking her daily walks. She worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston for over 20 years.

Irene took pleasure in cooking for her family on holidays and celebrations. Her Sunday gravy and Friday night homemade pizza parties with hello dollies were a family favorite. She enjoyed bowling, softball and paddle tennis with her dear sister Theresa.


Her home was always filled with her children, their friends and many neighbors. Irene was a mother to all. She was adored by her grandchildren and loved being a part of their lives. She was truly a lovely person who was devoted to her family.


Irene is survived by her children Garry Piccinini (Elizabeth), Lauren Evans (Frank), Karen Cifello, Mario Piccinini, Maureen Marcketta (Michael) and grandchildren Ellyssa, Raquel, Bianca, Frankie, Giancarlo, Michael Jr., Valerie, Andrea, Emily, Oliva and Emma. Irene is the beloved daughter of the late Beatrice and Jerome Guida, she was predeceased by her loving son Albert and her dearest sister Theresa DeTorrice.   


She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who were dear to her heart.



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Visitation at Funeral Home

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 18, 2024
Preston Funeral Home
153 South Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Our Lady Of Sorrows Church
217 Prospect Street
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Avenue
E. Hanover, New Jersey, United States
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