MONTAGNARO, Maria 'Mitzi' (nee Lucariello), on December 5, 2019, of Gibbsboro NJ. Age 86. She is the beloved wife of the late Ernest Montagnaro, loving mother to Laura Erwin (John), Joy Montagnaro, Helen Montagnaro, Albin Montagnaro (Michelle), Anthony Montagnaro (the late Maria) and Cindy McEachern (Frank). Dear sister of Pina Lucariello. Loved and devoted grandmother to 16 grandchildren, made each one of them feel like her favorite, and 13 great grandchildren.
Mitzi was magical. She could turn uncooked pasta into medicine (pastina). Mitzi loved to garden and knit. She cherished the smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves and the sand in her feet. Her belief in God was unwavering. She was a strong woman who embraced being a devoted Navy wife.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Saturday December 21, 2019 from 10-11 am at St. Andrew the Apostle Church 27 Kresson Gibbsboro Road, Gibbsboro where a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Mitzi's memory to The Voorhees Animal Orphanage at 419 Cooper Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 or online at https://www.vaonj.org/donate/