Anna DePinto (nee Boccassini)

November 03, 1923 - February 09, 2018

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DePinto (nee Boccassini), 94 of Hoboken, NJ passed away peacefully at home on Friday February 9, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Molfetta, Italy she immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 12.  Though she only had a fourth grade education her strong will, perseverance, and determination enabled her to establish a life for herself in her newly adopted country.  As a teenager, she began working in a coat factory and did so until the age of 84.  A member of the INTERNATIONAL LADIES GARMENT WORKERS UNION she was elected chairwoman of her local chapter and developed a reputation for being a fierce advocate for the rights of her coworkers.  Never at a loss for words her sharp wit and barbed tongue struck fear and respect in the hearts of many employers.

Anna was a devoted member of the Society of La Madonna dei Martiri, having been elected the first female honorary president, of which she was very proud.  She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church in Hoboken.  Anna was totally devoted to her family, and enjoyed participating in all their accomplishments, successes, graduations, and vacations.  She was present in every milestone of her family’s life.  Leaving a legacy that will thrive for years to come.  

Anna was predeceased by her parents Leonardo and Octavia (nee Minervini) Boccassini.  Her husband of 56 years Vincenzo, her son Aldo, a brother Ignazio, and her sisters Giovanna, Lisa, and Antoinette.  Surviving is a sister Angelina, a sister-in-law, Terry Boccassini, her daughter Agatha Emmer and her husband James of Atlantic Highlands, her son Leonardo and his wife Carol of Leonardo and her daughter Octavia Zampella and her husband Donald of South Amboy and a daughter-in-law Camille DePinto of Hoboken,  12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews both here and in Italy.  

The mass of Christian burial will be offered at St. Francis R.C. Church in Hoboken on Friday February 16 at 11 A.M.  Visitation will be held on Thursday February 15 beginning at 4 P.M. and concluding at 9 P.M at the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken.  A PRIVATE entombment will follow the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the memorial fund to St. Francis Church.  Envelopes will be provided during the wake service.  Valet parking is available off 6th Street in rear of the memorial home.