Ida M. Poggi (nee Mori), 97, of New Providence, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Spring Grove Rehabilitation and Health Care Center surrounded by her family.
Ida was born on June 15, 1922 in Romagnese, Italy. She was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Lucrezia Mori.
She immigrated to the Unites States in 1955, established a new life in her adopted country and proudly became a citizen in 1961. Ida was completely devoted to her family and worked tirelessly to help support it. She was a neighborhood fixture who dispensed sage advice with prayers for those who asked. She enjoyed a diverse circle of friends and always made room at her dinner table for surprise guests. She had an insatiable curiosity and loved learning new things. Her Northern Italian cooking was legendary, as was her enthusiasm for the New York Yankees.
Ida embraced life and took on every challenge fearlessly, including chronic kidney disease. She received a donor kidney in 1995 at the age of 73.
Ida was predeceased by her husband Silvio Poggi in 2000. Her sister Angiolina and brother Marino also predeceased her. She was the beloved mother of Loretta Ferrara and husband Ron, Joseph Poggi and wife Janine and cherished grandmother of Ronnie Ferrara, Alexandra Poggi, Matthew Ferrara and wife Katelyn, Joel Poggi, Michael Ferrara and wife Christine and great-grandson Noah. In addition, she leaves behind extended family and friends in Italy.
A visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bradley, Brough and Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to NJ Sharing Network, 691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974.