Maria A. Secco, 83, of Springfield, New Jersey passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Overlook Hospital surrounded by her family.
Maria was born on October 15, 1934 in Picerno, Italy. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicola and Carmela (nee Marino) Tarullo.
She immigrated with her family in 1953 and started her life here in the United States. Maria was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle Church and St. Rose of Lima Church where she was a member of Madonna del’ Assunta.
Maria was an avid cook and baker. She was very family oriented and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Maria is survived by her husband of 62 years, Rocco Secco. She was the loving mother of Anna DeRoberts (Deacon Michael DeRoberts), Nicholas Secco, and Tony Secco (Anna Young) and cherished grandmother of Danielle Vella (Anthony), Lauren Ur (Tom), Aleesha and great-grandmother of James, Xander, Andrew, Matthew, and Vincent. In addition, she is survived by her siblings; Vito Tarullo (Karen), Anna McCullough, Rocco Tarullo (Robin), Lucy Larzleer (Don), Sue DiNorscio Lewis, Nancy Neves, sister-in-law, Lucia Tarullo, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Danny Tarullo.
A visitation will be held on Monday, September 3, 2018, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey 07081. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078. An entombment will follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Several Sources Foundation, P.O. Box 157, Ramsey, NJ 07446.