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Yolanda Perrotta

Yolanda A. Perrotta (Liloia)

Wednesday February 21, 1917 - Monday January 13, 2020
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Obituary

Yolanda A. (Liloia) Perrotta, 102, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Job Haines Nursing Home in Bloomfield, NJ. A lifelong resident of Nutley, NJ, Yolanda is the last sibling of a family of nine children, all of whom were raised in Nutley. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Liloias were considered one of the pioneer families that helped Nutley grow to become one of the loveliest and most well-established towns in Essex County.

While a young woman, before and during World War II, Yolanda was an office manager and buyer for the F.W. Woolworth Company in Newark, NJ. She married First Lieutenant Lawrence J. Perrotta in 1945. With her husband, after the war, they owned and operated Perrotta Agency, an accounting business and insurance agency on Washington Avenue, Nutley, for over 40 years. Yolanda also was a commissioned notary public of the state of New Jersey for 25 years and a member of the American Society of Notaries.

Yolanda was affectionately called “Mimi” by her grandchildren and many other family members and friends who loved her. She was known for her quick smile and clever wit. Her generosity to her daughters, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews shall always be well-remembered. Mimi insisted on family gatherings around her table and nobody ever left there hungry! Upon graduating from Nutley High School in 1934, she received honors as a superior spelling champ, especially enjoyed her French and business classes, and had a certificate indicating four years of perfect attendance. She loved her late-night TV, especially Johnny Carson. She was remembered by her husband and brothers for her faithful, informative, and affectionate World War II letter correspondences. From childhood, a congregant at St. Mary’s Church, Nutley, Yolanda received all her sacraments there, including matrimony, and all three of her children were baptized there, as well.

Yolanda was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, her daughter, Yolanda Perrotta Evans, her son-in-law, John A. Ross, her sister and seven brothers. She is survived by a loving family that includes her daughter Laura Perrotta Ross, her daughter Mary Anne Perrotta, her former son-in-law Thomas J. Evans, a granddaughter, Jessica D’Amore and her husband John Thompson, granddaughter, Mary Evans Maples and her husband Jared Maples, grandson Thomas L. Evans and his wife Christina Mamangakis, grandson Andrew J. Evans and his wife Claire Sullivan, three great-granddaughters, Nola, Enya, and Celeste Thompson, great-grandson, Jack Maples and several beloved nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 9:45am on Friday, January 17, 2020 from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley.

The Funeral mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Nutley at 10:45am.

The entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:45am
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:45am
    Location
    St. Mary's Church
    Address
    17 Monsignor Owens Place
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Address
    340 Ridge Road
    NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ 07031
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Brenda and Joe Morra and Marie Perrotta

Posted at 09:50am
In memory of a dear aunt who always made us feel welcomed and loved in the home she shared with Uncle Larry, Laura, Mary and Yolanda.
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Rebecca Vitillo

Posted at 06:46am
Laura,
My sincerest, heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with and for you and your family during this most difficult time. May your Mom rest in the loving arms of the Lord.
Sincerely
Becky Vitillo
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Marie & Tom Lotz

Posted at 09:42pm
My Aunt Yolanda is and always will be a favorite aunt! She and her brother Anthony (my Dad) were very close. They would talk for hours! Even in her later years she fondly remembered him (He deceased in 2003.), thinking he had been by to see her or was causing some sort of mischief! I am so happy to now share a sisterly, cousin relationship with her daughters Laura and Mary! My husband and I were blessed to have visited with our Aunt Yolanda the evening before she passed. She was looking at each of us, as though memorizing our faces and responded to our chatting and affectionate touches with smiles and a little twinkle in her eyes. We will miss our Aunt Yolanda so very much, but she will forever hold a place in our hearts! Cherished memories! May she be at peace and joyful at being reunited with her loved ones who went before her!
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