Adele Barbara Mauriello
Adele Mauriello, age 95, died peacefully on Wednesday March 16, 2022 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
She was born in Shamokin, Pa. and grew up in Montclair, N.J. She graduated from Bloomfield High School and went on to Saint Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Orange to get her nursing degree. Adele lived with her husband Nicholas Mauriello (Biff) in East Hanover, Morristown, Mendham and Brick (Lions Head) N.J. and they moved in 2008 to Mebane, N.C. (Ashbury Crossing) and she went on to Cary (Waltonwood) and finally Chapel Hill (Brookdale). She was a devoted wife for 56 years to Nick who died in 2010. She was a loving Mom to daughter Susan Luzod and her husband Ernesto (Lakewood Ca.) and Michael Mauriello and his wife Sally (Chapel Hill, N.C.). She had 6 grandchildren: Nicole, Nicholas and Cynthia Luzod, Steve Purser, and Joseph and Megan Mauriello. Also 5 great grandchildren: Kayleigh, Kelsey, Kinsley, Kaleb and Kourtney Purser and 2 great-great grandchildren, Connor and Charlotte. She is also survived by her sisters' children Pam O'Connor Albrecht (Paul) and John O'Connor. She will also be missed by a multitude of loving paternal relatives.
Adele enjoyed life to the fullest and treasured family and friends throughout her years. She was a care giver to many, a willing listener and trusted adviser, and a joy to be around. She loved to play bridge, cook, entertain, travel, go to the beach, read, spend a day at the track, go play tennis and golf and was always ready to try out a new restaurant or go shopping at a favorite store. When her kids were young, summers were spent at the beach in Long Branch and Monmouth Beach, N.J. Sitting on the beach and gabbing with her sisters in law (Rose, Chickie and Peg) was something special she looked forward to every year. She had a dry wit and a strong will but was really a soft touch when you got to know her.
She worked as a nurse at several hospitals and nursing homes in N.J. When asked, she always said that the operating room was her favorite, but she also worked with polio patients, worked in emergency rooms, and also cared for people in maternity and psychiatric wards. She had the amazing knack of being able to be a wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt, nurse, and friend without missing a beat. Her house was always immaculate. She loved to cook and would always experiment with new recipes at home. It was not unusual for her to feed a crowd of her sons' or daughters' friends and she made it seem effortless. She made friends easily and will be missed by many.
She was pre deceased by her husband, Nicholas Mauriello, parents Joseph and Bernice Serico, her brother Joseph, and her sister Marion O'Connor and Marions' husband John (Jack).
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home, Inc., 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Friday from 4-7pm. Funeral on Saturday assembling at the funeral home at 9am followed by the funeral mass at Holy Family Church, 35 Orchard Road, Florham Park at 10am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Adele's favorite charity, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Hospice Foundation of America, see donation box below for details…
Thanks to all the many caregivers (Doctors, Nurses, Hospice, Sitters, Family and Friends) that helped Adele through the final days. Your kindness had no limits and was greatly appreciated.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Hospice Foundation of America
1707 L Street NW, Suite 220, Washington DC 20036