Obituary of Adelaide Ardolino
Adelaide Ardolino (née Lucrezio), a longtime resident of Madison, died peacefully after a short illness on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Morristown Medical Center. She was 90.
Adelaide was born in the town of Mariglianella Naples, Italy on November 22, 1930 to the late Antonio and Palmina Lucrezio. Adelaide moved to Milan in 1960 where she was an embroidery teacher for several years until 1968, when she emigrated to the United States. She settled in Madison with her beloved husband, Mario Ardolino and their young family.
Adelaide and Mario worked tirelessly to provide a wonderful life for her children. She was an excellent mother and she was an incredible cook. Adelaide loved to be surrounded by her family, especially later in her life when she became grandmother and great-grandmother.
Adelaide was affectionately known as “Nonna” to many people, even to family friends and neighbors not related, because of her loving and welcoming nature. She loved to talk and she was always a dedicated friend who was willing to listen, comfort and offer good advice. Adelaide’s home was always open to family and friends and she was well-known for keeping her home immaculate and for her love of gardening. She enjoyed her daily coffee and treasured the simple things in life.
Adelaide lived a full and beautiful life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Adelaide was predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, Mario Ardolino. She and Mario were born one day apart in November, and they both died one day apart in October. Her family takes great comfort in knowing that their mother and father are once again reunited. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Dominico E. Fico.
Adelaide is survived by her six children, Joanne Fico of Madison, Maurizio Ardolino and his wife Roseanne of Las Vegas, Antonette Ardolino of Madison, Desi “ Tony” Ardolino and his wife Rosemarie of Green Twp., NJ, Sammy Ardolino and Diana Ardolino of Little Egg Harbor., Anna Ardolino and Alex Martinez of Boonton; her cherished grandchildren, Pina & Angelo Fico, Angela & Jenna Caporaso, Anthony, Mario, Joey & Michael Ardolino, Desirae & Deanna Ardolino, Isabella & Ava Ardolino, and Victoria Martinez; her great-grandson, C.J. Hall; two sisters in Italy, Carmella & Giuseppina Lucrezio; and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation to celebrate Adelaide’s life from 11:30AM to 1:30PM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, held at the Madison Memorial Home, 159 Main Street, Madison, followed by a 2:00PM Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison. For those that wish, you may attend the Funeral Mass virtually via livestream by visiting www.svmnj.org. *For the safety of all, the family kindly requests that all those attending the visitation and funeral services wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Interment will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison
In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions in Adelaide’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105
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