Tilli, Maria (nee Finamore), age 81 of Paterson at rest in Paterson on September 17, 2017. Beloved wife of sixty two years of Ettore "Tony" Tilli of Paterson. Loving mother of the late Enzo Tilli (2001). Dear grandmother of Anthony Tilli and his wife Meghan and Linda Tilli, all of Oak Ridge, Jefferson Twsp. Great grandmother of Kaleb William, Magdalene Tilli and Roberto Tilli. Mother in Law of Pamela Tilli of Oak Ridge, Jefferson Twsp. Sister of Lena Brunetti and her husband Vincenzo of Clifton, Angela Uchrin and her husband Peter of Clearwater, FL. and Antonio "Nick" Finamore and his wife Mirella of Clifton. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Fraine, Prov. di Chieti, Italy, she came to the U.S.A. in 1968 settling in Paterson. She was a Seamstress for Lido Fashion, Paterson for eighteen years before retiring in 1999. Mrs. Tilli was a parishioner of St. Michael's R.C. Church, Paterson. She was a member of the I.L.G.W.U., New York, NY. She was also a member of the Frainese Society, Paterson. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden and was a great cook and baker.
She also cherished time spent with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa, on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Michael's R.C. Church, Paterson at 10:00 AM. Entombment at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Paterson. Relatives and friends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.