Mendez, Janice E. (nee Hoffner) age 75 of Haledon passed away on February 22, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones in her home. She was the cherished mother of Anna Mendez-Legreaux and her husband Jose. Beloved grandmother of Samantha J. Legreaux and her partner Veronica R. Barrios, Nicholas R. Legreaux, Zachary J. Legreaux and Jonathan Legreaux. Janice was the dear sister of the late Raymond Hoffner and her Sister-in-law, Geraldine Lazzara Hoffner. She was the proud aunt to her dearest nephew, Nick Hoffner. Janice was the daughter of the late Nicholas Hoffner and the late Pauline (nee Green) Hoffner, who owned Pauline’s Confectionary on Union Ave in Paterson. Born in Livingston, she resided most of her life in Paterson, before living in Haledon. She was the General Manager for Tru Mask Products, Garfield, for twenty-nine years and later the General Manager for Indasa USA, Fairfield for fifteen years before retiring in 2013. Janice loved her job and met a lot of great friends along the way. She was an avid card player and enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City. Above all, her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was known for her intelligence, quick wit, and humor, her love of good meals, and spending quality time with her daughter and grandchildren. She is survived by many special friends and family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 12:00-4:00 PM. A memorial service will commence at 3:30 PM. Cremation was private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Maryland 20852-9813 and/or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 would be appreciated. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com.
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