Lucretia "Laura" Acquaviva, matriarch of the LaMastro family, died on November 17, 2020 at home in the loving arms of her children. She was just shy of 103 years old. Her life was well lived. She cared for her family, immediate and extended. She was an example of the greatest qualities in a person with her care, compassion, kindness, strength, grace, humble faith and, above all, her love. Lucretia was born in Hoboken, NJ where she grew up, then met and married the love of her life Anthony. They had 5 children together and moved to Wharton where they raised and provided them with a wonderful childhood. She was a seamstress and a crossing guard for St. Mary's School, but her main and most successful career was raising her children with compassion and love. She spent her last twelve years living in Morris Plains with her daughter and even at the age of 90 she made new friends to join the many friendships she had already established through the years. God blessed us with our mother. We are so proud of her and respect the graceful way she aged in life. Although our mother has died, our love for her never will.
Laura was predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony, her parents and her siblings; Felicia, Anna, Mike, Millie, Vito & Josie, her loving son-in-law Frits van Geuns and her grandson Joseph Tucker.
She is survived by her loving sons and daughters.
Anthony and his wife Mary Alice.
Joseph and his wife Debbie.
Lucretia Daniel and her husband Fred.
Ann Marie van Geuns.
Theresa Vitiello and her husband Stephen.
She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A wake will be held 1-4pm on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.
A funeral mass will be held 10am on Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Wharton.
Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, E. Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Laura’s honor.
Webcast of the Mass can be found at the bottom of this page. Please click the link.
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Webcast of the Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church
425 West Blackwell Street, Dover NJ 07801