Obituary for Dolores Ann Evangelista (Panico)
Dolores Ann Evangelista, age 86, passed away peacefully at home in Wall Township on Nov 8, 2017 with family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Evangelista.
Dolores was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived in the Vailsburg section of Newark until moving to Maplewood in 1971. She lived there until her retirement from Seton Hall University and later relocated to Wall Township, New Jersey in retirement.
Dolores worked at Seton Hall University for 30 years, where she managed the campus bookstore and later worked in the Bursar’s Office until her retirement in 1997.
She enjoyed taking trips with her girlfriends, getting together with family, watching the Yankees, making Sunday gravy and meatballs, and laughing at the jokes made by her sons. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She was exceptionally close with her surviving sister Gloria, of Spring Lake Heights.
Dolores was a truly giving and selfless person and will be missed terribly by friends and family.
She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Larry and Alana of Rockaway, NJ and Marc and Cary of Spring Lake, her grandson Kyle Evangelista and his wife Gabrielle of Rockaway NJ, granddaughter Nina Tatarski and her husband Joseph of Rumson NJ, and granddaughters Kaitlyn Evangelista of Rockaway NJ and Alexandra Evangelista of Spring Lake. She adored her two great grandsons, Harrison and Everett.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Denis RC Church, 90 Union Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736. There will be no prior visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the Evangelista family requests donations be made to either the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington DC, DC 20077-7491 or the The Brain Tumor Foundation, 25 West 45th St, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10036.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
For directions or to offer online condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com