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Anna Tumminello


Anna C. Tumminello (nee Hallock), age 104 of Wayne, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Anna was born April 3, 1913 in Stirling, NJ, and she was baptized at St. Vincent’s Church on November 23, 1913. She spent the early part of her childhood in Brooklyn, NY before moving to the Riverside section of Paterson. She met Charles Tumminello at a local dance. They were married at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Suffern, NY on July 8, 1933. They also enjoyed a wonderful marriage and loved each other dearly. Playing cards was a regular event in their home, and Poker was Anna’s game. They played every Friday and Saturday night, often with a few friends or family members. They also enjoyed playing Bingo. Visits to Atlantic City were much anticipated, where Anna would prove her skill at the Blackjack tables. She just loved to play cards. Together with their family, Anna and Charles enjoyed vacationing at Wildwood on the Jersey Shore, where they would fill the house with family. Maintaining a close family was always a priority, and Anna often hosted holiday dinners which included everyone. She was a terrific cook.

Sadly, after thirty nine years of marriage, Charles passed away in 1971. A young widow at just fifty eight, Anna moved to Wayne to live with her daughter Joyce. She started playing cards with a few other ladies and eventually they had a regular Poker game going. On one particularly funny occasion, the police raided the card game after having been tipped off that there was illegal gambling going on! The police were surprised to find just a bunch of senior citizen ladies playing cards, and that story gave them all something to laugh about!

Anna was a wonderful mother to her three children, and they eventually blessed her with seven grandchildren who, in turn, blessed her with eighteen great-grandchildren! She loved being around her family and spending time with all of them. They will all cherish her memory throughout their lifetimes.

Anna is survived by her three children; Stephen Tumminello and his wife Elaine of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (and Princeton, NJ), Charles Tumminello and his wife Pat of N. Caldwell, NJ, and Joyce Balzarotti and her husband Joe of Wayne, seven grandchildren; Laurie Treene and her husband David of Montgomery, NJ, Robyn Nini and her husband Kevin of Princeton, NJ, Steven Tumminello and his wife Leanna of Flanders, NJ, Wendy Tumminello and her spouse Laura Motley of New Hope, PA, Debra O’Mara and her husband Eddie of Nutley, NJ, Ann Marie Davis and her husband Jim of Pompton Plains, NJ and Karen Alexander and her husband Bob of Wayne, NJ, and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters; Elizabeth Treglia of Brooklyn, NY and Evelyn Sutherland of Mahwah, NJ. Anna was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles in 1971, by her sister Jennie Kerpchar, and by her brother Anthony Hallock.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2-6 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the funeral home, and then followed by a 11:00 am Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of the Valley RC Church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa NJ.

In Lieu of flowers Donations in Anna’s memory can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or visit

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Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You have 104 years of loving and happy memories. What a beautiful life and matriarch.

Marc and lisa Rosenkrantz


What a beautiful story about a magnificent woman. My heart goes out to both you and Robyn and all your loved ones......Theresa Carr

Theresa Carr


Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. Our condolences to the entire family.

The Podolsky Family


Dear Charlie and Pat, Joyce and Joe and Stephen and Elaine, We were so sad to hear about the passing of your Mom. However, you all have such great memories to share about her. We are so sorry we could not be with you on Sunday. We were not in town until very late in the day. However, please know that we, along with our family have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you. Jerry and Barb Speziale

Jerry and Barbara Speziale

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