Obituary of Aida J. DiDonato
On Wednesday evening, September 21st, Aida J. DiDonato passed away peacefully at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She was just shy of her 96th Birthday. “Edie” was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and cherished friend to all. She is survived by her son, Paul Anthony Cosentino and wife Jeannie; daughter Susan Visco; beloved sister-in-law and lifelong friend Lena Eterginoso; her grandson Paul Andrew Cosentino and wife Rebecca and granddaughter Joelle Cosentino, Grandson Joseph Visco and granddaughter Nicole Visco. She was blessed with five great grandchildren: Madeline, Paul, Amanda, Jake and Barlowe Cosentino; many beloved nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her first love, her first husband Paul Cosentino; her sisters and brothers: Bruno Romagnano, Joseph Romagnano, Sabina Corronato, Katie Albano and Lena Panarello. She also is predeceased by her second husband Joseph DiDonato.
Aida had a true city upbringing living in both Brooklyn and NYC; her early happy memories included listening to the radio in bed in crowded rooms with her siblings. Upon moving to Bloomfield and Denville, NJ, she was a master seamstress and then worked in the Bloomfield school system. She had a passion for cooking and could challenge any master chef with her outstanding cooking skills. Her family often thought she could have opened a restaurant and would have had lines out the door. She will be remembered for her eggplant parmesan, lasagna, stuffed artichokes, and her incredible crab sauce. She was the queen of the seven fishes at Christmas. Edie loved driving to downtown NYC to see her family and enjoyed spending time in Ocean City, NJ, the beautiful shore she frequented for 40 years. Aida enjoyed life and could often be seen playing ‘Left/Right/Center,’ cards, or pressing her luck at the AC casinos. She loved watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey and would often catch everyone up on a missed episode. Edie’s life provided her with a deep understanding of human nature and she explained her insights with enduring laughter and humor.
Edie was a treasured friend to all who knew her and will be remembered fondly for her kind and loving spirit, her compassionate ways, her profound wisdom, and her unwavering devotion to her Catholic faith. Although we are deeply saddened by her passing, we take comfort in the happy times she left behind and will cherish them forever. Rest in Peace beautiful Aida- you will forever be missed!
A visitation will be held for Aida from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Monday, September 26th, 2022, at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave, Denville, NJ, 07828. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at St. Mary's Church, 15 Myers Ave, Denville, NJ, 07834, with a procession following at 11 AM to Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, NJ, 07031. If you have any questions, please contact Norman Dean Home for Services at (973)627-1880.
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