Maria "Lina" Saccani, 88, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday April 28, 2017. Born in Hermansville, MI to the late Eugenio and Elizabeth (nee Meneguzzo) Prospero, she was raised in Montechio Maggiore, Italy, came to the United States settling in Newark, and has resided in Belleville the past 53 years.
Mrs. Saccani was a longtime seamstress, and was also employed by Tiffany & Co. in Newark. She was the organist and music director for Immaculate Conception Church in Newark for many years.
Funeral 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am Immaculate Conception Church, Newark. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm.
Mrs. Saccani is survived by her daughters Giovanna Pinto and her husband Joseph, Roberta Boland and her husband Ronald, sister Giustina Rossi, and granddaughters Cristina Pinto and Angela Boland. She was predeceased by her husband Clementino, siblings Ivo, Anthony, Luciano, Giuseppe, Cecelia Prospero and Imelda Nodari.