Judith “Judy” Cipolla (nee Alfano) passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Montclair, Judy was raised in Little Falls where she was a lifelong resident. She was the beloved wife of
James Cipolla over the past 45 years and loving mother of her children Matthew James (predeceased), Jenna
and daughter-in-law Angela, and her son Nicholas. Truly a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, nothing
brought her more joy in her life than her family - especially her grandson, Jesse.
Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Marie (DePadova) Alfano, and recently by her brother Albert. She
is survived by her brother Thomas and wife Barbara Alfano of Nevada; sister-in-law Mildred (Millie) Alfano of
Woodland Park; sisters-in-law Diane and husband Carlos Conejo of Thousand Oaks, California; Jan and
Audrey Cipolla of Glendale, California. Her many nieces and nephews include: Jayme Mulhern of Manchester;
Lisa Fojut of Little Falls, Ann Alfano of Woodland Park, and Aria and Lucas Conejo of Thousand Oaks,
California. Judy also leaves behind many generations of cousins and will be missed by many friends who loved
Employed at ShopRite of Little Falls before her retirement, Judy was an avid bookworm and filled a lot of her
quiet time reading several novels a week. She was also a huge Jeopardy fan, and frequently referred to herself
as a "wealth of useless knowledge". Everyone who knew Judy knew not to bother her between 7 and 7:30 -
and definitely not during Final Jeopardy. A beam of bright light to everyone who knew her, her humility filled
many hearts with love, kindness, and her great sense of humor which would make anyone laugh with her quick
Judy is well known for her Italian heritage and penchant for cooking, namely for her meatballs, eggplant
parmigiana, and her infamous bread that was passed down to her from several family generations. Lovingly
referred to as "Judy bread", this much asked for family and friend favorite spans the United States, with
requests as far west as California, and as far north as New Hampshire.
Family and friends are asked to join in a celebration of her life on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Bizub-Parker Funeral Home, located at 47 Main Street, Little Falls between the hours of 3pm-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated in Judy’s name to the Little Falls Public Library, 8 Warren St., Little Falls, NJ 07424
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