HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Frank "Chich" Marrone, of Hillsdale, died on Dec. 25. He was 85.
Born and raised in Lodi for 64 years, he settled in Hillsdale 21 years ago. He was a laborer for over 35 years retiring from P.T. & L. Construction, Paramus, in 1986, and he was a member of the Laborers’ International Union of North America - Local 472 in Newark.
He is survived by his children, Geri Marrone and Frank Jr. and wife Jeananne; grandchildren, Frank, III and Joseph Marrone.
He is predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; his parents, Ralph and Nicolina Marrone; and his siblings, Tony, Joseph, and Mary Rigolioso.
The funeral is Thursday, Dec. 29, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 8:30 am followed by a 9:30 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, Garfield. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of NJ.