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Mercedes E. Zichelli, née DiGeronimo, 88, a lifelong Montclair resident, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on April 24 at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish-Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Montclair, with interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair.

Mrs. Zichelli was a secretary at Hampton House in Montclair for 59 years, and a past president and treasurer of the Lt. Vincent J. Russo American Legion Auxiliary Post 382 in Montclair.

She is survived by her husband, Carmine Zichelli; by her sisters Virginia Cosgrove, Dolores Arminio, and Marianne Karnas; by her brother Daniel DiGeronimo, and by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters Mildred Russo, Mary Miscia, Rachel Rubino, Sophie Sgroi, Eleanor Bilotta, and Gloria Lehman; and by her brothers Joseph DiGeronimo, Vincent DiGeronimo, Joseph A. DiGeronimo, and Benito DiGeronimo.

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