Celsa Rodriguez Fernandez Settled in Ironbound after coming from Spain, 90 Celsa Rodriguez Fernandez, 90, of Basking Ridge, N.J., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. The funeral will be held from the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave., Union, N.J., on Saturday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Newark at 9:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions, or to send condolences, visit galantefh.com Born in Orense, Spain, Celsa arrived in the US in 1966, and lived in the Ironbound section of Newark. She worked in food management at St. James Hospital in Newark for 20 years before retiring and was a longtime parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Newark. Celsa was the beloved wife of the late Ernesto; mother of Maria Vazquez and her husband Gilbert, and Maria Carmen Fernandez; sister of Carmen Rodriguez and the late Manuel; grandmother of David and Gilbert Jr.; and great- grandmother of Alex and Lucas. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Asssociation, Greater NJ Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 07834 ( www.alz.org ) in her memory, would be appreciated.
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