Cristoforo Bini, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. Born in Molfetta Bari, Italy. Cristoforo immigrated to Hoboken in 1966. He served in the Italian Navy as a Telegraph Technician.  He began his career as a mechanic, working on turbine engines at Bethlehem Steel and worked his way up to Forman before retiring.  He attended English classes in the evenings, eager to learn, speak and understand the English language and more importantly becoming an American Citizen. Cristoforo had a passion for cooking and enjoyed taking long walks around his neighborhood but most of all his beloved Italian Soccer Club, A.S. Roma. He was predeceased by his parents, Vincenzo and Lorenza (nee Papagallo) Bini, his loving wife Caterina (nee Natalicchio) in 2012, a brother, Vito Bini and a sister, Anna Caputi. He leaves to mourn his passing his cherished daughter, Lorenza Ford (Brian), three sons, Vincent (Lucrezia), Angelo (Nancy) and Vito (Natalie). He was the loving grandfather to nine grandchildren, Cristoforo, Paul, Caterina, Maria, Christopher, Nicholas, John, Brian, Jr., Kaitlyn and one great-grandchild, Noah.  He also leaves to mourn his passing, a host of nieces and nephews in Italy.

The Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 27, 2020, 10AM at St. Ann Catholic Church, 704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, beginning at 4PM and concluding at 8Pm at Failla Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Parking available in rear of funeral home off Sixth Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, #203, Roseland, NJ 07068 or online:; or a charity of choice will be greatly appreciated by the family.

For the safety of in-person attendees and our staff, gatherings at Failla Memorial Home will currently follow the latest guidelines as described here:

  • All people attending must wear a mask while inside and around the outside of the funeral home.
  • For safety, the number of attendees indoors will be limited to 50 attendees at a time at the discretion of the management.
  • All attendees must practice social distancing while paying their respects.


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