Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Bridget F. Macali (Amato), of Hoboken, NJ, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the age of 94. 

Bridget was born on July 10, 1925 to Martin and Mary (DeMarco) Amato. A proud, born and raised, lifelong resident of Hoboken, she had been retired after a long career at Chemical Leaman Tank Lines in Newark, NJ. She was an avid reader and home decorating enthusiast. Bridget was a strong, determined, and fiercely independent woman who leaves behind family and friends who will deeply miss her.

Bridget is survived by her two children, son Frank Macali and daughter Patricia Barone and her husband, John; two granddaughters, Jennifer Percontino and her husband, Nico and Melissa Percontino and her husband, Joseph; five great-grandchildren, Adrienne, Joseph, Jake, Elaina, and John. She was predeceased in death by her parents and her brother John.  

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10am on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at St. Francis RC Church, Hoboken. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Arrangements by: Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.

In her memory, donations may be made to:

St. Joseph’s School for the Blind

761 Summit Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307

Attn: Development Office


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