ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Grace Mary Avanzato, 89, of Elmwood Park, died Thursday, Oct. 27.
She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Paterson; she has resided in Elmwood Park for 58 years.
Before retiring she was a school crossing guard for the Elmwood Park Police Department for 40 years. She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s RC Church in Fair Lawn and sang in the church choir for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Alfred Avanzato.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carol Pancaldo and husband Carmelo and Judy Boccellato and husband Frank; sister, Ann Walder; brother, Jack Perna; three grandchildren, Tara, Thomas and Joseph; and two great-grandchildren, Guy and Grace.