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Obituary for Florence V. Bongiorno

Florence V. Bongiorno, 92, of Kendall Park, NJ, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Mrs. Bongiorno was born August 29, 1930, in Newark, New Jersey to the late Philip and Florence (Zarro) DiSturco. She lived in Belleville and Piscataway before moving to Kendall Park, where she has lived for many years. In the summer of 2022, she settled in Long Valley, New Jersey.

Florence and her beloved husband spent many years caring for their home and raising their five children. After her children had grown, she worked for Avis in Piscataway for over 30 years as a Payroll and Accounting Administrator. Florence enjoyed cooking, especially over the holidays. She adored her family and cherished the several summer trips she spent with them.

Mrs. Bongiorno was predeceased by her loving husband in 2020, Peter S. Bongiorno; her three sisters, Lucille Bellavia, Phyllis Szesko and Elizabeth DellaTorre; and her brother, John DiSturco.

She is survived by her children Linda Teeter and her husband Patrick, Karen Bertucci and her husband Ralph, Patricia Peters and her husband Todd, Connie Gutowski and her husband John (predeceased), and Peter Bongiorno and his fiancé Donna McKenzie. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 4, 2022, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Kendall Park, NJ. Entombment will follow Holy Cross Mausoleum in Jamesburg, NJ.

Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ 08873.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or a charity of your choosing.