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Gloria J. Juliana (née Boffi), 86, of River Edge, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on January 28, 2023.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, John (2012).  Devoted mother of David (Claire) Juliana and Suzanne (Yuki) Inouye.  Cherished grandmother of Gabriella, Camille and Jack Juliana, and Dante, Isabella, and Giovanna (Gia) Inouye.  Dear sister of Dario (Denise) Boffi.  Predeceased by her brother, Bernard Boffi (2022).

Gloria was born in the Bronx, NY to Lucille (née Falco) and Adario Boffi.  She earned a Master’s degree in education and taught with the Hackensack Board of Education for over 30 years, retiring in 2001. Her love of her children and grandchildren was unparalleled. She enjoyed gardening, travel, the beach, reading, and Italian cooking. Kind and generous, confident and strong, smart and funny, Gloria was always ahead of her time.

A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 31st, 4-8 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Rd., River Edge.  Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 1st, 11 AM, St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge.  Gloria will be laid to rest with her husband at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ.


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