Vincenzetta " Fran" Jerome


Vincenzetta (Fran) Jerome, nee D’Elia, born November 24, 1926 in New York City, currently a resident of Glen Rock, NJ and a former longtime resident of Rutherford, NJ passed away November 4.  Fran had a loving marriage of 63 years with her husband Ralph Jerome, who predeceased her in 2010.  Together they raised a wonderful family.  Fran was mother to Marie Boxer and husband Ed Boxer, Louis and his wife Judy, and Ralph and his wife Mary Jo.  Fran was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: John, Eddie, Allison, Kristin, Leah, Ralph, Ariele and Sara, as well as seven great grandchildren: Olivia, Jackson, Eloise, Fiona, Mia, Talia and Bodhi.  Fran was also pre-deceased by her sisters Algerina (Ann) Lupo and Othelia (Delia) Baione and her brother Vincent (Jimmy) D’ Elia.

Fran had an active life raising her children and working.  She was an office manager at KS Instruments in Lyndhurst for many years and was a parishoneer at St. Mary RC Church in Rutherford for more than half a century.

Most of all, Fran loved her family and spending time with them in Cape Cod, Blairstown, and Glen Rock.  On many a weekend, she’d be on the sidelines immersed in her grandchildren’s activities, and enjoying not only the event but everyone around her.  She was famous for her cooking, and her specialties were manicotti, eggplant parmigiana, and cream puffs! Her children and grandchildren are the happy recipients of her recipes and skills, as many a fun cooking lesson was given in the glow of her small kitchen and the warmth of her generous heart.  Fran always had time for a chat and a good laugh with friends, and she made friends that lasted a lifetime.

After her husband passed, Fran moved to Glen Courts in Glen Rock, where she joined St. Catharine RC Church in Glen Rock, NJ.  There she enjoyed new friendships and the closeness of family.  Her warmth and laughter will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Funeral Mass is planned for Monday, November 13, 2017 9:30AM at St.Catharine RC Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.  The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2 – 6 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 201-797-3500.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to St. Catharine RC Church.  

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My sincere condolences and prayers to the Jerome family. Loved Frannie very much and she will be missed. Karen LoBello and family.
Karen LoBello
We were so worry to hear about your mom's passing. I remember Fran fondly and all the fun we had together on picnics and beach days. May you find peace in the loving memories she leaves with you and the wonderful family she raised. Our thought and prayers are with you and the family.. Rita and Ken Devita
Rita DeVita
We too have fond memories of Fran and always looked forward to seeing her. Her cooking with love was evident as anyone will attest to who got eat it!! We will miss you Fran but know that you are now resting in God's eternal love. To a life well lived! ❤️❤️
Lori and Jane
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