Raffaela “Lina” Critelli
January 20, 1939 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 81)
Raffaela “Lina” Critelli (nee Critelli) 81, of Jersey City, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. Born in Calabria, Italy, Lina immigrated to Jersey City in 1963 and settled in the Marion Section. She was a proud resident of the Marion Section and a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Jersey City.
At the annual feast, Lina would work tirelessly selling 50/50 raffles and would also bake for church functions. Everyone enjoyed her cooking and she was very popular in the neighborhood. She had an infectious laugh and smile and was known for her generous and gracious demeanor toward her fellow parishioners and neighbors. She loved cooking, gardening, sewing and watching wrestling.
Lina was the beloved wife of the late William Critelli; devoted mother of AnnaMaria Critelli and William Critelli, Jr.; dear sister of Teresa, Sylvia, Vincenzo and Virginio of Italy and the late Lucia, Maria, and Arturina; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and CDC guidelines, visitation in the funeral home and entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in North Arlington is private.