Loretta DeJesso (Knudsen)
Loretta DeJesso, age 78, of the Morgan section of Sayreville passed away peacefully on May 21, 2018 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Floral Park, NY, Loretta moved to New Jersey many years ago where she has lived ever since. Before her retirement over 18 years ago, Mrs. DeJesso worked as the head bookkeeper for Pathmark in Old Bridge. Loretta was a lover of all animals, both hers as well as those in the neighborhood. She also enjoyed growing her tomatoes every year. Loretta will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Loretta is predeceased by her beloved husband Peter, her parents Charles & Jane Knudsen, and her brother-in-law Joseph Petrick. Surviving are her 5 loving children and their spouses Kim DeJesso of PA, James & Ania Lauro of Morgan, Loretta & Christopher Parody of Howell, Sherri & Michael Guglielmo of Brooklyn, and Michael & Karen DeJesso of PA; her 5 adoring grandchildren Kellie, Robert, Ryan, Christie, & Nicholas; siblings Mary Kirsch of TN, Gloria Petrick of Old Bridge, and John & his wife Sheila Knudsen of Sayreville; as well as many loving nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 10am at the Carmen F Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin followed by an 11am burial at Christ Church Cemetery in South Amboy.
Calling hours at the funeral home will take place on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Loretta’s name to the Old Bridge Animal Shelter, Old Bridge Municipal Center, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 or you may take a friend to lunch in Loretta's memory. Letters of condolence to the family, completed arrangements and directions may be found by visiting www.spezzifuneralhome.com.