This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lucretia Facchini-Laird 89 years old , born on December 21, 1929 and passed away on January 22, 2019. We will remember her forever.


Since mom had family in two states a memorial service will be held in the following two locations:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (in the Chapel)

998 Father Donlon Dr

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 3216

10 AM on January 31, 2019

https://sacredheartnsb.com


Our Lady of Good Counsel Church

666 Ridgewood Rd

Washington Township, NJ 07676

10 AM on Monday, February 04, 2019

https://olgcwt.org

Posted by Claire Tridente on February 2, 2019
My sweet cousin Lucretia, I can remember your smiling and happy face clearly although I was only a child when we met in 1964. I loved how you and my mother were especially close and until now never realized were only 11 years apart. Practically growing up together, her first niece and the 1st grandchild born in our large DeGennaro family. I can only imagine the enormous love you received from the Grandparents and all the Aunts and Uncles at the time! You are among the rest of our Angels now sweet Lucretia... may you still sing as beautifully as you do, keep a watchful eye over your loving family and rest in heavenly Peace!
Posted by Gina Bell on January 27, 2019
A beautiful soul is never forgotten.
Posted by Kathy Juranic on January 26, 2019
I will miss so much about you! Your beautiful voice, your wonderful and generous spirit.
Love, Kathy
Posted by Josephine De Candia on January 26, 2019
Lou, my oldest sister, I will miss you now & forever! My heart is feeling so heavy with the weight of your loss! But you are now in the presence of the whole family, especially mom, dad & of course Harry! I am happy for you....until we meet again, I love you...
Posted by Roseann DeCandia-Flowers on January 26, 2019
Aunt Lucretia,
You were always like a second Mom to me. You were there for all of my shows at school, attended my first day of Kindergarten and I am grateful you and Uncle Harry let me live with you to finish my last year of High School when Mom and Dad moved to Florida. 
You will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget you. Hope you are happy in the arms of your “Dear” Harry. 
Love you! ❤️
Roseann, Tom, Tommy and Melissa
Posted by Nina LaMonica-Skrypak on January 25, 2019
I miss Lucretia and sending prayers to her family . And Love I am so sorry she was a wonderfull person .
Posted by Theresa Belgiovene-Cirill... on January 25, 2019
Lucretia my dear cousin... you lived a full life. May you rest in Peace and forever be our guardian Angel! You can once again join your family in heaven... sit around and play catch up! Love you always... Your Not so Little Cousin Theresa
Posted by Donna Feiler on January 25, 2019
Wishing the DeCandia family peace and content in your hearts. Donna Feiler
Posted by Catherine Lotosky on January 25, 2019
Mom, you will always be in our hearts and we will love you forever...

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Posted by Claire Tridente on February 2, 2019
My sweet cousin Lucretia, I can remember your smiling and happy face clearly although I was only a child when we met in 1964. I loved how you and my mother were especially close and until now never realized were only 11 years apart. Practically growing up together, her first niece and the 1st grandchild born in our large DeGennaro family. I can only imagine the enormous love you received from the Grandparents and all the Aunts and Uncles at the time! You are among the rest of our Angels now sweet Lucretia... may you still sing as beautifully as you do, keep a watchful eye over your loving family and rest in heavenly Peace!
Posted by Gina Bell on January 27, 2019
A beautiful soul is never forgotten.
Posted by Kathy Juranic on January 26, 2019
I will miss so much about you! Your beautiful voice, your wonderful and generous spirit.
Love, Kathy
her Life

Lucretia Facchini was born on December 21, 1929 to Emilia DeGennaro and Joseph Facchini, where they resided on Park Avenue in Hoboken, NJ.  She leaves behind two amazing sisters, Josephine (DeCandia) and Lucy (Cimillo); her four children: Rosemary, Marian, Cathy, and Nicky; her 7 grandchildren: Christopher, Timothy, Scott, Sean, Ryann, Jackie, and Julie; her 9 great grandchildren: Garrett, Carter, Aubrey, Alex, Crew, Sophia, Myles, Isabelle, and Leven.

Mom met and fell in love with Thomas Nicholas DeCandia when she was only 17 and he was only 18.  They met each other at a dance in Hoboken, but it was amazing that they never met prior to that night because they lived around the corner from each other.  On a beautiful winter’s day, on November 26, 1950 -- the day after The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 -- they were married at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hoboken.  They had a snowball wedding where she wore a beautiful, white, sprawling, satin and lace gown and carried a bouquet of white roses. Her bridesmaids wore white too and held luscious, red roses.  After getting married they lived in an apartment in Hoboken, close to their family. 

In 1953 mom gave birth to her first daughter, Rosemary, and in 1956 they moved to a cute, two-bedroom, one-bathroom Cape Cod in Washington Township, NJ.  Shortly thereafter, they had three more children, Marian, in 1957,Catherine, in 1959, and finally a boy, Nicholas, in 1961.

As you can imagine, things were getting a bit cramped for a family of six living in a two-bedroom home, so Tommy (dad) renovated the attic into two additional bedrooms and a bathroom where all the girls would sleep. 

Life on Jackson Ave was pretty ordinary and simple in the 60's and 70's, where mom stayed home with her four children and dad worked hard to bring home the bacon.  We always had to do our homework before TV, no snacking was allowed before dinner, chores had to get done every Saturday morning (sleeping late was NOT an option with mom :) and then up early on Sundays for church & Sunday school and then off to visit the family in Hoboken and/or Union City.  Of course those visits always included a huge Italian dinner with pasta and gravy that was cooked from scratch to perfection.  After those meals, the men were stuffed and would take a nap, the kids would run off and play, and the women would get stuck cleaning up the mess (haha).

Unfortunately, as time passed, mom and dad went their separate ways, but Mom eventually remarried in 1980 to Harrison Laird, a Guild Optician, where they resided in Westwood, NJ until they moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1994.  They were very happy together and they would travel at least once a year, until he passed in 2005.  She continued to live alone in their Villa in New Smyrna Beach until December 2015, where she moved to Brookdale Port Orange, an exclusive assisted living community for seniors, until she passed on January 22, 2019. 

One of the most memorable and endearing things about Lucretia (mom) was that she loved to sing, and she sang a lot...and she was actually really good at it!  She absolutely loved Frank Sinatra and would belt out his songs no matter where she was...it truly brought her joy and it brought us joy to listen to her.

We will surely miss that petite,strong-willed, beautiful songbird...



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Shared by Claire Grimaldi on January 30, 2019

Lucretia you were such a great inspiration to my mom & dad we all loved you Rest In Peace