Elizabeth A. Maltese, 77, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at home. Elizabeth was born on October 18, 1940 in Newark, NJ. She has lived in Hackettstown for the past 22 years and was previously from Edison, NJ. Elizabeth was the co-pastor at Freedom in Christ Church in Hackettstown, NJ.
She cherished family time, especially with her children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Mary Beth Ellis and husband Joseph, and Theresa Bozza and husband Vincent, her grandchildren, Vincent, Marcus, Alyssa, Angela, Nicholas, Giovanna, Elizabeth, Grace, Joshua, and Matthew, her 7 great grandchildren, and her siblings, John Petillo, Theresa Busichio, JoAnn Sodono, and Donna Castiglia. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent P. Maltese, Jr., son, Vincent G. Maltese, her brother, Ralph Petillo, and her parents, Joseph and Claire Petillo.
A Celebration of Elizabeth's Life will include a visitation from 9am to 12pm on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ (908) 879-3090. A 1pm funeral service and entombment will follow at the chapel at Somerset Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=7792.