funeral mass was held April 8 at St. Ann’s R.C. Church for Florence J. Branda, 90, of Hoboken. She passed away April 4 at the Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch. Florence was a mother and homemaker. She will be missed by her son Richard Branda and his wife Julia; three daughters Diane Gustoso, Sharon Pasculli and Rose Ann Chianca and her husband Louis. A great joy in her life were her 15 grandchildren; also surviving is a host of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Branda was predeceased by her son Gary Branda and his wife Jacqueline; three brothers Dominic, Joseph and Frank and five sisters Mary Branda, Angelina Branda, Rose Giordano, Ann Castellitto and Carmela Whalen. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.

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