The family of the late Mauro Minervini would like to thank all the first responders who arrived on Oak Street during the early morning hours of December 29, 2015. On the night of the tragic fire at his home of over 35 years; a home he loved and never wanted to leave, North Hudson fire fighters rushed into the smoke without regard for their own safety to look for Mauro. Weehawken Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians tried to revive him and then transported him to Jersey City Medical Center. Kind nurses, James and Vio, and compassionate Dr. Whitehead treated Mauro and his family with the utmost respect and care. Weehawken Police investigators, Detective Sergeant Mera and Detective Sergeant Glackin and Township officials Giovanni Ahmad, Carmela Silvestri Ehret and Mayor Richard Turner were gracious while lending their expertise, assistance and support. While still in shock over the tragedy that transpired so near their own home, many, many neighbors and residents of Oak Street offered their support and concern. Our broken hearts were full to see how many friends, family members, colleagues and community members took time out of their busy lives to attend the wake services on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and/or the funeral mass at St. Francis on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The family of the late but still beloved Mauro Minervini extends their deepest gratitude to everyone during this most difficult time.
The Minervini family