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Irene P. (nee-Palyca) Maccagnano

December 6, 1942 - February 12, 2021

Loving Wife, Mother, & Grandmother


Service Date: February 18, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: Please make donations in her memory to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10001

Obituaries » Irene P. (nee-Palyca) Maccagnano

Irene P. (nee-Palyca) Maccagnano passed away on Friday February 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 78.

She was born in Ukraine and came to the United States when she was six years old. Irene lived in Newark and Irvington before moving to Parsippany 54 years ago.

Irene was a telephone operator for NJ Bell/Verizon in Morristown for many years before retiring.

Irene was a loving mother and caring friend. She was a member of St. Christopher R.C. Church in Parsippany.

Survivors include her loving husband, Salvatore; her son, Benjamin J. and his wife, Elizabeth; her daughter, Lisa M. Hall and her husband, Michael; her siblings: John Palyca and his wife Virginia; Mary Notte and her husband, Louis; Billy Palyca, and George Palyca and his wife, Marlene; and her two grandchildren: Andrew & Maria.

Relatives and Friends and invited to attend her Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 9:30a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Christopher R. C. Church, 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany. Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:30pm – 7:30pm at the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany (973) 887-3235. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10001 or visit

Following current Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required at both the viewing and funeral service. The family acknowledges and understands that many are still uncomfortable to attend public gatherings and will be unable to attend the visitation. We ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.