Paqualena “Lee” E. DeRiggi, 91, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived in Nutley, NJ before moving to Toms River 35 years ago. Lee worked as a seamstress for the International Seamstress Union and a Sales Representative for Mandee in Nutley, NJ, as well as dedicated and loving Homemaker. She was a parishioner of St Justin the Martyr RC Church in Toms River, a member of the Columbiettes, and she was a beautiful singer, great cook, and enjoyed trips to Atlantic City! Lee is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 71 years Michael DeRiggi, her son Anthony DeRiggi, as well as her parents Antonio and Giovannina (Belmonte) Perna. She is survived by her children Virginia and William O’Boyle of Toms River, NJ, Joseph and Ginny DeRiggi of Barnegat, NJ, JoAnn and Brad Weigel of Toms River, NJ, Michael and Maria DeRiggi of Toms River, NJ and Carolyn DeRiggi of Somerset, NJ; and the pride and joy and loves of her life her ten grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 3 to 6pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:30am at St Justin the Martyr RC Church, 997 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, NJ. Interment will follow to St Joseph Cemetery, 56 Cedar Grove Rd., Toms River, NJ. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
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