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Teresa Bumbaca Obituary

Teresa  Bumbaca
Teresa Bumbaca

May 5, 1938 - September 8, 2020
Born in Italy
Resided in Edison, NJ


Teresa Bumbaca, 82, of Edison died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick.

Teresa was born in Sant'Ilario dello Ionio, Italy to the late Giuseppe Pugliese and Rosa Starteri. She moved to the United States in 1970. She enjoyed cooking, growing her flowers, listening to Italian music, and spending time with her family.

Teresa was predeceased by her husband, Dominick (d.2016); her 2 brothers, Natale and Domenico Pugliese.

Teresa is survived by her son, Bruno and his wife Voula of East Brunswick; two daughters, Josephine Rizzo and her husband Michael of Fairfield and Antoinette Bumbaca and her companion Brian Keleher of Kenilworth; one granddaughter, Maria; her dear friends, Lori Ann Fotheringham and Jenny Alvarez, and all other family and friends.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at DCI North Brunswick for all their help and guidance over the last 13 years. Also, a special thank you to Florence, her visiting nurse for many years.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Virgin, 192 Sandford Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teresa’s honor may be made to the American Kidney Fund at




St. Mary of Mount Virgin
198 Sanford Street
New Brunswick, NJ US 08901
Saturday, October 24, 2020
11:00 AM




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