NORTHVALE, N.J. – Ann M. Benardelli (Claps), of Northvale, formerly of the Bronx, died Wednesday, May 25. She was 99.
She worked in the garment industry in New York City for many years and was a “fitter to the stars,” working with many famous celebrities.
She was the mother of Carolyn Di Meglio and her husband, Joseph, of Northvale; grandmother of John Di Meglio and Kara Gee and great-grandmother of four.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rocco Benardelli; and brothers, Ludwig and Frank Claps.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, June 1, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony‘s Roman Catholic Church, Northvale, with interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, in the Bronx.