Jenna Rose Cruz

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Born: February 08, 1988

Died: November 17, 2012

Services: St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church Friday, November 23,2012 9:30AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Wednesday, November 21,2012 2-4 & 7-9PM

Jenna Rose Cruz, 24, of Tottenville, a paraprofessional who enjoyed working with special-needs children, died Saturday at Tri-Town Regional Hospital, Sidney, N.Y., of pulmonary edema.

Born in New Dorp, she moved with family to Huguenot when she was 2 years old. She settled in Tottenville three years ago.

A graduate of Tottenville High School, she attended the College of Staten Island.

For two years, Ms. Cruz was a paraprofessional at PS 373 in New Brighton.

Working with autistic children was her special gift, said her mother, Jacquelyn Cruz.

Ms. Cruz is remembered as full of energy and having a good sense of humor. She loved cooking, baking and hanging out with her friends.

She was a parishioner of St. Joseph-St. Thomas R.C. Parish, Pleasant Plains.

Surviving, along with her mother, Jacquelyn, are her father, David; her brothers, Danny and Richie; her sisters, Chelsea and Annie, and her grandparents, Maria and Benito Guzman.

The funeral will be Friday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, Pleasant Plains. Arrangements include cremation at the Rosehill Crematory, Linden, N.J.

Cemetery: Cremation Will Be Private (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: St. Thomas The Apostle RC Church (Map)

Posted at: 12/8/2012 3:21:51 PM By:


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I wish there was something I could say to make it all betetr, but I have no words other than I am thinking of you all the time and hoping for peace and healing for your family.

Posted at: 11/21/2012 7:31:06 PM By:


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My condolences to the Cruz Family. May you find much comfort in Gods promise at John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 during this very difficult time.

Posted at: 11/19/2012 9:44:09 PM By:

heather fusco

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Jenna you were a great person in and out my kids loved when u were babysitting and were lucky to know u ...may u rip and watch over your family you were taken to soon u will b missed Jenna...xo..To the Cruz family I'm so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful girl u r all in my prayers