Alba T. Cuomo
Alba Taliercio Cuomo of Princeton, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the care of her loved ones after a short illness on February 23, 2023 at 93 years young. Born in 1929, Alba grew up with four brothers in the picturesque seaside town of Sorrento, Italy. After marrying her late husband Frank in Italy, she crossed the Atlantic by ship in 1959 and came to Princeton to raise her family.
Alba enjoyed spending summers down the shore with extended family, traveling, watching her Italian television soap operas, and encouraging her family to eat more of her home-cooked meals and cookies. She also loved going on walks, spending time with friends, and was a devout Catholic of St. Paul’s Parish. Above all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put the needs of her family above her own. Her unrelenting love and care for them will be eternally remembered deep in their hearts. Alba enjoyed serving the students at the Princeton Regional School for 27 years, always with a smile and a snack to make their day.
Alba is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Frank; parents, Adele and Pasquale Taliercio; brothers Giovanni, Antonio, and Guido. Alba is survived by her brother, Angelo, in Sorrento, Italy; daughter, Teresa Pietrefesa and husband Craig of South Brunswick, NJ, and her son Vince and his wife Lisa of Hamilton, NJ. She was the best Nonna to Michael Cuomo and his wife Savannah of Marlton, NJ, Christopher Cuomo of Hamilton, and Eric Pietrefesa of South Brunswick. She is also survived by her sister-in-law and her husband, Clara and Silvio Toto, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at St. Paul’s Church 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Paul’s Parish in Princeton, NJ, in Alba’s remembrance.
Alba’s family and friends would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to her children — Teresa and Vince — who have spent the last two months caring for Alba by her side and making her comfortable.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.