UNION, NJ - Jessica M. Petti (nee Piano) 31, of East Hanover, formerly of Union, passed away on Friday February 24, at home surrounded by her loving family.

The funeral will be conducted from the Galante Funeral Home 2800 Morris  Avenue in Union, on Monday at 9 AM. The funeral Mass will be at St. Rose of Lima Church  at 11 AM. The interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, both in East Hanover, N.J. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 -6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Born in Livingston, N.J. she grew up in Union, graduating from Union High School in 2003. She was an accomplished  hairdresser for many years in various salons throughout the area.

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Jess was married to her beloved husband Michael D. Petti for 8 years.  She is the loving  mother of Nico and the late Santino Petti.  She is also the devoted daughter of  Sharon (nee Di Leo) and Matty Piano, and the cherished sister of Matt Piano and his wife Kelly, and Zizzi to Juliana, Matteo, Vinny, Danica, Samantha, Gianna and Angelina. Jess was never without her sidekick Facci.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers that you honor Jess with a contribution to Nico's college fund.  Jessica Petti's life is marked by courage, strength, and endless love. She's an inspiration to us all. In honor of Jess, and support of her family who gave her the strength we admire, we've opened a 529-college savings account for her son Nico.

It's never too early to start planning for college, and we know that Jess wants nothing more than for Nico to grow, learn, and succeed. An investment in Nico's education is an investment in his future. Contributions of any size will help secure a generous amount for Nico to use towards college tuition and expenses.  

Please consider making a gift contribution to Nico Petti's 529-college savings account in honor of his loving mother. The online contribution process is simple:

1.  Go to Ugift529.com

2.  Enter the Ugift code: 31P-X5X

3.  Enter the gift-giver's name and gift amount  

4.  Make the gift via electronic funds transfer or check