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AnneMarie "Mimi" Urgovitch
1965 ~ 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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AnneMarie “Mimi” Urgovitch, 58, a longtime resident of Clifton, NJ passed away after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on December 27, 2023.
Mimi was born in Passaic, NJ on March 2, 1965. She graduated from Clifton High School and continued to receive a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State. She began teaching for Paterson Public Schools and returned to Montclair to obtain a master’s degree in educational administration. During her time with Paterson Public Schools, she held many different roles and ultimately served as Vice Principal prior to her retirement in 2021.
Mimi found joy in the relationships she built with others. She remained in contact with her best friends dating back to Clifton HS and forged new relationships with many of her coworkers in Paterson to whom she often served as mentor. Throughout her illness, Mimi enjoyed working at Tia’s Food of Love as it was a welcomed distraction for her and a place where she could interact with good people over good food. But her most cherished relationship was that with her friend for life, Allen Piccininno.
Although work was important to Mimi, she also loved to have fun. Mimi played softball long after high school and always enjoyed being active. She loved to spend time at the beach and her niece and nephews have many happy memories with her from their days on LBI. Mimi was always on-the-go and never turned down an invite to go for a bite to eat, enjoy a concert, or just float in the pool. She was also a person of God and belonged to a faith sharing group. The family believes her faith is what got her through her toughest days and the final moments of her illness.
Mimi is survived by her siblings Kenneth Urgovitch, Jr., Beth DeBartolo, Susan Bush, and Kimberly Kastner (Scott). She was a cherished aunt to her niece Dana DeBartolo and nephews Matthew DeBartolo (Shannon), Graydon Kastner, and Cooper Kastner. Mimi was blessed to meet and enjoy her grand-nephew, Dawson. She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Barbara Urgovitch of Clifton, her sister Mary Ellen Brophy, and brother-in-law Wayne DeBartolo. The family prays they are together in heaven.
The family will welcome condolences at 9:00am and will hold a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15am on Friday, January 5, 2024 at St. Bonaventure’s Church (174 Ramsey Street at Danforth Avenue, Paterson, NJ). Inurnment immediately to follow at George Washington Memorial Park (Paramus, NJ) with all invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cycle for Survival which is the official rare cancer fundraising program of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 100% of donations are dedicated to research. www.cycleforsurvival.org/donate (Participant: Dana DeBartolo / Team: Ridin’ Dirty)