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Maria J. (Alvarez) Hernandez

October 1, 1936 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Maria Hernandez Obituary

Maria J. Hernandez, 87, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away February 10, 2024. Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Mrs. Hernandez came to the United States in 1968 and settled in Passaic. She resided there before moving to Florida in 2006. She had been employed at Cardinal Bag and Envelope Co. in Saddle Brook for 27 years before retiring.

Mrs. Hernandez had been a member of Club 15 in Tampa, FL; Club Civico Cubano; Marti Maceo; and the Safety Harbor Senior Citizen Recreation Center. She loved to travel, especially cruising with her family.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jose A. Hernandez in 2004; her brother, Rafael Alvarez; and three sisters, Marta, Dora and Pilar.

Survivors include: her daughter, Miriam Hernandez-Laria and her husband, James; her son, Joe Hernandez and his wife, Margarita; her granddaughter, Krystina (Laria) Restaino and her husband, Matthew; two great-grandsons, who she adored, Matty and Luca Restaino; one sister, Lidia Alvarez; her sister-in-law, Maria Rodriguez and her husband, Delfin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at 9:15 am from the funeral home followed by a 10:00 am Mass at St. John Kanty R.C. Church, 49 Speer Avenue, Clifton. Entombment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please visit to leave condolences on the Tribute Wall section of the obituary.   

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February 19, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

Prayer Before Church
February 20, 2024

9:15 AM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

February 20, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John Kanty R.C. Church
49 Speer Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

February 20, 2024

11:30 AM
East Ridgelawn Cemetery
255 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07014


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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