Louise H. (nee Duchek) Gradone of Bloomfield passed away on Monday December 2, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born in Newark and lived there before moving to Bloomfield in 1955. Louise graduated Arts High School in 1946 and was the class Salutatorian; she was also a member of the Bloomfield UNICO Woman's Auxiliary
Mrs. Gradone was predeceased by her husband, Carmine Gradone; and a brother Rudy "Duke" Duchek. She is survived by her sons, Gary Gradone & his wife Leila and Chris Gradone & his wife Marianne; 5 grandchildren, Danielle, Nicholas, Joseph, Andrew and Matthew.
Visitation at Frank Halpin's Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad St, Bloomfield on Wednesday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. The funeral Thursday at 8:00 am from funeral home followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield at 9:00 am. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair. Please visit www.halpinfh.com for directions and condolence messages.