Ersilia F. "Dee" Firavanti

Ersilia "Dee" Firavanti

Beloved Mother, Grand & Great Grandmother

Ersilia "Dee" Firavanti, of Cedar Knolls, NJ, formerly of Bloomfield, NJ, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She lived a remarkable 92 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, Dec. 27th from 5-8 pm at the Codey & Jones Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006 (973-226-6696). The service and burial will be private. To extend a condolence or share a memory, please visit

Dee was born and raised in Newark, NJ. The daughter of Victor and Antoinette Visciani. She lived in Bloomfield before moving Cedar Knolls.

Family was the center of her life, especially the children. She loved to bake, read, play cards, walk and visit casinos.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank P.; daughter-in-law, Diane Firavanti; son-in-law, Joe Addiego; siblings, Bunny, Carmella, Irma and Anna.

Surviving are her children; JoAnn Addiego, Thomas Firavanti and his wife, Susan, Victor Firavanti and his wife, Rita; a brother, Gerald Visciani and sister, Nancy Piacenza; also 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dee's memory to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital