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Cono J. Delia
September 5, 1931 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Cono J. Delia, 92, of Waldwick, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2024 after a life dedicated and devoted to his family.
He is survived by Janet, his loving wife of 68 years, two children Lorraine (John) Albano and Diane (Gary) Trotter, two grandchildren, Thomas (Kirsten) Albano and Brian (fiancé Jaime) and two great grandchildren Hailey and Owen. He is also survived by his brother Ralph (Doreen) Delia, and pre-deceased by his sister Nancy Evans and his brother James Delia.
Cono was born September 5, 1931in Brooklyn, New York and was predeceased by his parents James and Rubina.
Cono was very proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy and to have served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954 as a boatswain’s mate on the ammunition ship USS Great Sitkin. After serving his country in the Navy, Cono dedicated his professional life to law enforcement, working his way up the ranks to become the Chief of Detectives in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. During this time, he was especially proud of the fact that he completed his college education, earning a BS degree in Law Enforcement as well as attending the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia.
After retiring from law enforcement in 1991, he thoroughly cherished spending time with his grandsons, attending any high school and college football, baseball, and lacrosse games and practices and becoming a fixture on the sidelines and in the stands and boasting proudly of their accomplishments with much pride to his friends.
Cono will also be remembered for his passions of cooking, golfing, and spending time watching his family enjoy the Jersey shore. He especially enjoyed his Saturday breakfast meetings with “the boys”, here in Bergen County and at the shore. Oh, the stories he could tell…
In lieu of flowers, Cono’s family requests that donations be made to the Tunnel-2-Towers foundation in remembrance of Cono’s military and civil service, and limitless generosity.