Jessica I. (Pardo) Pagano
July 2, 1966 – December 29, 2021
On Wednesday December 29th, Jessica Pagano (nee Pardo) loving Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend, passed into God’s Heavenly Kingdom at the age of 55.
Jessica Ivette was born on July 2, 1966 and was raised by her parents Jorge Pardo and Victoria Hurtado, along with her siblings, Jack Pardo and Jytte Bambrick. Jessica grew up in Ramsey, NJ and attended Rutgers University, where she majored in Economics and was a proud sister of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. Jessica went on to earn an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a dual major in Finance and International Business. Jessica achieved professional success as an Executive Vice President at Rabobank International in NYC, where she worked for 24 years.
On August 3rd, 1996, Jessica married Aldo T. Pagano. Aldo and Jessica celebrated their Silver Anniversary this past August. They raised two beautiful children, Grant and Jacqueline, in Franklin Lakes, NJ with uncompromised love and devotion. Jessica was her children’s #1 Cheerleader at every Football/Sports Game for Grant and every Theater/Artistic Event for Jacqueline.
Jessica had an amazing passion for living her life fully and completely. Family was always her top priority and she was a role model to be emulated. Her generosity, optimism, and pure of heart intentions were unmatched. She cared deeply and lovingly for all of those close to her, and there were many. She was the light of every social and family event. Jessica left us with so many precious memories and traditions.
Throughout Jessica’s six-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, she was truly a pillar of strength and selflessness. Her life-long philosophy was to live each day with pure positivity – no “negatives” were allowed. Jessica remains an incredible example of strength and grace for all of us.
Jessica will forever be remembered for her contagious laughter and smile. Also, for her loving “button-pushing” and the way she said “AAALLL!”. She always had a passion to capture memories with photos. Jessica managed to make each person feel remarkably special. Jessica will remain in our hearts and will be missed for eternity.
Jessica is survived by her husband Aldo, and children Grant and Jacqueline; Her parents, Victoria Hurtado and Jorge Pardo; Sister Jytte, brother-in-law Don, and nephews Steele and Stone Bambrick: Brother Jack, sister-in-law Karen, nephew Jack Jr. and nieces Kaitlyn and Grace Pardo; Sister-in-Law Christine, brother-in-law Jose’, and nieces Gabriela and Alexandra Beramendi; Mother-in-law Astrid Pagano and father-in-law Aldo Pagano Sr.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Paul R.C. Church, 200 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, 980 Huron Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jessica's name to David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.(davidsdreamandbelieve.org)
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David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation
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