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Services for DeCroce Set for This Week

Viewing is scheduled for Thursday, with a mass Friday at St. Peter the Apostle Church.

Services have been set for General Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce, .

DeCroce, 75, of Parsippany, served in the Assembly since 1989 and was named the his party’s leader there in 2003. His wife, Betty Lou DeCroce, is a deputy commissioner with the Department of Community Affairs. He was a former Morris County freeholder.

A wake will be held 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 46 Baldwin Road.

DeCroce was remembered by fellow Republicans and by Gov. Chris Christie, who had been scheduled to give his State of the State address Tuesday but instead eulogized DeCroce, who he described as "."

DeCroce had been planning to give a speech at Tuesday’s joint session.

Larry Casha January 12, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Alex’s passing was a shock to all and as one of his former legislative aides, I for one needed several days to absorb the loss and collect my thoughts. Over the years that he honored us with his service, he fought for all of New Jersey, while maintaining his core principles, never sacrificing grace and humility. He was always available as a confidant. He was more than a mentor. He was a role model but most importantly a friend. Larry Casha, Republican State Committeeman, Morris County

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