LODI, N.J. -- Maria Leonora "Eleanor" (Infante) Alia -- a Coconut Creek, Florida, resident, formerly of Vero Beach and Lodi -- died on Wednesday, Jan. 4. She was 97.
Alia was a past president and treasurer of the Lodi VFW Ladies Auxillary Post 5082. She was aformer parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Lodi.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Alia; children Samuel Alia and his wife Debbie, and Frances Marino and her husband Mario; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and sister Linda Brancato.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 Main St., in Lodi. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, with an 11 a.m. chapel service. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, in Lodi.
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