On Friday, Decemeber 4th, the Bayonne uptown tree lighting took place with a moment of silence and candle lighting for Bayonne’s 3rd Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa deceased wife, Cherie.
Councilman La Pelusa’s children helped with the countdown and lighting. The event was live streamed to Facebook.
Councilman La Pelusa expressed his thanks to the following : UEZ coordinator Dee Dee Bottino and her husband Mark; UEZ Supervisor Matt Portenti, UEZ asst Supervisor Joe Terrano and their crew. Bayonne DPW, Bayonne OEM/Jr. Ferrante; The Bayonne Police Dept., Blue Dawg Entertainment & DJ Jose; Mayor Davis & the city council. Thanking all for making the night so special!!
Cherie La Pelusa, wife of Bayonne 3rd Ward Councilman Gary LaPelusa lost her battle with Cornonavirus due to complications, as announced by her husband Gary.
Instrumental in the operations of her husbands 3rd Ward civic association, LaPelusa was know for her work througout the Bayonne community involved with civic activities, community events.
In a early morning Social Media Post the grief stricken councilman said “My wife Cherie, died last night from the Coronavirus. In the hospital, she showed steady improvement for over 10 days, before taking a turn for the worse. I feel like I lost my right arm, my wife of 28 years. The level of hurt that me and my family feel is unmeasurable. Please pray for her soul.
Bayonne Mayor James Davis said â€œI am very saddened to learn that Cherie LaPelusa, the wife of Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, passed away after battling the Coronavirus.Â Â Cherie was a very active and concerned member of our community.Â Â She took part in numerous civic activities, City Council meetings, and other community events for many years.Â Â On behalf of the City of Bayonne, I would like to extend our condolences to my friend Gary LaPelusa and his family.â€