A funeral mass took place Jan. 2 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Jersey City, for Ethel Franciosa (nee Verga), 90, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 29. Ethel lived most of her life in the Marion section and was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She was also a member of the Rosarian Society and the 50Plus Club. Ethel was the true matriarch of her family and loved having them gathered around her for Sunday dinner.Ethel was the wife of the late Mario Franciosa; mother of Donna Traina and her late husband Anthony, John Franciosa and wife Norma, Lori Appello and husband James; grandmother of Justin and Danielle Traina, Mario, Anthony, Jaclyn, John and the late Baby John Franciosa, James, Christopher and Michael Appello; great-grandmother of Anthony and Justin Traina; sister of Mildred Petrosky and the late Gloria Trolice.Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.