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The Trinidad Family

July 6, 2018

On July 6, 2018, a tragic automobile accident took the lives of 5 members of the Trinidad Family of Teaneck, NJ. 

Audie Trinidad and Mary Rose Ballocanag met in New York after coming to the United States in the 1980s. Audie, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a postal worker in the Bronx. Mary Rose is a nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan.

Their daughters; Kaitlyn, known as Nikki, was a student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. Danna was a junior at Teaneck High School. The twins, Melissa and Allison, attended Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck.

Mary Rose, wife and mother, was the sole survivor in addition to many family members, cousins and friends.

Public Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Anastasia Church, 1095 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ. 07666. 

Shuttle service will be provided from the Teaneck Armory, 1799 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ, continuously during visitation hours.   Please park there for the visitation as there is limited parking at the church.   

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 11th at 9:15 a.m. at FDU's Rothman Center, 100 University Plaza, Hackensack, NJ 07601.  Ample parking available on site.  Please arrive no earlier than 8:15 a.m.  Procession will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Cremation will follow privately at Rosedale Crematory, Orange, NJ.

Flowers are to be delivered to St. Anastasia Church on Friday, August 10th.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to the care and guidance of the Zuasola-Grillo Filipino Funeral Service, 44 Bay Ave., Bloomfield, NJ. 

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