Antonio C. Prata

Antonio C. Prata 82 of Wood-Ridge formerly of North Arlington died on 9/15/14.


Mr. Prata was born in Aldeias, Gouveia, Portugal and lived in North Arlington before moving to Wood-Ridge 22 years ago.   He was a longshoreman with Maher Terminals, Newark for 33 years retiring 16 years ago.  He was a member of The Longshoreman's I.L.A. Local 1235, Newark and was a Member of The Sport Club Portuguese, Newark.


He is the beloved husband of 49 years of Maria Acucena Ascenso Prata.  Dear father of Jose Antonio, Carlos and Paulo Prata.  Loving Grandfather of Antonio, Gabrielle, Vincente, Alex, Nelson, Lauren, Sofia and Sabrina.  He is also survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters in Portugal. 


Visiting will be on Thursday from 4-8PM at The Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated on Friday at 11 am at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donation to The American Cancer Society ( would be appreciated.

Posted on September 16, 2014 .