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Barbara "Bobbie" Rapp Baldanza

January 10, 2024

Barbara "Bobbie" Rapp Baldanza Obituary

BARBARA RAPP BALDANZA, 74 of Oceanport, New Jersey died on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  She was predeceased by her parents, the Rev. L Dudley and Adeline Rapp, her sister Bonnie Beverly and her husband, Neil. She is survived by her husband Mauro “Buzz” Baldanza of Oceanport and her loving only child, Robert Cocco of Bloomfield, NJ and fiancée Daniela Meozzi, her niece Melissa Bargar –Leafty of Texas, nieces Dru Wimmershoff and her husband Chip of Long Valley, NJ; Debbie Dopplet of Monmouth Beach, NJ and her daughter Jordan Cohen and husband Brian of Marlboro, her nephew Alan Lark, Monmouth Beach and Jude Lark of Floram Park, NJ, and their children, great niece Laura and husband Larry O’Connor, and great nephew Alex Lark, great great nephews Jack Wimmershoff and Colton Lark and a yet to be born great great nephew Lawrence O’Connor. She leaves behind, many cherished friends and co-workers.

Mrs. Baldanza graduated from Asbury Park High School, Taylor Business Institute, attended Brookdale Community College and certified in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University. Mrs. Baldanza worked for Bell Laboratories and AT&T Corp for thirty years, retiring in 1999 as a Human Resources District Manager.

She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Oceanport Community Emergency Response Team and a member of the Christ the King Parish in Long Branch, NJ. 

Always with a smile on her face and a warm welcome. She was an enthusiastic, energetic woman who loved her family and friends deeply. Bobbie loved spending time cooking with her son, enjoying the home pool and entertaining. She enjoyed the holidays and decorated the home for each. July 4th and Christmas topped the list.  Her and Buzz traveled the world. A die hard NY Giants fan, but also favored the Raiders for every personal reasons. She participated in various activities with the United Way, Oceanport and church activities when her father was at Trinity Church in Asbury Park.

Visitation will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch on Friday, January 12 from 4-8 pm. Funeral Saturday 9 am at the funeral followed by a 10 am Mass at Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, web: . or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741, web: The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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January 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
January 13, 2024

10:00 AM
Star of the Sea Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Woodbine Cemetery
1173 Eatontown Blvd.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown MD 21741-5028


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