Rest IN Peace: Jersey City Police Lieutenant Dies Suddenly

She devoted her life to those in need and put others first. She was "the glue that held her family and friends together." And at only 44 years old, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Angelica Ugolini is gone far too soon.

Requiescat in pace, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Ugolini

Requiescat in pace, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Ugolini

Photo Credit: JCPD / FACEBOOK

Ugolini died Tuesday evening, May 28.

The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the city's North District.

Ugolini was an alumnus of Jersey City Medical Center and Ambucar EMS who "took pride in helping people by devoting her life to serving those in need," her obituary says. "She transported the first medical patient to the New Jersey Medical Center when it was relocated in 2004.

"Marina was a fierce lover of animals, especially her dogs, Jersey, Trouble, and Missy. [She] was the glue that held her family and friends together," it says. "She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and knitting."

Ugolini, whose family hails from the microstate of San Marino, leaves a daughter, Gail Mulligan, two stepsons, Alex and Anthony Cruz, and her mother, Marion, as well as the "partners in crime and ride or die siblings" of Rosa, Marino, Michael (US Navy), Julia, and Maria.

She's also survived by nieces and nephews, Kristen, Jessica, Emily, Allison, Ashley, Timothy, Aiden, Michael, Aaliyah, Nancy, and Gabriella, and "caring extended family members" from San Marino: Rosana, Ivanna, Luigi, Leo, Rita and Ugo.

Visitation was Friday, May 31, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City (for GPS purposes, use parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street.

A funeral is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Riotto's on Saturday, June 1, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Al's Church on West Side Avenue.

Cremation will be private.

PHOTOS: Lieutenant Marina Ugolini Memorial page


ORIGINAL STORY: Shock and sorrow spread with the news that a Jersey City police lieutenant had suddenly died.

Lt. Marina Ugolini passed away Tuesday evening, May 28, multiple sources said.

The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the North District.

Arrangements haven't yet been announced and no further information was immediately available on Wednesday.

“Rest in Peace Lt. Marina Ugolini," Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh posted on Facebook. "I extend my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to her close friends and family, and to her colleagues within the JCPD during these incredibly difficult times. Thank you for your service to our city and the community."

“Rest in will be missed," Ward F Councilman Frank “Educational” Gilmore posted on X. "Thank you for your service."

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