Carnations 6

Melba Olivera

February 28, 2022




Melba Olivera of Kearny, NJ entered into eternal rest peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2022. She was 93 years old.  


A memorial gathering will be held at Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison, NJ 07029 on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 4:30 to 6pm.   A memorial service will be held during the gathering hours.   


Born and raised in Santiago, Cuba, Melba lived in the Ironbound Section of Newark and Harrison for many years, before residing in Kearny. Melba was an Information Management Technician for Prudential Financial in Newark for 26 years. Prior to that she was a Teacher in Cuba. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Havana, Cuba. After her retirement from Prudential she worked at Lord & Taylor for several years as a sales person.


Melba attended Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Newark. She enjoyed being a doting grandmother to her two grandchildren and telling stories about her life in her native Cuba.


Melba is survived by her daughter Jeanette and her husband Ricardo Salazar, grandchildren, Max and Delilah, also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her son Pedro Morales (1968).


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Memorial Gathering
March 11, 2022

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Mulligan Funeral Home
331 Cleveland Ave
Harrison, NJ 07029

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