Hilda Roque, the mother of West New York Mayor Felix Roque, passed away early this morning after dealing with a multitude of health issues in recent weeks.
Hilda Roque had been receiving care at the Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, with Felix Roque telling Hudson County View he was “extremely blessed” that she lived through Election Day after she had stopped breathing.
Town spokesman Pablo Fonseca said that the family will not be having a funeral for Hilda Roque, but a large mass is being prepared for Friday.
Roque decisively won re-election on May 12, with his entire slate of five candidates getting elected to the office of commissioner.
The past week has been filled with hardship for the Roque family, as the mayor was indicted by the state Attorney General’s Office on June 9 for allegedly participating in a $250,000 bribery/kickback scheme.
His attorney in the matter, Christopher D. Adams, almost immediately called the indictment “ridiculously false charges.”
Hudson County View sends our deepest condolences to the Roque family during this difficult time.