In Memoriam – Emily Thomas Baio

November 28, 2012

Emily Thomas Baio, 17, of Mendham, N.J., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at her home.  Daughter of AIA Central member Thomas Baio, Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd, Watchung, N.J., followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Resurrection at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church in Short Hills, N.J., and interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. To send condolences, please visit

Born in Livingston, N.J., Emily resided in Short Hills for 13 years before moving to Mendham. Emily was a 2009 graduate of P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls, N.J., and was currently a junior at Horizon High School in Livingston. In October of 2007, Emily served as keynote speaker for the P.G. Chambers School’s Annual Golf Classic, which raised over $90,000 in donations. Emily had an extraordinary taste for haute cuisine. She loved life and traveling. She loved shopping and was always thrilled to attend a good party. Emily was an avid fan of the N.Y. Yankees and Derek Jeter.

Emily is survived by her parents, Thomas and Monica Baio of Mendham; her sister, Ariana; her brother, Ian; her maternal grandmother, Dolores M. Gorman; uncles, John and Edward Gorman; aunts, Anne Piscopo, Lori Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Zagaria, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baio, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Arata; cousins, Mr. and Mrs. James Piscopo, James Piscopo Jr., Louis, Peter and Elizabeth Baio, Olivia and Andrew Arata, and many other family members and wonderful friends.

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