Annette Illing Memorial Dedication


Illing remembered

Friends and family of Annette Illing gathered at Pier A Park for the dedication of a tree in her honor Thursday evening.

The Flowering Cherry has been planted and two small benches and a new plaque are on the way. New pavers form a path to the tree and a temporary plaque have been installed. Annette was a longtime community activist who spent decades working to make Hoboken a better place. She was instrumental in the fight to make Pier A a park for all, working hard with many others including Augusta Pryzgoda and Ron Hine to scuttle plans for a high rise office building on the pier. Annette was remembered by her husband and sister, as well as many activists who fought alongside her over the years. Mayor Cammarano was on hand to pay his respects, along with City Council members Beth Mason and Peter Cunningham. Helen Manogue wrote this tribute to Annette shortly after her passing. The event was a celebration of Annette’s life and contributions to our community.

The next time you enjoy some time on Pier A, remember Annette Illing.



At Pier A Park – Thursday, July 9th

hoboken-public-hearing-tree-pier-a-annette-illing-quoteThere will be a dedication ceremony for The Annette Illing Memorial Garden at Pier A Park on Thursday, July 9th at 6:30pm.

Illing, a much-loved and long-time Hoboken resident passed away in 2008.

The memorial will beautify Pier A Park, with a flowering cherry tree, a stone bench and a plaque – and was funded solely through private donations (not taxpayer dollars.)

They’re kindly asking you to RSVP at

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