Family, friends pay final respects to Jersey City judge

Family and friends gathered today to pay their final respects to Judge Shirley Tolentino, the state's first African-American woman to hold the job of municipal

JERSEY CITY - Family and friends gathered today to pay their final respects to Judge Shirley Tolentino, the state's first African-American woman to hold the job of municipal court judge in Jersey City.

The remembrance ceremony was held at Saint Aloysius Church in Jersey City.

She was also the only African-American woman that graduated in her class at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Tolentino passed away on Sunday at the age of 67.

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