BettyLou’s annual winter barbeque was well attended


Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Jamie Barberio, Assembywoman BettyLou deCroce, Councilman Michael dePierro and Freeholder Doug Cabana at deCroce’s “Annual Winter Barbeque” held at Birchwood Manor on Sunday, March 2. The menu included sizzling hot dogs with frosty mugs of beer.  Live Music was performed by the band “Walkin’ the Boulevard.” Pictured below is former Mayor and Councilman Dr. Joseph Weisberg with deCroce.


BettyLou DeCroce, born November 17, 1952 and is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2012, where she has represented the 26th Legislative District  after being appointed to fill the seat following the death of her husband, Alex DeCroce.

Alex DeCroce, who served in the Assembly since 1993, died on January 9, 2012, at the age of 75, shortly after the 214th Legislature had ended. On January 25, 2012, BettyLou DeCroce, his widow, was selected by the Morris County Republican Committee to replace him in the Assembly. She won a November 2012 special election for the remainder of the term, defeating the Democratic candidate Joseph Raich.

DeCroce serves in the Assembly on the Education Committee, the Women and Children Committee and the Joint Committee on the Public Schools.

Assemblywoman DeCroce is a with the firm of ERA Gallo & DeCroce, Inc,, 113 Parsippany Road.  She served as a member of the Township Council of Mine Hill Township from 1981 to 1983. She served on the Roxbury Township planning board from 1984 to 1987, and was employed by the township as its deputy township manager from 1991 through 2002 and as its Township Clerk from 1988 to 2010. She has served on the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and was the North Jersey Health Insurance Fund Commissioner. She was Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs from 2010 to 2012.

The 26th district legislative offices are located at 1055 Parsippany Boulevard, Suite 104. You can reach her office by calling (973) 265-0057.

DeCroce attended Berkley College for business and Rutgers University for government and is a resident of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.

The most recent bill she sponsored was introduced in the New Jersey Legislature on January 16, 2014 is Bill # A125 which permits county correctional facilities to seek reimbursement from inmate welfare fund for certain medical services provided in county jails, can be viewed by clicking here.

The 26th district includes Butler, Fairfield, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, North Caldwell, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Rockaway Township, Verona, West Caldwell and West Milford.