Funeral services will be held Friday for Alex DeCroce, the New Jersey Republican Assembly leader who died at the Statehouse this week after a late-night session.

The 10 a.m. service at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany will be followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Visiting hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Par-Troy Funeral Home in Parsippany. DeCroce's family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center.

A lawmaker since 1989, DeCroce was also a Realtor who owned his own company.

The 75-year-old collapsed late Monday night after the Assembly adjourned. He was pronounced dead by a colleague who is also a physician.

State police attributed the death to a heart-related issue.

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