Kordja, Aaliyah "AK" Elizabeth, 19, of Totowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Loving daughter of Jennifer Kordja and Luis Heredia Perez. Cherished sister of Raymond Luis and Luis Miguel "Papucho". Beloved niece of Vanessa Kordja, Taylor Kordja, Lauren Porter, and Ashley LoVecchio. Dear granddaughter of the late Raymond Paul Kordja and Georgia Rasa. Cousin to Ailani Skye Lopez.
Born and raised in Totowa, Aaliyah graduated from Passaic Valley High School and was attending medical technical school with plans of becoming a nurse. She was a loving young woman who lived her life to help others. Aaliyah had a love for basketball growing up, and spent her spare time with her brother, cousin, aunts and friends. She truly loved to be with family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4 - 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to Go Fund Me.www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-aaliyah-ak-kordja utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
Terwilliger, Patricia M., 70, of Paterson, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Patricia was the beloved sister of Kathleen O' Brian. She was the cherished aunt of her four loving nieces and nephews: John, Casey, Dawn, and Megan. Patricia was the dear great-aunt of 14 great-nieces and nephews.
Patricia was born in Paterson and lived there for most of her life. She was a parishioner of St. James Roman Catholic Church. Patricia loved her family very much and was loved by her family just as much. She will be dearly missed by all in her family, especially by her sister.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ.
Skrabits, Walter, 91, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Devoted husband of the late Mary (nee Dzaidosh) who passed away in 1999. Walter is survived by two sister-in-laws and will be greatly missed by his four loving nieces and three dear nephews.
Born in Passaic, Walter has been a resident of Little Falls since 1954. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. serving in the Korean War. Walter worked for the Passaic Valley Water Commission in Little Falls for 42 years where he was a supervisor before he retired. Walter was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls. He was also a member of the VFW Post 6255 in Cedar Grove, Thunder View Hunters of New York, and the 1st Marine Division Association of California.
Visiting will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 2 PM -3:30 PM. A Burial Service will be held at the funeral home at 3:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice in Walter's memory.
On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Antonio "Tony" Genise, father, son, and brother, passed away at the age of 56.
Tony was born on March 20, 1965 to Serafino and Franca, and spent his life working in the funeral industry. Growing up, Tony was involved in the Boy Scouts and that involvement continued throughout his life with Troop 14 in Little Falls and Troop 83 in Somerville when his son became involved in scouting as well. He was a volunteer for the Little Falls Rescue Squad.
Tony enjoyed spending his time being outdoors. He loved camping across the United States, spending summers on LBI, kayaking and canoeing down rivers, and skiing down the closest mountains he could find in the winter. He shared those moments with his friends and family, and instilled that same love for adventure in his children.
Tony was predeceased by his father, Serafino and is survived by his mother Franca, his two children, Serafina and Luke, his brother Eugenio, sister-in-law Linda and his niece and nephew, Chloe and Matthew Genise.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Entombment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Jacqueline R. Donato, 85, of Little Falls, New Jersey, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Jacqueline was raised in Garfield, New Jersey and moved to Little Falls, where she has lived for the past 60 years.
Before her retirement, Jacqueline owned Belle Fleur Flower and Gift Shop in Little Falls for ten years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls.
Jacqueline is survived by her devoted daughter, Jacqueline Donato, cherished grandchildren, Chiarina Reilly and Mitchell Donato, and adoring great-grandson, John R. Reilly. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred Donato (1969) and caring son, Alfred Donato (2018). Jacqueline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed. Her grandchildren have fond memories of growing up in their grandma's home; memories full of love, laughter and support.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Jacqueline on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls - please meet directly at church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Totowa.
Gozick, Irina N., (nee Nikitin), 82, of Fairfield, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Devoted wife of the late Michael Gozick who passed in 2016. Beloved mother of Debbie Drabick and Tanya G. Broome. Cherished grandmother of Devon, Taylor, Elijah, Nina, Elena, and Misha.
Irina was born in Yugoslavia and came to the United States in 1949. She was a long time resident of Fairfield living there for the past 55 years. Irina was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls as well as a member of the St. Anne Altar Society and the National Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA). Irina was a member of the American Sewing Guild of North Jersey and volunteered much of her time at the Willing Hearts Consignment Shop in Caldwell.
Visitation will be held at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 5-9 PM with Parastas at 7:30 PM. A Burial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist RO Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. John RO Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls 07424 or the American Stroke Association www.stroke.org would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
Lenge, Frances E., (nee Graham), 93, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Lenge, Jr. Devoted mother of Keith Lenge of Little Falls.
Born in Paterson, she lived in Clifton before moving to Little Falls in 1957. Before her retirement, she was the Little Falls Township Senior Citizen Coordinator and Seniors Bus Driver. She was secretary for Singac Fire Company No. 3, Ladies Auxiliary, Little Falls and was a parishioner of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Little Falls.
Funeral was private to the family.
John James Pontillo, age 100, passed away August 3, 2021 in his home. John Pontillo was born on July 25, 1921 in Newark, NJ. He lived in Little Falls, NJ for more than 50 years and most recently for the past 3 years retained residence in Long Pond, PA. John Pontillo served in the US Army during WWII as a Military Police. He was a faithful parishioner of Holy Angels Church for over 50 years in Little Falls, NJ and was also an active member of the Little Falls Golden Age Club. He loved watching Gunsmoke and The Lawrence Welk Show. John Pontillo is survived by his sister- Rose Litterio, daughter Rebecca-Schillinger, her spouse- Paul Schillinger, daughter-in-law- Martha Tedesco, five grandchildren- David Ayres, Roger Ayres, Danielle Ayres, Andrea Rodriguez, and Melissa Tedesco, their spouses, and 6 great grandchildren- Samantha Ayres, Tyler Ayres, Justin Ayres, Devin Ayres, Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Gianluca Conte. He was predeceased in death by his wives Angeline Pontillo and Angelina Tedesco-Pontillo, step-son- Leonard Tedesco, and grandson- Paulo Rodriguez.
The visitation will be held at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls, NJ on Friday, August 6th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Funeral will commence at St. James of the Marches RC Church in Totowa, NJ on Saturday, August 7th at 9:30 AM followed by the burial service that will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.
Saoud, Peter C., 45, of Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Leaving behind the mother of his children, Bridget Hayes Saoud, and his two beloved daughters, Emma and Grace. Cherished son of Vivian Saoud and the late Basil Saoud. Peter also leaves behind his siblings Zaki, David, Mark and Rhonda.
Peter was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He grew up in Little Falls, lived in Rutherford with his family and recently resided in Fairfield, NJ. For the past 21 years Peter has worked in the electrical union. Peter will always be remembered for his dedicated work ethic, big heart, and contagious laugh. He loved being with his family, fishing, and golfing.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 5 - 8 PM. Funeral to follow on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:30 AM at St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 802 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ. Please meet directly at church. There will be a repast following the funeral at The Brownstone in Paterson, New Jersey- located at 351 W. Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07522.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Peter's name to the foundation "Together We Rise", a charity that his daughter holds close to her heart. www.togetherwerise.org
Della Cave, Lucy, 93, of Wayne, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Beloved sister of Patsy Delle Cava and his wife Patricia. She is predeceased by her brothers Lou Monico, Tom Della Cave, and sisters Dolores Mangan and Anna Riggi. She will be greatly missed by her many loving nieces and nephews as well as her dear friend Rose Marie.
Born in Paterson, Lucy lived in Little Falls from 1941 until she moved to Wayne in 2017. She was a hair dresser and co-owner of Lucy & Dee's Salon in Paterson. Lucy was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Services were private. Donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Lucy's memory would be appreciated. St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org
Mariano, Elvira (nee Silvestri), 91, of Totowa, passed away on July 18, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Mariano. Devoted mother of Michael Mariano and his wife Michele, Marie D' Achino and her husband John, Laura Kleinberg and her husband Walter, and Nancy Obssuth and her husband Louis. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren.
Born in Paterson, Elvira was raised in Haledon and then lived in Totowa for the past 63 years. She was formerly employed by Hillside Laundry in Haledon as their office manager. She was a former member of the Deborah Hospital fundraising committee.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10 AM at St. James of the Marches RC Church, Totowa. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9 AM. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Donations can also be made online at www.stjude.org Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
DeLeo, Christel C., 48, of North Caldwell, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Beloved wife of Keith B. DeLeo. Loving mother of her son David and daughters Dallas and Sydney. Cherished daughter of Abel and Beatriz. Christel also leaves behind her brothers Abel Jr., Jose, and Julio and her sisters Dahlia, Shasha, Xochilt, and Ana Angelica.
Christel was born in Fresno, California. She has lived in North Caldwell for the past 15 years. Christel worked in retail management and for the past 11 years has been employed by Harmon Face Values.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 2 - 6 PM with a wake service being held at 5 PM. There will be a repast following the visiting hours at The Fireman's Hall in Fairfield, New Jersey- located at 5 Commerce Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Christel's name to The Lisa Foundation at www.lisafoundation.org or to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at www.bafound.org
Francesco "Frank" Castronuovo, 65 passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 14, 2021 at St. Barnabas Hospital with his beloved family by his side.
Frank was born on October 29, 1955 to Angelo and Antonietta Russo-Casstronuovo in Sala Consilina, Italy. Beloved brother of Maria and Frank Costanzo of North Caldwell; Emilia and Vincenzo Caputo of Wayne; Michelle Castronuovo of Little Falls and the late Rosaria Castronuovo. Loving Uncle to Tina, Tony, Anthony, Angela, Angelo, Daniela, Louie, Antonella and Rosemarie. He was also adored by his many great nephews and nieces.
Frank moved to the United States with his family in 1968, residing in Paterson, NJ where he attended JFK High School and went on to Seton Hall University. He then started his career working at Kearfott as an Electrical Engineer. He worked for many years and later retired living in Little Falls, NJ.
Frank was always around his family providing love and support. His caring demeanor and generosity was felt by all. He loved laughing, playing cards, sharing jokes and spending time with his friends and family. His smile and a box of fresh pastries were always a guarantee when he visited.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a visitation at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ on Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.
A funeral mass will be offered at Our Lady of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church at 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Frank's honor to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org or to the American Heart Association www.heart.org
Humecky, John, age 78, of Brick, New Jersey, on July 7, 2021. Born in Paterson on December 24, 1942, he was the son of the late Anna (nee Wanat) and the late Michael Humecky, Sr. He was raised in Singac and graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1961. He was a US Navy veteran, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a machinist for many years at Waveline in Fairfield, where he worked alongside his two brothers. He also worked for Great Notch Fuel alongside his lifelong best friend Bob Henchy.
In 1964, he married Katherine (nee Flood) who preceded him in death in 1986. He loved fishing, cooking and camping. He was a dedicated member of Holy Apostle Church in Greenville, NC and St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls where he served as parish president for many years. After his retirement he enjoyed traveling and spending time at the Jersey shore.
John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jean (nee Schonhoffer) Herzo-Humecky. They were active parishioners of Orthodox Church of America of the Annunciation, Brick, NJ. They traveled together to such places as Ireland, Germany, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
John is the beloved father of Deborah (Barry) Koncel of Downers Grove, IL, Mary Lou (Troy) Marley of Tega Cay, SC, and Jacqueline (Ron) Levin of Little Falls, NJ. Stepfather to Laura Herzo, Pamela (Steven) Sussenbach and John (Candace) Herzo.
He is the thoughtful, witty and sometimes stubborn Pop Pop of Tessa Marley, Steven Sussenbach, the late John Koncel, Shelby Marley, Adam Herzo, Jenna Sussenbach, Maximus Levin, Benjamin Koncel, Mia Levin and Lily Herzo. Brother of William (Dorothy) Humecky of Toms River, NJ and the late Michael (Gail) Humecky.
He will be greatly missed by his precious cat, Cali.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ from 4-8 PM with Parastas at 5 PM. A Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls, at 9:30 AM. Arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 AM. Burial to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Sass, Jr. John, 91, passed away on July 6, 2021, a Little Falls resident since 1964. John was born in Buck Run, PA to John and Mary (Goffa) Sass. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Sally (nee Burruano) in 1993, and a his sister Ann (Laychock). He is survived by his three sons John J. and Lynn of Little Falls, Michael and wife Rose of Hanahan, SC and Steven and wife Meg of Independence, NJ., his brother Joseph Sass and wife Joan of State College, PA and three grandchildren, David, Stephanie and Michaela. John is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews and his special companion Angela Mazza.
John was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Golden Age Club of Little Falls. He was a graduate of Cass Township High School Class of 1948 in PA. He originally worked for Hammersley Paper Co. of Garfield, NJ and retired from Fritzsche, Dodge & Olcott (BASF) of Clifton as a maintenance supervisor in 1991.
Visiting will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Parastas will be held at 6 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10 AM at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 217 President Street, Passaic. Please meet directly at church. Entombment to follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. In lieu of flowers, donations to Morristown Medical Hospice and Palliative Care, 100 Madison Street, Simon 3, Morristown, NJ 07960 would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
Evelyn was born in Paterson in 1934 and lived most of her life in Little Falls. She was a 1952 graduate of Passaic Valley High School and always supported the Green team. She was pre-deceased by her father Russell Van Natta, her brother Russell Edward Van Natta who was killed in the Korean Conflict, and her younger sister Claire Gaita (Van Natta) of Virginia.
Evelyn is survived by her sister Jean Harland (Van Natta) of Little Falls and three nieces, Beth, Robbin and Jill Harland all of New Jersey, and three nephews Sam, Russ and Joe Gaita of Virginia. She was a beloved great aunt of 16 and a great great aunt of 13. She worked as a secretary and office manager for Curtiss Wright, Bobst Champlain and Frank Deutsch before retiring.
Evelyn spent many years cheering on her nieces and nephews at different sporting events and is fondly remembered, by many, for taking the winning team for ice cream in her 1968 Pontiac convertible. Outside of spending time with her family her other pastime favorites were reading, doing search-a-word, horseracing, riding Merry-go-rounds, and watching Jeopardy. She loved to bowl and was on many bowling leagues throughout her lifetime. She was an active bowler and secretary of her league until the pandemic closed the alley's. For many years she was a fixture at all the voting polls in town.
One of the special joys in her life were her cats and all cats. She fed strays and helped rescue many others over the years.
Services will be private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Clifton Animal Shelter, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013 or www.cliftonanimalshelter.com in Evelyn's name.
Stura, Nancy Jean (nee Hutchins), 83, of West Caldwell, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Loving mother of Samuel Damiano and Joanne Gianduso. Beloved grandmother of Samantha Damiano, Jessica Gianduso, D.J. Gianduso, and Dominick Gianduso. Adoring great-grandmother of Olivia Damiano. Dear sister of Billy Hutchins and the late Albert Hutchins.
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Nancy resided in West Caldwell for the past 14 years and lived in Frenchtown, New Jersey prior to that. Nancy lived for her family and dedicated much of her life to caring for them.
Services were private to the family.
In sadness, I wish to inform those who knew and loved my husband Brian Coppola that he has passed. Brian left us on June 18, 2021 but will always be in our thoughts and hearts. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer R. Coppola, son Anthony H. Coppola and beloved canine Charles Vincenzo Coppola. Also surviving are his parents, Joseph Coppola and Jill Coppola. In addition, siblings Jacqueline Coppola and husband Nick, Christopher Coppola and partner Trina, and Michael Coppola. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Gloria Markowitz and father-in-law David Markowitz. Many aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews also loved and adored him. To all of our grieving friends, who are too numerous to name, we acknowledge the love, support, and friendships that I will cherish forever. Please know that Brian was a good person with a big heart and a generous, loving man.
In lieu of flowers, any contributions to Anthony's educational fund would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all of your love, friendship and support. - Jennifer Coppola
Visiting will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4 - 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A service will be held during the visiting hours at 6:15 PM. Father Robert Norton of St. Bonaventure's will be officiating.
Mildred J. Sosonka, age 87, of Bath, NY, died Thursday, June 17, 2021 peacefully with family at home.
Millie was born January 1, 1934 in Little Falls, NJ. She is the daughter of Jacob and Krestyna (Dutkevich) Kuryllo. She married Walter Sosonka on September 25, 1954 in NJ.
Millie retired from the US Postal Service as a postal clerk. Over the years, Millie was a member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Corning and St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Little Falls, NJ. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Millie volunteered in her community through the Corning Food Pantry.
She was a devout and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader for her daughter's girl scout troop.
Millie is survived by her daughter, Karen (Allan) Tobias of Bath, NY; sons, Gregory (Barbara) Sosonka and Stephen (Sarah) Sosonka; grandchildren; Rebecca (Richard) Sargent, Joshua Tobias, Kimberly (David) Coile, Bryan Sosonka, Kaitlyn Tobias; great-grandchildren, Vienna Sargent, Rome Sargent, and Killian Coile; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Sosonka on February 14, 1986; parents Jacob and Krestyna Kuryllo; brother Joseph Kuryllo; sister, Mary Fox; nephew, Joseph Kuryllo; cousin Antoinette Kuryllo; sister-in-law, Theresa Kuryllo, and brother-in-law, Arthur Fox.
Calling hours will be held from 10 AM til Noon on Friday, June 25th at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning, and a memorial service to follow at Noon with Father Daniel Mahler officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ.
Memorial donations may be made in Millie's name to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 or www.carefirstny.org
Haughey Funeral Home in Corning, NY handled the arrangements.
Clinton Chin passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2021, at the age of 75. He was born and raised in Passaic, NJ attending their public schools. He earned a Bachelor and Masters degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, NJ. He was an army veteran serving in Korea. He enjoyed photography as a hobby. Clint was a member of the Screen Actors Guild in New York and had many movie, TV and advertising media roles. He was predeceased by his parents, Pong and Sing Chin. He is survived by his brothers Harry, Alfred and David and numerous nephews and nieces. Cremated remains will be in the East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton, NJ from the Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls.
Cavallo, Barbara A., (nee Behring), 78, of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Cavallo who passed away in 2015. Cherished mother of Joseph Cavallo and his wife Jo Ann, Donna Cavallo, and Diane Dorsey. Loving grandmother of Samantha Cavallo, Joseph W. Cavallo, Benino Dorsey, and Andrae Dorsey. Barbara was predeceased by her brother William Behring and sister Bernice Behring.
Born in Paterson, Barbara then resided in West Paterson before moving to Wayne 50 years ago. She married Joseph Cavallo on August 25, 1962 and was a stay at home mom until her children were in school. She then went on to work at IMS America for 16 years until she retired in 2000. Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9:30 AM if attending. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in memory of Barbara by using the following link secure2.convio.net/mskcc/site/TR/GivingPages/LeadershipGiving?px=4817485&pg=personal&fr_id=3636
or mail donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5028. Envelopes will also be providing by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Senatore, Alice M., (nee Galante), 81, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. Devoted mother of Nicholas Senatore and his wife Lorrie, Sandra Walters and her husband Vincent, and Bonnie Catena and her husband Joseph. Cherished grandmother of her six grandchildren: Jessica Conlon, Alexis Lopes, Vincent Walters Jr., Nicholas Senatore Jr., Tyler Walters, and Stephanie Walters. Loving great-grandmother to her three great-grandchildren: Amelia Walters, William Conlon Jr., and Mason Conlon. Dearest sister of John Galante.
Alice was born in Newark where she lived and worked for most of her life before moving to Little Falls 30 years ago. She worked as a cook for the Newark Board of Education at the Wilson Avenue School for 36 years. Alice was also employed as a salesperson at Macy's in Newark for 25 years.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12 PM at Gaita Memorial Home. Please arrive at the funeral home at 11:30 AM if attending. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, NJ.
Galardi Sr., Frank, 95, of Woodland Park, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife Philomena (nee Yodice) in 2018. Survived by his wife Laura Galardi. Loving father of Frank A. Galardi and his wife Lynda, Ronald Galardi and his wife Lisa, Jo Ann Dugan and her husband Daniel H., Christine Scardilli and her husband Mark, Zachary Tassillo, Deena Gathright, and Olivia Gathright. Frank was a cherished grandfather and dear great-grandfather. Frank was predeceased by his 11 brothers and sisters.
Born in Paterson, Frank lived in Woodland Park for most of his life. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II from 1944-1946. Frank was a patrolman for the Paterson Police Department for 27 years retiring in 1988. He was a member of PBA-1 in Paterson. Frank was a member of Calvary Assembly in Woodland Park.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Gaita Memorial Home at 10 AM. Pastor Bob Smith will be officiating. Please arrive at funeral home at 9:30 AM. Entombment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Parisi, Donna Ann, 66, of Wayne, passed away on April 22, 2021. Donna Ann Parisi (1954-2021) was born in Hackensack, NJ and grew up in Maywood, NJ to Mary Nardelli Parisi and Salvatore Parisi. She worked in the library at Columbia University and put herself through the masters program at NY Teachers College. She taught Special Education for many years, working with students with numerous challenges.
Donna is survived by her brother, Dominick Parisi, and a host of cousins and friends who will cherish her memory.
Donna was a lifelong learner who was intellectually curious and fascinated by the natural world. She was a staunch advocate for the downtrodden and hated injustice and bullying of any kind.
Donna lived at Preakness Healthcare Center for most of the past 20 years. Despite having Multiple Sclerosis, she worked tirelessly to improve her community and enrich the lives of those around her. She even sat on the planning board when Preakness was building their new wing. She helped design the residents' rooms to make them "homey".
As resident council president, she used her organizational skills to advocate for many programs at Preakness and amplify the voices of her fellow residents. She also used her business acumen to hold numerous fundraisers and sales to provide special treats and parties for the residents. She was instrumental in composing plants, trees, and shrubs for the courtyard garden which has delighted residents and visitors over the years.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be planned at a later date.
To honor Donna, please consider planting a garden or being kind to someone in need of a friend.
Guarino, Vincent J., 92, of Little Egg Harbor, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Beloved husband of Doris Guarino (nee Abrusia). Devoted father of Catherine Marrone and her husband Thomas, and Vanessa Orozco and her husband Fabian. Adoring grandfather of Lianna Marrone, Vincent Marrone, and Favian Orozco. Dear brother of Eleanor Calabrese. Vincent is predeceased by four brothers and sisters.
Vincent was born and grew up in Newark and later lived in Clifton before moving to Little Egg Harbor 16 years ago. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Vincent worked as a laborer for Mount Hope Co. in Wharton, NJ. Prior to working in construction, Vincent was a hairdresser owning two salons with his wife. Vincent was a parishioner of Saint Lucy Roman Catholic Church in Newark. He was a member of Local 472 Labor Union in Newark.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11 AM at Saint Lucy Roman Catholic Church, 118 7th Ave., Newark, NJ 07104. Please meet directly at church.