Maloney, Richard F., 92, of Little Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Devoted husband of the late Helen (nee Grosso) who passed in 2018. Loving father of Richard R. Maloney and Barry A. Maloney and his wife Debra. Cherished grandfather of Scott, Heather, Jason, Ryan, and Cara. Richard is predeceased by his grandson Steven. Adoring great-grandfather of his two great-grandchildren.
Born in Paterson, Richard lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a train engineer for NJ Transit in Jersey City for 35 years before retiring 33 years ago. Richard was a reservist in the US Marine Corp. from 1948-1950 and a veteran of the US Navy serving from 1950-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Singac Post 108. Richard was an active sportsman who loved hunting and fishing.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa Road, Totowa.
"Baba, what for you want to go out and eat? Here you have the best food in the world with the best people." The best people and the best food-- that is how Domingo felt about his family and the amazing food his beloved wife Linda prepared for everyone.
Born in Chamelecon, Honduras, and raised in Bethlehem, Palestine Domingo Handal was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He met the instant love of his life, Linda, and they married at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, or as he referred to it, Jesus's Town. While trading imports and exports, he, Linda, and their growing family lived and traveled in Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan. Each of their children was born in a different country. His business eventually led him to New York City, and finally to Jersey City, NJ where he established a deli and neighborhood ice cream parlor, the latter of which became a permanent fixture on Central Avenue for more than 40 years.
Domingo's passion and commitment to community are perhaps best exemplified through his integral roles as a founding member and leader of two causes very near and dear to his heart-- Jersey City's Central Avenue Special Improvement District, and the Bethlehem Association. In Jersey City he was known as the "Godfather of Central Avenue" and "Baba" to many, earning his seat as a community legend. Together, Domingo and Linda devoted over 30 years on the board of the Bethlehem Association, a charitable organization that supports the communities of Bethlehem.
He and Linda eventually bought their 'forever' home in Totowa and filled it with love, laughter, and delicious food, which attracted a revolving door of friends and family who were always drawn to the "yellow house on top of the hill", as often called "The Handal Hotel." Domingo lived a full and authentic life, and connected with people in ways they would always remember -- whether family, friends, customers, or neighbors.
He was generous, mischievously quick-witted, funny, and always ready for a dance-off or a push-up contest. His integrity was unshakable, and while he had much to boast about, he never once indulged. He and Linda instilled these traits in their children and grandchildren -- there is not one of his descendants that can say they weren't shaped, in one way or another, by his and Linda's guidance and love. For those that were there to shape you, never truly leave you.
Domingo will forever be remembered by his five devoted children, Vida and her husband Samir Handal, Vera and her husband Nassib Faris, Florence and her husband Pierre Fersa, David and his wife Michelle Handal, and Christine Handal; 13 loving grandchildren, Sanielle, Ramzi, John, Renee, Nicole, Kristina, Ramie, Alex, Andre, Gabriella, Anthony, Andrew, Michael; and his five great-granddaughters, Alia, Maggie, Loretta, Theodora, and Nora. He is now reunited in heaven with his beloved wife, Linda, and his siblings Kamal and Shafique. Domingo is survived by his siblings, George, Elaine, and Olga.
He always believed in leaving something better than you found it, and that is exactly what he did.
The family will be accepting condolences on this website. Please share any thoughts or special memories of Domingo.
Due to Covid, the family decided not to have visiting at the funeral home for the safety of family and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompeii, 154 Caldwell Avenue, Paterson, NJ. Following mass, Domingo will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Mausoleum in Totowa. For the safety of all, the family asks that everyone who attends social distances. Please note that there will be limited seating capacity at Our Lady of Pompeii for the funeral mass.
To honor Domingo and Linda's passion and hard work within the Bethlehem Association, in lieu of flowers please consider a gift to:
PO Box 1111
Media, PA 19063
Please make check to Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund. In memo line of check please write "In memory of Domingo Handal."
Marie (Banks) Patterson passed away on Monday, March 29th at her home in Little Falls. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Roy, and her daughter, Joan Marie Hartmann. She is survived by her son Roy David Patterson and her daughter, Beverly Sharpe. She was a devoted grandmother to Erich Hartmann and his wife Erika, Patrick Hartmann and his wife Kim, Katie (Sharpe) Bowler and her husband Zach, Elise (Hartmann) DeLatour and her husband Frank and Steven Sharpe. Marie adored her five great-grandchildren- Evie, Frankie, Claire, Caden and Alex- beyond words and cherished the time she had with each of them. She also leaves behind a beloved extended family, neighbors and friends.
Marie was a lifelong resident of Little Falls and a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church. She graduated from Passaic Valley High School in June of 1947 and then attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for 74 years. Her last job was at the nurse for the township of Little Falls.
The services at Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls and burial at Laurel Grove in Totowa will be limited to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 65 Union Avenue, Little Falls, NJ 07424 or the VNA Home Care and Hospice. www.vnahg.org
Naysmith, Kevin E., 61, of Totowa, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. Beloved husband of Donna Naysmith (nee Corrado). Loving father of Joseph Naysmith, Maria Naysmith and her fiance Donald Lewis. Dear brother of Doug Naysmith and his wife Debbie, Richard Naysmith and his wife Nina, Arthur Naysmith and his wife Natasha, Irene Struse and her husband John, and Maryellyn Lombardo and her husband Richard.
Kevin was born in New York and lived in New York before moving to Totowa, New Jersey 32 years ago. He was a mechanic for Drakes Bakery in Wayne.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Quarterbosh, Gabriel (Gabe), 93, of Little Falls, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Jeanette Quarterbosh (nee Stinziano). He is predeceased by his two sisters Joy Grabowski and Mildred Peduto. He is survived by his dear nieces and nephews.
Born in Jersey City, Gabriel lived there for 40 years before moving to Little Falls 50 years ago. He is a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Gabriel was a business entrepreneur who owned many businesses including 3 Midas shops, Q Pizza & Pasta, and Q Lanes Bowling in Elmwood Park. He most recently owned Q Realty Inc. in Lincoln Park. Gabriel was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church in Little Falls.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 2-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Bloomfield Cemetery, 383 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to your favorite charity made in Gabriel's memory.
Martinez, Rozalia (nee Nyisztor), 67, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of Wilfred J. Martinez. Devoted mother of Tina Zawistowski and her husband Mark, Erika Di Palma and her husband Andrew, and Renee Fantasia and her husband Donald. Adored grandmother of Andrew Di Palma, Nicholas Di Palma, Anthony Di Palma, Ava Fantasia, and Alana Fantasia. Cherished daughter of Istvan Nyisztor. Dear sister of Steve Nyisztor and his wife Denise, Gyongyi Kocak and her husband John, and Nancy Carella and her husband Paul.
Born in Hungary, Rozalia came to the United States in 1956 at just three years old. She grew up in Cliffside Park before moving to Little Falls where she lived for the past 33 years. Rozalia was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. She worked as a server for Frungillo Catering in Little Falls but her favorite role was being a mother to her three girls.
A "Celebration of Rozalia's Life” will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 5-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (Envelopes will be provided during visitation hours) or at www.stjude.org
Urchak Jr., John M., 64, of Totowa, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Beloved husband of Roxanne J. Urchak (nee Patacco). Devoted father of John Cosmo Urchak and his wife Christie and Francis Michael Urchak. Cherished grandfather of Aubriana, Cosmo, and Marcello Urchak. Loving son-in-law of Antoinette Patacco. John is also survived by his many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and will be missed by his dear nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, John grew up in Little Falls and later resided in Totowa Boro for the past 26 years. Before retiring ten years ago, John was employed as an electrical engineer for PSE&G for 20 years
John was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. He was a Totowa PAL coach and commissioner of football, wrestling, and baseball for many years. He will be greatly missed by his town and all those who knew him.
The family will receive their friends on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls at 9:30 AM. Please meet directly at church. The family requests that you send live plants only to the funeral home or make a donation to support Mt. Sinai Health System at www.giving.mountsinai.org or you can send a check to: Mount Sinai Health System, Office of Development, One Gustave L. Levy Pl, Box 1049, New York, NY 10029-6574. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
John's son remembers his father...
"On March 11th a truly good man was lost here on earth, but has moved on to be with the Lord, his family and friends in heaven. My father lost a 2 year ongoing battle with cancer. He fought hard until the very end and my family was blessed to be with him up until that time. He was a loyal, dedicated man and a friend to countless. In 34 years Dad never spoke negatively about one soul, he would build up everyone he ever met and would find the best in them. He could make a friend in any room. Personal gain was sacrificed throughout the years, but tireless work was not. He was a shining example of volunteerism, one who would work a 14 hour shift to come home and run the baseball, wrestling, and football programs we and 1,000s of young men grew up around. He had a personal connection with each athlete because he truly cared. Grown men still tell me the influence he has had in helping mold them into who they became, and to him that was more important than any materialistic gain available. If you scored a touch..."Act like you have been there before," says it all LOL. Til this day I regret not being able to have seen him play ball in his prime because that's another thing of legend that I hear from grown men that brings a smile to my face every time. He was a beloved grandfather, father, husband and friend. He lived a blessed life as not many people get to see their grandchildren, yet he was cherished by 3 of them who brought the greatest joy. I attribute the man I am today to his example, work ethic, love for people and genuine selfless approach to leading his life. You will be missed by many, and loved always. He is probably already organizing fund raisers and some sports clinics up in heaven. Rest In Peace Dad- and watch over us all." - John Cosmo Urchak
June 15, 1925- March 7, 2021
"...the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast" Peter 5:10
Eugenia Morse, 95, passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2021.
She was born in Naples, Italy and has been a resident of Little Falls since she arrived in the U.S. in 1955. Eugenia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Anthony, her parents Giovanni & Francesca Rizzo, her brother Gerardo Rizzo and sister Tina Pasqualini. She is the cherished mother of Ralph, Aurora Iannelli and her husband James. She is also survived by her dear cousins and many wonderful nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends whom she loved greatly and by her devoted caregiver Robin Kearsley and Lynn Carlson who lovingly cared for her.
Eugenia had a witty sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes and making her family laugh. She loved music, dancing and singing; especially songs from her beloved Napoli. Some of her favorite times were spent visiting with family and enjoying a cup or two of espresso. She spent many beautiful days on her sunporch reading and waving to neighbors passing by.
Eugenia was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels church where she was a member of the adult choir and volunteered to support many church activities. She was a devoted servant of the Lord whom she loved faithfully throughout her life.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Masks will be required. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Union Boulevard, Totowa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation at Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA
8815 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 309
Orlando, FL 32835 or at www.helpfightra.org
Humecky Jr., Michael, 84, a life-long resident of Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Devoted husband of the late Gail Humecky (nee Wraback). Loving father of Michael A. Humecky and his wife Carole and Linda Villa and her husband Santiago. Cherished grandfather of Daniel and his wife Kai Gai, Tomas and his wife Samantha, and Nicolas and his wife Carrie. Proud great-grandfather of his two great-grandchildren Anthony and Samantha. Dearest brother of John Humecky and his wife Jean and William Humecky and his wife Dorothy.
Born in Paterson, Michael resided in Little Falls his whole life. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1962. Michael was an engineer who was employed by Waveline Inc. in Fairfield. He was a member of the Singac Fire Company in Little Falls for 47 years. He was a long time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls. Funeral services have occurred and were private to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424.
Corrado, Joseph P., 82, of Totowa, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born in the Bronx, NY. Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie (nee Gaita) of 56 years. Beloved father of Joseph, Vincent and his wife Kelly, Samuel and his wife Donna, Donna Naysmith and her husband Kevin, Keith and his wife Virginia, Kevin, and Angela Corrado.
Joseph is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louise Corrado and brother Vincent Corrado and survived by his brother Pasquale Corrado and his wife Veronica, sister Mary Corrado, and his brother Robert Corrado and his wife Eileen.
Joe was the owner and operator of Totowa Tire Service for over 50 years. He worked for and retired from the Star Ledger after 30 years of service. Joe loved being on his farm in Hackettstown where he enjoyed his horses, family, and hosting their Hayride of Horrors. He was especially proud of being the grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild- they were the highlights of his life.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Please note masks are required to enter the building. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.
Edward Anthony Barbieri, 81, of Wayne, NJ, passed away February 18, 2021.
Born in Paterson to Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri, Ed was raised in Totowa Boro, where he spent his days playing sports and exploring the undeveloped lands around Totowa Road. While in Totowa, Ed made many friends in grammar school that would remain close friends to this day. He lived in a house with his parents, sister, his grandparents along with their fourteen children. Their youngest child was three years older than Eddie and they became best friends and more like brothers, sharing interests and friends throughout their lives.
Ed graduated from Passaic Valley High School where he excelled in cross country and basketball; he earned First Team All-County Awards in both sports. He remained so close to his teammates that his children and grandchildren know them by name and understand what a special place they held in his heart.
He also excelled academically. After graduating Passaic Valley High School, Ed pursued an undergraduate and graduate degree in Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. His Master’s Degree was in Metallurgy, a field that was so new to the world that there was not a test for licensure, a story Ed’s family heard many times.
Following his Master’s, Ed met and married Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri- his wife of nearly 58 years. Ed was Carolann’s protector and provider. They shared the same sense of humor and were a loving example of married and family life for their children and spouses.
Ed was an avid sports fan who regularly watched football, basketball, and baseball. He attended baseball and basketball games with his sons and attended Giants and Big East games with his Uncle Rocco and childhood friends. When he became a grandfather, he always made sure to be there for their soccer games, football games, basketball games, lacrosse games and tennis matches. These were his favorite games to attend and he always had words of advice and encouragement after each game and match.
After his retirement, he regularly spent time with his childhood friends playing cards and going out to dinner with his wife and family. He also enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners for his kids and grandkids. You could be sure to get a weekly reminder asking if you would be attending!
Ed was the happiest when he was doing something- especially when it was helping someone else. Whether it was giving someone a ride, helping with homework, babysitting, or just enjoying a cup of coffee- he was happiest in the company of family and friends. He will forever be remembered for his love, honesty, advice, and humor. He could tell you things about each of his grandkids that would make you think each was his favorite and the thing was, they all were his favorite…the thing was, we were ALL his favorite.
Ed is survived by his devoted wife, Carolann (nee Davis) Barbieri, cherished children, Laura Rizzo and her husband, Dominick, Michael Barbieri and his wife, Katherine and Matthew Barbieri and his wife, Cara. Ed is also survived by his treasured grandchildren, Anton Rizzo, Nicholas Barbieri, Payton Barbieri, Carson Barbieri and Derek Barbieri and beloved uncles, Rocco Barbieri and his wife, Gloria and Ronald Barbieri. Ed leaves behind many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends who became family. Ed is predeceased by his beloved parents, Carmine Barbieri and Theresa (nee Talerman) Barbieri and adored sister, Gabriella (nee Barbieri) Voltarelli and her husband, Anthony Voltarelli.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Wake Service will be held by Father Peter Wells from Our Lady of the Valley, Wayne at 5:30 pm during visitation hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 or online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org Donations envelopes will be available at the funeral home for your convenience.
George H. Moesch lived in Totowa for 91 years. He was the beloved husband of Loretta (Soltys) for over 67 years, where they raised their family of three children. He was the devoted father of Jacqueline Krygsman, and her husband Andy, George J. Moesch, and his wife Joan and Maryann Fiore and her husband Joseph. George and Loretta's family includes 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
George served in Korea as the first person in charge of Training 8th Army Personnel, in leadership abilities, until the Chinese sent one million troops to assist North Korea (1951). He volunteered for frontline duty and was assigned to the 933AA Artillery Batoon, in charge of a 40mm Gun Position and another gun position, that included four 50 Caliber Machine guns. He returned home from Korea in 1952 from active duty.
George was a member of the Totowa V.F.W. and the NJ American Legion. He completed G.I. schooling for locksmithing and attended the Newark N.J. Radio and TV Repair Institute. George worked in Prudential (Newark and Roseland N.J.) for 45 years. He retired in 1992 after having worked IBM Business machine operations, management, and Technical Problem Solving for all the Prudential major computer rooms in the country. He was also responsible for the management of the Roseland N.J. Computer Center Building (Building Management Division) for 17 years. George was active in Totowa community affairs having served in the First Aid Squad and as a member of the Happy Seniors. He also worked with management of the N.J. Highway Department to upgrade a protective Guard Rail, installed on Route 80 (West), to protect the children's adjacent playground on Bogert Street.
George worked with Congressman Bill Pascrell to have sound barriers erected on Route 80 (West) in Totowa.
George and his family enjoyed many trips to the NJ shore and the Cape Hatteras, N.C. seashore. He also spent a lot of time on home projects and gardening (many people walking or driving by his property enjoyed stopping and looking at the several hundred Tulips, Daffodils, etc. he planted every year). His Dogwood Trees, Crepe Myrtle and flowering shrubs on his property also attracted similar praise from onlookers.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by the Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ (Route 23). A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Meet directly at Laurel Grove.
Drobik, John, 91, of Wayne, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Beloved husband of Zofia Drobik (nee Garbos). Cherished father of Joseph Drobik and his wife Joan, Irene Ten Hoeve and her husband Richard, and Margaret LoProto and her husband Vincent. Loving grandfather to his five grandchildren. Adored great-grandfather of his eight great-grandchildren.
Born in Poland, John came to the United States in 1962 and resided in Wayne for the past 50 years. He was self-employed as a stone mason.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 52 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Please meet directly at cemetery.
Turasik, Lucille (nee Niertka), 98, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John Turasik who passed in 1986. Loving mother of Nancy Roy and the late John G. Turasik (2018). Adored grandmother of two grandchildren. Dearest great-grandmother of three great-grandchildren.
Born in Lynch, Kentucky, Lucille moved to New Jersey residing in Little Falls. She later moved to Fort Meyers, Florida where she lived for 35 years. Lucille then returned to New Jersey moving to Wayne seven years ago.
She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. Lucille dedicated her life to caring for her husband and children and will be missed dearly.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6 PM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main St., Little Falls.
In Loving Memory
Carl Richard Baechler
December 13, 1935-February 2, 2021
Carl Richard Baechler of Fairfield passed away at age 85 on February 2, 2021.
He is survived by his daughters Sherri De Luca and her husband Michael and two grandchildren Nicole and Ozzy of Highland Lakes. Lori Demary and husband Frank and two grandchildren Alexa and Ava.
Carl owned his own Trucking company for many years doing jobs around the Singac and Little Falls area where he grew up, paving, snow plowing etc. He also worked with Fletcher Creamer company for years.
Carl was met at the gates of heaven by his mother Mildred Louise Coeyman and his father Conrad F. Baechler.
May he Rest In Peace
Paletta-Wright, Nicole C., 39, of Hawthorne, passed away on January 9, 2021. Beloved wife of Michael C. Wright. Cherished mother of Collin J. Wright. Loving daughter of Suzanne Paletta (nee Kanyok)and the late Joseph Paletta. Dearest sister of Stephanie Galizia and her husband Ralph. Nicole was born in Ridgewood and grew up and lived in Hawthorne her whole life. She was a beloved daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend. Her son was the light of her life and her favorite role was being a mom.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 2 - 5 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. Masks are required to enter the building. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nicole's son, Collin's education would be greatly appreciated. www.gofundme.com/f/final-expenses-for-nicoles-farewell?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Durkos, Mary, (nee Dutko), 101, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully in her home, on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving wife of the late Edward G. Durkos who passed in 2004. Cherished mother of Edward M. Durkos and his wife Susan. Dear grandmother of Timothy, Elizabeth, and Stephanie. Adoring great-grandmother of Jaxon and Jake.
Mary was a long time resident of Little Falls, living there for 101 years. She worked as an Inspector for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Bloomfield. Mary was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church in Little Falls as well as a member of St. Anne's Altar Society.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.
Ablaschai, Vasili, 74, of Paterson, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Loving husband of Tatiana Ablaschai (nee Marinin). Cherished father of Vasili Ablaschai and his wife Michele and Natasha Andrews and her husband Jim. Adored grandfather of five grandchildren. Dear brother of Vera Dello Buono and the late Ivan Ablaschai who passed away in 2004.
Born in Austria, Vasili lived in Brazil before moving to Paterson, NJ 58 years ago. He was a self-employed truck driver.
A service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5 PM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9 AM at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls. Meet directly at church. Interment to follow at St. Vladimir's Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ 08527.
Agresti, Arlene F., (nee Cappello), 71, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph Agresti. Devoted and loving mother of Maria Agresti. Dear aunt of a niece and two nephews.
Arlene was born in Passaic, and grew up in Clifton. She moved to Woodland Park when she was 40 years old and lived there for about 18 years before moving back to Clifton. Arlene taught in the Clifton School District for 36 years before retiring in 2014. She was a member of the Clifton Board of Education from 2011-2018 where she served as the Vice-President. Arlene was a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and was very active in the Clifton Teacher's Association where she served as Treasurer. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church in Paterson. Arlene loved her trips to Atlantic City and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:15 AM at St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church, 174 Ramsey St., Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave., Clifton.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Arlene's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours. Please remember masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be in place.
On Monday, December 21, 2020, Beverly White Biscaha, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 83 in Brick, NJ.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Biscaha- her children, Dan and wife Cindy, Bill and wife Patti, Greg and partner Greg (Rusty) Farmer; grandchildren- Danny and Joseph White, Anthony, Nicole, and Jimmy White; Joseph James and Julianne Biscaha.
She was predeceased in death by her first husband, James White; her eldest son, James White, Jr.; and her brother Walter Olsen, Jr.
Bev's family has been greatly blessed by her life and the loving example that she set for others.
Bev was also cherished by her wide circle of friends, and she was very active in the communities in which she lived. Born in Brooklyn, NY to parents Dolores and Walter Olsen, she later moved to her childhood home on the Pompton river in Wayne, NJ, and was a graduate of Wayne Valley High School. She raised her family in Totowa, NJ and later lived in Lincoln Park, NJ. Continuing her life-long appreciation of nature, and especially the water, she retired with her husband Joe to her beloved Jersey shore and south Florida.
In addition to raising her family, Bev worked for decades in various administrative management and human resources roles. Most notably, she worked for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and Union Precision Manufacturing.
Bev was also known for her positive outlook, energy, and resilient spirit. She served as an inspiration to many, especially as she faced chronic pain and restricted mobility over the past several years.
Throughout her life, Bev was passionate about community involvement and service, most recently with community arts organizations, coastal wildlife preservation groups, and with her church.
Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Angels Church in Little Falls, NJ on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org/give.html
Nappi, Marlene A., (nee Travaglio), 74, of Pompton Plains, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony P. Nappi who passed in July of 2018. Loving mother of three children: Tina Mezzina and her husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, and Anthony P. Nappi Jr. and his wife Nicole. Marlene was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren. Dear sister of Frank Travaglio and his wife Gaeta and Joseph Travaglio.
Born in Paterson, NJ, Marlene married Anthony in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell where they lived until they retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004. Marlene resided in Williamsburg for 15 years before moving to Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains a year and a half ago.
Marlene was a registered nurse who dedicated much of her life to helping others. Throughout her life and no matter where she lived, she belonged to many clubs and organizations. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. She was a former member of the Little Falls Women's Club and "Blooms that Brighten" organization in Williamsburg. Most recently she was a member of the Bocce Team in Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains. Marlene gave much of her time to many charities and was a long time volunteer at Eva's Soup Kitchen in Paterson, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10 AM at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 359 Central Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. Father John Chadwick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marlene's memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10122 or give.ocrahope.org
Norman, Anna E. (nee Henderson), 91, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.
Devoted wife of the late Charles W. Norman who passed away in 1992. Loving mother of Anna Guinn. Cherished grandmother of Katie Martin and Casey Guinn. Beloved great-grandmother of Sabrina Riley and John Martin. Dear sister of Virginia Cook.
Born in Paterson, Anna lived in Little Falls for 64 years. She was a devoted wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10 AM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ. Please meet directly at the cemetery.
Gerald (Jerry) William Hunter entered into eternal life on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the age of 74. Born in Paterson, NJ on November 30, 1945, he was raised by his mother Ellen (Bayda) Hunter and moved to Little Falls at the age of two years old. He was a graduate of Passaic Valley High School and William Paterson University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. His lifelong dream of becoming a police officer was fulfilled in 1974, when he joined the Little Falls Police Department. Over the course of thirty five years, he moved up the ranks starting his career as a special officer and ending his career in the position of Chief of Police in 2009. He was a member of the Honor Legion and the Passaic County Police Chiefs Association. Jerry always took great pride in his role in law enforcement and left his mark in protecting and serving the community he loved. He was a special friend and mentor to many. Jerry made people feel like they mattered whether he was in their presence for a few seconds or several hours. He was a kind, compassionate and humble man who will be missed by many.
He was predeceased by his mother, Ellen (Bayda) Hunter and his brother Kenneth. Jerry leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Claire, who was the love of his life. Devoted father of his three cherished daughters, Christina Hutto and her husband Peter, Kathleen Hunter-Cascio and her husband James, and Jennifer Korman and her husband Seth. Adored Pop-Pop of Christopher and Victoria Babcock (along with their father George Babcock), Gianna and John Hutto, and Tyler, Alexander and Evan Korman, who will all miss his smile and sense of humor. Dear brother in law of Kathleen and Michael Jakubas. Loving uncle to Michael and Jessica Jakubas with their daughter Ava, and Janine and Herb Brychta. Loving nephew of Marie Bayda and Nancy Bayda, along with several cousins.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from
4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please arrive at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerry's memory to the Little Falls PBA 346, PO Box 142, Little Falls, NJ 07424 and St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided for both organizations during visiting hours for your convenience. Please remember masks must be worn inside the building.
Schlosser, Elizabeth A., (nee Purn), 58, of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.
Liz as she was known to her family and friends is survived by her devoted husband Dennis Schlosser. Loving mother of three daughters: Kelly Kelly and her husband Billy, Christine Schlosser and her boyfriend John Fox, Erin Schlosser and her boyfriend Pat Abate, and one son Michael Schlosser. Beloved daughter of the late Warren and Helen Purn. Dear sister of Robert Purn, William Purn and his wife Donna, Warren Purn and his partner Erica Zicchinelli, Janet Purn, Kathleen Guzman and her husband Julio, Karen Lake and her husband Greg, and Mary Marzullo and her husband Michael. Cherished daughter-in-law of Loretta Schlosser and the late Arthur Schlosser. Liz will be dearly missed by her brother and sister in laws as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Elizabeth was raised in Clifton before residing in Little Falls for the past 33 years. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. Liz was a devoted mom who was happiest relaxing at home with her family and loved when her four children were all in one place. She enjoyed trips to the beach and adored her two cats "Brother" and "Sister". Elizabeth greatly enjoyed dinner, drinks, and watching her children's sports with her close-knit group of friends the "Mom Squad". Above all else, her family was always her top priority. Liz will not only be missed by her family but by her many friends and all those who knew her.
Her family will receive their friends Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:15 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or www.tunnel2towers.org Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
Calabrese, Catherine R., (nee Hickey), "Kay", 98, of Totowa, passed away on October 21, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Patrick M. Calabrese (1996). Beloved mother of Kathy Pizzichetta and her husband Larry. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Pizzichetta and his wife Katrina. Adored great-grandmother of Dominick Pizzichetta. Dear sister of Rosemary Smith and the late Charles Smith. Loving aunt of Carolyn Kasunich and Laura Parry.
Kay grew up in Hoboken and lived in Lodi before moving to Totowa. She was a long time parishioner of St. James of the Marches Church. Kay loved her gambling excursions, visits to the beauty salon, manicures, pedicures, and going out to lunch with family and friends. She was famous for her hot peppers which were always a favorite at family gatherings. A devoted cat lover most of her life, in her later years Kay doted on her grand-dog Callie, who always kept her company.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9-10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. James of the Marches Church, 410 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org or to a favorite charity of your choice would be appreciated. Masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be followed.