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.
Kleber, Ingeborg K., known by family as Oma, 79, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021. Beloved wife for 60 years of Roman. She is the devoted mother of Heidi Mekita and her husband Bob and Linda Kleber and her fiance Richard Grimes. Loving grandmother to Robert and his fiance Jennifer, Kaitlynn and Gina. She is also survived by many sisters and brothers.
Oma was born in Germany and came to the US in 1959. Lived in Little Falls, NJ and Cedar Grove, NJ all her life. She was an avid gardener. Loved helping her husband in the vegetable garden. She planted many flowers around the house, especially her favorite of geraniums and rose bushes. She loved when her grandchildren visited. She would make their favorite German meals Pfannenkuchen.
We just had a small intimate service with immediate family. It was what she wanted.
Please plant a flower or donate to any organization in memory of Oma.
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.