Vincent A. Corsaro passed peacefully on February 11, 2024. He was 86. A Mass of Catholic burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Donations in his memory made be made to Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church. Envelopes will be provided during visitation hours for your convenience. You can also donate online at www.holyangelsrc.org
Born and raised in Jersey City to the late Vincent and Ann (nee Casano), Vincent was the oldest of two sons to bless the family. After high school he was set up on a blind date with Carol A. Rossi and from then on, the two were inseparable. They married and started their life together. Vincent attended St. Peter's night school and by the time graduation came around they had their first baby. They worked hard at their dry-cleaning businesses, Carol's Classic Cleaners in Union City and later Dutch Maid Cleaners, Verona. Their family grew and soon he was the father of three. Sadly, Carol fell ill and passed in 1984 after a valiant bout with breast cancer.
As the years passed Vincent sold the cleaners and took a job with Allstate where he could enjoy more time with his family which was growing again! He was soon crowned the title of Grandpa, and this was his favorite name for sure. Vincent played an active role in raising his younger 3 grandchildren. The title of Grandpa was fondly used by his grandchildren's' friends when they would be over to play. Often Vincent would be seen helping his grandchildren and their friends with schoolwork or bandaging skinned knees.
He loved his NY Yankees and loved sharing stories of Yogi coming to the cleaners. When his oldest grandson was serving overseas, Vincent could be found watching a Yankees game with his grandson on the phone watching too. He loved his family and relished any opportunity for a meal together with a glass of wine, the holidays and playing with the grand pups. He will be missed beyond measure. We take comfort in knowing he is reunited with his beloved Carol (he would often refer to as his "girlfriend") and his daughter Ann Marie (1992) whom he's missed for so long.
He leaves his children Vincent and his wife Gerry and Michele Kocotos; his grandchildren Holly Krill (Rob), Corey Mullins (Ryan), Kelsey Ditzig (David), Brandy Krisinski (Michael), Staff Sgt. Joseph Kocotos (Heather Williams), Carol Kocotos and Anthony Kocotos; his great grandchildren Jaxon, Justice, Damon Emmit; his brother Daniel Corsaro and many more dear relatives and friends.
"We remember their love when they can no longer remember."
William H. Bakker passed peacefully on February 10th just hours before his 82nd birthday. Friends and relatives may visit on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 3 pm - 7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. All are welcome to attend his funeral service on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. Flowers are lovely, but kindly consider a donation in his memory to the good work of MSK Giving (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). www.giving.mskcc.org
Bill was born to the late William D. and Helen Bakker. He grew up in Paterson and after his schooling he met Margaret Hahner. The rest was history. They married in 1963 and started their family shortly after. They made their home in Totowa and after a few years of running his business, Park Ave. Maintenance; he took a job with Frito Lay and would forever be known to the neighborhood kids as the snack guy. No child got passed Bill without receiving a bag of crunchy chips. He retired after decades of dedicated service.
Having grown up with a shore home, Bill was blessed to continue this tradition with his own family. The heartbeat of the Bakker family started many moons ago and remains within the walls of "209". Mountains of memories and tons of love fill the home to this day. It was by the shores of Seaside Heights where he found his true happiness. Bicycling on the boardwalk, heading out on the boat and fishing the salty sea. He found solace in the company of passer-byers, and treasured moments spent with his family. His family was truly his greatest accomplishment and "Grandpa" - his proudest title. We remain grateful for his love and know that his joyful spirit will never leave us.
He leaves his wife Margaret of 60 years; his children Cheryl Bakker, Michelle Maietta and her husband Michael, and William C. "Billy" Bakker; his cherished grandchildren Cristina and Michael Maietta; his sister Doris Rascher; his grand pups Daisy and Scarlett; and many dear friends from Totowa down to Exit 82.
Robert A. Bombino passed peacefully at home surrounded by his adoring family on February 7, 2024. He shared 62 years of love and laughter with everyone he met. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10 am Gaita Memorial Funeral Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Friends, fans, and relatives may visit on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 3 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Donations in his name may be made to the good work of MSK Giving (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). www.giving.mskcc.org
Born in Cuba, Bobby immigrated to the US with his parents, settling in West New York. After his schooling and working for several years, he opened his own provisions company. With the support of his loyal customers, the business flourished over the years and became successful.
As a young man, he was over the moon to welcome his daughter into this world, and being a Dad has certainly been his greatest accomplishment. Many years back he was set up with Teresita Duran and the rest was history. With Terry, came her two children to love and nurture, and more children to laugh at his jokes.
His love for life was evident in every aspect, from his beloved yellow 911 to his passion for dancing and music, where he found joy in just two steps. Yes, just two steps. His rhythm echoed his vibrant spirit!
An avid hunter and fisherman, he found solace in the great outdoors, whether it be the tranquility of the beach or the majesty of the mountains. His infectious laughter filled every room, fueled by his knack for telling the best- and often the goofiest jokes. Though he may have left this world too early, his zest for life and the love he shared will forever remain in our hearts.
He leaves the love of his life Teresita "Terry" Jorge Duran; his children Sarah Bombino (Justin Maher), Nicholas Duran (Bianca), and Deanna Duran (Paola Lopez); his loyal canines and hunting pals Cuba & Havana and many more dear friends and relatives.
James Zurlo passed peacefully at home on February 3, 2024. He shared 86 years of love with his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 30 N. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the good work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.stjude.org
James was born to the late James and Rose Marie (Danisi) in Massachusetts. They moved to Belleville, NJ when he was five years old. He attended Bruce Street School for the Deaf in Newark as a child and later graduated from Trenton School for the Deaf.
He met Barbara Van Court at a church social and they married in September of 1963. James worked hard with Wallace & Tiernan for many years, providing a good life for his family.
His meticulous nature defined every facet of his life. His passion for building intricate models, especially of boats and planes, showcased his attention to detail.
A member of the Eastern Penn - Jersey Deaf Bass Anglers Club, he embraced freshwater fishing and fostered connections through various clubs. He enjoyed his time at the pool and loved to soak up the sunshine. At home, he enjoyed old Westerns and old War movies. The HBO Western channel was a standard in the Zurlo living room. A history enthusiast, he stayed up to date of news and current events, his mind an ever-curious stockroom of knowledge. His quirky sense of humor and his joyful spirit will be remembered for years to come.
He leaves his wife Barbara of 60 years; his children John Zurlo (Maureen) and Carol Zurlo (Charles Rakovic); his grandchildren Colin and Iris Zurlo and many dear relatives and friends. His sister Marie Bogle passed before him.
"You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the tears and the smiles left behind."
Maria Pannullo passed away peacefully on February 2, 2024. She was 93.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Entombment to follow at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Friends and relatives may visit on Sunday, February 4th from 4 pm - 7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Maria was born in Nocera Superiore, Italy and was the youngest of eight children to bless the Lafragola family. At a young age she met Guerino Pannullo and they married in 1952. She was soon busier than ever with three young boys and several years later- alas- a daughter! Her family was complete. She was a remarkable Wife, Mother and Sister and would do anything for her family.
She was our Matriarch and an extraordinary woman who savored the richness of life. With a passion for good food and fine wine, she embraced each moment with persistence and a spirited force that defined her 93 years. She could be stubborn and often deliberate; but always loving and genuine.
She enjoyed trying her luck at the lottery, and always had a coin in hand for a good scratch off. Her Italian soap operas echoed through her home but the sweet sound of children shouting Nonna was her favorite. Although we are saddened by her passing, we remain grateful for her fierce examples of strength and determination she showed in this life. Possa riposare nella pace piu dolce.
Predeceased by her husband Guerino and her seven siblings; she leaves her adored sons Pasquale (Sabina), Vicenzo (Anna), Lucio (Maria); her devoted daughter Rosa Anna Pannullo-Nese (Luigi); her cherished grandchildren Guerino, Maria, Marco, Guerino, Maria and Nicholas Pannullo and Alfredo Nese; seven great grandchildren; and many more loving family and friends.
Marianne Lyons (nee DeGrezia) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 26th at Overlook Medical Center. She shared 65 years of love with her family. Friends and relatives may visit on Thursday, February 1st from 4-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Private interment will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory are welcome to the good work of AIDS United. You may donate online at www.aidsunited.org
Born in Paterson to the late Frank and Concetta DeGrezia, Marianne was their third blessing and their only daughter. After HS she furthered her education earning her ophthalmic science degree. She met Rick, married and started her family. She worked alongside her husband at their business Boni Vision Care for many years. Her dedication and caring nature brightened the lives of many.
Marianne enjoyed all things entertainment. She loved Broadway and was fortunate to enjoy many shows through the years. She was never behind on an episode of Seinfeld, Below Deck or any of her Bravo TV favorites, most likely watching with at least one purring cat in her lap. Away from home, Marianne loved to attend Yankee games, partly for the game and partly for the hot dogs. She made friends wherever she went. With a passion for music, she attended a remarkable number of Barry Manilow concerts, proclaiming herself the ultimate "Fanilow". She also loved the beach. She looked forward to taking the kids each summer and relaxing by the seashore. Above all, she loved her family. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
She leaves her children Richard Lyons, DVM and his wife Evin Lyons, DVM and Emily Lyons; her grandson Nathaniel Lyons; her brother Frank DeGrezia and his wife Maria DeGrezia; her nephew Thomas DeGrezia and his wife Sue DeGrezia and their two daughters; her former spouse and friend Rick Lyons; and many more relatives and friends. Her parents; her brother Gary DeGrezia and her partner Fabio Trippodo passed before her.
Winters, Donald, 84, of Totowa, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024.
Devoted husband of the late Joan F. Winters (nee Greenhalgh) who passed in 2000. Beloved father of Laura Winters and the late Brian Winters. Dear friend of Michel Winters. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Sarah, and Courtney. Donald was the adoring great-grandfather of 9 great-grandchildren. Donald is also survived by his sister Joan.
Born in Paterson, Donald was raised in Fair Lawn and then resided in Wayne before moving to Totowa 44 years ago. Donald was the owner of the "Fountains of Wayne" which was an outdoor furniture mega-store that sold patio and outdoor furniture, statues, and fountains for many years.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 1:15 pm at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ. Meet directly at the cemetery.
In Loving Memory of Lilibeth Noriega (February 23, 1952- January 14, 2024)
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Lilibeth Noriega of Little Falls, NJ, on January 14, 2024, at the age of 71 in St. Joseph's Hospital of Paterson, surrounded by her loved ones.
Lilibeth was born on February 23, 1952, in Barranquilla, Colombia, where she was born and raised before moving to New Jersey. She was a daughter to the late Mario Llanos and Carmen Llanos. They moved to Paterson, NJ in 1969, where she lived until 2021 before moving to Little Falls.
Lilibeth was a cherished wife to Marcos Noriega Sr., a loving mother to her son Marcos Jr. and wife Damaris, her daughters Brenda Velez and husband Angel, and Migdaris Lennon and her late husband Brian. A devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren, Christopher, Jamir, Joshua, Khiara, Brianna, Brionce, Gianna, Kianni, Kaylanie, along with her great-grandchildren, Chayce and Caleb, brought her immense joy and pride.
She was a beloved sister to her brothers Videlmo and Alvaro, and her sister Illiana Llanos. Lilibeth's vibrant spirit, kind heart, and unwavering dedication to her family will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Her life was a beautiful tapestry of devotion to her family, a testament to her strength and love. She was a cornerstone of her family, guiding them with wisdom and unwavering support.
A celebration of Lilibeth's life will be held at Gaita Memorial Home at 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, on Friday, January 19th from 10 am to 2 pm. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Her legacy of love, resilience, and compassion will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched. Lilibeth Noriega, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, will be profoundly missed but forever remembered.
Louis Luzzi, Junior, 79, of Little Falls, New Jersey, has passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Lincoln Park Renaissance Home, surrounded by his loving family.
Lou was born in Paterson and a lifetime resident of Little Falls, a graduate of Passaic Valley High School and then from Delta State College and also enlisted in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Lou came back to Little Falls and worked in the Little Falls District as a substitute teacher. Lou also bartended at the Elm Room for many years and then went on and bartended at TP's Pub.
Lou was very passionate about music- Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and his sports- the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the New York Rangers were his favorite teams. Some of his hobbies included bowling and going to the racetrack. He had a favorite horse named Secretariat! He even married the love of his life at the racetrack!
Lou was a very loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather, and most of all- the best loving husband anyone can ask for.
Louis is predeceased by his father, Louis Luzzi Senior, his mother, Mary Luzzi and his brother Frank Luzzi.
He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Marion C. Luzzi (Anthony). Devoted father to daughter Jami Mahon and her husband Steve Mahon, son Joseph Santoro, daughter Tina Gallipoli and her husband Frank (Cheech) Gallipoli, daughter Tami Raymond and her husband Jay Raymond (Like) and daughter Mickey Byrne. Cherished grandfather to Frankie Gallipoli, Giovanni Gallipoli, Melissa Mahon-Garra, Jessica Mahon Hogan, Lisa Mahon, Genella Santoro, Dante Santoro, Tiana Raymond, Alexander Raymond, Maximus Raymond, Annmarie Campinello. Great grandfather to his great grandchildren Janya Gallipoli, Mateo Santoro, Daniella Garra, Isabella Hogan, Jionni Anthony, and Gemma Anthony. Louis was the great great grandfather of Samarah Rodriguez.
Family and friends are welcome to gather at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ between 4-6 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2024. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org or by mail at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience.
Jamie Lowe (Franco), 62 of Woodland Park, NJ passed away on Friday December 22, 2023. Jamie was born in Passaic NJ to her parents Salvatore and June (Mucignat). Jamie lived in Totowa NJ for most of her life and raised her family there as well. She eventually moved to Woodland Park about 8 years ago.
Devoted partner of the late Ronnie Hendricks. Beloved daughter of the late Salvatore Franco. Loving aunt to her late niece Jessica DaPassano. Jamie is survived by her mother June, sister Gale, brother Sal and his wife Phyllis, as well as her nieces and nephews Joey and Sally, Jennifer and Leo, Danielle and Mike, and Deanna and Bob.
Jamie was a loving mother and her entire world revolved around her family. Jamie will forever be missed by her daughters Ashley and Brittany and their husbands Jeff and Mark. Jamie loved her three grandbabies Aria, Skylar and Madison who meant everything to her.
Jamie spent most of her adult life working alongside her devoted partner Ronnie at Tree Master, Tree Experts. After his passing, she continued to provide care for those in need as a home health aide. Jamie had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone, and she will be deeply missed.
Jamie will now be rejoined with Ronnie, her dad, her niece Jessica, and cousin Brandon who she has missed dearly since their passing.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, from 4 pm - 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, New Jersey. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 10:30 am at Gaita Memorial Home. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Owens, Catherine Mary (nee Magazeno), 60 of Pequannock, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
Beloved wife of Andrew Owens. Cherished sister of Thomas Magazeno and Julianne Stainton.
Born in Teaneck on July 29, 1963 to Thomas and Lorraine Magazeno, Catherine grew up in Wayne. She has resided in Pequannock for the past 26 years. Catherine was a resident aide for Eastern Christian Children's Retreat in Wyckoff for 35 years where she helped and made a difference in the lives of countless residents.
Because of the love she had for helping others, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Eastern Christian Children's Retreat, 700 Mountain Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or online at www.hopechristian.org
Bellini, Sandro, 84, of Pequannock, formerly of Woodland Park, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Beloved husband of the late Alba (nee Barilari) who passed in 2015. Devoted father of Sandro J. Bellini and his husband Juan Cordova and Dino Bellini and his wife Katherine. Cherished grandfather of Nico and Marco Bellini. Dear brother of Renzo Bellini, Pamela Freschi, Joann Bellini, and the late John Bellini.
Born in San Michele, Italy, Sandro lived in Woodland Park, New Jersey for 50 years before moving to Pequannock three years ago. He was the chef and owner of Mario's Restaurant and Pizzeria in Clifton for 40 years before retiring in 2007.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 10 am. Interment to follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, 851 Valley Road, Montclair.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated. You can donate online at www.stjude.org or mail donations to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience.
Percell Murphy, Jr., 58, of Clifton, NJ passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
He is survived by his wife Diana V. Murphy, his loving children (Triplets) Zayda, Xiomara and Marcello Murphy (age 17), mother Lucille Vivian Lee, his brothers Deverell, Dana, and sister Chylon Lee-Chipman. Percell spent many years working for Radio Shack as manager and District Manager. He was an avid football fan always supporting his favorite team, Philadelphia EAGLES.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on July 19, 1965, Percell lived in Norristown, PA before meeting and marrying his best friend and moving to Clifton, NJ. Here he spent 17 years as an active member of the Clifton community participating in school activities at School 16 and Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
Percell will be remembered for his unconditional love for others, his positive outlook, his kindness and generosity, and his perseverance in times of adversity. He was an excellent father, loving husband and a wonderful friend to all that knew him.
Memorial Services for Percell will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 4 pm to 5 pm at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 330 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042.
Donations to the family would be appreciated and can be made at: gofund.me/5e49184e
Nocella, Salvatore, 83, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
Beloved husband of Linda Nocella (nee Falcone). Cherished father of Rebecca Anne Nocella and Amanda Beth Nocella. Dear brother of the late Frank Nocella and the late Mary Nocella. Loving uncle to Emily and Kurt, Joseph and Wendy, Nicholas, Vincent and Daniela. Loving brother-in-law to Rita and Bob and Bob and Lori. Adored godfather to Anthony Cassisi, Vincent and Daniela.
Born in Gaeta, Italy Salvatore immigrated to the United States in 1947 living in Paterson before moving to Little Falls 34 years ago. Sal served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Salvatore was an international banker and most recently worked as a comptroller for Vision Products in East Hanover before his retirement- but his favorite job was making mozzarella for everyone knew! He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Woodland Park. Sal was a proud Passaic Valley UNICO member as well as a past member of the Little Falls Jaycees.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 9 am to 10:30 am at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Passaic Valley UNICO will perform a service at 9:30 am. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 220 Browertown Road, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation online at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org or mailed to 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago. IL 60611. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visitation for your convenience.
Rozdeba, Anna (nee Amrogowicz), 93, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Frank Rozdeba who passed in 2002. Devoted mother of Joseph Rozdeba and his wife Christopha, Jenny Ruggieri, and Grace Kouefati. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren. Adoring great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Born in Poland, Anna came to the United States in 1964, moving to Little Falls in 1966. Anna worked as a machine operator for a clothing factory. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 6 - 9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023 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 Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.
In lieu of flowers donations to the ALS Association would be greatly appreciated. You can donate online at www.als.org or mail a check to The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022. Envelopes will also be provided by the funeral home during visitation hours for your convenience.
McGill, Joseph, D., 78, of Rutherford, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023. Joseph was the dear brother of Dolores Heppe of Florida, the late Rheinhold (Ray) Hoekstra, and the late June McGill. He was the cherished significant other of Debbie Burr. Joseph is survived by and will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Joe lived in Lyndhurst before moving to Rutherford ten years ago. He served in the United States Army from 1965-1967. Joe was a programmer for the New York Life Insurance Company in New York City prior to his retirement. Joe was a member of Passaic Valley Unico. He loved dogs and financially supported many animal associations throughout the years. In his retirement Joe became a dog walker and worked part time with Precious Moments Pet Care Services of Rutherford up until his recent illness.
A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Joseph's life will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023 from 2 - 5 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Passaic Valley Unico Chapter would be greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during the hours of the memorial.
Pasquale (Pat) Corrado July 27, 1930- October 28, 2023
Pat Corrado, 93, of Cedar Grove, NJ passed away peacefully at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Wayne, NJ, surrounded by family.
Pat was born in Paterson and spent his youth in Totowa. He enlisted in the Air Force and served during the Korean War era as a flying Staff Sergeant. During his four years in the Air Force, he earned the Air Medal for Outstanding Heroic Achievement during a flight emergency in 1951. His other awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal, the National Service Defense Medal, and Aircrew Wings.
It was during his years in the military that he developed a lifelong love of flying and continued to fly single-engine aircrafts. At the age of 85 he started flying helicopters. Pat flew right up until a few months before his death.
After the military, he earned a BA in Industrial Arts from Keane University and a Master's Degree in Administration from Montclair State University. He began his career as an industrial arts teacher at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, NJ. He then became Principal of both Memorial School and Washington Park School, both in Totowa, NJ.
Pat was a member of the: Passaic Valley Unico Chapter, John Lookout American Legion Post, Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association, and Passaic County Retired Educators Association. Pat loved European travel, especially trips to Italy, as well as boating, restoring vintage cars, and riding motorcycles.
Pat was predeceased by his son Patrick, his parents, Louise (D'Elia) and Joseph, his brothers, Vincent and Joseph, and his son-in-law Harry Greene. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Veronica, his children Lisa Corrado, Marion Zanga (James), Tori-Anne Corrado (Erika), Dr. Paul Bisio, Lisa Judge (Michael) and grandchildren Caitlin Cook (Joseph), Michael Zanga, Dr. Hayden Greene, Ryan Bisio (Elizabeth), Kate Morris (Nickolas) and his great-granddaughter, Lou Margaret Bisio. He is also survived by his sister Mary and brother Robert and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Arrangements are as follows: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 wake from 4 - 7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Thursday, November 2, 2023 Mass at 10 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pat's name to your favorite charity.
Miller, Marlene M., 86, a longtime resident of Woodland Park, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023.
Dear sister of Harold Miller and his wife Pam. Marlene will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Born in Jersey City on May 2, 1937, Marlene lived in West New York before moving to Woodland Park 40 years ago. She worked as a secretary for Duro-Test Corporation, a light bulb manufacturer in North Bergen for 43 years.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 11 am at Holy Name Cemetery, 823 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Please meet directly at the cemetery.
Nancy DeMario Avci, 66, of Freehold, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2023, surrounded by her family.
Nancy was born on March 28, 1957 to Maureen and Vincent Kalafut in Jersey City. Nancy grew up in Jersey City, a city she loved. After graduating from Henry Snyder High School in 1975 she worked at a nursing home until she married and moved to Wayne, NJ in 1978 where she became a real estate agent and raised her two children. She later went on to study nursing at Passaic County Community College.
She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson for years and finished her career as a nurse for Hospice by The Sea in Boca Raton, Florida.
Nancy enjoyed reading, word games, playing on the computer, talking on the phone and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her over-the-top style. Every outfit was always paired with the perfect piece of jewelry and perfect shade of lipstick.
Nancy was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. She had a fantastic sense of humor and a quick wit that will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Nancy was predeceased by her mother Maureen Hanley (nee Heaney), her father Vincent Kalafut, her sister Maureen Claudio and her brother John Hanley. She is survived by her daughter Alicia Pavone (nee DeMario) of Wayne, NJ and her husband Justan; her son Philip DeMario of Punta Gorda, FL; her sisters Susan Hanley and Kathy Hanley; and her beloved granddaughters, Lilly, Alayna, Jolie and Jacie.
Nancy requested a celebration of life be held in her honor as opposed to traditional funeral services. Nancy's loved ones will gather in celebrating her beautiful life on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 12 pm until 3 pm at Portobellos Restaurant, 175 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland, NJ. Nothing will be held at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations in Nancy’s name can be made to Affinity Health Management at affinityhealthmanagement.com/donation/
Poppenberg, John R., 90, of Maplewood, New Jersey, formerly of West Orange, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023. He was the devoted husband of the late Vivian Poppenberg (nee Senise) who passed away in February of 2019.
Born in New York City, New York, John resided in Cedar Grove, NJ for 17 years and was also a resident of West Orange for 24 years before moving to Maplewood about 16 months ago. He was a United States Army Veteran who served from 1951-1955. John was a graduate of Duke University in North Carolina and became a very successful businessman. He was a corporate financial consultant and created his own business, John Charles Limited in North Caldwell. Besides having a very successful career John was a dog lover and world traveler.
Entombment will be held at Mt Hebron Cemetery, 851 Valley Road, Montclair. The date is yet to be determined. Please check back for updated information.
Daniel Wilson, 50, of Jefferson Township passed away peacefully after a brief illness on October 3, 2023. He is survived by his wife Sandra, his loving children Brittany and Blake, his parents Willard Wilson (Joann) and Jane Steinlauf (the late Mark), his sisters Jennifer Adams (Mike), and Cindi Fuente (Andrew), his nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Brandon, Andrew, Madison and Kyla.
Daniel was a graduate of Fair Lawn High School and William Paterson University with a degree in Finance and was a New Jersey Certified Public Accountant for the last 22 years. Dan spent many years working as a CFO in the recycling industry.
Dan was an avid sports fan, among his favorite teams are The Raiders, The Mets and Notre Dame. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball and bowling of which was highlighted by his 11 perfect games. He was an avid boater who loved fishing as well as golf. Most recently Dan enjoyed coaching his son Blake's baseball team this year and lead them to the championship game. He was a great dad to his twins and a wonderful friend to all that knew him.
Visitation will be on Friday, October 6, 2023 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. Interment on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:30 am at Laurel Grove Memorial Park and Cemetery, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ, 07512.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Brittany and Blake's college fund at www.gofundme.com/f/brittany-blake-wilson
Dino, Wayne S., 71, a longtime resident of Hillside, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Wayne is survived by his brother Joseph Dino Jr. and his wife Alena. He was the dear uncle of Joseph Dino III and his wife Kandie, Nicole Triano, and Patrick Joseph Triano. Wayne was predeceased by his wife Helen Dino (nee Smith) and his sister Sharon who passed in 2021.
Born in Newark on March 9, 1952 to Joseph and Marie Dino, Wayne moved to Hillside in 1964 and resided there for the rest of his life. He served in the United States Army from 1970-1974. Wayne worked as a distribution manager for Dino Publishing in Haledon for over 20 years. He had a passion and talent for mixed martial arts in which he earned a 3rd degree black belt.
A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Wayne' life will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice made in Wayne's memory would be appreciated.
Apolito, Christopher A., 46, of Woodland Park, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Chris leaves behind his loving mother Angela Apolito and his late father Donald Apolito; his beautiful daughters Alana Apolito and Alyssa Apolito; the mother of his children and dear friend Christen Apolito. His older brother Donnie Apolito and his wife Daniela and their sons Nicholas and Alexander. His younger brother Scott Apolito and his wife Angela and their daughter Aria. His beautiful fiancé Kristin Chance.
Born in Ridgewood, Chris was a long-time resident of Woodland Park. He worked as a truck driver for Eastside Bulk in Lake Hopatcong.
Chris was known for his laughter. He was always ready to make a joke or tell a funny story. He lit up every room he walked in with his sense of humor and charm.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 4 - 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11 AM. Please arrive at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to www.gofundme.com (Type in Christopher Apolito, organized by Kristin Chance) would be appreciated.
Antoinette M. Folan of Little Falls, formerly of Paterson, New Jersey, passed away on September 14, 2023.
Antoinette acted as a mother and grandmother not only to her own children and grandchildren, but to all who had the good fortune to cross her path.
She is survived by her son James and daughter-in-law Lisa, daughter Mary Jane and beloved granddaughters Christina, Elizabeth, and Caroline. She is predeceased by her husband Peter and son Peter.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, New Jersey.
Saverio (Sal) Pizzichetta of Saddle Brook, formerly of Garfield, NJ, passed away on September 10, 2023.
Before retiring from Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, Sal spent over 25 years as owner and operator of The Hair Factory Salon in Saddle Brook, NJ.
Sal is survived by his loving wife Lucille, son Matthew, daughter and son in law Deena and Jeff Leider, and cherished grandchildren Jason, Justin, and Jordan-Kenna Leider. Sal is predeceased by his brother Larry Pizzichetta. He is survived by his sister-in-law Kathy Pizzichetta, nephew Patrick and his wife Katrina, and his great-nephew Dominick and great-niece Maria.
Sal's family will honor his life with a private cremation through Gaita Memorial Home in Little Falls, NJ.