Bulgarini, Madeline N. (nee Colonnelli), 88, of Little Falls, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Devoted wife of the late Enzo Bulgarini (2001). Loving mother of Debi Deary, Regina Oates and her husband John, and Lori Presing and her husband Don. Adoring grandmother of five grandchildren: Michael, Richard, Yvonne, Jason, and Erika. Beloved great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren.
Madeline was born in New York, NY and later lived in West Milford for 16 years prior to moving to Little Falls two years ago. She was the owner of Jumbo Ices, an ice cream shop in Clifton, NJ. Madeline was a member of the Little Falls Senior organizations.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ.
Ruffalo, Edward G., 67, of Cedar Grove, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Loving father of his son James and daughter Alyssa Ruffalo. Born in Paterson, Eddie lived in Cedar Grove all of his life. He was a painter and owned his own business "Make Your House Look New" located in Cedar Grove for 30 years. Eddie was also an avid antique car collector.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 1-4 PM. A service performed by Father Dan Grigassy and Remarks of Remembrance by family and friends will take place at 3 PM.
Pugliano, Anthony F., 80, of Tinton Falls (formerly of Riverdale), passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Devoted husband of the late Lucy Pugliano (nee Manicone) who passed away in 2017. Beloved father of Anthony Pugliano and his wife Sharon, Dina Beckner, Corrine Pacelli, and Anthony Pacelli and his wife Michele. Cherished grandfather of Nicolese, Michael, Biaggio, Ilyssa, Marissa, and Anthony. He was predeceased by his grandson Ryan. Dear brother of the late Joann Bellofatto. Anthony will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Anthony moved to Wayne and then to Riverdale where he resided for 10 years before recently moving to Tinton Falls. He was a member of the United States Army serving from 1959-1965. Prior to retiring, Anthony worked for the Wayne Township Water Department. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Lincoln Park.
Anthony's family will receive their friends on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from
4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 216 Comly Road, Lincoln Park. Please meet directly at church. Disposition will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Campagna Jr., James, 61, of Lincoln Park, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Beloved husband of Karen Campagna (nee Krauts). Loving father of Jimmy and Jessica Campagna. Adoring grandfather to five grandchildren. Dear brother of Raymond Campagna and the late Joseph Campagna. James is also survived by his loving sisters: Mary Lewis, Irene Edison, Robin Redner, Karen Joachim, Louanne Di Pasquale, Linda Grecco, and Georgeann Hansen. James will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, James lived in Haledon before residing in Hawthorne and then for the past year Lincoln Park. He was a member of the United States Navy, serving from 1975 until 1978. James worked as a chef for Piccolo's Pizza in Paterson, NJ.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, from 1 - 3 PM with Remarks of Remembrance from family and friends at 2:30 PM.
Portela Jr., Manuel R., 79, of Totowa, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019. Loving husband of Patricia (nee La Bruna). Cherished father of Monica Dybus and her husband Keith. Adoring grandfather of Gianna Dybus. Dear brother of Albert Portela.
Born in Paterson, Manuel lived in Totowa Boro for 57 years. He was employed by Fastbolt Inc. in South Hackensack for 30 years where he worked in sales. Manuel was a parishioner of St. James of the Marches in Totowa.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:30 am at St. James of the Marches, 410 Totowa Road, Totowa.
On October 9, 2019 Roland Jesse Day, loving partner, son, brother, uncle, and cousin passed away at the age of 73 at Lyons VA Hospital in Lyons, New Jersey.
Roland was born on September 23, 1946 in Franklin, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Pauline Day. He is survived by his loving partner Amy Krzynowski, his sisters: Donna Waker, Suzanne Messelhmer, Doris Barch, Sandra McCormick, Barbara Gaschler, and Joan Bough, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was a roofer by trade. Roland was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was been an active member of the American Legion Post #108 for the past 28 years and has served the legion as a past Post Commander and Adjutant Officer of Little Falls' American Legion Post 108.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, monetary gifts, for his final expenses, would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be sent to Doris Barch, 22 Tanya Circle, Ocean, NJ 07712. Cremation was private to the family.
Kosko, Theodore (Ted), 71, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah (nee Leverett).
Ted was born in Little Falls and lived there all of his life. He attended Montclair State College (now University) where he also received his Master's Degree and was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Ted taught math at St. Mary's High School in Rutherford for 7 years before teaching math at Pequannock High School for 37 years. While teaching math at Pequannock High School Ted also coached the Pequannock High School track team. Ted was a member of Calvary Temple International Christian Church in Wayne, NJ.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 6-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Pastor Matthew Battista from Calvary Temple International will hold a service that evening at 7:30 PM. If attending the funeral, please meet in the parking lot of Gaita Memorial Home on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shalom Ministry, 49 Sisco Place, Clifton, NJ 07011. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Gloria Ellen Roome Pezzuti, 80, a longtime resident of Montville, N.J., who was currently residing in Wayne, NJ.; loving partner, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, and friend to all, passed peacefully from this earth on October 2, 2019.
Gloria was known for her beautiful smile, her infectious laugh and all the good deeds she continued to unselfishly do for everyone who knew her. She was extremely spiritual, and her faith was a comfort to her throughout her life. Family was most important, as was the many years spent with her beloved partner, Vincent Passiatore. Her greatest pride and joy was her son, Robert Pezzuti, his wife Audrey and her grand-daughters, Kera and Kelsey. She was fortunate to be able to enjoy the love of the children and grand-children of Vincent. All will miss her shining personality, and the many gifts that went with it. She was predeceased by her loving son Jeffrey and parents, Ella and Larry C. Roome.
Beyond her family and friends, she spent many years employed by Plastinetics, Montville, New Jersey until her retirement.
Arrangements are by Gaita Memorial Funeral Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424. The wake will be Friday, October 4th from 4- 8 PM.
The funeral will follow Saturday morning, October 5th at 10 AM at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 45 Urban Club Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, please do something kind for someone else. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. www. cancer.org Envelopes for donations will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.
Dragan, Dorothy M. (nee Crane), 92, of Wayne, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Beloved mother of Bruce Jackson. Cherished grandmother to two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dorothy will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Dorothy was formerly of Pompton Lakes before residing in Little Falls from 1958-2010. She then lived in Wayne from 2010 until the present day. Before retiring, Dorothy worked as a clerk in the mortgage department of PNC Bank in Woodland Park. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at 8 PM by Pastor Emily Ratering-Youngberg. If attending funeral please arrive at Gaita Memorial Home at 10 AM Monday, October 7, 2019 with interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
De Lillo, Luana P., 58, of Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Loving mother of Storm Stimson. Cherished daughter of Amalfi De Lillo (nee Cruz) and the late Louis L. De Lillo. Dear sister of Susan Pinadella and her husband John, and Elisa De Young and her husband Michael. Luana is predeceased by her brother Louis A. De Lillo. Beloved aunt of Allison Decker, Louis De Lillo, Leah De Young, Sheila De Young, and Evan De Young.
Born in Passaic, Luana lived in Wayne since 1969. She worked as an office clerk for Trinity Printing Press in Paterson, NJ.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls from 6-8 PM with Remarks of Remembrance at 7:30 PM.
Yurga, Joseph, 52, of Pequannock, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife Melissa (nee Zwier). Cherished father of two sons, Joseph J. Yurga and Jesse R. Yurga. Beloved son of Carol Yurga. Dear brother of John Yurga and his wife Bonnie.
Born in Passaic, Joe lived in Pequannock for the past 18 years. Prior to that he resided in Clifton. Joe worked as a warehouse manager for MVN Associates in Elizabeth, NJ for 10 years.
Joe loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a family man and a gem of a husband and father.
Joe cherished riding his beloved motorcycle with his best friend and the love of his life, his wife, Missy, riding on the back with her arms wrapped around him tightly. He also enjoyed the time spent riding with his son, Joey, and was an important role model to him. He also enjoyed playing golf and rooting for the Jets with his son, Jesse. He was also very close with his mother, Carol, and his brother, John, who he also worked with for many years.
Joe was a proud member of The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 174 and formed great friendships with many people there. Joe currently served as S.A.L. Commander and Road Captain for the American Legion Riders at Post 174. He also currently served as Vice Commander-Detachment of New Jersey and Detachment Executive Committee (DEC) of Passaic County.
Joe adored animals and rescued both of the family's dogs in Florida and brought them back home to New Jersey.
Joe had a passion and love for Hershey Park and enjoyed many fun, memorable times there with family and friends over the years. He also loved visiting his friends at the Hershey Post 386 whenever in town.
Joe always had a joke or two for family and friends, and had a heart of gold. He would do anything for his wife, children, family, and the people he cared about. He was always willing to help others, loved fundraising, and gave generously to charitable contributions.
Joe also enjoyed playing billiards, getting tattoos, and relaxing on his deck in the lovely backyard that he and his wife created.
He was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1 -4 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A service will be held at 3 PM including the Color Guard of Post 174, a prayer performed by Chaplain Jim Noble and a song by Angela Crimi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Children's Organ Transplant Association (C.O.T.A.) in memory of Joseph Yurga (American Legion Post 174). https://cota.org/give/about-contributions or 2501 West COTA Drive Bloomington, IN 47403. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during the memorial gathering for your convenience.
Antonio La Neve, 90, of Little Falls, passed away August 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.