Van Blarcom, James, 59, of Paterson, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He is survived by his brother Richard of Clifton and sister Jo Anne Peterson of Paterson, along with several nieces and nephews. Cremation was private.
Milovich, Mary, (nee De Falco), 96, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Theodore Milovich (May 10, 1979.) Beloved mother of Mary Ann Milovich and her companion Charles De Haan. Mary is predeceased by her son Joseph E. Milo (September 26, 2017). Dear sister of Alice Russo.
Born in Paterson, Mary lived in Totowa Boro before moving to Little Falls thirty years ago. Mary was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Dransfield, Andrea, 74, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. She was predeceased by her three brothers: James, Robert, and Nicholas Dransfield. Dear sister of Kathy Moraino. Andrea will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews.
Born in Paterson, Andrea lived in Little Falls all of her life. She taught elementary education in the Little Falls school system for 30 years prior to her retirement. Andrea was a very active member of St. Agnes' Episcopal Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 3-7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, 65 Union Avenue, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, Andrea's family would appreciate donations to the St. Agnes' Food Pantry. The food pantry accepts donations of food 24 hours a day, seven days at week at the St. Agnes' Drop Box located at 65 Union Avenue, Little Falls. Checks may be made out to St. Agnes' Food Pantry or you can donate online at www.stagneslf.org. Envelopes for donations will also be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience.
On the morning of February 3, 2020, Thomas Francis Aidala Jr., 84, of North Caldwell went on to be with the Lord, but his presence will continue to live on within each and every life that he touched. Thomas is predeceased by his parents Thomas Francis Sr. and Ann Aidala, his brother Joseph, and son-in-law Louis Del Rio. Thomas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madeline (nee Coughlin). His sons, Thomas Francis III and John. Daughters: Ann Del Rio, Jeannine and Joseph Paccioretti, and Michelle and Phil Cicala. Grandchildren: Madeline and Jacqueline Del Rio, Alexis and Alanna Paccioretti, and Julianna Cicala. His brother, Richard Thomas Aidala, nieces and nephews.
Thomas was born on November 26, 1935 in Corona Queens, NY. Tom was a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, a US Marine Corp. veteran, and a successful sales executive at Hoffman La Roche who mentored and coached so many along the way. Tom later went on to become a drug and alcohol counselor continuing his love of 'making a difference' for others. In retirement, Tom loved splitting his time between the Jersey Shore and Florida, golfing, kayaking, playing tennis, and getting together with his card group. Tom will surely be missed, but never forgotten by all the lives he touched and inspired throughout his life's journey. May his legacy live on as he smiles upon us all.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on February 15, 2020 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Visitation is between 3-8 PM with a service at 7 PM, Monsignor Robert Emery officiating
February 24, 1947-February 1, 2020
Melissa Eden Whitcraft Mintz, beloved mother, wife, sibling, and friend, passed from this world on Saturday morning with her loving family at her side. Despite the tragedy of her unexpected and far too early death, Melissa leaves a legacy of joy and love and compassion. She was deeply devoted to her family: husband Steven Mintz and sons Ben (Jess) and Tom (Nikki Hurt). She will be missed beyond words.
The daughter of the late Edward and Jeannette (Bobby) Whitcraft of Oyster Bay, Long Island. Melissa is much loved and deeply mourned by her five siblings: Edward (Keats) Whitcraft; Jannie (Paul) Mills; Reg (Donna Adams) Whitcraft; Alexandra (Richard Arthur) Whitcraft; and Philip (Denise) Whitcraft.
She also will be dearly missed by her Mintz family, her mother-in-law Helen Mintz, sisters-in-law Jodi (John) Van Nest, and Nancy (Rob) Kautz, and much-loved nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
A graduate of New York University and Hunter College, where she earned her master’s in Theater, Melissa also loved literature and classical music. A poet and published author of children's books, she was working on her second novel at the time of her death.
A devoted supporter of social justice and progressive causes, she was happiest in Muskoka and Espedeco, canoeing with someone she loved or curled up reading by a fire.
A memorial service will take place on Sunday, February 9th at 2:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. In lieu of flowers a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or any organization committed to making good, necessary trouble would be welcome.