Helen, 90, of Little Falls, passed away March 29, 2018. Loving wife of Richard Maloney. Devoted mother of Rick Maloney, and Barry Maloney and his wife Debra. Adored grandmother of Jason Maloney, Ryan Maloney, Cara Maloney, Scott Maloney, Heather Maloney, and the late Steven Maloney. Caring sister of Josephine Pressimone. Born in West Milford, Helen moved to Little Falls, where she has lived since 1955. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Her family will receive their friends Monday, April 2nd from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, New Jersey 07068.
Stanley V. Jaworski
Stanley V., 87, of Little Falls, passed away March 12, 2018. Loving husband of the late Justine "Sue" (nee Dutko) Jaworski. Devoted father of Dianna Jaworksi and Mark Artis, and Mark Jaworski and wife Jennifer. Adored grandfather of Jacqueline Jaworski and Nicholas Jaworski. Stanley lived in Little Falls for over 52 years. Before his retirement, he was a Utilities Supervisor for PSE&G. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. His family will receive their friends Friday, March 16th from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 10 am at the funeral home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Rodney W. French
Rodney W., 59, of Totowa, passed away March 8, 2018. Loving wife of Mary (nee Rusciano) French. Devoted father of Samantha French, Shawn French, Stephanie French, and Skyler French. Adored grandfather of Mariah Cotty and Rocco Marotta. Caring brother of James French, Bert French, and Eileen French. Rodney is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Born in Passaic, Rodney lived his whole life in Totowa. He was a Salesman for New Jersey Sunroom where he sold sunrooms and conservatories. When Rodney wasn't working, he enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family - especially the family trips to Wildwood. Rodney's family meant everything to him and Rodney means everything to his family. He will be truly and deeply missed. His family will receive their friends for visitation on Tuesday, March 13th from 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, please donate to help Rodney's family at https://www.gofundme.com/n7h92-raising-money-for-my-father , envelopes will be available at the funeral home to donate by check or cash - please make checks payable to Mary French.
James J. "Jimmy" Minnella
Jimmy, 94, was born and raised in Newark, NJ and resided in Little Falls for the past 44 years. He was the youngest of 17 children. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Boudreau) for 65 wonderful years. Proud father of James and his wife Rose, Anthony and his wife Jill and Michael and his wife Barbara. Adoring grandfather of Samantha, James Jr, Jamie, Ricky, Anthony, Alyssa, Evangeline and Adelaide. Jimmy was an uncle and second father to hundreds more.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Tank Operator in World War II. He joined the 12th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge and in that battle, three quarters of his unit was lost in battle. He served the rest of his service under the legendary General Patton. He received a Bronze Star for bravery and Purple Heart after being shot in combat. After returning home from the war, he worked on the docks as a longshoreman. He finally found his lifelong career as an electrician for the IBEW Local #102. Jimmy was a skilled electrician and eventually started his own business, JASCO Electric with his son Anthony.
Jimmy was an active member of his community. He was a member of the Little Falls Chapter of the Knights of Columbus for 39 years, where he, until he was 90 years old, coordinated the monthly bus rides to Atlantic City. He was a Master Mason with Little Falls lodge #263 of F & A.M. A long-time member of the Livingston B.O.P.E. lodge #1855. Finally, Jimmy dedicated many hours to Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church and attended mass daily for over 40 years. He was a man of faith, who witnessed many miracles due to that faith.
In retirement, Jimmy traveled the world. He escorted his family on four camping trips across the United States. After seeing all 50 States his wife “dragged” him around the world – twice. He had a tireless sense of adventure. Jimmy walked the Great Wall of China, toured the Taj Mahal, rode an Ostrich and climbed to the base camp at Mt. Everest at 78 years old. There weren’t many things he would try, at least once.
His family will receive their friends Monday, March 12th from 4-8 pm (Knights of Columbus Service at 6:30 pm) at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Entombment to follow to Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flower donations in James’ name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Domenico "Domenick" Rocco
Domenico Rocco of Wayne, NJ, died peacefully at home in his sleep on the morning of March 6, 2018. Domenick was 88 years young.
Domenick was born on December 25, 1929 in Serino, Italy, a small province of Avellino (Campania). Domenick attended school in Italy and served in the Italian military. Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, and mother, Annina Rocco (nee Bernabo), resided in Serino, Italy and owned a chestnut processing and export business. Domenick was the oldest of two sons.
Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, served as mayor of Serino for many years. In the early 1950’s during a visit to Paterson, NJ, Domenick’s father was given the key of the city of Paterson by the mayor of the time, Lester F. Titus. Domenick revered his father Raffaele. He never ceased to voice his father’s many accomplishments as a beloved mayor of Serino.
In 1953, in order to overcome financial hardships, Domenick and his family traveled to America and settled in Paterson, NJ. Domenick began working at a dye house in Paterson and later switched to restaurants where he pursued his love for cooking. Domenick embodied the American dream and became an ardent restaurateur. His last two restaurants were the Mona Lisa in West Paterson on McBride Avenue, and La Trattoria in Paterson on the corner of Ellison Street and Cianci Street. Domenick was known for his huge portions, delicious vodka sauce, homemade limoncello, joke telling, and singing to his customers at the end of the night. Domenick had a love for cooking, but his deep passion for people is what truly made him special.
Domenick was a member of the Roma Sport Club and played club soccer with his brother and friends. Domenick loved trips to the Jersey shore with his friends.
On February 16, 1969, Domenick married Joan (nee Cavallo) of Totowa Boro, NJ and had four children. Domenick valued true friendship, had a deep love for Paterson, and always kept his door open for friends and family. Domenick and his family moved to Wayne, NJ in 1976.
Domenick maintained a strong bond with his family and friends back in Serino, Italy. He periodically visited his home town with his wife and children as they were growing up; so that they could continue a connection despite the distance. A mass in Domenick’s honor is being held by his many relatives and friends on Monday, March 12, 2018 in his home town of Serino.
Domenick is survived by his two daughters: Margaret A. Fiore, Giovanna J. Simone; two sons Raffaele D. Rocco, Domenico J. Rocco; six grandchildren: Raquelle D. Rocco, Nico J. Fiore, Isabella R. Rocco, Maria J. Fiore, Domenico J. Rocco, Gemma G. Simone; daughter-in-law Patricia E. Rocco; son-in-law David R. Simone. Preceding him in death were his wife, Joan Rocco (nee Cavallo), and his brother, Gaetano Rocco.
Domenick loved life, and never lost his strong desire to live. Without life and love, hope departs; the passing of life is a divine intervention; our gateway to God’s universe.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3–7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:30am, at Saint Gerard Church, 501 W Broadway, Paterson – Those who desire to participate in the funeral procession, please arrive at the funeral home by 9:30 am. Relatives and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In Memory of Domenico Rocco” to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, C/O Father Mark, 381 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 – make checks payable to ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL.
Henry William Hartmann, Jr.
Henry, born in 1927 and lived 90 years. He was the oldest of three sons raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. Upon graduation from Rutherford High School, he went to Newark College of Engineering for two semesters. The Draft Board was hot on his tail when he enlisted in the Navy Air Force V-6 program as a Seaman 1st Class. Graduated Honor Man in his class and was promoted to Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class as an Instructor. Discharged as an Ensign Officer after World War II, he returned to NCE and earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Henry continued studies at Farleigh Dickinson University for a Bachelor Degree in Physics. He married Francis Fegley of Clifton. They bought a big eight room house in Wayne and filled it with two daughters (Edith Dumhart and JoAnne Strilec) plus five sons (Henry III, triplets Thomas, William and Richard, and Edward). After working for a number of different companies designing machinery, Henry finally settled at Picatinny Arsenal as an expert in nondestructive testing of munitions until retiring. Henry joined a number of senior citizen clubs including the Golden Age Circle of Wayne (Chaplin), AARP Haledon Chapter (VP) and the AARP Clifton Chapter. He spent many years breeding better golden yellow daffodils. His garden also had many different kinds of lilies and chrysanthemums. Henry loved ballroom dancing with his sweetheart Florence Lloyd. Henry's family will receive their friends Tuesday, March 13th from 5-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at 1:30 pm at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562 - please meet directly at the cemetery.
Theresa Marie Bulwin
Theresa M., 53, of Little Falls, passed away March 1, 2018. Loving mother of Christian Heidt. Caring daughter of Ronald and June (nee Diese) Bulwin. Cherished sister of Marie June Bulwin. Theresa is survived by many adored cousins and one Goddaughter. Theresa lived in Little Falls her whole life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Theresa loved to travel and garden, but she especially loved helping others. She was a Home Aide and caring for others came naturally to her. Her family will receive their friends Monday, March 5th from 5-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian's Scholarship Fund - envelopes will be provided at the funeral home - please make checks payable to Christian Heidt.