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
Kevin E. Naysmith
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
John M. Urchak Jr.
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
Michael Humecky Jr.
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.