Calabrese, Catherine R., (nee Hickey), "Kay", 98, of Totowa, passed away on October 21, 2020. Devoted wife of the late Patrick M. Calabrese (1996). Beloved mother of Kathy Pizzichetta and her husband Larry. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Pizzichetta and his wife Katrina. Adored great-grandmother of Dominick Pizzichetta. Dear sister of Rosemary Smith and the late Charles Smith. Loving aunt of Carolyn Kasunich and Laura Parry.
Kay grew up in Hoboken and lived in Lodi before moving to Totowa. She was a long time parishioner of St. James of the Marches Church. Kay loved her gambling excursions, visits to the beauty salon, manicures, pedicures, and going out to lunch with family and friends. She was famous for her hot peppers which were always a favorite at family gatherings. A devoted cat lover most of her life, in her later years Kay doted on her grand-dog Callie, who always kept her company.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9-10 AM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. James of the Marches Church, 410 Totowa Rd., Totowa. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org or to a favorite charity of your choice would be appreciated. Masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be followed.
Galizia, Pompeo, 70, of Woodland Park, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. Beloved father of Carlo R. Galizia and his wife April, Ralph F. Galizia and his wife Stephanie, and Melinda J. Inzani and her husband John. Cherished grandfather of six grandchildren: Carlo Galizia, Giana Galizia, Avellina Galizia, Ralph Galizia Jr., Liliana Inzani, and John Inzani Jr. Dear brother of Virginia Bambara.
Born in Italy, Pompeo came to the United States in 1967 settling in Paterson. He has resided in Woodland Park for the past 10 years. Pompeo worked in the Passaic County jail as a Shop Teacher for over 25 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompei Church in Paterson. Pompeo was a member of the Roma Club in Woodland Park.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass celebrating Pompeo will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa Boro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience. Masks are required to enter the building.
Ruiz, Carlos, 63, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Loving husband of Frances Ruiz (nee Tejada). Beloved father of son Carlos R. Ruiz and daughters Heather and Melanie Ruiz. Cherished grandfather of grandson Jaylen Ruiz and granddaughter Shayla Ruiz. Dearest brother of Norma Ruiz.
Born in Cuba, Carlos lived in New York City and Ridgefield Park before moving to Wayne 16 years ago. He was employed by RD Simpson Inc. in New York City as a private chauffeur for 36 years. Carlos was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 3-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass celebrating Carlos will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Little Falls at 10:30 AM. Please arrive at funeral home at 9:45 AM. Please note that masks are required to enter the funeral home.
Simone, Phillip H. (Phil), 67, of Little Falls, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Phil was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother who will be greatly missed.
Beloved husband of his wife Marlene R. Simone (nee Smethers). Devoted father of Philip Simone and his wife Taralynn and Charles Simone. Adoring grandfather of Jianna and Alexa Simone. Dear brother of Michael Simone Jr. and his wife Valerie, and Richard Simone and his wife Karen. Loving son-in-law of Mary Smethers. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Susan Richardson and her husband David. Phil was a cherished uncle to his nieces and nephews.
A long time resident of Little Falls, Phil was born and raised in West Paterson. He graduated from Passaic Valley High School in 1971. Phil began working for the Township of Little Falls Public Works in 1976 and became the Township Superintendent of Public Works in 1989, loving every day he worked until the present day. Because of his occupation Phil was a member of numerous associations including the New Jersey Public Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.
Phil was a member of Singac Fire Company #3 for 44 years and held the rank of First Assistant Chief for several years. He was also a member of the West Paterson Fire Company #3 for 7 years. Due to his many years of service Phil was an Exempt Fireman in the state of New Jersey. He was a long time parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls.
Phil was most known for his unwavering love for his family, kind heart, quick wit and never wavered to provide a helping hand when needed. He was an avid fan of Harry Potter and loved rainbows and Disney World. He will be missed by all that knew him.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM at Holy Angels RC Church, Little Falls. Please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 AM. Entombment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Singac Fire Company #3 at www.singacfire.com or 517 Main St., Little Falls, NJ 07424. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours for your convenience. Please remember face masks are required to enter the building.
Sotelo, David M., 81, of Wayne, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. Devoted husband of the late Joyce Sotelo (nee Springstead) who passed in 2008. Beloved father of five sons: David L. Sotelo, Rudolph Sotelo, Gary Sotelo, Glen Sotelo, and Ronald Sotelo. Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren and adoring great-grandfather of two great-grandchildren.
Born in the Bronx, NY David then resided in Wayne, NJ for 65 years. He was a construction worker installing gas stations for Fairfield Maintenance in Fairfield for 25 years. David was a member of the NRA.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2-6 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service officiated by Fr. Dan Grigassy will take place at 5:30 PM. Please note that face masks are required to enter the building.