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, or Lynn as she was known to friends and family, 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.
A Mass of Christian burial for Evelyn Theresa (née Ceres) Appel, 81, of Caldwell, formerly of Fairfield, was celebrated at St. Thomas More Church in Fairfield, NJ. Evelyn was born in Newark, raised in Bloomfield, worked at her father’s farm stand in Bloomfield, loved art and was a trained, accomplished artist. She raised her four children in Fairfield and in later life was a teacher’s assistant at St. Thomas More Preschool in Fairfield.
Evelyn had great faith in the Resurrection and the intercession of the Saints. She was a daily communicant until her failing eyesight forced her to give up driving. She made sure at least one of her four children would always take her down for the Sunday liturgies at the Marian Manor. She prayed the rosary daily and would offer additional ones for those in any kind of need.
Evelyn loved her Italian heritage. She looked forward to her Italian Tribune every week. When she could no longer see well enough to read it herself, one of her children or grandchildren would read it to her. She would use a special magnifying glass to see the pictures.
The daughter of the late Edith and Gerardo Ceres, she was predeceased by her brother Gerard Ceres and her sister Marie Scaringella. Evelyn was the loving mother of Kurt, Michael, Karen and her husband David Moore, and Lauren and her husband David Greulich. Other loving survivors are grandchildren Nicolette, Matthew, Alexandra, Corinne, Kyle, great-grandson Dominic, nieces Sr. Regina, OP, Samantha, nephews Peter, Anthony (Sarah), grand-nephews Nico, Luca, Matteo, and brother-in-law Sal Scaringella. Evelyn was looked upon as the last matriarch of the family.
Farnese, James A., 60, of Little Falls, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. Devoted son of the late Joseph Farnese Jr. (2017) and Marion Farnese (2018). Loving father of James and Danielle Farnese. Dear brother of Dr. Joseph Farnese and his wife Robin, and Dr. Jeffrey Farnese and his wife Marlene. He was predeceased by his brother John "Jackie" Farnese in 1982. James will be missed by his nieces and nephew.
Born in Paterson, James lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a pastry chef for Farnese Pastry Shop in Little Falls for 25 years.
The family will receive their friends on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 3 - 7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa with Fr. Stephen Evanina officiating. Please meet in the parking lot of Gaita Memorial Home at 10 AM if attending.