Terpak, Mark A., 60, passed away on November 26, 2022. He was the beloved son of Charlotte (nee Perri) Terpak and Michael Terpak Sr. Dear brother of Michael Terpak Jr. and his wife Elizabeth and Scott Terpak and his wife Adrienne. Mark was the cherished uncle of his three nieces Sara, Ashley, and Sami Terpak.
Born in Paterson, Mark lived most of his life in Little Falls. He was an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 102 out of Parsippany. Mark was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local 102 labor union.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4-8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org. Envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
D'Amore, Irma, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was born in Queens, New York. After high school Irma worked at MET Life Insurance in New York City. While vacationing on a cruise, she met and married the love of her life Michael D'Amore. They married and welcomed two daughters and settled in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
Being a homemaker for many years, she became fully invested in her daughters' passions, creativity, and education; but most importantly, she instilled a strong family bond for which they are so grateful for. Once her daughters attended middle school, Irma returned to work in the Wayne public school system as a lunch aide.
To say that Irma loved her grandchildren was seemingly an understatement. Throughout her life, "Nonny" helped raise and care for her six grandchildren. Her daughter, Michelle, would return home from work and find her mom on the floor playing with trucks...the kids bathed, fed, and a piping hot dinner on the table waiting for her. She attended school plays, dance recitals, sporting events (especially ice hockey). She was her grandson TJ's biggest fan.
Her compassion, spirit and generous acts of kindness were gifts to this world. Irma brought love, light, and HUMOR on a daily basis into the lives of all who were privileged to know her. She leaves a legacy of many lifelong and recent special relationships, treasured memories, and made a difference in people's lives.
Irma was the beloved wife of Michael D'Amore, who passed away in 2019. She is survived by two daughters, Maria Schweighardt and her husband Tom, Michelle Ponzo and her husband Frank; six grandchildren, Kristen and her husband David, Katelyn and her husband Maxx, Michael, Jonathan, Nicole Joachim and Thomas (TJ), two step grandchildren, Candace and her husband Stephen and Dillon Ponzo; her great-granddaughter and the love of her life Kennedy, step-greatgrandchildren Parker, Ashton, and twins Bryce and Julian. She was the much-loved aunt of her many nieces and nephews. Irma was predeceased by her parents Louis and Rose Trozzo and her beloved sister Maria Greco.
Family and friends may visit with the family from 3-7 PM on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 9:30 AM. Please meet directly at church. Irma will be laid to rest at Saint Gertrude Cemetery, 53 Inman Avenue, Colonia, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Irma's name to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Envelopes will be providing by the funeral home during visiting hours. You can also donate online at www.stjude.org
Born September 14, 1938, Patricia Margaret Wardrope grew up in Wayne along the Passaic River with older brothers, Richard and Robert and younger brother, Daniel. As a teen, she met Patsy DelleCava from across that same river and their love story began.
Pat graduated from Wayne Valley High School in 1957 and married Patsy during a blizzard on February 15, 1958. She became a mother to Susan, then Patrick, followed by twins, Robert and Rose and then by Lisa. Pat and Patsy made their home in Little Falls for 64 years.
With five kids running around, Pat created a warm, fun-loving, welcoming home and raised her children to be kind, considerate and hard working.
Pat welcomed sons and daughters-in-law into the family and was blessed with 11 grandchildren! The joys of her life were Jimmy, Joey, Maggie, Patrick, Max, Nicholas, Jack, Veronica, Sophie, Anthony and Claudia and recently added granddaughters-in-law, Katey and Bianca. She had many nieces and nephews that she stayed close with and was always happy to hear from.
Pat was an open and loving person. She was genuinely interested in everyone she met. She listened. She cared. She loved to laugh and hear your stories. Her family became her friends, and she loved her friends like family. Generous to a fault, it was impossible not to love her. Everyone came away from a conversation with her feeling better than before.
A devoted Grammy/Mimi, she wanted the best for her grandchildren. She enthusiastically cheered them on in life and at sporting events, dance and music recitals, school plays and bar room gigs. She loved going on vacation with them to Wildwood and enjoyed years of Sunday dinners with them.
She enjoyed her many friends made throughout her life, from high school and William Street to name a few. Pat and Patsy loved their yearly vacations to St. Maarten with their group of friends.
After raising her family, Pat worked for a temp agency for a few years. then as a real estate agent in Little Falls where she helped her children find their first homes.
An active member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and The Little Falls Woman's Club, she was always involved in charitable causes.
Patricia's warm and generous spirit took flight on November 19, 2022. She leaves behind heavy hearts but will joyfully reunite with loved ones she's missed for so long in this world.
Pat is survived by her loving husband, Patsy DelleCava
Daughter, Susan and her husband James McArdle
Son, Patrick and his wife, Karen, (nee Sperling) DelleCava
Son, Robert and his wife, Jill (nee Benson) DelleCava
Daughter, Rose and her husband, Joseph Wassel
Daughter, Lisa and her husband, Richard Gail
Brother, Daniel Wardrope and his wife Janet (nee Montefusco) Wardrope and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Robert and Richard.
Please join the family in celebrating her life on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 3-7 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls and on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10 AM for a Funeral Mass at Holy Angels RC Church, 473 Main Street, Little Falls. Please meet directly at church.