Richard J., 81, of Wayne, passed away December 19, 2017. Loving husband of Helen Morris (nee Dupas). Caring father of Richard Morris, Jr., John Morris and wife Darlene, Patricia McLoney and husband Steven, Mary Jeffery and husband Gordon, and Helen Frankenberry and husband Charlie. Adored grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Beloved brother of Beverly Schoenberger. Richard lived most of his life in Wayne, where he was a Police Officer for the Wayne Police Department for over 25 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holey Angels Roman Catholic Church, a member of PBA Local 136 of Wayne, and American Legion Post 108 and 121 of Little Falls. His family will receive their friends Wednesday, December 27th from 4-8 pm, American Legion Service at 7 pm, at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Interment will be Thursday, December 28th at 11 am at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 305 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562 - please meet directly at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Joseph J., 56, of Little Falls, passed away December 16, 2017. Loving husband of Julia Lavalle (nee Mendoza). Devoted father of Joseph Anthony Lavalle. Joe is survived by many caring cousins. Joe lived his whole life in Little Falls and was a delivery driver for Walgreens Pharmacy in Little Falls. He was a loyal Mets fan and loved going to metal concerts. Most of all, Joe was a devoted family man and had an inseparable bond with his son. His family will receive their friends Thursday, December 21st from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 22nd at 10 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street Little Falls - please meet directly at church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joseph Anthony Lavalle's College Fund - please send checks to Julia's home, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
Monica Marie, 65, of Clifton, NJ passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 12, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ on April 17, 1952, from a young age, Monica was a caregiver to those around her. Whether through babysitting her younger cousins, caring for the sick as a hospital orderly, or her constant compassion and support for her family through the years, Monica exemplified a life of service and love.
Monica proudly worked as an orderly in the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for over forty years. She saw the service of others as the greatest cause of her life, and gave back many times over what was given to her.
Monica was a member of Women of the Moose, a unit of Moose International, Clifton, NJ Chapter 941. She took great joy in the community and friendships she found there, and will be dearly missed by her many friends.
Monica is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Marie Pearson (née Kirwin), as well as her brothers George and John, her uncle Thomas Kirwin, and aunts Muriel Forbes, Frances Fitzgerald, Catherine Hirz, and Phyllis Cavallo. She is survived by her uncles Charles Donnelly & his wife Barbara, Thomas Hirz, and John Cavallo, as well as her many cousins and friends, and her faithful canine companion Jade.
Monica never hesitated to tell people how much she loved them. With a broad smile and a warm heart, Monica would always say how lucky she felt to be a part of her family and be surrounded by such wonderful people. By the lives she touched during her time here, it is clear that her family was infinitely more fortunate and privileged to have known and loved her in this lifetime.
Funeral Services are private.
Donations in Monica’s memory may be made to the ASPCA or any animal shelter or dog rescue of your choice.
Harold R., 70, of Lincoln Park, passed away December 5, 2017. Loving father of Bruce Philip and wife Jennifer, and Eric Philip. Adored grandfather of Allison Philip and Jessica Philip. Caring brother of Cynthia Philip. Born in Passaic, Harold lived in Boonton, then resided in Lincoln Park for the past two years. Before his retirement, Harold was a delivery driver for L-Car in Paterson. He enjoyed reading and was a people-person who was liked by many. Harold's family will receive his friends Saturday, December 9th from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Inurnment will be held the following Saturday, December 16th at 10:30 am at Cedar Lawn Cemetery - please meet directly at the cemetery.