Carroll, Charles J., 92, of Little Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Beloved husband of 58 years to Patricia (nee Roessner). Loving father of Charles and his wife, Mary Beth Carroll, Dr. Paul Carroll, Laura Holman and her fiancé, Kevin Lutke, and Dr. Patricia Walsh and her husband, Michael. He was the adoring grandfather of Shane Carroll, Michael, Sarah, and Matthew Holman, Annie and Owen Walsh, Maggie Romano and her husband Pasquale, and Holden, Whitman, Indigo, Dashiell, and Blayzen Carroll. Charles was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Catherine who passed away on August 16, 1988 and his grandson, Beckett in 2004. Charles was the dear brother of the late William Carroll, Nancy Mangan, and Mary Cull.
Born in Newark, New Jersey Charles resided in Little Falls for the past 51 years. He attended Seton Hall University and worked for the Newark Board of Education for 38 years where he was in charge of attendance before retiring in 1995. Charles was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church. He was a staunch Democrat who frequently wrote letters to the editor of the newspaper. Charles was very proud to be Irish and an avid crossword puzzler.
The family will receive their friends on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 3-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 13 at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church at 9:30 am. Those attending should arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Eagle Rescue Squad, 60 Wilmore Road, Little Falls, NJ 07424 would be greatly appreciated. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home during visitation hours for your convenience.
Steven J., 72, of Pine Brook, formerly of Little Falls, passed away July 31, 2018. Loving husband of Marilyn (nee Haden) Kreel. Devoted father of Kelly Pezzanite and her husband James, and the late Steven Kreel (1985). Adored grandfather of Avery and Juliana. Caring brother of Peter Kreel, Patyricia Tobass, and Stephanie Lombardi. Born in Paterson, Steven lived in Little Falls before residing in Pine Brook for the past 42 years. Steven was a partner of Gutter Guys of Pine Brook. August 7th, 2018 would have been Steven and Marilyn's 47th wedding anniversary. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
His family will receive their friends Sunday, August 5th from 2-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 6th at 11 am at Gaita Memorial Home - family and friends are welcome to gather at 10:30 am.
Edwin Luis Roberts was born April 14, 1974 in Santurce, Puerto Rico to Luis and Damaris Roberts. Luis is the eldest of four children.
At the age of 11, Luis, his parents, and his siblings moved to New York. There, he continued school and completed his High School career at Taft High School. Luis and family moved to Paterson, New Jersey where he attended Passaic County Community College. It was there that he discovered a new love in technology. He took coursework in computers.
After many years of working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, Luis’ career went in another direction. He began working for AT&T in Paramus, NJ as a Technical Support Technician until he retired.
In the Summer of 1994, Luis was introduce to Doris by a trusted and loving family member. They soon began dating and on July 8, 2004 Luis and Doris were united in marriage. Their love for each other continued to grow and they have made many beautiful memories together.
On July 29, 2018, Luis was called home to eternal rest. He leaves with cherished memories his wife Doris, and daughters Alyssa and Kayla. Everyone who knew Luis know that he is extremely proud of the relationship that he nurtured with his daughters and how much they meant to him.
Luis also leaves to mourn his parents, Damaris and Luis Roberts; sisters Wanda Luz (Tony) and Lilly Robins (Justin); brother Jose Roberts (Alisha), sister-in-law Lori Tullo (Michael); Aunts. Soky, Luisa;Cousins Johnny Santana and Mirta Semper; nieces Taylor, Jayda, Genevie, and Giana; nephews Mikey (Megan), Benjamin, Antonio, Xavier, Joshua, and Giovanni; great-niece Emmalynn.
His family will receive their friends Saturday, August 4th from 12-2 pm, with a service at 1:15 pm, at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Kazmark, Arlene (nee Van Winkle), 66, a lifelong resident of Woodland Park, passed away on July 27, 2018. Beloved wife of Michael Kazmark. Devoted mother of Mayor Keith Kazmark of Woodland Park and his wife Dr. Lauren Kazmark. Cherished grandmother of Alexander and Caroline. Loving sister of David Van Winkle and the late Harold Van Winkle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was employed by Woodland Park Building Dept. as Building Code Enforcement Official for twenty two years. Arlene was a member of the Woodland Park Democratic Club and was Democratic County Committee Person. Arlene was also a member of Technical Assistants Organization of New Jersey. She was a Surviving Gold Star Sister and a former member of West Paterson Boys & Girls Club.
Her family will receive their friends Sunday, July 29th from 6-9 pm and Monday, July 30th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 31st at 11 am at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove. Please meet directly at church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harold "Hatch" Van Winkle Scholarship Fund, 53 Williams Drive, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. Donations envelops will be available at the funeral home during visitation hours.
Price, Barbara Ann, (nee Sconza) passed away on July 23rd 2018. She was born in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Anthony Charles Sconza and Ann Barbire on July 5, 1950.
She graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 1968 as the first graduating class after the school was built. Barbara met Jeffrey Aaron Price in Wayne Valley High School her junior year and the two married in 1971. Barbara lived in Wayne, New Jersey her whole life. She worked at American Cynamid after high school in the cashier's department for 8 years before leaving to take care of her two children, Michael and Jennifer. Barbara became the class mom for both of her children while they were in elementary school. She was a librarian helper, art appreciation helper, and a Brownie Troop leader. After being a class mother for her children, Barbara entered back into the work force and worked for State Farm Insurance as a Licensed Insurance Producer for 31 years.
Barbara is survived by her son Michael J. Price and his children Connor, Gavin, and Alyssa. Her daughter Jennifer Gonzalez and husband Eduardo Gonzalez and their children, Olivia and Leonardo. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Sconza, his wife Rosie Sconza, and their son, Aaron. Her sister Joan Siedel, husband Thomas Siedel, and their sons Jason and Steven. Barbara is also survived by her sister-in-law Robin Price.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, July 26th between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A funeral service will be held at Gaita Memorial Home on Friday, July 27th at 9:30 am with interment to follow at Pleasantdale Cemetery, West Orange, NJ.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations given to:
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Contangelo, Lisa V., 50, of Little Falls lost her battle to cancer on July 21, 2018. Born on November 11, 1967 in Teaneck, New Jersey, Lisa was the owner of "Parties Are Us Rentals" for 26 years and has had long-term involvement in the amusement industry. Lisa was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and running her business.
Lisa was a devoted mom to her three beautiful children, Michele, Melisa, and Anthony Contangelo. She was the beloved daughter of her parents, Joseph and Barbara, and cherished sister to her three brothers, Sammy, Joey, and Karl Vendola. Lisa is also survived by her former husband, Frank Contangelo.
Her family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 25th between the hours of 1-3 pm and 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 26th at 10 am at Holy Angels RC Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Those attending should meet at Gaita Memorial Home at 9:15 am.
Nappi, Anthony P., 81, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marlene Nappi (nee Travaglio); three children, Tina Mezzina and husband Joseph, Danielle Gwiazda, Anthony Nappi Jr. and wife Nicole; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Vincent Nappi, and siblings Emily DelVecchio, Mary Prinzo, Vincent Nappi, and John Nappi. He has eighteen nieces and nephews.
Tony was born in Englewood, NJ in 1936 and grew up in Fairview, NJ. He graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1954 and was in the Army Signal Corps from 1960 to 1962. He and Marlene married in 1970 and raised their children in Little Falls and North Caldwell, NJ. He was involved in numerous charitable organizations, including serving as President of UNICO, for which he was also Man of the Year. Tony successfully ran his own business for 30 years until he and Marlene retired to Williamsburg, VA in 2004.
Tony loved God, his family, and country. He was incredibly devoted to his family and friends, sharing his enthusiasm for life and his incredible generosity. He enjoyed various sports, participating in basketball, golf, bowling and especially softball, which he played until he was 78 years old. He loved to laugh. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time taking care of his yard and traveling with Marlene.
Tony was larger than life and will be incredibly missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 13th at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ. A funeral mass will held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th at Notre Dame Church, 359 Central Ave., North Caldwell NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Home of the Elderly, 140 Shephard Lane, Totowa, NJ 07512.
David B. Martell, Jr., 28, of Little Falls passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
Beloved son of David B. Martell Sr. and Beverly (nee Orr) Valletta and stepfather, Art Valletta. Adored grandson of Beverly Dill. Loving brother of Gina Dziak, Teresa Ford, Jessica Valletta, and Arthur Valletta IV. Cherished nephew of Steven Martell and his wife Laurie, Edward Martell and his wife Patricia, and Bruce Orr. Loving uncle to several nieces and nephews. Beloved partner to the love of his life, Ginay Granda, and adored father of Aiden and Lennox. David will be greatly missed by the Granda and Salinas family.
Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, David lived in Utah prior to moving to Little Falls ten years ago.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held at Gaita Memorial Home on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10 am.
Nicholas Worhach, 86, of Little Falls, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Rizzelo). Loving father of Terre Worhach and her husband John Jedic.
Nicholas was a Senior Probation Officer for the state of New Jersey. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Officers. Nicholas was a Little Falls resident for over 85 years. He was also a member of St. John's R.O. Church in Little Falls. The family will receive their friends on Saturday, July 7th from 5-8 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Ortiz Sr., Julio, 80, of Woodland Park, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 in his home. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Ortega). Loving father of Nancy Ortiz, Evelyn Ortiz-Marks and husband Steven. He is predeceased by his son, Julio Jr. Devoted grandfather to Michael Marks and Julia and Isabelle Ortiz. Julio is survived by a sister and a brother.
Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Julio moved to Paterson before residing in Woodland Park for the past 50 years. Julio worked for the Wayne Board of Education as a bus driver for 18 years. He was a member of St. John's Cathedral in Paterson where he was a former lector. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.
Buczynski, Hedwig F. (nee Zylowski) 104, of Paterson passed away on June 14, 2018. Born in Paterson she lived there most of her life before moving to Wayne four years ago.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 2002. Loving mother of John Buchinski and wife Shirley. Cherished grandmother of Robin Buchinski.
Funeral service was private.
Mirowsky, Melania (nee Homiak) 91, of Wayne, formerly of Little Falls passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Regency Gardens, Wayne.
Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Devoted sister-in-law of Olga Miketzuk, two goddaughters, Dr. Kathleen Kopach and Joan Migton. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her two brothers, Michael and William Homiak.
Born in Garfield, she resided most of her life in Little Falls before moving to Regency Gardens four years ago. She graduated from Mountainside School of Nursing and was employed at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge. After many years of service, she retired from Ciba Geigy (now Novartis) in Summit. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Little Falls, where she served on the Restoration Committee and St. Anna's Altar Society. She was also a member of Mountainside Hospital Alumni Association.
Burial Service Thursday 10:00 a.m. at St. John's R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. Parastas 7:30 p.m. at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
John Nervetti, 93, of Oak Ridge NJ, formerly of Closter NJ, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2018. Devoted husband of the late Carla Nervetti. Loving father of daughters Elisa Dominski and husband Peter of Sparta, NJ, and Barbara Florence and husband John of Camp Wood, TX. Adored grandfather of Josiah and Dr. John Dominski, and Tara and Jared Strongosky.
Born Giovanni Nervetti in Pavia, Italy on Christmas Day, he was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his sister Luigia and many nieces and nephews of Pavia, Italy. He was awarded a full scholarship to technical school at age eleven. The youngest in his graduating class at age fourteen, he began working as a tool and die maker to help support his large family. He even built a home for his deceased brother's family. Because of his skills he quickly rose to become a foreman with Necchi Sewing Machine Co. An accomplished self taught accordion player, John also had his own band as a young man.
He moved to the United States in 1953 where he met his future wife. He worked for a few companies before founding Johner Mfg. in Hackensack in 1961 and West Milford in 1971, specializing in precision metal stamping. His motto was "If no one else can do it, we will." His customers included NASA, AT&T, Keystone Camera and many other top companies.
John began race walking in his early 60's for his health and soon became an internationally ranked senior race walking champion, collecting many medals and trophies. He was a very determined person and would let nothing get in the way of his goals. His positive mindset and achievements have been a great inspiration to his entire family.
He was a very generous man and he was an incredible blessing to his family and many who knew him. A long-time member of St. Joseph's Church in West Milford, John was also a very spiritual man who prayed daily. His faith and love of the Lord provided a great example for his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
John G., 65, of Paterson, formerly of Little Falls, passed away on May 12, 2018. Beloved son of Lucille (nee Niertka) and the late John Turasik. Loving brother of Nancy Roy. Devoted uncle of a niece and nephew. Born in Passaic, John lived most of his life in Little Falls, before residing in Paterson for the past 20 years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6 pm at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.
David, 29, of Woodland Park, passed away April 24, 2018. Loving son of Diane (Zavattaro) Bucci, and Dominick Bucci and his companion, Fran. Caring brother of Brian Bucci and his wife, Stephanie. Devoted uncle of Adrianna. Born in Passaic, David lived in Woodland Park his whole life. He was a member of Holy Cross National Catholic Church in Woodland Park. David worked as a barber who was self-employed. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 1-3 pm and Monday, May 7th from 10 am-2 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Prayers will be said by Father Joe at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/david-bucci Donation envelopes will also be available at the funeral home during visiting hours, please make checks payable to Dominick Bucci.
Norma Natalie, 94, of Wayne, passed away April 20, 2018. Devoted mother of Rick Okulski and his wife Lynne, and Aimee Hall. Caring grandmother of Travis Okulski and his wife Shannon. Born in Paterson, Norma moved to Wayne, where she has resided for the past 68 years. Arrangements were entrusted with Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls. All funeral services will be private to her family.
Donald, 61, of Newton passed away April 10, 2018. Loving husband of Susan Marques. Devoted father of David Delli Paoli, Stephen Delli Paoli, and Savannah Delli Paoli. Caring brother of Michael Delli Paoli, Joseph Delli Paoli, Anthony Delli Paoli, Carol Rutzler, Joanne Delli Paoli, and Karen Delli Paoli. Born in Passaic, Don lived in Roxbury, and then to Newton, where he has resided for the past eighteen years. He was a Private Contractor who worked on home improvements. Don was a huge New York Yankees fan. He loved music from Bach to Rock and in his free time enjoyed playing the drums. Don will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, April 13th from 6-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Savannah's College Fund. To donate online, please visit www.gofundme.com/memorial-fundsavannah-delli-paoli , or to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Savannah Delli Paoli and send to 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424 - all donations will be forwarded to Savannah. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Helen, 90, of Little Falls, passed away March 29, 2018. Loving wife of Richard Maloney. Devoted mother of Rick Maloney, and Barry Maloney and his wife Debra. Adored grandmother of Jason Maloney, Ryan Maloney, Cara Maloney, Scott Maloney, Heather Maloney, and the late Steven Maloney. Caring sister of Josephine Pressimone. Born in West Milford, Helen moved to Little Falls, where she has lived since 1955. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Her family will receive their friends Monday, April 2nd from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 3rd at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, New Jersey 07068.
Stanley V., 87, of Little Falls, passed away March 12, 2018. Loving husband of the late Justine "Sue" (nee Dutko) Jaworski. Devoted father of Dianna Jaworksi and Mark Artis, and Mark Jaworski and wife Jennifer. Adored grandfather of Jacqueline Jaworski and Nicholas Jaworski. Stanley lived in Little Falls for over 52 years. Before his retirement, he was a Utilities Supervisor for PSE&G. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Little Falls. His family will receive their friends Friday, March 16th from 5-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 10 am at the funeral home - please arrive at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
Rodney W., 59, of Totowa, passed away March 8, 2018. Loving wife of Mary (nee Rusciano) French. Devoted father of Samantha French, Shawn French, Stephanie French, and Skyler French. Adored grandfather of Mariah Cotty and Rocco Marotta. Caring brother of James French, Bert French, and Eileen French. Rodney is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Born in Passaic, Rodney lived his whole life in Totowa. He was a Salesman for New Jersey Sunroom where he sold sunrooms and conservatories. When Rodney wasn't working, he enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family - especially the family trips to Wildwood. Rodney's family meant everything to him and Rodney means everything to his family. He will be truly and deeply missed. His family will receive their friends for visitation on Tuesday, March 13th from 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, please donate to help Rodney's family at https://www.gofundme.com/n7h92-raising-money-for-my-father , envelopes will be available at the funeral home to donate by check or cash - please make checks payable to Mary French.
Jimmy, 94, was born and raised in Newark, NJ and resided in Little Falls for the past 44 years. He was the youngest of 17 children. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Boudreau) for 65 wonderful years. Proud father of James and his wife Rose, Anthony and his wife Jill and Michael and his wife Barbara. Adoring grandfather of Samantha, James Jr, Jamie, Ricky, Anthony, Alyssa, Evangeline and Adelaide. Jimmy was an uncle and second father to hundreds more.
Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Tank Operator in World War II. He joined the 12th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge and in that battle, three quarters of his unit was lost in battle. He served the rest of his service under the legendary General Patton. He received a Bronze Star for bravery and Purple Heart after being shot in combat. After returning home from the war, he worked on the docks as a longshoreman. He finally found his lifelong career as an electrician for the IBEW Local #102. Jimmy was a skilled electrician and eventually started his own business, JASCO Electric with his son Anthony.
Jimmy was an active member of his community. He was a member of the Little Falls Chapter of the Knights of Columbus for 39 years, where he, until he was 90 years old, coordinated the monthly bus rides to Atlantic City. He was a Master Mason with Little Falls lodge #263 of F & A.M. A long-time member of the Livingston B.O.P.E. lodge #1855. Finally, Jimmy dedicated many hours to Our Lady of the Holy Angels Church and attended mass daily for over 40 years. He was a man of faith, who witnessed many miracles due to that faith.
In retirement, Jimmy traveled the world. He escorted his family on four camping trips across the United States. After seeing all 50 States his wife “dragged” him around the world – twice. He had a tireless sense of adventure. Jimmy walked the Great Wall of China, toured the Taj Mahal, rode an Ostrich and climbed to the base camp at Mt. Everest at 78 years old. There weren’t many things he would try, at least once.
His family will receive their friends Monday, March 12th from 4-8 pm (Knights of Columbus Service at 6:30 pm) at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. Entombment to follow to Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flower donations in James’ name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
Domenico Rocco of Wayne, NJ, died peacefully at home in his sleep on the morning of March 6, 2018. Domenick was 88 years young.
Domenick was born on December 25, 1929 in Serino, Italy, a small province of Avellino (Campania). Domenick attended school in Italy and served in the Italian military. Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, and mother, Annina Rocco (nee Bernabo), resided in Serino, Italy and owned a chestnut processing and export business. Domenick was the oldest of two sons.
Domenick’s father, Raffaele Rocco, served as mayor of Serino for many years. In the early 1950’s during a visit to Paterson, NJ, Domenick’s father was given the key of the city of Paterson by the mayor of the time, Lester F. Titus. Domenick revered his father Raffaele. He never ceased to voice his father’s many accomplishments as a beloved mayor of Serino.
In 1953, in order to overcome financial hardships, Domenick and his family traveled to America and settled in Paterson, NJ. Domenick began working at a dye house in Paterson and later switched to restaurants where he pursued his love for cooking. Domenick embodied the American dream and became an ardent restaurateur. His last two restaurants were the Mona Lisa in West Paterson on McBride Avenue, and La Trattoria in Paterson on the corner of Ellison Street and Cianci Street. Domenick was known for his huge portions, delicious vodka sauce, homemade limoncello, joke telling, and singing to his customers at the end of the night. Domenick had a love for cooking, but his deep passion for people is what truly made him special.
Domenick was a member of the Roma Sport Club and played club soccer with his brother and friends. Domenick loved trips to the Jersey shore with his friends.
On February 16, 1969, Domenick married Joan (nee Cavallo) of Totowa Boro, NJ and had four children. Domenick valued true friendship, had a deep love for Paterson, and always kept his door open for friends and family. Domenick and his family moved to Wayne, NJ in 1976.
Domenick maintained a strong bond with his family and friends back in Serino, Italy. He periodically visited his home town with his wife and children as they were growing up; so that they could continue a connection despite the distance. A mass in Domenick’s honor is being held by his many relatives and friends on Monday, March 12, 2018 in his home town of Serino.
Domenick is survived by his two daughters: Margaret A. Fiore, Giovanna J. Simone; two sons Raffaele D. Rocco, Domenico J. Rocco; six grandchildren: Raquelle D. Rocco, Nico J. Fiore, Isabella R. Rocco, Maria J. Fiore, Domenico J. Rocco, Gemma G. Simone; daughter-in-law Patricia E. Rocco; son-in-law David R. Simone. Preceding him in death were his wife, Joan Rocco (nee Cavallo), and his brother, Gaetano Rocco.
Domenick loved life, and never lost his strong desire to live. Without life and love, hope departs; the passing of life is a divine intervention; our gateway to God’s universe.
Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3–7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:30am, at Saint Gerard Church, 501 W Broadway, Paterson – Those who desire to participate in the funeral procession, please arrive at the funeral home by 9:30 am. Relatives and friends are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made “In Memory of Domenico Rocco” to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, C/O Father Mark, 381 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07505 – make checks payable to ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL.
Henry, born in 1927 and lived 90 years. He was the oldest of three sons raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. Upon graduation from Rutherford High School, he went to Newark College of Engineering for two semesters. The Draft Board was hot on his tail when he enlisted in the Navy Air Force V-6 program as a Seaman 1st Class. Graduated Honor Man in his class and was promoted to Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class as an Instructor. Discharged as an Ensign Officer after World War II, he returned to NCE and earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Henry continued studies at Farleigh Dickinson University for a Bachelor Degree in Physics. He married Francis Fegley of Clifton. They bought a big eight room house in Wayne and filled it with two daughters (Edith Dumhart and JoAnne Strilec) plus five sons (Henry III, triplets Thomas, William and Richard, and Edward). After working for a number of different companies designing machinery, Henry finally settled at Picatinny Arsenal as an expert in nondestructive testing of munitions until retiring. Henry joined a number of senior citizen clubs including the Golden Age Circle of Wayne (Chaplin), AARP Haledon Chapter (VP) and the AARP Clifton Chapter. He spent many years breeding better golden yellow daffodils. His garden also had many different kinds of lilies and chrysanthemums. Henry loved ballroom dancing with his sweetheart Florence Lloyd. Henry's family will receive their friends Tuesday, March 13th from 5-6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at 1:30 pm at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, New Jersey 08562 - please meet directly at the cemetery.
Theresa M., 53, of Little Falls, passed away March 1, 2018. Loving mother of Christian Heidt. Caring daughter of Ronald and June (nee Diese) Bulwin. Cherished sister of Marie June Bulwin. Theresa is survived by many adored cousins and one Goddaughter. Theresa lived in Little Falls her whole life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Theresa loved to travel and garden, but she especially loved helping others. She was a Home Aide and caring for others came naturally to her. Her family will receive their friends Monday, March 5th from 5-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 465 Main Street, Little Falls - please arrive at the funeral home at 8:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian's Scholarship Fund - envelopes will be provided at the funeral home - please make checks payable to Christian Heidt.
Robbin entered eternal heavenly rest surrounded by loving family and adoring friends. She would have had it no other way.
She was the daughter of the late John Sardinsky and Dorothy Shark Sardinsky, and is now reunited with her older sister, Patricia Sardinsky Lentine. She is mourned by her loving husband of 38 years, Allen, and their daughter, Courtney Mix Press and her husband, Matthew Press, of Hoboken, her sister, Darlene Sardinsky, her nieces, Melissa Lentine Strauss, and her husband Jamie, and Emily Esposito, her nephews, Timothy Lentine, and his wife Deanna, and Noah Esposito. Missing her infectious sense of humor will be her grand-nephew Dillon Strauss, and her bevy of grand-nieces: Morgan and Devyn Strauss and Gianna, Briella and Sofia Lentine.
A proud member of the Passaic Valley High School graduating class of 1973, Robbin attended the County College of Morris, and became a Registered Dental Assistant for 30 years with Dr. Roger Warren, a Clifton periodontist. In 2005, she retired and partnered with Melissa to open Everything Dance, a dancewear boutique in Caldwell which served the needs of dancers of all types and ages until 2015, at which time she retired due to health reasons.
Her family was the pride of her life, especially her husband and daughter, a former dancer who performed over 100 times with New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. They were legendary travelers, saw the world from Germany to Tahiti, and were as comfortable at a bistro in Paris, a pub in London as a local “all the way” hot dog stand.
The family will have a memorial gathering for those wishing to join them at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, from 4 – 8pm, Thursday, March 1. A memorial service celebrating Robbin’s life, accomplishments and amazing spirit is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Robbin’s memory to the John M. Lonsky Scholarship Foundation, and sent care of the Mix Family at 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, NJ 07424.