Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

Rilli, Edward M.,Sr., 67, of Hawley, PA, passed away on May 4, 2016. Born in Newark, he lived in Cedar Grove before moving to Hawley, PA one month ago. He was the owner of ES Consulting Properties, Cedar Grove. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. Eward was a member of American Legion Post 0121, Little Falls, VFW Post 6255 and Elks Lodge 2237, both of Cedar Grove. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Susan and a brother Fred. He is survived by his two sons, Edward, Jr and his wife Jennifer and Stephen and his wife Theresa and three grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Alessandra. He was engaged to Arlene Sheppard Garey. He is also survived by his brother John and sisters Mary Ann Spatola, Sandra Dineley and Lisa Goldstein. Funeral service Monday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke. Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family will receive their friends Sunday 5 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to; VFW Dept. of NJ, 135 W. Hanover St. 4th fl, Trenton, NJ 08618

MORABITO, Roy C. Sr., 80, passed away on April 27, 2016 in Wayne. Roy is formerly of Astor, Florida where he was a chef for many years. Survived by beloved son John G. Morabito and his wife Maria of Pennsylvania. Predeceased by his sons Roy C. Jr., Joseph, and daughter Barbra Morabito. Loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Survived by his cherished sister Dolores Amero. Predeceased by his brothers Robert and Joel Morabito,and sister Mary Stanley. Survived by his Aunt Helen Biegel and daughter-in-laws Kathleen and Stephanie Gaita Morabito. Devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews, and loving cousin. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and resided in Preakness Health Care Center for five years. Special thanks to Mrs. L. Corrado and her wonderful staff for all their care. Cremation was private to family. Arrangements were done by Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.
Philippi, Leo A., 97, of Little Falls, passed away on April 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the former Irene Dunkerley. Devoted father of Terence Philippi, Patricia Pelonero and her husband Steve and Karel Moylan. Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a resident of Little Falls for forty seven years. Before his retirement, he was a produce manager at ShopRite of Little Falls, where he later became the ShopRite greeter sporting his ever present cowboy hat. He was a US Army World War II veteran and was a recipient of the French Medal of Honor for his service at Normandy Beach. He was a member of Cedar Grove VFW Post 6255 and was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 54 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
NAPOLI, Frank L., 71, of Verona, passed away on April 11, 2016. Beloved husband of Katharine of thirty three years. Devoted father of two daughters. Loving brother of two brothers, a sister and their families. Born in Italy, he came to the U.S. and settled in Montclair before residing in Verona. Frank was the proprietor of Napoli's Garage, Inc., Montclair for twenty seven years. Funeral services were private under the direction of Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.
Drelick, Anna (nee Sardinsky), 96, a lifelong resident of Little Falls passed away April 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Bennie Drelick. Devoted mother of John Drelick and his wife Ellen and Robert Drelick. Cherished grandmother of Brian Drelick and Erin Semf. Adored great grandmother of Benjamin and Alexander Drelick. Loving sister of Steve Sardinsky. She was predeceased by a sister, Nettie Bayda and two brothers, Frank and John Sardinsky. Anna was a member of St. John the Baptist R.O. Church, Little Falls. The family will receive their friends Tuesday 4 to 8 pm with parastas at 5:30 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Burial Service Wednesday 10:00 am at St. John's R.O. Church, 29 Weaver St., Little Falls. Please meet directly at church. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St. John's R.O. Church.

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