(Current and recent obituaries)
96, on Sept. 11, 2016. Lifelong resident of Paterson. Loving grandmother
of David Fracalossy of Andover. Funeral was private and conducted by Gaita
Memorial Home, Little Falls.
Manfra, Eugene J., Jr., 73, of Wayne, passed away on September 11,
2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Paterson to the late
Eugene and Mary (Cortese) Manfra and resided in Wayne for the past thirty
seven years. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Paterson and Seton
Hall University. He served our country in the National Guard. An
accountant, he was first employed by SB Thomas Co., Totowa and then
Dorfman, Abrams and Music Accounting Firm. Eugene is survived by one aunt,
Antoinette Cortese and over 170 cousins from one month old to 88 years
old. He will be sorely missed by his surviving family members to whom he
was not only someone they could count on, but also a wonderful friend,
mentor, substitute father and the perfect example of quiet simplicity.
Gene was truly a family icon and we will never forget him. Family and
friends will be received on Wednesday, 4 to 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home,
154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday
10:00 am at St. Bonaventure's R.C. Church, 174 Ramsey Street, Paterson.
Please meet directly at church. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
Totowa. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to
Catholic Charities, 777 Valley Rd., Clifton, NJ 07013 or American Heart
Association, 1 Union St. #301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
DIAZ, Ernesto, 87, of Wayne on 8.10.16
Survived by wife Margarita and children Visit Mon. 5-9 pm Service 7:30 pm
Funeral Tues 10:30 am Gaita Memorial, 154 Newark Pompton Tpk Little Falls.
Mildred (nee De Palo), 85, a sixty year resident of Totowa Borough,
passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on July 19,
2016. Beloved wife of the late Mario Gaita, Sr. Devoted mother of
Stephanie Morabito and Mario Gaita, Jr. and his wife Ruthellen, of Totowa.
Cherished grandmother of Joseph Jr and Adam Morabito and Danielle, Melissa
and Thomas Gaita, all of Totowa. Predeceased by brothers, Gaetano and
Thomas and sisters, Jennie Bonasia and Mary Van Kouteren. Dear aunt of
many nieces and nephews. Born in New York City, she lived in Middle
Village, Queens before moving to Hawthorne, where she met her loving
husband, Mario, Sr. She worked for Einson and Freeman, Fairlawn and then
became a wonderful homemaker. She loved cooking, baking and feeding family
and friends. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and
friend. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark
Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 am St. James
R.C. Church, Totowa. Interment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. The family
will receive their friends Friday 3 to 8 pm.
|SANTA LUCIA, Gertrude (Bubbles) (nee Gaita), 65, of Wayne, passed away at home on July 16, 2016. Beloved wife of Thomas R. Santa Lucia. Devoted mother of Thomas A. Santa Lucia and his wife Debi and Lisa Santa Lucia. Cherished grandmother of Theresa, Tiffany and Fabian Santa Lucia. Loving sister of Samuel Gaita, Faye Craney, Roseanna Fucetola and her husband Eugene and the late Marie Corrado. Born in Paterson, she lived in Totowa before moving to Wayne forty four years ago. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 am at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Interment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to ALFA Development,Inc., 39 Oak Ridge Rd., Newfoundland, NJ 07425.|
|DEL CONTE, Charles (Tony), 80, of Woodland Park passed away July 12, 2016. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Fidell) Del Conte. Devoted father of the late Sandra Del Conte (2015). Cherished grandfather of Andrew and Shawn. Loving brother of Charles Parker and Maryjane Castrese. He was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. Born in Newark, he was a lifetime resident of Woodland Park. Before his retirement he was employed at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, Newark for fifteen years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Hawthorne. Funeral Monday 9:00 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Funeral service 10:00 am at St. Clement's Church, 271 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Entombment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.|
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