Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

SPINA, Antoinette (nee Capparella), 67, of Paterson, passed away on January 22, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Antonio. Devoted mother of Frank Spina and his wife Kelly and Gino Spina. Cherished grandmother of Alexis, April, Francesca, Emily, Antonio and Victoria Spina. Born in Calabra, Italy, she was a resident of Paterson for forty five years. She was employed by Paterson Lamp Shade Co. Funeral Thursday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Funeral Mass 10:00 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. The family will receive their family and friends Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
CARR, Norma A., (nee Pizzino), 86, of North Haledon, passed away at home on January 12, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Devoted mother of Charles and his wife Darlene, Richard and his wife Lois and Mary Hyde and her husband Robert. Cherished grandmother of Jasmine Moreng, Sara Diamond, Josh Flores, Cathleen Carr, Charles Carr, Jr., Anthony Carr, Nicholas Carr and Michael Carr. Loving great grandmother of five great grandchildren. Born in Hoboken, she lived in Wyckoff and Demarest before residing in North Haledon. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Wyckoff. Funeral mass Friday 10:00 am St. Elizabeth's Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff. Entombment Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. The famiy will receive their friends Thursday 4 to 8 pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. The Carr family has entrusted the funeral arrangements of their loved one to Gaita Memorial Home but have chosen to have their visiting hours at Vander Plaat Funeral Home for convenience sake. www.vpfh.com
SANDRI, Joseph D., 71, of Little Falls, passed away at home on January 10, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the former Janice Perini. Devoted father of William and Jennifer Altieri and her husband Scott. Cherished grandfather of Billy and Faith. Loving brother of Nancy Kent and her husband Raymond. Born in Passaic, he lived in Clifton before residing in Little Falls for forty three years. Before his retirement he was employed as an HVAC Designer for various companies in the area and worked for FSR, Inc., Woodland Park. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and was a sporting clay shooter enthusiast. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 12:00 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Rev. Charles Bigelow presiding. Those attending may arrive at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer's Assoc., 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 would be appreciated.

Stollmack, Ruby E. (nee Weisbrod), 83, of Little Falls passed away on December 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Fredrick. Devoted mother of three daughters. Cherished grandmother of five grandchildren. Loving sister of one brother and one sister. Before her retirement Ruby was an occupational therapist for the State of New Jersey at Kean College. She was known as the lady who drove the multi-colored VW. A private funeral was conducted by Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.

BENVENUTI, Anne (nee Crocco), 92, of Princeton Junction, formerly of Woodland Park, passed away on December 30, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale. Devoted mother of Frank, Salvatore and his wife Debbie, Joseph and his wife Mary, Ben and his wife Jynine, Angie Honigfeld and her husband Gil, Helen Triolo and her husband Anthony and the late Paul. Loving sister of Salvatore Crocco. Cherished grandmother of twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Born in Arci, Cosenza, Italy she lived in Woodland Park since 1955 before residing with her daughter in Princeton Junction in 2013. The family will receive their friends and relatives Friday 4 to 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Funeral Saturday 10:00 am at funeral home. Entombment Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism Speaks, Reg. Office, 1060 State Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540 or NJ Juvenile Diabetes, 560 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 or Passaic Valley Chapter UNICO, P.O. Box 341, Little Falls, NJ 07424 would be appreciated.

  CRIMI, Theresa (nee Gianni), 91, of Totowa, formerly of Elmwood Park, passed away on December 24, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and several sisters of Little Sisters of the Poor. Beloved wife of the late John M. Crimi. Devoted mother of John and his wife Tracey, George and his wife Maxine and Peter and his wife Annie. Cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Born in Passaic she resided in Elmwood Park for fifty five years before moving to Totowa at Little Sisters of the Poor. After the passing of her husband John in 1955, she devoted her life to raising her children with love and compassion and instilled in them the respect for others. She loved being a good cook and baker for her family. She was a parishioner of St. Anne's R.C. Church, Fairlawn. Funeral will be held on Monday with a 9:30 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly, Little Sisters of the Poor, 140 Shepherd's Lane,Totowa, NJ. Fr. Michael Drury celebrating. Visiting hours will be Sunday 2 to 8 pm at Little Sisters of the Poor. In lieu of flowers, donations to Little Sisters of the Poor would be appreciated. Arrangements by Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls.

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