(Current and recent obituaries)

NIEWIADOMSKI, Walter, 97, of Little Falls, passed away on October 24, 2016. Loving father to Wanda Rensing and Michael Niewiadomski. Cherished grandfather to Jennifer Tomes and husband Michael. Devoted great-grandfather to William and Jacob Tomes. Walter resided in Little Falls all his life. He was an Army Air Corp veteran and served during World War II. Before his retirement, Walter was a machinist at Mack Molding Company in Wayne. His family will receive their friends for a memorial gathering on Friday from 5-7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Prayers will be said at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to All Humane Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 303, Wanaque, N.J. 07465.
BURKE, Archie, 96, of Little Falls, passed away on October 23, 2016. Devoted husband of Julia (nee Ostaff). Beloved father of Lawrence and his wife Lisa, and James Burke, Irene Yurkosky and her husband Peter and Nancy McKerracher. Loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Archie was born and resided in Little Falls before moving to Connecticut. He was an electrician for Uniroyal in Southbury, Connecticut for 30 years; he then moved back to Little Falls in 2010. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Archie was a member of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, American Legion Post 108, and the VFW - all of Little Falls. The family will receive their friends Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. Parastas will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Please meet at the funeral home at 9:15 am on Thursday. Burial service will take place on Thursday at St. John R.O. Church at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, 29 Weaver Street, Little Falls.

     O'Toole, John T., 91, of Montclair, died October 8, 2016 at home of complications from prostate cancer. Born in Detroit, Michigan he was a graduate of University of Michigan, and graduated from NYU with an MBA. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from ITT in Nutley in 1986, and then worked as a Realtor with Burgdorff Realtors in Montclair. An avid cook and gardener, his friends would check with him about pot-luck contributions, (not his wife, also a cook). After retirement, John was involved in many community organizations. A past president of the Montclair Rotary he was also a member of the Friends of Barnet, Northern NJ Victorian Society, Montclair Operetta Club , Fourth of July Committee and the Montclair Bird Club. An avid traveler, he enjoyed many trips with the Road Scholar organization and independent t travels with his wife of 52 years, Adriana Ricci O’Toole who survives him. He is also survived by his children, Michael, Andrew and Tara, grandchildren Sonia and William, Brothers Raymond, Michael and a sister Winnie. A memorial Service to Celebrate John’s life will be held Saturday, November 5th at 11 am at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church Street. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Glycogen Storage Research Foundation. Global Center for GSD, c/o JCF, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite D, West Hartford, Conn. 06117. Arrangements were handled by Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.

ORICCHIO, Neil P., Jr., 63, of Little Falls, passed away on October 6, 2016. Born in Paterson, he grew up in Little Falls and lived in Florida for twelve years. He returned to the Little Falls area two years ago. Neil's passion was playing drums and he was a drummer for many bands in Florida and New Jersey. He is survived by his sister Deborah Benvenuti and her husband Sal, his nephew Paul and his wife Michelle, his niece Gina Testa and her husband Tony, two great nephews and one great niece. The family will receive their friends Monday, Oct. 10th for a memorial gathering from 5 to 7 pm with words of remembrance at 6:30 pm. at Gaita Memoriall Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 28 Kennedy Blvd., #180, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
DiBrino, Richard J., 70, of West Paterson, departed this earth on October 1, 2016. Born in Totowa, NJ he was a Passaic Valley High School graduate and held a degree from the New Jersey Institution of Technology. Richie owned and operated his body shop, CAR MART, in Totowa for over thirty years before he entered the finance business with Hillsboro Financial Associates, which he operated until his retirement. He was a loving and devoted husband to Phyllis (nee Heins) for over forty eight years and her partner in life for over fifty five years. He was a loving father to Richard M. DiBrino, Brian J. DiBrino, Matthew D. DiBrino and a father figure to anyone that ever needed him. Loving uncle to Keith DiBrino and his son Andrew DiBrino of Tualitin, Oregon. Richie doted on his granddaughters Ellie Rose and Carly Ann DiBrino and his daughter-in-law Dawn DiBrino of Kinnelon. He was the adored son-in-law of Dolores Heins of Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Richie was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Ethel DiBrino and his brother Andy DiBrino. Richie split his time between West Paterson and Lanoka Harbor, where he leaves many dearly loved family and friends, and of course, his mistress, his boat, the "Moon Child". Summers were spent with family and friends on the Moon Child enjoying his company and the love that he spread to so many people. He could also be found waiting for one of his cheapskate friends to buy him a drink at the local watering hole. He was always there to lend a helping hand and his heart could be felt by all as he was the most caring and selfless man the the world could have asked for. Richie was one of the strongest men and he fought his battle until the end. He did it his way and continued to do so until his untimely departure. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in Richie's name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 252 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 A celebration of Richie's life will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at The Brownstone, 351 West Broadway, Paterson, NJ at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls is in charge of arrangements.
DiMaio, Catherine (nee Restuccía), 84, of Little Falls passed away on September 26, 2016. Catherine is a life long resident of Little Falls where she worked at her family owned bakery, Restucci Bakery, for many years before working at the Russian Hall as a cook for ten years. Catherine is survived by her loving husband Alfonso. Cherished mother to Joseph, Anthony and his wife Janine and David. Beloved grandmother to David, Michael, Desi and Daniel. Caring great-grandmother to Ryder and Hunter. Catherine is also survived by her brother Dominic and his wife Kathy. Funeral with prayers on Friday, 11 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Please arrive at 10 am. Laurel Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm.

Fracalossy, Thelma, 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.

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