Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

LIBRIZZI. Anthony L., Sr., 87, of Little Falls, passed away February 23, 2015. Beloved husband of Mary (Bava) Librizzi. Devoted father of Anthony, Jr and Linda Librizzi Capasso. Cherished grandfather of two grandchildren. He was a retired police officer with the Passaic Police Department. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:00 am at Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Entombment Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls.
GAITA, Mario R. Sr., 83, a lifelong resident of the Borogh of Totowa, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on February 19, 2015. Beloved husband of fifty six years of Mildred (nee DePalo). Devoted father of Stephanie Morabito and Mario R. Gaita, Jr. and his wife Ruthellen of Totowa. Cherished grandfather of Joseph M. Jr. and Adam P. Morabito and Danielle, Melissa M. and Thomas M. Gaita, all of Totowa. Loving brother of Frank A. Gaita of Wayne. He is pre-deceased by his sisters, Faye Hendricks, Bette Monteyne, Louise Autore and Mary Roberto and his brothers, Joseph, Samuel, Carmen, Anthony and Alphonso. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Mario served the Borough of Totowa as a dedicated police officer and retired after twenty years of service with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of PBA Local 80 and served his community as a volunteer fireman with Company No.1. He is a life member of Volunteer Company No.1, serving twenty eight years active and thirty six years as a social member. Mario was a member of the Bricklayers Union Local No.4. He was an active member of the Italian American Club, American Legion Post 227 and Totowa VFW. He proudly served in the Korean War with the US Marines and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and decorated for heroism. He loved making pizza, holiday cookies and Italian specialties and enjoyed sharing them with all his family and friends. Funeral Monday 8:30 am at 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 Saturday 7 to 9 pm and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. 
DEL CONTE, Sandra D. 52, of Woodland Park, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on February 18, 2015. Devoted mother of Andrew and Shawn DelConte. Cherished daughter of Charles (Tony) and Carol (nee Fidell) DelConte. Loving longtime partner of Mark Autore. Sandy was a member of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Hawthorne. Funeral Saturday 10:00 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Funeral service 11:00 am St. Clement's Church, 271 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Rev. Susan Schink and Rev. Mark Waldon will be officiating. The family will receive their friends Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. 
MARIANO, Johanna (nee Mierop), 90, of Wayne, formerly of Totowa, passed away February 13, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Mariano. Loving aunt of Mark Mierop. Born in Passaic, she was a resident of Totowa for fifty years. She was a member of Preakness Valley United Reformed Church of Wayne. Funeral service Tuesday 1:00 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Pastor David Klompien officiating. Interment Fair Lawn Cemetery, Fair Lawn. Visiting hours are prior to service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
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.

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