Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

Zavaglia, Joseph F., 93, of Lincoln Park passed away March 19, 2015. A World War II veteran serving in the Army-Air Force, he was a retired meat inspector for A & P Warehouse, Edison. He is survived his wife, the former Anna Klevinski and his children. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 am at the funeral home followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.

LaVenture Mary, (nee Rudack), 103, a lifelong resident of Singac, Little Falls passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. Beloved wife of 53 years of the late Harry. Devoted mother of Sharon Cecere and Beverly Brask, both of Pequannock. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Visiting hours are Wednesday 3 to 7 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls. Funeral service Thursday 10:00 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital would be appreciated.
PIZZI, Angelo, P., 94, of Rochelle Park passed away on March 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of 71 years of the former Rosalie Luggiero.  Devoted father of Anthony and his wife Joyce of Northvale. Linda Gaita and her husband Carmen of Little Falls and Joni Macchia and her husband George of Wyckoff.  Cherished grandfather of Gregg Pizzi, Michael Pizzi and his wife Pam, Robert Pizzi and his wife Michelle, Lauren Gaita Klaus and her husband Thomas, Steven Gaita and Kevin Macchia.  Adored great grandfather of Jessica, Anthony, Tyler and Jaclyn Pizzi.  Dear brother of John, Angela, Herina and Terry Quatrone.  Born in Garfield, he lived in Lodi and Maywood before residing in Rochelle Park for the past twenty five years.  Before his retirement, he was the proprietor of Castle Lanes, West New York and later, Daniels Hardware, Cliffside Park.  He was a World War II veteran serving in the US Navy and was a member of Lodi VFW. Angelo was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Rochelle Park.  Funeral Friday 9:00 am Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale.  10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial Sacred Heart Church, Rochelle Park.  Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Saddle Brook.  The family will receive their family and friends Thursday 4 to 8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to American Diabetes Assoc., www.diabetes.com, would be appreciated.
GAITA, Joyce E., 72, of Totowa. It is with great sorrow that our beloved mother and grandma, Joyce E. Gaita. passed away in her home, surrounded by her cherished family, on January 30, 2015 after a heroic battle with cancer. Formerly of Paterson, she is survived by her loving sons, John and Joseph and her three adoring grandchildren, Joseph, Gioia and Generosa. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 4 to 6 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Remarks of Remembrance will be shared at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Passaic Valley Hospice, 783 Riverview Dr., Totowa, NJ 07511 would be appreciated. 
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. 

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