Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

CERCHIO, James Sr., 63, of Little Falls passed away on June 2, 2016. Beloved husband of Mary Jane (nee Gallagher) Cerchio. Devoted father of James, Jr. and Chris and his wife Nina. Loving uncle of Gina Echevarria. Born in Long Branch, he resided in Jersey City before moving to Little Falls thirty two years ago. He was an assistant foreman at the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation for forty eight years and is considered to be one of the longest tenured employees working for the state of New Jersey. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Funeral service Wednesday 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. Private cremation to follow. The family will receive their friends Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.

Gaita, Marie "Chicky", (nee Piccolo), 87, a lifelong resident of Paterson, passed away June 1, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Gaita, Jr. Devoted mother of Vincent Gaita and his wife Cindy and the late Anthony Gaita, III. Cherished grandmother of Vincent and his wife Tiffany, Christopher, Scott and Ashley. Loving great grandmother of Caleb and Kael. Dear sister of the late Louis Piccolo and Anthony (Sonny) Piccolo. Before her retirement, Chicky was a court clerk at Passaic County Court House and Jail and also worked in the Passaic County Sheriff's Department. Funeral service Monday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke., Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am at Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Interment Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 6 pm. 

Lopen, Michael, 83, of Caldwell passed away on May 19, 2016. Beloved husband of June (Danilack) Lopen. Devoted father of Jennifer Goetz and her husband George and Nicole Lopen Ostrowski and her husband Dr. Walter. Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren. Born in Bayonne, he resided in Caldwell for forty nine years. Before his retirement, he was employed at AM International, Mountainside. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Holy Resurrection Russion Orthodox Church, Wayne. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Holy Resurrection R.O. Church, 285 French Hill Rd., Wayne with funeral service at 8 pm. Burial Service Monday 9 am at the church. Interment East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls is in charge of arrangements.

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