Guenther Grossmann


Guenther Grossmann, 79, of West Orange, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Karin (nee Frauendorf). Loving father of Kim Macchia and husband Mark of Dumont. Adored grandfather of Karina and Nicholas. Dearest brother of the late Walter, Helmut and Hildegard.

Guenther was a machinist for Franklin Miller in Livingston for many years. He also owned Grossmann’s Deli in West Orange in the 70’s. He was a member of Deutscher Club of Clark and the Elizabeth Sport Club.

Visitation will be Tuesday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association,

Matthew J. Staropoli

Matthew J. Staropoli, 92, of Northvale, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Anna, sons, Philip and Matthew, sisters, Josephine Mahanay and Connie Alasio and brother, Frank. Devoted father of Roseann Vetter and partner Douglas Wingerath of Westwood, Frances Friend and husband Rodolfo of Torrance, CA and Paul and wife Tina of Northvale. Loving father-in-law of Sandra and Kia Lynn. Adored grandfather of Kristen and husband Brian, Mark, Sarah, Keith, John, Ryan and husband Steve, Samantha and husband Matthew, Danielle, Felicia, Jennifer, Michael, and Thomas and great-grandfather of Justin, Victoria, Izzabella, Gabriella and Maria. He is also survived by many other dear relatives and friends.

Matthew was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He owned and operated Flag TV in the Bronx for over 25 years before retiring and becoming very active in the Northvale Senior Center and Golden Agers as well as the “mayor” of Franklin Heights Senior Housing, where he was always willing to lend a hand. Matt was a founding member of the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association in Nyack and was an avid bowler.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Matt’s memory may be made to the Northvale Senior Center, 116 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647.

Theresa Timpanaro

Theresa Timpanaro, 50, of Northvale, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Devoted mother of Nicole, Anthony and Louis. Cherished daughter of Margaret and the late Anthony Maglione of Tappan. Loving sister of Anthony Maglione and wife Ivonne of the Bronx and Rita Morea and husband Richard of Norwood. Dearest daughter-in-law of Patricia and the late Louis Timpanaro and sister-in-law of Louis and Ann Margaret Timpanaro and Kelly and Michael Gulevski. Beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Theresa devoted her life to her family, especially her children. Always upbeat and with a smile, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She worked at Pearson in Old Tappan for many years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Visitation is Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in support of the Timpanaro Children can be made payable to Margaret Maglione, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ 07647.


Maria Libera Venezia

Maria Libera Venezia (nee Matera), 82, of Emerson, formerly of Northvale, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on February 22, 2018.

She was born in Italy on Sept. 6, 1935, and came to the United States at age 13. She started work as an embroidery seamstress, then became a master craftswoman of custom window treatments. Most of all, she was devoted to all things related to her family. Her gifted hands cooked, sewed, crocheted, and made floral arrangements. She volunteered for schools and churches, and was a member of the Northvale Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary in the 1970s.

She was a parishioner at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church in Westwood, and formerly of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Northvale. She held deep devotion to the Rosary and Mary, and attended Mass almost every day.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Rocco; her cherished children, Joyce Venezia Suss and husband Sherwin; Lisa Venezia Thomas and husband Charles; and Anthony Venezia; her treasured grandchildren, Jacqueline (Robert), Jeanette (Matthew), Rebecca, Mollie, Nicholas, and Elizabeth; her brothers, Gennaro, Biagio, and Joseph; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Pasqualina Gramuglia, and her parents, Cristina and Nicola Matera.

Visitation is Monday from 3-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale. Entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum in Fort Lee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the non-profit Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL, 35210, or

Vincent J. Gulfo

Vincent J. Gulfo, 86, of Blauvelt, NY, formerly of Haworth, NJ, and Brooklyn, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee Clementi). Loving father of Mary Keagul and wife Kathleen of Eastham, MA, Vincent Gulfo and wife Mary of Warwick, NY, Elizabeth Gulfo of Harrington Park, NJ and Joseph Gulfo and wife Adele of NYC. Adored grandfather of Kathryn and husband Josh, John and wife Megan, Christopher and wife Michelle, Laura, Emily, Michelle and Natalie. Cherished great-grandfather of Linus and Christopher, Jr. Dearest brother of Mary Simone and the late Josephine, Rose, Lucille, Ann and Camille and brother-in-law of Joseph Clementi and the late Phyllis Nocero. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Vincent was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved God, his family and his country, proudly serving in the USMC during the Korean War. He worked for National Hanover Press in NYC before retiring. A man of deep faith, he was a parishioner of St. Ephrem’s Church in Brooklyn and Sacred Heart in Haworth, serving both parishes as religious education teacher and lector.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories Church, Harrington Park with interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. Visiting hours are Sunday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, would be greatly appreciated.

Linda R. Glass Barnes

It is with deep sadness that the family of Linda Glass Barnes announces her passing after a difficult and brave battle against cancer.  Linda was truly a one-of-a-kind woman who filled each room she entered with her exuberant personality and vibrant zest for life.  There wasn’t a party she wasn’t the life of or a dance floor she would leave untouched.  Linda’s love, devotion, and loyalty to her family led her moral compass and guided her every action. She held her family most dear prioritizing those she loved most. Linda is survived by her three adoring and loving children, Jackie Douglas (John Douglas), Jennifer Reeves (John Reeves), and John Barnes III. She was the proud grandmother to her beloved five grandchildren: Lauren, Jack, and Jessica Reeves, as well as Meghan and Sean Douglas. She is also survived by her sister, Eileen Avagliano.

Linda’s journey began January 24, 1942 in the Bronx, NY. She was the eldest daughter born to Louis and Annette Glass. She grew up, first, in a long line of cousins surrounded by a tight-knit family and treasured relatives.  She cherished her memories of growing up in the Bronx and spending her summers in Long Beach, NY.  Despite earning full scholarships to several colleges for her intellectual prowess, upon graduating high school Linda threw her hat into the work world and began her administrative and clerical career at Thatcher Glass.  At 19, Linda met the love of her life in Long Beach, John Barnes Jr.  They married in 1963, and moved from the Bronx to Flushing, Queens to begin their beautiful life together.  Linda and John went on to settle in Norwood, NJ in 1976 where they amassed many life long and cherished friends.  Linda worked for 35 years as the payroll administrator at IS 143 and then WHEELS in Washington Heights, NY. She loved her job and forged strong relations with her colleagues over the years.  Linda wholeheartedly embraced her life in Norwood and became actively involved in the school and her local community.  She participated in the Home School Association while her children attended Norwood Public School. In addition, she served on the Norwood Women’s Club and participated in a variety of book clubs, as she was always a passionate reader.  She savored her time exercising and riding her bike on the boardwalk.  Linda was interested in politics, world events, and social justice.  She supported the arts and was an ardent supporter of Broadway.  She loved New York and frequented Broadway shows on a regular basis throughout her entire life.  She loved traveling, and in her retirement years, Linda traveled the world with her husband John, their cherished friends, and family. She was an active participant in her children and grandchildren’s lives and took a front seat at their milestone events as well as their mundane day-to-day activities. She fervently believed that life was not a dress rehearsal and she lived according to that motto. 

Visitation is Sunday from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050). A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 AM with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Norwood American Legion John Barnes Jr. College Scholarship Fund in the name of Linda Barnes, 480 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 07648.

Rest in peace to an amazing woman and sweet soul.



Judith A. Rosenbach

Judith A. Rosenbach, 68, of New Milford, formerly of Harrington Park, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael and cherished son Michael. Survived by her loving son Christopher Rosenbach and his wife Michele of River vale. Adored grandmother of Nicholas, Phoebe, Derek, Blake and Mason. Dearest sister of Jeffrey Del Prete and wife Ceil of River Edge, Linda Bagli and husband John of Harrington Park and Timothy Del Prete of NY.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 6-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Margaret I. Keely


Margaret I. Keely, 95, of Norwood, formerly of Closter, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Cherished mother of Joan Villone and husband David of New Milford and Jennifer Amendola and husband Anthony of Piermont. Adored grandmother of Serafino, Alexandra and Samantha. Dearest sister of the late Mae Hessler, Constance Ford and Natalie Kilmurray. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

Margaret was an avid Yankee and Giants fan, enjoyed golf with her husband Fred, trips to the casinos and playing cards with her friends at Fox Hill. Before retiring she worked at Arwood in Rockleigh and Scholastic in Englewood Cliffs. She was a member of the Norwood and Northvale Senior Centers.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Susan G. Moment Foundation for the Cure,

Arlene M. Basso


Arlene M. Basso, 77, of Tappan, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband Richard and sons Brian Pecoraro and Thomas Basso. Beloved mother of Joey and Michele Pecoraro, Kim Pecoraro, Peter and Donna Pecoraro, Arlene Pecoraro, Michele and Greg Tomasello, Joseph and Sharon Basso and Linda and Anthony Yacovelli. Adored grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 10.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan. Visiting hours are Monday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to Villa Marie Hospice, 12 West Saddle River Rd, Saddle River, NJ 07458,


Philip T. Cabot


Philip T. Cabot, 66, of Norwood, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Baig). Loving father of Kenneth and wife Sanjida of Long Island, Mark and wife Renu of South Windsor, CT and Allison of Brooklyn. Cherished grandfather of Tiernan, Aakhil, Maxwell and Elias. Dearest brother of Holly Cabot. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Philip was a senior manager for Volvo in Rockleigh for many years. He was an active volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children). He also enjoyed being a member of the Rockland Radio Control Club.

Visitation will be Saturday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held Sunday 1 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phil’s memory may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,