Mary D. Macchia


Mary D. Macchia, 96, of Midland Park, formerly of Little Ferry and Jersey City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Beloved wife of the late George A. Macchia. Loving mother of Domenick and wife Sandra of Hasbrouck Heights, George M. and wife Joni of Wyckoff and the late Andrew and wife Barbara. Adored grandmother of Mark and wife Kim, Denise and husband Joe, Danielle, David, Kristin, Kevin and Carol and great-grandmother of Max, Karina, Jackson, Sarah, Nicholas, Stevyns and the beloved family pets. Dearest sister of the late James and Dominic.

Mary will always be remembered as being a loving and caring mother who lived for her family. She was selfless and a devout Catholic and was a parishioner of St. Margaret’s in Little Ferry and Our Lady of Victories in Jersey City.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11 AM at St. Margaret’s RC Church, Little Ferry with interment to follow at Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City. Visiting hours are 4-7 PM on Monday at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff.

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



William G. (Gil) Masten


On Sunday, February 11, 2018, surrounded by family, William G. (Gil) Masten, was called into the arms of Jesus. He had just celebrated his 93rd birthday in January. Gil worked for more than 30 years at Bergen County Utilities as an electrician. After retiring, he worked for Rapid Meter and then Belveduto Electric. Following this, he drove a school bus. Gil was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There wasn’t a toy, mechanical device, or household object that he couldn’t fix. There wasn’t a second that he wasn’t willing to sit with his grandchildren or great grandchild to play cars, read a book, complete a puzzle, or just be. There wasn’t a day that all of us didn’t know we were loved unconditionally.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Gwendolyn, Louaine, and Helen; and two brothers, Jerry and Theodore. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Antonina (Nina) Nadwodny Masten; daughter and son-in-law Susan Masten and Simon Davies of Okemos, MI.; daughter Barbara Masten of East Stroudsburg, PA.; son and daughter-in-law William J. and Susan Masten of River Vale, NJ; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Roberta Masten of Wayne, NJ. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Jennie (Adam) John, Joseph (Kelli) Murphy, Paulette Murphy, Quentin Masten-Davies, Erica Masten, Jeffrey Masten-Davies, Alicia Masten, and Steven Masten and his great grandchildren: Christopher John, Lyla Murphy, Noah Paul, and Kenzie John. He is also survived by his canine children: Lady, Heidi, and Gee Lee.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Anthony Church, 199 Walnut St, Northvale, NJ 07647. A luncheon reception to celebrate Gil’s life and love will follow at Bergen County Health Care Chapel at 35B Piermont Rd., Rockleigh, NJ 07647.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate if you would honor Gil by acts of love, compassion, and kindness.



Cecelia V. Rampolla


Cecilia V. Rampolla, a lifelong resident of Northvale passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Beloved wife of Frank. Cherished mother of Lisa Bernardo and husband David of Oradell, Steven and wife Christine of East Brunswick and Michael and wife Courtney of Northvale. Adored nana of Ashley, Alex, Maria, Sofia and Joey. Dear sister of Theresa Governale, Samuel Amorosso, Charles Amorosso and the late Palma Andico, Laura Molinaro, Joseph Amorosso, Rocco Amorosso and Dominick Amorosso and sister-in-law of Stanley Molinaro, Barbara Amorosso, Joan Amorosso, Elaine Amorosso, Robert Rampolla, Ronald Rampolla and the late Val Andico, Lucille Amorosso, Edward Governale, and Yolanda Pastor. She is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Ceil was above all a dedicated and devoted wife, mother and nana and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She worked for MDR, LLC in West Orange for 15 years as an office manager.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11:30 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Visiting hours are Thursday 5-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Englewood Hospital Foundation Heel the Soul Program, 350 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631,


Thomas O. Weilbacker


Thomas O. Weilbacker, age 87, of Northvale, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary, sons Thomas, Allan, Steven, and John, grandchildren Elaine, Allan Jr., Amanda, Emily, Steven Jr., Andrew, Rachel, Madeleine, and Christopher, and great-grandchildren Alexander, Jason, Allan III, Thomas, and Madalynn.

Tom is a Naval veteran of the Korean War who was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea onboard the USS Philippine Sea. Afterwards he worked at the Aerospace Division of Bendix Corporation for 35 years. He earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Visiting hours are Monday, February 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). Interment will be Tuesday, February 13 at 11:00 AM at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus

Anthony G. Gangeri


Anthony G. Gangeri, 89, of Norwood for 62 years, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Beloved husband of Mildred. Devoted father of Ronald Gangeri, Joyce Cerbasi and husband Philip and Nancy Congiusti and husband Dominick, all of Norwood. Cherished grandfather of Anthony Gangeri, Marnie and Mike Zansitis, Kimberly Faustini, David and Tara Drucker, Kate Cerbasi, Jennifer and Branden Moran, Julie and Chris Krcmaric and Michael and Keri Congiusti. Adored great-grandfather of Steven Faustini, Amelia Plescia, Shane and Danica Zansitis, Dalia and Daxton Drucker and Emmeline Krcmaric. Dearest brother of Catherine Scaglione (deceased) and husband John, David Gangeri and wife Beverly, Rosalie DeSena and husband David and Arthur Gangeri and wife Beth.

Tony was first and foremost a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was the owner of Gangeri’s Garden Center and Power Equipment in Englewood for many years before retiring and founded the Bergen County Landscape Association. He also dedicated his life to community service. He was a councilman and police commissioner in Norwood in the 1980’s. Tony was a 60 year life member of the Norwood Volunteer Fire Company and was Fire Chief from 1973-74 and was a life member of the NJ State Exempt Fireman’s Assoc. as well as the Interborough Mutual Aid Assoc. of which he was past president. In retirement, Tony was also a crossing guard for almost 10 years. He also belonged to Kiwanis International.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 6-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), the Norwood Fire Company or Norwood EMS would be greatly appreciated.


Mary C. Praysner


Mary C. Praysner, 69, of Westwood, formerly of Northvale, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Beloved wife of Edward. Loving mother of Michael and wife Samantha and Joseph. Cherished grandmother of Tre and Kai. Dear sister of Regina, Clair, Edward and the late Catherine, Thomas and Raymond.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale. Visiting hours are Tuesday 6-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).


Patrick Joseph Pellicano

Patrick Joseph Pellicano, 92, of River Vale, formerly of Blauvelt, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Beloved husband of Angela (nee Capicotto). Loving father of Donna Swann and husband Alvin of SC, Lawrence Pellicano and wife Julie of MO and Lisa Pfeifer of Hillsdale. Adored grandfather of Gina, Zachary, Rachel, Kimberly, Nicole, James and the late Christa and great-grandfather of Zoe and Nyla. Dearest brother of Mildred Vero and the late Mary Vomero, Dominick Pellicano and Theresa Mastropolo.

Patrick was a US Navy veteran of WWII. He went on to serve as a police officer for the NYPD and received the Medal of Honor. He was also a life member of the VFW and belonged to the Blauvelt Sons of Italy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill. Visiting hours are Sunday 1-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Memorial donations to the NYPD Widows’ and Children’s Fund, 125 Broad St, NY, NY 10004-2400 would be greatly appreciated.


Michele M. Rasmussen


Michele M. Rasmussen (nee Sarno), 59, of Hohokus, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with a rare skin cancer. Cherished wife of Dr. Gary Rasmussen. Beloved daughter of Gertrude Sarno. Loving sister of Anthony Sarno and wife Lucille. Dearest aunt of Brad, Kimberly and Jennifer and husband Edward. She was predeceased by her father Henry and infant child Jessica.

Michele was an office administrator for Englewood Urological/Urologic Specialties. She was a passionate animal lover and rescued many dogs.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at St. Luke’s RC Church, Hohokus with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Visiting hours are Friday 2-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Donations in Michele’s memory may be made to any Animal Rescue organization of your choice.


Elaine J. Dealing


Elaine J. Dealing, 84, of Orangeburg, formerly of Sparkill, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was the devoted mother of Gail Istratescu and husband Cristian of Blauvelt and Lori Dealing-Kelleher and husband Jerry of Piermont. Cherished grandmother of Lance Fiasconaro of whom she was very proud. Dearest sister of Marie McDonald of Sparkill, Benjamin Savoia Jr. of NH, Phyllis Favre of Sparkill and the late Evelyn Kopac. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was a Registered Nurse and worked for the County of Rockland at the Yeager Health Care Center in Pomona for many years. After retirement she continued her nursing career at Palisades Gardens. She belonged to the American Legion Perry Post Ladies Auxiliary in Sparkill, the Homemakers Club of Piermont and was active at Thorpe Village. Elaine’s favorite pastime was spent on her iPad keeping in touch with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at St. John’s Church, Piermont with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Lucy M. McGuire


Lucy M. McGuire (nee Barbera), 84, of Southbury, CT died peacefully on January 29th 2018. Born on February 12th, 1933 in Jersey City NJ, to Joseph and Theresa Barbera.  She was married to Edward McGuire in 1960 and lived in Paramus NJ, Easton CT, Mahwah NJ, Barnegat NJ & River Vale NJ. She is survived by three children – daughter Karen Puskas and husband Andy of Roxbury CT, son Michael and wife Diane of Franklin MA and son Joseph and wife Susan of Northvale NJ. Also survived by brother Joseph Barbera of Lakewood Ranch, FL, and brother Dominick Barbera of Paramus, NJ. Six grandchildren – Edward & Lucy Puskas of Roxbury CT, Liam & Maxwell McGuire of Franklin MA and John & Robert of Northvale NJ. She is predeceased by her husband Edward, her parents, son Edward III and sisters Ann Johnson and Mildred Barbera. She graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City in 1950.  She was employed by numerous organizations, including First National Bank of Jersey City, Helen Keller Middle School in Easton, CT, Coleytown Elementary School in Westport, CT, and Paragon/Time Warner Cable in Mahwah, NJ.

Lucy was a member of the Women’s Club of Paramus, NJ and the Ladies Council of Notre Dame of Easton (CT) Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed nothing more than being surrounded by her family while spoiling them with her dinners and desserts.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s RC Church in Northvale NJ on Friday at 10:00 AM with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).