Lizette Donnelly

Lizette Donnelly (nee Winington), 47, of Harrington Park, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Lizette Donnelly had beaten stage 4 Breast Cancer 14 years ago. Unfortunately, 2 years ago the Cancer resurfaced and she began the fight again. An amazing young loving wife and devoted mother of two, determined to be here for her family, she once again took on the pain and suffering of cancer treatment. After months of treatment, at age 47, medicine was no longer an option.

She was the beloved wife of James for 20 years this past August and have been together for 29 years. Devoted mother of Jimmy and Jade. Cherished daughter of Lou Winington and the late Luz, whom she is reunited with in heaven. Adored sister of Lisa Winington-Stover and husband James of Park Ridge and Louis Winington and wife Annmarie of CT. Dearest daughter-in-law of Helen Donnelly and sister-in-law of Frederick and Laura Donnelly and Joann and Michael D’Ercole. Lizette is also survived by five nieces and four nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park. Visiting hours are Thursday 5-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to would be greatly appreciated.

Anne Bittner

Anne Bittner (nee Kilgannon) of Orangeburg, and formerly of Pearl River, entered her eternal life on November 23. Anne was born in New York City to Thomas and Linda Kilgannon from County Sligo, Ireland, and was raised in the Bronx. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis, her son, Thomas, her brother, Patrick Kilgannon and his wife Katherine and brother-in-law, James Boyle. She is survived by her loving sister, Kathleen “Kate” Boyle of Sparkill, nephews, James and Robert Boyle, daughter-in-law, Bernadette Carty Bittner, as well as many other beloved cousins, relatives and friends.
Following her graduation from St. Luke’s parish school, Anne attended Walton High School. In 1963 Anne started working for Old London Foods in the Bronx. After 47 years of dedicated work, Anne retired from her position as an accounting manager with Old London in 2010.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla. Visiting hours are Sunday 3-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

Lucretia R. Berta

Lucretia R. Berta (nee Fusco), 82, of Northvale, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016. Beloved wife of Charles J. Berta. Loving mother of Janice Berta of Bloomingdale, Marie DiFalco and husband Joseph of Kinnelon, Charles J. Berta and wife Debra of Norwood and Peter Berta and husband William Bonos of New Haven, CT. Adored grandmother of Christina Waldstein and husband Eric, Charles Berta IV, Jacqueline Berta, Cara Ojeda and husband Eddie, Joseph DiFalco, Jr. and Alexis Ruger and husband Chris. Cherished great-grandmother of Kaeli, Lauren and Aryana. Dearest sister of Nancy Patterson and the late Eleanor Hagerman.

Lucretia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church in Northvale.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation,

Mary M. Brogan

Mary M. Brogan (nee McAneny), 91, of Paramus, formerly of Ridgefield Park, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Beloved wife for 67 years to the late Bernard.  Loving mother of Mary Ann McDonald and husband Gerry, Joan Cooper and husband Steve, Joseph and wife Ginny, John and wife Lenora, Terance and wife Beth, Elizabeth Scanlon and husband Robert, Michael and wife Debbie and Bernard and wife Fran.  Adored grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of eight, soon to be nine.

Mary devoted her life to her husband and children. She was previously employed at the Ridgefield Park High School and for the Village of Ridgefield Park for many years before retiring.

On Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:30 AM a graveside service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly.  Repast to follow at the Clinton Inn.

Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Ridgefield Park Public Library, 107 Cedar Street, Ridgefield Park NJ, 07660.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.


Garret S. Sytsma


Garret S. Sytsma, 60, of Northvale, passed away Thursday, November, 17, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Nancy. Devoted father of Garret Thomas of West Point, NY and Kailyn of Northvale. Loving son of Sidney and his wife Vicky of Hawthorne. Cherished brother of Steven and wife Pam of Hawthorne, NJ, Julia Garcia and husband Ric of Hyattesville, MD and Robert of Hawthorne. Predeceased by his mother, Julia and brother, Thomas. Dearest brother-in-law of Patricia Barton and husband Albert of Washingtonville, NY, Mary Beth Daniels and husband Marc of Martha’s Vineyard, MA and Cynthia Cahn and husband Michael of Hopatcong. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Garry was a truck driver for Wilenta Carting in Secaucus. He spent most of his time on a field or court, coaching his son and daughter in football, baseball and basketball. He continued to coach in the Northern Valley Eagles Football program and the St. Anthony’s Friars Basketball program for many years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale. Visiting hours are Monday 5-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been established, The Garret Sytsma Memorial Education Fund, to support Kailyn’s college education.

Panagiotis Hasapis

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Panagiotis Hasapis, 98, of Karyes Lakonias, Greece passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Hristoula and caring father to the late Jimmy Hasapis. He is survived by his daughters Konstantina, Effie and her husband George. He is also survived by his grandchildren Peter, John, Miltos and his wife Raffaella along with many nieces and nephews.

A wake service will be held on Sunday from 3-6pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). The funeral will be held on Monday at 11:30 am at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tenafly. Interment services will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Louise G. McArthur

Louise G. McArthur (nee Mitschke), 71, of Norwood and Naples, FL, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Beloved wife of Howard. Loving mother of Ann Capazzi and her husband Louis of Harrington Park and Thomas and his wife Christine of Chatham. Adored grandmother of Louis, Courtney, Michael, Ryan, Sean and Ava. Dearest sister of Martha Teague and husband Bill and the late Fred Mitschke.

Louise worked for Hewlett Packard in Paramus for many years. In retirement she and her husband enjoyed being a member of Forest Glen in Naples, FL. She was also a member of the Ramapo Ski Club for over 20 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan.  Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at

Theodora Fakazis

Visitation Thursday 7-9 PM

Funeral Service Friday 1 PM at St. Athanasios G.O. Church, Paramus

Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus

Marie T. Erbeck

Marie T. Erbeck (nee Magrino), 99, formerly of Bergenfield, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh. Beloved wife of the late Henry A. Devoted mother of Robert and his wife Rosanne of Oradell and Pamela Marcus and her husband Stanley of Farmingdale, formerly Old Tappan. Cherished grandmother of Michael Erbeck and wife Barb, Kriste Marcus, Loren Marcus and husband Ersin Borluca, Auri Marcus and husband Dave Gerardu and the late Gene Coppa. Adored great-grandmother of Nicholas, Ashleigh and Kayleigh Borluca. Dearest sister of Charles and Vera Magrino.

Marie was a saleswoman at Iurato’s Bridal Shop and then Bloomingdales, both in Hackensack for many years. In her retirement she enjoyed time spent with family and friends and going to the Tenafly Senior Citizens Center.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 AM to 12 Noon at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050). A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Rosemary Giordano

Rosemary Giordano, 73, of Norwood, formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Beloved sister of Patricia Giordano of Port Charlotte, FL and Roseann Valerian of Bloomfield. Cherished aunt of Christopher Valerian, Brian Valerian and Alison Morgan. Dearest cousin of Anthony Valente III, Jane Hartman, Barbara Manning and Ann Marie Lane.

Rosemary was a math teacher at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending summers at the family shore house and travelling with friends.  She was also a member of the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 211 Summit Street, Norwood.  The family will receive friends before mass at the church from 10-11 AM.

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