Mildred Prisco

Mildred Prisco (nee DeStefano), 83, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfonso and cherished mother of Greg Prisco and his wife Mary of Stuart, FL and Lisa Potesta and her husband Anthony of Orangeburg. Dearest sister of Peter DeStefano and wife Dorothy of Tappan and Joseph DeStefano and wife Kathy, also of Tappan. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Millie worked for Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 36 years and had been a director since 2000. She was a devoted wife and mother and a hard working woman who wore many hats. She will be dearly missed.

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

Those who wish may make donations in Millie’s memory to the American Heart Association at


MaryJane Brondi

MaryJane Brondi, 96, a lifelong resident of Northvale, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Loving mother of AltaJane Slagle and her husband Virgil of Valparaiso, IN, Robert Brondi and his wife Elaine of Northvale and the late Richard C. Remy. Dear mother-in-law of Roberta Remy. Cherished grandmother of Russell, Rita, Ricky, BettyJo, Ray, Joseph, Steven, Kristie and Andrew and the late Lisa. Adored great-grandmother of ten and great-great-grandmother of four.

MaryJane was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. She was a charter member of the Northvale VFW Post 366 Ladies Auxiliary, a founding member of the James F. McGuire Senior Center as well as the Golden Agers, and spent countless hours as a volunteer with the Pascack Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Thursday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-7673050).

Gina M. Bender


Gina M. Bender (nee Ottomanelli), 39, of Ocean City, formerly of Old Tappan, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 10, 2017. She is survived by her husband Kyle and precious daughters, Sofie and Haley. Cherished daughter of Nick and Marie Ottomanelli of Old Tappan. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Joseph and Kristine of River Vale, Gary and Michelle of Harrington Park, Daniel and Rose of Hillsdale and Suzanne of Old Tappan. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Sunday from 11 AM to 1 PM with a memorial service to be held at 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gina’s memory may be made to The Sisters of Life, 450 W 51st St., NY, NY 10019.


Gerald “Jerry” McEvoy


Gerald “Jerry” McEvoy, 68, of Blauvelt, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Born in Queens to James and Agnes McEvoy, he was a proud alumnus of St. Gregory the Great grammar school in Bellerose, Queens and Bishop Riley High School. He later graduated from Lehman College and New York Law School. He has lived in Orangetown, for the past 38 years, raising his family with his wife Marlene (nee Noble). Jerry was a retired attorney who found joy teaching college later in life. He proudly served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Tappan Fire District for many years.

Jerry is survived by his wife Marlene, children Shayna McEvoy and her husband Stan Zlotnikov, Philip McEvoy and his wife Lilac Inthavong, Mary Agnes “Maggie” McEvoy and Bridget McEvoy, grandchildren Declan, Hudson, Zinnia, Fiona and Jude, dear friends Patricia and John Rolland, sister-in-law Marilyn McEvoy and nephews Matthew McEvoy, Dennis McEvoy and James McEvoy and their families. He is predeceased by his parents and his siblings; James McEvoy, Joanne McEvoy-Dunn and Raymond McEvoy. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by many.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18 from 1-3 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Tappan Fire Association, 123 Washington St, Tappan, NY 10983 or the South Orangetown Ambulance Corps, 70 Independence Ave, Tappan, NY 10983.

Laura A. Bertinelli

Laura A. Bertinelli (nee Vanetti), 102, of Haworth for 73 years, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John Peter Bertinelli. Devoted mother of John and his wife Lisa of Old Tappan, Joan Tobey of Spartanburg, SC and Mary Ann Lindner and her husband Walter of Montgomery, NY. Adored grandmother of five and great-grandmother of seven. Dearest sister of the late Rosetta Buratti.

Laura was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Haworth and was a member of the church sewing group. She also belonged to the Haworth, Closter and Northvale Senior Centers.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Haworth with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are Friday 3-6 PM.

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

June M. Groll

June M. Groll (nee Reilly) “Mama June”, 81, of Orangeburg, formerly of Tappan, passed away at Joe Raso Hospice surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February 5, 2017. June was the devoted mother of Kimberly Allen of Tappan, Richard Allen of Sparkill, Dana (Allen) Gabrielson of Sparkill and Rob Brennan and his wife Cheryl of Nebraska. She was the cherished grandmother of Kyle Boyce, and Sophia, Elizabeth and James Brennan. Dearest sister of Dick Allen of Ohio and the late Jack Reilly. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and was a “special mother” to Donna Brown.

June was a former Orangetown Councilwoman and a district manager for the County of Rockland for many years. June cared deeply for everyone she knew whether you were family, friend, or a member of the community and was always willing to help those in need.  She loved singing in St. Johns choir, her membership in Catholic Daughters, laughing with family and trips to Atlantic City.  She cherished living in the Hudson Valley and all the beauty it held.  Finally, she would not want you to stand by her grave and weep.  She is not there.  She is a thousand winds that blow, diamond glints on the snow, sunlight on the ripened grain, and the gentle autumn rain.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

William C. Patrico

William C. Patrico, 65, Of Warwick, NY, formerly of Northvale, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Karen M. (nee Biss). Cherished father of Jeff and his wife Kim of Wyckoff. Proud and loving grandfather of Jake and Olivia. Also survived by his dear cousin, Mark Normyle of NC.
Bill was a veteran of the US Air Force. He owned and operated North East Fire and Safety in Northvale for many years. He was a devoted and active parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, where he was a youth minister, Eucharistic minister and ran the Men’s Cornerstone. He had also been a member of the Northvale American Legion and the Optimist Club of Norwood.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the WarwickCommunity Ambulance, PO Box 315, Warwick, NY 10990, the Warwick Humane Society, 48 Public Works Rd. or St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut St. Northvale, NJ 07647.

Cecilia Farley

Visiting hours are Thursday 11 AM – 12 Noon

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon

Louis A. Lissi

Louis A. Lissi, 91, of Northvale died on Friday, January 20, 2017. Beloved husband of his late wife Lucy (nee D’Ercole). Devoted father of Donna and Louis, Jr. Predeceased by his sisters, Catherine Lissi and Mary Marcason, and brothers, Fred and Bruno.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.


George Brueck

On January 19th 2017 George Brueck, a 45 year resident of Harrington Park, went home to be with his Lord. Born in New York City in 1942 to German immigrants, he was a graduate of New York University, was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis and had a 35 year career as a Manager of the New York Telephone company. George was a lifetime member of the Harrington Park Ambulance Corps, where he volunteered as a Captain as well as an ambulance driver. While still working, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, where he served for 15 years as a member of the team of “Greyheads.” George and his loving wife of 52 years, Rosanna, were members of the Community Gospel Church in Northvale. George is survived by his wife Rosanna, his sister Suzanne of Orlando, Florida, many nieces and nephews, as well as his four children – Cristina of Monroe, NY, Elizabeth of Englewood, NJ, Paul and his wife Rosalin of Tuckahoe, NY and Michael and his wife Erin of Darien, CT. He was also a proud grandfather to his four grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, Ashley and Harlan. A wake will be held at the Pizzi Funeral Home in Northvale on Sunday January 22nd from 2-5pm. A funeral service will take place on Monday January 23rd at the Community Gospel Church in Northvale at 11am.