Angelina M. Ferraro


Angelina M. Ferraro (nee Azzolini), 90, of Northvale since 1958, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Adored mother of Dante and wife Barbara, Angela Connelly and husband Robert and Nanette Jarratt and husband Lee. Cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of two.

Angelina was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and was a member of the Sons of Italy, both in Northvale.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 3-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Jewish Home at River Vale, 685 Westwood Ave, River Vale, NJ 07675 or the Alzheimer’s Association,

Patricia Ann D’Agati


Patricia Ann (DeJackmo) D’Agati passed away suddenly on September 5, 2017.  Pat was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on February 18, 1940 to Salvatore and Mary (Banko) DeJackmo. 

She married the love of her life on May 5, 1962.  They were married for 50 wonderful years until Vince’s passing in May of 2012.

Pat was a devoted Mom and much adored Grandmother.  She raised her 4 children in Old Tappan, New Jersey and was extremely proud of her 6 grandchildren. 

Pat will be remembered most for her love of family, friends, golf and entertaining.  She and her husband Vince loved to cook and entertain for anyone who was willing to stop by.  Holidays were always big events and she decorated the house for every holiday imaginable.  The legacy she leaves behind is her unyielding commitment to her family.  She never missed an event her children were involved in and she did the same, for as long as she could, with her grandchildren as well.  Additionally, Pat worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Advertising Department at Toys R Us for many years after her children were grown, and she decorated the office for every holiday there as well!

Pat and Vince spent their retirement years enjoying life by playing golf and actively involving themselves in many social activities at a retirement community in Toms River, New Jersey.  She spent her last two years under the loving care of the staff at the Care One at the Cupola in Paramus, New Jersey.

Pat will be deeply missed by the children  Lisa (Ricky) Geerhart, John (Annmarie) D’Agati, Paul (Charlene) D’Agati, Amy (Mike) Luby and her grandchildren Anthony (Laura) Catena, Tyler D’Agati, Kaitlyn Luby, Connor D’Agati, Avery D’Agati and Ryan Luby.  She is also survived by her sisters Margaret (Gary) Naiman, Linda (Billy) Blemlek, Nanci (Max) McGuire, brother in law Charles (Mary Jane) D’Agati  and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (

Antonio DeCastro

Antonio DeCastro, 64, of Norwood passed away August 25, 2017. He was born September 24, 1953 in Roccamandolfi, Italy.

Tony came to the United States in 1972.  He worked at Country Club Lanes in Northvale in the pizzeria and from there owned several pizzerias and was currently the owner of Phil’s Pizza in Montvale.

Tony was predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Giuseppina (nee Ricciardone). He is survived by his sisters; Columba of Italy, Cristina Gianfrancesco and husband Liberato of Canada and brothers; Serafino and Liberato, both of Italy. He will also be missed by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm at St. Anthony’s Church in Northvale.

Leo J. McSweeney


Leo J. McSweeney, 99, of Monroe, NY, formerly of Bergenfield and Middletown, NY, passed away on his birthday, August 31, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Concetta “Tina”. Loving father of Thomas and wife Cynthia (nee DeGloria) of Norwood and Nancy Siano and her husband John of Middletown, NY. Adored grandfather of Michelle, Christine, Ryan, Kyle and Sean. Cherished great-grandfather of Justin, Conor and Jace.

Leo was a US Army veteran of WWII. He was a rifle marksman, gun commander and cannoneer.  He participated in campaigns in Rhineland and Central Europe. He received the American Service Medal, the African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged on January 13, 1946 from Field Artillery Battalion Battery B in New York City, New York. Leo retired in 1979 from the NYC Dept. of Sanitation.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9-10:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Paul A. Flynn


Paul A. Flynn, longtime resident of Norwood, NJ and recently of Irvine, CA, passed away on August 21st. As most of the country celebrated the historic solar eclipse, his loved ones celebrated his historic life with their eyes to the heavens wishing him safe passage.

He attended both Norwood Public School and Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan. After graduating Fairfield University in 1982, Paul enjoyed a 35+ year career in innovative lighting technologies with such companies as Industrial Devices, Chicago Miniature Lamp, and most recently WAMCO in Costa Mesa, CA. His professional accomplishments extended his network to over 30 countries worldwide where he undoubtedly left his indelible mark.

Known affectionately as Flynnster, Stoid, Paulo Tallo, Dad, and Grandpa, he was often mistaken for the late great Harold Ramis. A resemblance so uncanny that he once signed an autograph for an unsuspecting fan. Known for his booming voice, tall stature and sense of humor, Paul lived his life full of practical jokes and wet willies. He was a voracious reader, avid New York Giants fan and frequent moviegoer. His laughter, sage advice, and hugs will be sorely missed by all.

He leaves his wife Evelyn of Tustin, CA; daughter, Morgan Flynn of White Plains, NY; son, Andrew Flynn of Orange County, CA; daughter, Justine and husband Anthony Lazzara and his grandson Anthony James of Rockland County, NY. He also leaves a sister Janet and her husband Wayne Sokoly of Park Ridge, NJ and their three children. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Andrew and Maria Flynn of Norwood, NJ.

Family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, August 29th from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Cancer Research Center of NY,


Louis F. Paillex


Louis Paillex, 82, longtime resident of Northvale, NJ passed away peacefully on August 20, 2017.

Beloved husband to the late Norma (2014), whom he now joins in heaven.  Cherished son of Angelina (Lina) Paillex, 106, of Fort Myers, FL.  Loving father of Bruce Paillex of Santa Monica, CA and Lisa Paillex Griffin and her boyfriend Mark Arsenault of Toms River, NJ.  Dear grandfather of David and Marc.  Also survived by his loving sister Zo-Ann Murr and brothers Fernand and Andre.

Louis was born in NYC and lived in Northvale his whole life until moving to Toms River in April 2017 to be near his daughter. He was retired from a long career as a Controller for small companies in various industries. He loved reading the entire newspaper every day and enjoyed tinkering with and fixing just about anything. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 171 Closter Dock Road, Closter, NJ with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are Thursday 5-8pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, under the “Donate in Tribute” tab, at


Henry Cahill


CAHILL, Henry on August 17, 2017. Native of Kilrush Co. Clare Ireland. Longtime resident of Bronx, NY.

Son of the late Henry & Susan. Beloved husband to the late Mae (2003). Loving father to Maureen, Cherie (Pat), Tricia (Jimmy) & Elaine. Devoted grandfather to Fallon, Jennifer, Taylor, Matt & Mae. Cherished Brother to Michael, Martin, Carmel, Jimmy & Patricia and the late Nora, Mary, Peggy, Geraldine & Siobhan. He immigrated to America in 1957 where he met the love of his life, Mae Cahill (nee McDonagh) and raised his family. He retired after 40 years from Taystee Bread (Queens, NY) but he was a family man first and foremost. The biggest enjoyment in his life was being around his family. He was referred to as the Gentle Giant, was quick with a joke and loved to tell stories. Henry deeply missed his beloved wife and we are grateful that they will now be reunited in Heaven.

Reposing at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ on Tuesday, August 22 from 3-5 PM & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, August 23 at 10 AM at St. Pius X Church, 268 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ.   Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made “In Memory of Henry Cahill” to The Barn for the Poorest of the Poor (

Michael D. Cole


Michael D. Cole, 71, of Harrington Park, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Lyon, France. Beloved husband of Marion (nee Ihnat). Loving father of Michael R. Cole and wife Karin of Verona and John B. Cole of London and Harrington Park. Adored grandfather of twins, James and Sydney. Dearest brother of Jane and brother-in-law of Nancy Ihnat.
Michael was a US Army veteran of Vietnam. He was a business professor at New Jersey City University after working in NYC for over 30 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 26, at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale (201-767-3050).

Linda Louise Torello


Linda Louise Torello (nee Schmidt), 66, of Ararat, NC, formerly of Northvale and Dumont, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Beloved wife of Paul. Cherished mother of Deidre Grimm, Renee Barragan (John), Robert Murphy, Jr. (Catherine), Michael Murphy (Shannon), Jonathan Leary (Brittany), Christopher Torello (Tara) and David Torello. Adored grandmother of Kyle, Jason, Jessica, Jared, Hannah, Daniel, Alaina, Kira, Summer, Aidan, Rebeka, Sean and Makenna. Her first great-grandchild is due next month. Dear sister of Carol McPolin.

Linda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She also was an avid animal lover, especially her dogs and horses.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 6-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale.

Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Joseph L. Martinez


Joseph L. Martinez, 82, of Closter, formerly of West New York, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Martin). Devoted father of Linda Martinez of Norwood, Cheryl Lauto and husband Michael of Northvale, Joseph Martinez, Jr. and wife Lisa of Clifton and Stephen Martinez and wife Tracy of Harrington Park. Adored grandfather of Eric, Christi, Joshua, Kori, Stephen, Michelle, Christopher, Andrew, Samantha, Tyler and Kevin and great-grandfather of Luca and Giorgio. Dearest brother of Gregoria Rivera and Louise Melendez.

Joseph was a real estate broker and an immigration specialist for many years. While in West New York, he was very active in local politics. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, Closter. Visiting hours are Friday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association,