Harriet M. Moran


Harriet Mary Moran (nee Hickey), of Old Tappan, joined her beloved husband and best friend, Albert S. Moran, Sr. in eternal rest on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Beloved and devoted mother of Albert S. Moran, Jr. and his wife Lori, Christopher T. Moran and his wife Teresa, and Rebecca Moran Day. Loving grandmother of Ryan Ashley Moran, Corinne Harriet Day and Griffin Donald Albert Day. Dear sister of Thomas Hickey and the late John Hickey. Born to the late John and Rebecca (Kingston) Hickey in the Kingsbridge Section of the Bronx on December 22, 1936.

Harriet was the past president of the Irish American Social Club of Bergen County and had been active in the promotion and preservation of Irish History and Culture. Opening her home and heart to children of Northern Ireland during the turmoil and violence of the 1980’s through “Project Children”, Harriet always looked for ways to make the world a better place, even if it was one child at a time.

Funeral Liturgy at Church of St. Pius X, Old Tappan on Thursday at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. The family will receive their friends at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

Donations in Harriet’s memory may be made to the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Attn: Lindsay Hicks, 400 Hamilton Ave, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or online at supportlpch.org/SNP.


Ferdinand “Fred” Monteleone



Ferdinand “Fred” Monteleone, 78 of Orangeburg, NY and Pompano Beach, FL died on Thursday, October 5th 2017. He was born in the Bronx on January 2, 1939 to the late Arnold and Emilia Monteleone. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Tarantino). Adored father of Neil and wife Lora of Old Tappan and daughter Debra Ramsay and husband Richard Jr. of Stony Point.

Although he was everyone’s Pepa, he was the cherished grandfather of his “Delightful Five”, Christopher, Jessica-Lee and her husband Joseph Ruggiero, Fred, Nicole and Gabriella. Dear brother of Joseph and wife Marian and Angela Gleason and husband Neil and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A self-made man, Fred was the owner of N&V International, a waste paper recycling company, and Fred Monteleone Stable. His passions were his family, his horses, his pigeons and his work. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was larger than life and had a contagious smile.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 11am at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt NY with entombment to follow at Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale NY. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4pm and 6-9pm at Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Ave. Northvale, NJ.


In lieu of flowers donations in Fred’s memory can be made to United Hospice of Rockland, or St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Standardbred Retirement Foundation (adoptahorse.org).



Madeline C. Italiano


Madeline C. Italiano, 76, of Tappan, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Italiano, Jr. Loving mother of Penny Cruz and husband Felipe of New Hempstead, Joseph III of Tappan and Andrew and wife Kimberly of Belvidere, NJ. Adored grandmother of Carly, Lauren and Kalie. Dearest sister of Gloria Cerbasi, James Cavalli and wife Maria and Lorraine Daube.

Madeline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a loyal employee of ShopRite in Northvale for over 25 years and will be dearly missed.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with visitation will be from 9 – 11 AM. Interment will follow at Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead.


Helen Castro


Helen Castro (nee Mascitelli), 89, of Norwood, passed away at home on Monday, September 25, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore. Cherished mother of James and wife Carol of Marlboro, Karen Kastner and husband Ron of Hillsdale and Steven of Norwood. Adored grandmother of Julie, Melissa, Evan and Alec.

Helen worked for Silhouette Optical in Northvale for many years. In retirement she enjoyed spending time at the Norwood Senior Center.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 11:00 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 7-9 PM.

Those who wish may make donations in Helen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.



Arlene Duerr


Arlene Duerr, 80, of Rockleigh since 1973, passed away on August 5th, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Duerr. Sister to Joseph D Duerr and the late Christiane Duerr Arnold and loving Aunt to Eric, Joe, Christa, Michael and Mathew.

Arlene had worked as an executive secretary in NYC for many years at Sanforized. Upon retiring she worked at the school district in the administration office. She was a lover of all animals and dedicated her life to rescuing, neutering and caring for cats. She loved each and every cat that came into her life and had a special touch of healing them when they would fall ill or injured.

Arlene was a devout Catholic and never missed Sunday mass.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 23rd @ 11am at Our Lady Sacred Heart located at 120 Kings Highway Tappan, NJ in the chapel. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Bergen County Animal shelter & adoption center 100 United Lane Teterboro, NJ. www.pizzifuneralhome.com

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, www.alz.org


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 (alz.com).


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, www.cancerresearch.org.