Daniel Brady

Daniel Brady, 82 of Blauvelt NY, passed away peacefully at home on September 21, 2020 surrounded by his adoring family.  Dan was born on January 1, 1938 to Daniel and Sarah (Mellon) Brady.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Brady (Keenan) earlier this year. 

Danny was proud of his Bronx roots.  He attended St. John Chrysostom Grammar School and St. Helena’s High School.  After High School, Danny proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Coral Sea.  He went on to graduate from Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY.

Danny enjoyed a 42 year career with Con Edison where he formed life-long friendships.  He was involved in several volunteer activities with Con Ed including the Special Olympics and he spent many Thanksgivings feeding needy families in the Bronx. After retirement, Danny stayed involved by organizing Con Ed retiree picnics, the Troubleman’s Ball and other activities.

He was a big sports fan and enjoyed watching the New York Mets and New York Giants.  He loved coaching his daughter’s softball and St. Catharine’s CYO basketball teams.  His granddaughters will always cherish the memories of having their Papa cheering them on during their soccer and basketball games.

Dan loved nothing more than spending time with his family.  He couldn’t wait for the next poker game with the boys, his daily outings with Liz, going out to dinner and taking family vacations to Aruba.  He loved the simple pleasures in life, like making sure he was in front of the TV every Friday night for Blue Bloods.

Danny was a dear friend to many and was always willing to help when needed.  He was an active member of St. Catharine’s in Blauvelt where he served as a Eucharist Minister for many years.

Beloved father to his 3 girls, Elizabeth Robinson (Daniel), Jean Marie Mohr (Richard) and Mary Santapaola (Salvatore).  He was the proud Papa of Elisa Mohr and Anna Robinson who were the lights of his life.

Danny is also survived by his sister Alice Henry, sister-in-law Josephine Brady, sister-in-law Maureen Brady, sister-in-law Ann Madden, brother-in-law Kevin Keenan (Barbara), sister-in-law Ann Keenan and many nieces, nephews and cousins all of which he adored.

He is predeceased by brother John Brady, brother and sister-in-law Charles and Dolores Brady, sister Mary Egan, brother in-law Edward Henry, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Matthew and Barbara Keenan, brother-in-law James Madden, brother-in-law John Keenan, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary and Joe O’Brien, brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Eileen Keenan, sister-in-law Margaret Keenan, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas and Patricia Keenan, brother-in-law Francis Keenan.

The Brady family would like to extend extreme gratitude to United Hospice of Rockland and Danny’s caretaker, Rebecca, these last few months.  Rebecca is a gentle and caring person who has become part of our family. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Danny’s name to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane New City NY 10956 or St. John Chrysostom Grammar School, 1144 Hoe Avenue Bronx, New York 10459 (Attention Sr. Mary Elizabeth, Principal). 

Visitation will be on Friday September 25, 2020 from 3pm-7pm at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale NJ 07647.  Burial will be private. 

A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Danny and Liz’s life will be held at a future date.


Pasquale Chiarello

Pasquale Chiarello, 90, of Orangeburg, NY, formerly of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Beloved father of Cheryl Ann Alviar and husband Florante of Yonkers, NY, Gail Marie Chiarello Fish and husband Alan of Bellevue, WA, Patrick R. Chiarello and wife Gina of Bellevue, WA and Dawn Marie Chiarello and companion George Hamann of Yonkers, NY. Proud grandfather of Taylor, Jonathan, Grayson, Corinne, Samantha, Patrick and Matthew.Loving brother of the late Anthony, Theresa Rappa and Peter. Also survived by his dear companion Micheline Asaro.

Pat was a US Army Veteran of WWII. He was a cement mason for Local 780 in NYC for many years before retiring. He belonged to the American Legion John M. Perry Post, Sparkill, NY, the Northvale VFW and the Northvale and Sparkill Senior Centers.

Visiting hours are Sunday 1-4 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.  Funeral Mass will be Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with burial to follow at Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery, New Hempstead, NY.


Charles C. Pecoraro

Charles C. Pecoraro, 84, of Blauvelt, NY, formerly of Tappan, NY, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Stella and his cherished son Charles C. Pecoraro, Jr. He is survived by his children, Michael Pecoraro, Janet Pecoraro-Iorio, Margaret Ann Lyons and Lisa Luther (husband Tom). Proud grandfather of Michael, Alyssa, Nicholas, Jason, Francesca, Michael H., Lauren, Christopher, Marisa, Cara, Brandon and William and great-grandfather of Salvatore, Christopher and Madison. Dearest brother of James (wife Maria), Carl and Joseph.

Charlie was a self-employed entrepreneur. His family was his pride and joy and he cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren. Charlie was an avid sports fan and loved playing golf and hanging with his “brothers” at the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge 2176.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, NJ.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).


Louis Henry Siracusano, Sr.

Louis Henry Siracusano Sr. of Edgewater, NJ, formerly of Rockleigh, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020.  He was 78 years old.

Born on July 19, 1942 in Corona, NY, he was the son of Luciano and Mafalda Siracusano. Lou is survived by his beloved family, his son Louis Jr. and wife Laura, daughter Mariah, sister Lela Gabrielli, brother-in-law Steve, mother of his children Theresa Siracusano, and his loving six grandchildren Louis III, Leigh, Lyndsey, Christopher, Victoria and Lucian. He is the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School in 1960, Lou went on to receive an Associates degree in Electronics from Bronx Community College.

Lou co-founded Video Services Corporation (VSC) with his friend and business partner Arnold Ferolito, which started out of a garage in 1975 and developed into a highly successful company when sold in 2000.

He mentored young entrepreneurs at Brooklyn Tech and often spoke of his joy in creating businesses and solving problems. A true entrepreneur, Lou innovatively created many businesses over the years. He emphasized the importance of “mutual trust and respect,” and noted that his success could not have been possible without the loyal team of partners and employees he worked with for many years.

Lou has received numerous awards for his business and philanthropic efforts including “Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist”, “Ellis Island American Legend”, and “Excellence in Communications and Engineering” from WLIW-TV Channel 21. He served on the Foundation Board of Directors for Good Samaritan Hospital.

Lou loved competitive sports, from playing golf with his family and friends, to watching the Yankees and NY Giants.  He was happy whether it be competing on the golf course, Thursday night cards with the guys or on the Black Jack table. He also loved a good laugh and would often watch his favorite comedy shows: Hogan’s Heroes and The Honeymooners.

Most recently, Lou enjoyed watching the boats along the Hudson River and looking at the beautiful Manhattan skyline.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 from 3pm to 6pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave. Northvale, NJ 07647. Mass will be on Monday, September 21st, at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Parish, 199 Walnut St. Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lou can be made to the Sano Foundation, c/o Lou Siracusano, Jr., 260 Union St., Northvale, NJ 07647.


John Piazza

John Piazza, 89, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was born November 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York of parents Quirino and Mary Piazza.  He was the youngest of six siblings.  John worked for the City of New York Highway Department and Construction and also played music in the city for many years.

John and his wife Marie move to Northvale in 1969 where they entertained many people with their musical talents in the Tri-State area.  He was considered not only a friend to many but also to our local churches where he and his wife Marie, daughter Selena and son-in-law Tom Giuliano reached the hearts and souls of so many people.  He will be missed but his spirit will live on.

John is survived by his wife Marie, son John Jr. (late daughter-in-law Barbara Piazza), daughter Selena (late son-in-law Tom Giuliano), grandson Brian, sister-in-law Nancy Lombardo, nephew Joseph Lombardo and step granddaughters Brynn and Kerry.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, September 1 from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, September 2 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park.


John J. Peterson, Jr.

John J. Peterson, Jr., 79, of Emerson, passed away suddenly in the presence of his loving wife on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Devoted husband of Marie Rose (nee Frassa). Loving father of John III of Emerson, Michael and his wife Odessa of Washington, NJ, Johanna Bargisen and her husband Scott of Northvale and Anthony and his wife Melissa of Englewood. Proud grandfather of Scott Jr., Eric, Jenna, Courtney and Nicholas and great-grandfather of Rylinn. Dear brother of Norman and the late Ronald, Douglas and Lorraine. Cherished son of the late John Sr. and Valerie of Piermont, NY. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

John was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He also served his community as police officer for 26 years for the Alpine Police Dept., achieving rank of Sergeant. He belonged to PBA Local 399 and the NJ Honor Legion. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed fishing, cooking,  trips to Disney World and time spent at his Florida home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park with interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children in John’s memory.


Elaine M. Amorosso

Elaine M. Amorosso, 81, of Northvale, passed away at home on Monday, August 24, 2020. Beloved wife of 62 years of Charles S. Amorosso. Cherished mother of Charles L. Amorosso and wife Diane of Northvale, NJ, Maria Amorosso of Middletown, NY, Debora Campanelli of River Vale, NJ and Lorelie DiMarco and husband Nick of Tappan, NY. Proud grandmother of Charles J. Amorosso and wife Julia, Anthony Campanelli, Brittany Francisco and husband Michael, Richard Campanelli, Alexandra DiMarco, Gregory Amorosso, Christina Campanelli and Joseph DiMarco and great-grandmother of Michael, Matthew and Charlotte.

Elaine was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who was always there for her family.  “Gram” as her family affectionately called her, had a smile for all and made time for everyone. 

Visiting hours are Friday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050).

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church., Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Northvale Fire Department would be appreciated.


Max Epstein

Epstein, Max, age 94 passed away peacefully on August 15, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Francis (nee Romito)of 67 years. 

Born on November 13, 1925 in Englewood New Jersey to Augusta and Angelo Epstein. Loving father of Jerene Lambregste and husband Keith of Park Ridge, June Murphy and husband Brian of Oradell and Judy Murphy and husband Eugene of Old Tappan. He was the adored grandfather of Katrina Washnik and husband Nick, Patrick Murphy and fiancée Colette Biggie, Erick Lambregste, Alexis Murphy, Haley Murphy, Courtenay Murphy, Ana Murphy and great grandfather to Lucas. Eight brothers and sisters predeceased him.Dave, Louis, Vinnie, Sal, Nathan, Harry, Sadie and Rose are now together again.Nieces, nephews and friends will also miss Max dearly. 

Max was a proud veteran of the US Navy and served in World War II. Prior to retiring he was a general contractor, landscaper and worked in the structured cabling industry. 

Max was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Max loved the game of golf and played till the age of 89. Max was also a fan of the NY Yankees, Giants, and Boxing and loved a good game of cards with friends and family. His other great love was ice cream!

We will surely miss his sarcasm, soft demeanor and silent laughs. He will be deeply missed and forever loved. 

Funeral services are private. He will be buried with full honor guard at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Cemetery in Arneytown, New Jersey

Doris Emily Lauder

Doris Emily Lauder, 87, of Piermont, NY, passed away at home on August 15, 2020 surrounded by her family.  Left to honor and remember her are three daughters, Lynn Garcia, Cindy Lauder, Diane Shovlin and her husband, Terry.  Adored by the grandchildren she loved, “Gram” leaves behind Kelly, David, Christina, Charles, John, Jennifer, Julie, Daniel, his wife, Abby, and their son, Colby.     

Doris is the daughter of the late John and Amelia Dapper, and sister of the late John Dapper.  She was married to her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, David W. Lauder, for 42 years until his passing in 1996.  Doris always referred to herself as a “Jersey Girl.”  Formerly of Dumont, Oradell, and River Vale, she was an honor student at Dumont High School, and co-captain of the cheerleading squad.  For 56 years, she was chairperson of her high school reunion committee.  Her outgoing personality and generous nature won her friends for a lifetime, whom she has cherished since childhood. 

Mom lived life to the fullest.  She traveled extensively, and made new friends wherever she went.  Until her illness last year, she had been a volunteer for many years at what was originally Pascack Valley Hospital’s Thrift Shop, as well as being an active member of the Piermont Seniors.  Since moving to her condo in 2010, Mom became the “pet sitter” in her building.  She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her four legged friends.  Mom also enjoyed playing  cornhole, board and card games with family and friends.  She was quite skilled at Rummikub, winning most games, even beating her grandchildren. 

Mom was the best house guest, with more energy than most.  If something needed mending, cleaning or organizing, it was done before she left.  Our friends would ask if they could borrow her!  Whatever you needed, Mom always had a spare.  Whenever you needed her, she was always there to help.  Mom was central to our family, and content to be surrounded by those she loved.  Our hearts are sore.  We miss her more each day.          

 A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY, with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to her grandson’s foundation, www.soldiersforwildlife.org, or Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack Medical Center

Michael J. Mazur

Michael J. Mazur, 54, of Congers, NY, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 after a long battle with illness.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Negri). Loving father of Michael, Anthony, and Joseph.   Michael is predeceased by his father, Frank Mazur. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Michael was born on June 15, 1966 and grew up in Pearl River, NY. He attended Pearl River HS Class of 1984. Mike was a proud member of the Pirate’s Football Team. He was also an integral member of the 1984 PRHS Baseball Team that were Section Nine Champions! They were inducted into the PRHS Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

After receiving a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Pace University, he worked for many years at Advanced Distribution Systems, (ADS) in management. Michael also worked at UPS, where he devoted many nights to this company.

Michael loved to vacation with his wife and sons. He enjoyed sports and was a big Mets and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He also loved to watch his sons play sports, and was there for them. Michael will be missed.

Per Covid restrictions, a private memorial will be held at a future date.