Deborah Ann Yavorski

Deborah Ann Yavorski, 63, of Lodi, passed away at  on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  She was the loving mother of Amanda Yavorski and her boyfriend Matt of Saddle Brook.  Proud “Mimi” of Aubrey and MJ. Cherished sister of Diane Abbatemarco and husband James, Patricia Massimo and fiancé Allan Russo, Edward Yavorski and fiancé Kathy Hawthorne, Laurie McHargue and husband Terry and Tracey Yavorski-Norfolk and fiancé Tom Mitchel, devoted Aunt to Jessica, Siobhan, Meghan, Nicholas, Jenna, and Victoria. Deborah was predeceased by her longtime boyfriend Thomas Mansfield.  

Deborah grew up in River Vale and was a graduate of Pascack Valley High School in 1973.  She was working for Delicacies Cuisine and Gourmet Catering in Saddle Brook for many years.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  She loved to cook and feed her family, known for her delicious coquito at Christmas time and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.  She will be terribly missed.

Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Deborah’s memory may be made to the Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ 07608.

Edwin R. Wilson

Funeral Mass Thursday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale, NJ

Interment St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY

Matthew George Velis

Matthew George Velis, 33, of Woodside, NY, formerly of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019. Beloved son of George and Catherine of Northvale. Loving brother of Andrew and wife Melissa of Woodside and Christopher and wife Gabrielle of Harrington Park. Cherished grandson of Maria Velis and Rita Cherevas, he was predeceased by his grandfathers, Andreas Velis and Christopher Cherevas. Adored uncle of Ava, Dylan and Amelia. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Rebecca Mandel, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and dear cousins.

Matt was a free spirit. Larger than life, he loved motorcycles and was a member of the RPM Motorcycle Club, enjoyed the outdoors and traveling, music festivals and skiing and snowboarding.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 12 Noon at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, West Nyack, NY with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

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

Robert J. Capobianco, Sr.

Robert (Bob) J. Capobianco, Sr., 77, of River Vale, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 15, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary Jane (nee Danza).  Devoted father of Angela Santomero and husband Greg of Westchester, NY, Jennifer Brackenbury and husband Scott of Harrington Park, NJ and Robert and wife Alicia of New Fairfield, CT.  Proud grandfather of Austin, Ryan, Hope, Ella, Isabella, Aidan, Landon, Reese and Bennett.

Robert was a teacher in the Bronx at Junior High School #45 before retiring and a passionate coach.  He was a life long fan of the New York Yankees.

A memorial will be held Saturday, March 23 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,, would be greatly appreciated.

Stephen Chasmar

Stephen Chasmar, 25, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Norwood, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Stephen was predeceased by his beloved mother Joanne and his grandfather of Stuart Chasmar. He is survived by his loving father, Mitchell Chasmar and sister, Amanda. Adored grandson of James and Lucille Sabato and Jean Avantario. He was also a cherished nephew, cousin and loyal friend.

Steve was a great young man. He was working in Internet Sales. Multi-talented, he played guitar and, like his mother, was a naturally gifted artist. He loved to hike and fish with his father and sister, always bringing the family’s big Labrador “Spike” with them.

Steve was an ace pitcher in baseball and a sure shot in basketball. He will be missed for his smile, kindness and intelligence.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,

Daniel F. Murphy

Daniel F. Murphy, 70, of Old Tappan, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Beloved husband of Karen. Devoted father of Jill Foley and husband Brendan of Norwood, Daniel Murphy, Jr. of Old Tappan, Joseph Murphy and fiancé Melissa of Clifton, Proud Pop of Michael, Danny, Ella, Paul, Peter, Grace and Maria. Dearest brother of John Murphy and Susan of Dumont, Patrick Murphy of Holden, MA and Margaret Murphy Rodriguez of Holden, MA, and predeceased by his brother Vinny.

Dan was a US Air Force Veteran during Vietnam. He was an IT Salesman for Bunker Ramo in Trumbull, CT. Dan was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed coaching his children and those of Old Tappan for many years and was president of the Old Tappan Baseball League. He was also a die-hard fan of the Yankees and the Giants. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan’s memory to the John Theurer Cancer Center,

Catherine Nesci

Catherine Nesci (nee Stalteri), 96, of Hasbrouck Heights, formerly of Wood-Ridge, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas. Loving mother of Joseph and his wife Kathleen of River Vale. Cherished grandmother of Mark, Joseph, Jr. and Stacey Ann. Adored great-grandmother of Alyssa, Marcus, Aiden and Mia.

Funeral services were private.

Thomas R. Luggiero, Jr.

Thomas R. Luggiero, Jr., 72, of Whiting NJ, formerly of Lodi, died on March 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Sonia. Loving father of Tracey and husband Steve, and Thomas III and wife Londa. Dear grandfather of four. Devoted brother of Diane Pace. Also survived by his loving nieces Robyn Goodwin and husband Bob and Rickie Honeycutt and husband Dave.

Funeral services were private in Whiting.

Milton K. Brackenbury

Milton K. Brackenbury, 79, of Old Tappan since 1977, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 11, 2019. Beloved husband of Amelia (nee Weinschreider). Devoted father of Mark and wife Amy of Emerson, Scott and wife Jennifer of Harrington Park, Teresa Angelakos and husband Peter of Emerson, Jeannette Kammlott and husband Robert of Norwood, Andrew and wife Debbie of Oakland and Catherine Brackenbury of NYC. Adored grandfather and great-grandfather. Dearest brother of Sally Langolf and Kenneth, he was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and dear friends. 

Milton was a US Army Veteran. He was a past President of the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Westwood Council. He retired from Con-Ed in NYC.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan. Visiting hours are Thursday 4-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Milton’s memory to the Old Tappan Fire Department, 231 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 would be appreciated.

Linda J. Viglietta

Linda J. Viglietta (nee Rossi), 67, of West Nyack, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Beloved wife of Anthony for 46 years. Cherished mother of Jennifer Civitts and husband Jacob of Issaquah, WA and Kristin Vitolo and husband Peter of North Stamford, CT. Proud grandmother of Jack, James and Emily.

Linda was a successful realtor for Weichert Realty in Nanuet for over 30 years. She was always one of the top producers and received many awards in the industry. Linda was also a member of the Board of Realtors and held many positions over the years. She also enjoyed volunteering her time for the American Cancer Society as well as other charitable organizations.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Nanuet. Interment will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are Monday 7-9 PM and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to Folds of Honor or Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.