John Richard Durso

John Richard Durso, 69, of Bronx, NY, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022. Beloved father of John Anthony Durso and wife Erika of Tappan, NY, Michael Durso and partner Margaret of Congers, NY and Danielle Durso and partner Dionis of Nanuet, NY. Proud grandfather of Isabella, Anthony, Chloe, Dominic, Macie, Mikayla, Dionis, Dion and Daniel. Cherished brother of Charlotte Occhuizzo, Nanette Corriere, Michael Durso and the late Ronald Durso. Also survived by Frances Durso.

John was the owner/operator of Durso Transportation in the Bronx along with his wife Frances. He was a hard worker, a loving father, a proud and devoted grandfather and a good friend – “Keep on trucking!”

Visiting hours are Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

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Peter Alaimo

Peter Alaimo, 69, of Montgomery, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was the loving father of Daniel Poulakis and his partner Stephanie. Loving brother of Vincent Alaimo and his wife Maureen, Josephine Giordano and her late husband Gaetano, Joseph Alaimo and his wife Lucy and Rosemarie Carollo and her husband John.  Also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and other dear relatives and friends.

Peter was a US Army veteran. He was a controller for Simon & Schuster. Born in Sicily, later immigrating to NYC along with his parents and four siblings in 1960. He attended the prestigious Brooklyn Tech for High School. Peter was the first member of his extended family to attend college, Baruch College, as an accountant major.

Visiting hours are Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 11 – 12:30 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Memorial Mass will follow at 1 PM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY.

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

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Martin K. O’Dea

Martin K. O’Dea, 75, of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Beloved husband to Kathleen A. (nee Friery). Loving father of Peter and his wife Kelly of Worcester, MA, Christopher and his wife Carrie of Dobbs Ferry, NY and Bryan and his wife Denise of Ramsey, NJ. Proud grandfather of Katie, Liam, Maggie, Kevin, Mary, Finnegan, Jane, Keira, Aerin and Rory. Dear brother of Joseph (late Dolores),Ann James (late John), Eileen Riordan (Daniel) and the late Maureen Flood (late Frank) and late Clare Grothe (late Harry).

Marty grew up in the Bronx and was a devout student who believed that the quantity of schools attended would help balance out his attendance in the school of hard knocks. A graduate of St Simon Stock and All Hallows in the Bronx, Marty continued his journey in higher education with a handful of detours, graduating three decades later from St Peter’s college. 

Marty dedicated his life to service.  He was drafted to the US Army at the age of 19 in October 1966. He was deployed to the Vietnam War from September 1967-August 1968. After he returned home from the Army, he worked for General Motors for a time. He and  a friend would take the train downtown to 59th Street and that is where he met Kathleen Ann Friery. It took many trips on the train to work up the nerve to finally speak to the most beautiful girl on the train. They were married in September of 1970. 

Martin was hired by the Port Authority Police Department in July 1973. He was a police officer at the George Washington Bridge. He enjoyed being a cop and had many great friendships with his fellow officers.

Marty’s dedication to his family, friends and community was unquestionable. Whether it be through coaching every sport imaginable, enjoying extended ‘lunches’ with friends and vacationing with his bride in Aruba, Saratoga or the beach.  He never missed a St Patrick’s Day parade or Thanksgiving dinner with his extended family of 100+.  Marty lived a full lifetime despite leaving us too soon.

These days, the word legend gets thrown out casually but how many can say they went to the Seminary, guarded Lew Alcinder and went to Vietnam all in the span of 5 years!

Visiting hours are Friday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the next time you see a nurse, doctor, police officer or fireman, tell them ‘thank you’ or buy them a drink.  Marty would have loved that.

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John ”Jack” Card

John “Jack” Card of Harrington Park, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on June 9, 2022. He was 88.

Born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, John graduated from Laurel Hill Academy and served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in Mathematics.

A prolific writer, John published manuals worldwide for clients such as the Defense Intelligence Agency and Johnson & Johnson. As the founder and owner of Corporation Behavior, he provided analytical development and managerial services to companies including the American Red Cross, Florida Steel, and Sperry’s Marine Division.

A passionate believer in public service, John was a Captain of the Harrington Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps and a member for more than 25 years. For 12 of those years, he also worked as a paramedic. In retirement, he continued his love of writing in the form of two mystery novels.

John’s love and pride for his family knew no bounds. Predeceased by Enid, his beloved wife of 48 years, John will be deeply missed by his four children, Jacqueline Christie, Diane Bise, Jennifer Card, and James Card; his grandchildren Charles, Stacey, Christine, and Natalie; and his great-grandchildren, Charles, Aubrey, and Ethan. He leaves behind many cousins, including Pauline LeStrange, Joan Janicelli, and Jane Grasgruber, who thought of him as their older brother.

The Master of Ceremonies for many family events, John is lovingly remembered for his mischievous humor, generosity, and kindness. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his loved ones, his dog Oberon, and eating ice cream from Lambs Dairy.

A service will take place on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at 10am at St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Harrington Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or the Susquehanna chapter of the American Legion Post 86.

George Arthur Ross

July 20, 1935 – June 16, 2022

George Arthur Ross of Closter, NJ died peacefully on Thursday June 16th, 2022.  He was 86 years old.  Husband to the late Astrid Bradland Ross (passed 2002) and devoted father to George Ross (wife Jill Saydah Ross) of Northvale, NJ , Mark Ross (wife Monica Sehr Ross) of Northvale, NJ , Donald Ross (wife Christine D’Arecca Ross) of Westfield, NJ and Thomas Ross (wife Jeannie Wesel Ross) of Closter, NJ.  George was the patriarch of the Ross family and leaves behind his 9 grandchildren, Samantha, Bradland, Thomas, Brianna, Dylan, Julia, Catherine, Colin & Claire Ross.  He is also predeceased by longtime companion Linda Mazzeo (passed 2011).

George was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  As a young man, he served his country being stationed in Germany as part of the US Army.  George returned to the US, married his sweetheart Astrid and raised 4 boys while attending night school at New York University.  A 30 year resident of Closter, he was an active member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church. George ran the Data Processing Department for New American Library Publishing; which is now Penguin USA Publishing for 32 years before retiring in 1999.

George had a big smile, an unwavering positive outlook and a hearty laugh! Always ready for a new adventure and experience! Brooklyn raised, he never lost that “city kid” edge: he’d tell you how it was without holding back, but always had a heart of gold. A lover of sailing, George served as Commodore of the Harlem Yacht Club in City Island, NY, where he kept his beloved boat “The Traveller” for several years. He was also active in his Radio Club, conversing and connecting with people around the country.  He loved his family, travel, the beach, trying new restaurants & Sunday breakfasts! He is now sailing off into heaven’s sunset in God’s eternal grace and glory.

Visiting hours are Monday, June 20, 2022 from 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. Funeral Tuesday, June 21,2022 at 10 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home with burial to follow at 11:30 AM at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

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

Walter A. Plieninger

Walter A. Plieninger, 86, of Old Tappan, NJ, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Beloved husband of Magdalene for 47 years. Loving father of Marcus, Andrew, and the late Thomas. Also survived by his family in Germany. He was proud to be from his hometown of Lauffen am Neckar and told stories from his early childhood memories of World War II.

An adventurer at heart, he emigrated to America in 1960 after working 2 years in Guatemala as a textile engineer. He had a great love of music and fondly remembered playing guitar in a band called Kolibri with his brothers. Walter co-owned and operated Euro-Knit Corp. – a textile factory, in Brooklyn, NY – for many years before retiring.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ

Katherine Maree Murphy

Murphy, Katherine Maree (Nee Finnegan), May 10, 2022.  In the kind care of the Medical Centre Carolina Village, North Carolina.  Formerly of Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland.  Dear wife of the late Patrick (RIP).  Treasured sister of the late Joan Ann (RIP) and her dear brother James Vincent (RIP). Will be sadly missed and remembered by her loving nieces Edel and Deirdre, her dearly departed niece Louise Ann (RIP), her cousins, extended family, friends and all who knew her.  Funeral mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut Street, Northvale, NJ 07647 on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10 AM.  Followed by burial at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, 36 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954. May she rest in peace.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed through the livestream link below:

https://boxcast.tv/channel/katherine-maree-murphy-funeral-mass-ucledd9zspw7qrblxoh7

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Angelina J. Herina

Angelina J. Herina, 93, of Wanaque, NJ and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2022. Born in Garfield, New Jersey to the late Anthony and Josephine (nee Ricciardi) Pizzi.  Beloved wife of the late, Peter Herina for 58 years.  Devoted Mother of Peter, and his wife Beth of Ringwood, New Jersey and Jo-Anne Jeffreys and her husband, Timothy of Naples, Florida. Cherished grandmother of Dylan and Haley Herina and TJ Jeffreys.  Angela (Angie) was predeceased by her siblings, Peter (and Betty) Pizzi, Joseph (and Rose) Pizzi, Angelo Pizzi, Frank (and Dotty Pizzi),  Louis Pizzi, John Pizzi and Theresa (and Anthony) Quatrone .  She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Rosalie Pizzi and Mary Pizzi.   She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Angie graduated from Garfield High School,  Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital School of Nursing, New York and Seton Hall University.  She worked at Passaic General Hospital in Pediatrics for many years, where she met Peter.  She also taught Nursing at Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey. Angie and Peter owned  Shippee’s Pharmacy in Wanaque, New Jersey for over 40 years.   Angie was involved in her Parish, St. Francis Church, Haskell, NJ., for many years serving on the Parish Counsel.  She was a volunteer for many organizations through the Church and could be seen every year organizing and helping with the Church Carnival.  She spent every summer at the Jersey Shore enjoying her home in Lavallette.  She loved nothing more than being with her family and friends and making a big Italian meal.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

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Rosaleen Fitzgerald

Rosaleen Fitzgerald, age 81, of Harrington Park, New Jersey passed away surrounded by family on June 13, 2022. Born in Dublin, Ireland on June 5, 1941 she was daughter to the late Hugh and Mary Moloney, and the youngest of four daughters where she graduated from a school in Dublin, called Dominican College.  When she was 18 years old, Rosaleen immigrated to the United States where she would later meet her husband of 58 years, Oliver Patrick.

Rosaleen worked for the Borough of Harrington Park and later 30 years at a financial planning firm (Faraldi & Porro).  This was done in addition to her time spent volunteering at the local OLV parish and being a soccer mom all while managing a household of five children. Rosaleen loved walking through the streets of Harrington Park (miles everyday!) stopping to all of the friendly dogs that were willing to say hello.

Rosaleen is survived by her husband, Oliver Fitzgerald; their five children, Catherine Fitzgerald (Kevin Tobias), Geraldine Buratti (Paul Buratti), John Fitzgerald (Alicia Fitzgerald), Brian Fitzgerald (Laura Fitzgerald), Deirdre Fitzgerald (Gregg Fein); their 14 Grandchildren – Pamela Decker, Jacqueline Cid-Paz, Michael Longobardi, Katie Buratti, Nico Longobardi, Enrico Longobardi, Paul Buratti, John Fitzgerald, Megan Fliegel, Lucas Buratti, Jenna Fitzgerald, Kenneth Fliegel, Matthew Fitzgerald and Samantha Fitzgerald; and her 3 Great Grandchildren – Cecilia Decker, Jolene Decker & Luciana Cid-Paz.  She also leaves behind her sisters and in-laws, Kathleen and Daniel Clavin, Maura and John Murray, Margaret and (late) Frank Riina, plus many cherished nieces and nephews. Also, thank you to her other family and caretakers, especially Ann and Marvia.  And finally, let’s not forget she was also one of the best dog moms to Kerry, Honey and Luna.

Mom, we love you and life will never be the same without you, but heaven has gained a true angel. You were truly the founder of this big, crazy family of ours. We will miss your spunk and constant chatter you brought with you everywhere you went. May you now rest and let heaven care for you, and may God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 3-7pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. Mass will be offered on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 10am at Our Lady of Victories Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey.  Condolences may be sent by visiting www.pizzifuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) or to Juvenile Diabetes Research and Advocacy (jdrf.org).

Lydia Badr

Lydia Badr (née:  Guadalupe), 74, of Sparkill, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Beloved mother of Debi Nelson and husband Rick, Danielle Hudak and spouse Philip Hayden, Mohammed Badr and wife Kristin and Dina Lerner and husband Brett. Devoted grandmother of Connor Phelan, Darian Kelly, Jace Nelson, Aidan Nelson, Lola Nelson, Derek Lerner and Sydney Hayden.  Proud great grandmother of Aaliyah Kelly. Loving sister of Aida Caputo and husband Vinny.   Dear aunt of Michael Caputo, Vincent Caputo, Dineen Dillon.   Lydia is predeceased by her son Samuel Hudak and her parents Luis and Modesta (née: Perez) Guadalupe.

Mrs. Badr worked as a cashier at ShopRite in Pearl River, NY, for many years before retiring.

Visiting hours are Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4-8 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the American Cancer Society or the Dementia Society of America.

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”Frida Kahlo

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