Ann W. Kilpatrick

Ann W. Kilpatrick (nee Kennedy), 88, of Northvale, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019. Beloved wife of Robert R. Kilpatrick for 59 years. Loving sister of the late Pearl Masincup and her late husband Paul. Sister-in-law of Enid Schaechinger and her late husband Kenneth and Ronald Schmitz and his late wife Eileen. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Ann was office manager for Kilpatrick  Moving and Storage in Northvale from 1961-1985.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 10 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association,, would be greatly appreciated.

Stephen J. DiGemma

Stephen J. DiGemma, 55, of Haworth, beloved brother, uncle and godfather passed away quietly in his sleep on Monday, May 6, 2019. Survived by his brothers, Mark of Geneva, Switzerland and Peter and wife Elsa of Haworth, and his nieces, Lauren, Robin and husband Max Alex, and Chloe.

Steve was employed by NJ Dept. of Transportation and a graduate of DeVry University. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and extensive circles of friends. He was an all-around good guy with endless knowledge of movies and music. He will be missed by everyone he touched in his life.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 10 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Church with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Visiting hours are Thursday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Those who wish may make donations in Steve’s memory to Sacred Heart Church, 102 Park St, Haworth, NJ 07641.

Harry J. Lanzillo

Harry J. Lanzillo

Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 AM at the

Norwood Presbyterian Church

701 Broadway

Norwood, NJ  07648

Francis “Gene” Shepard

Francis E. Shepard “Gene”, 81, of Tavares, FL, formerly of Norwood, NJ passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Beloved husband of Delores. Loving father of James and wife Barbara, Mary Anne Shepard, Robert and wife Margaret and Kenneth and wife Cheryl.  Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Kevin, Brian, Sandy, Jason, Kaela and Kiera.  Dear brother of Ernie and Margaret Ann. He was predeceased by his first wife Joan and his brother Gerald.

Gene was a US Air Force veteran.  He was an active member of the Norwood Fire Department for 46 years. He worked at Remaco in Northvale for many years before retiring.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 10 AM -12 Noon at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050). Entombment of ashes will follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp., NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene’s memory may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd, Tavares, FL 32778.

Jeanette Bickel

Jeanette Bickel (nee Binaghi), 90, of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William. Devoted mother of William III and wife Cynthia of Dumont, Debra Sansanelli and fiancé Christian of Ewing and the late Edward and his late wife Debra. Proud grandmother of Candice, Cheryl, Alexandra, Jennifer, Edward Michael and Giancarlo. Adored great-grandmother of Robbie, CJ, Hunter, Tristan and Madelina.

Jeanette was manager for Verde Insurance in Northvale for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Closter and a member of the Northvale Senior Center and the Golden Agers.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 11 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Closter with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Monday 5-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Edward L. Bonardi

Edward L. Bonardi, 84, of Orangeburg, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Beloved husband of Jeanette (nee Vanacore). Adored father of Michael of Congers, Steven and wife Christine of Blauvelt and Richard and wife Virginia of Blauvelt. Proud grandfather of Joseph, Eric, Julia, Alexandra, Christopher and Sophia. Dearest brother of the late Lorraine Bonardi. Also survived by Roberta Arvilla, Michael’s girlfriend and loving friend to “Pops” who has been there for the family during this journey.

Edward was a US Army Veteran. He was an icon in the Elevator Industry and owner and founder of Archer Elevator Co.  Ed was a longtime member of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 where he was past VP and reigning bocce champion along with his sons. He was also an avid hunter and golfer, having scored a hole in one twice. He will be remembered for his smile, his compassion and his generosity.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday May 4, 2019 at 10 am at St. Catherine’s RC Church, Blauvelt with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill NY.  Visiting hours are Friday, May 3, 2019 from 3pm to 8pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

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

Georgia Gavalas

Georgia Gavalas (nee Nikolakopoulos), 84, of Old Tappan, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Peter.  Cherished mother of Maria Staphos and her husband George of Old Tappan, and the late Athanasios.  Adored grandmother of Lee, Peter, and Ted.

Georgia was a faithful and ardent parishioner of The Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. We will always remember Georgia’s overflowing and generous heart, and how she always sought to make a difference in people’s lives. She lived by the power of her faith, exemplifying the values of respect and love for one another.

Georgia was a ray of sunshine and a source of unbending support, everywhere she went. Whenever you entered Georgia’s home, you would always be lavished with delectable Greek foods and hospitality. A loyal friend with a wonderful sense of humor, Georgia had great wisdom, never-ending optimism, and a kind word for all who knew her.She will be missed more than words can say. May her memory be eternal.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday 11:30 AM at The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.  Visiting hours are Thursday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Theologian, 353 E. Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670.

Jacqueline Winter Thomas

March 23, 1991 – April 18, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Jacqueline Winter Thomas crossed to the other side of the river. She was 28.

She was a poet, a philosopher, a lover of trees, and delighted in snowfall, who strived always to translate herself. She loved mountains and rivers and was most comfortable in her solitude, wherever or in whomever she found it. She held a bachelor’s degree in literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey and a masters of fine arts in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She had recently been accepted as an English fellow at Brandeis University’s PhD program. She was a poetry reader at The Adroit Journal and a contributing editor at Eratio Poetry Journal.

Jacqueline is survived by her other, her person, her partner Robert von Heine-Geldern and his family; her loving mother and father, Lisa Venezia Thomas and Charles Thomas; her sister and best friend, Jeanette Thomas, and husband, Matthew Cavender; her Poppa and morning coffee date, Rocco Venezia; her devoted grandparents, Willa and Charlie Thomas; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She treasured her cats Panda and Echo, and fostered and found forever homes for at least nine other shelter cats. She was predeceased by her dear Nonna, Maria Venezia.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held from noon to 3 pm on Wednesday, April 24 at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale, NJ. A memorial mass will be held at 11 am Thursday, April 25 at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church, 120 Washington Ave., Westwood, NJ.

The family requests no flowers. To honor Jacqueline’s memory, remember Matthew 25:40: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Please consider donating in Jacqueline’s name to Heifer International at or mail to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Harry George Veras

Harry George Veras, 87, of Tenafly, formerly of Alpine, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary Margaret (nee Chapman). Cherished father of Virginia Veras of Englewood, Patricia Brigley and husband Keith of Old Tappan, Ellen Bellet and husband Wayne of NYC, Harry G. Veras and wife Mary Ann of Rumson, John Veras and wife Bethanne of Closter and Mary Ayoub and husband Sam of New Milford. Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren.

Harry attended Fordham Preparatory School and Fordham University College of Business Administration and was an officer in the US Air Force. He was the Chief  Financial Officer of Grolier Inc. and later the CEO of Purchasing Management Consulting in New York City.

Harry was a loving father who shared boating, the seashore and collecting model trains with his wife and children.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry’s memory to the American Diabetes Association,, would be greatly appreciated.

Kashton Alfred Rodriguez

Kashton Alfred Rodriguez, precious 6 month old son of Melissa Messina and Joey Rodriguez of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Beloved little brother of Roman. Cherished grandson of Al and Beverly Messina of Hillsdale and the late Letizia Vicchio. Loving nephew of Amanda Messina.

Kash’s family takes immense comfort knowing that he continues to live on through the Sharing Network’s organ donation program.

 Visitation will be on Saturday, April 27 from 4-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kashton’s memory to the NJ Sharing Network,, would be greatly appreciated.

NJ Sharing Network Foundation, 691 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. Credit cards are accepted using the online contribution form. Please indicate whom your contribution is in memory or in honor of. An acknowledgement of the gift will be sent to the donor family.