Kathleen P. Musante


Kathleen P. Musante (nee Collins), 84, of Harrington Park, passed away at home surrounded by her devoted husband and daughters on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Beloved wife of David J. Musante, whom she met in Lourdes, France while managing a hotel and was married to for 57 years. Adored mother of Maria Vanessa Dvorak of Upper Montclair and Jeannette Musante of Montclair. Dearest sister of Eileen Dunne and the late David Collins, Ted Collins and Patricia Harvey. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

As a child she was a member of the “Corks Cute Kiddies” performing company at the Cork City Opera House in Ireland. After emigrating to the US, she was a manager at Saks Fifth Avenue in the skin care division before opening her own successful skin care business in Upper Montclair from 1979-98. In addition to her many volunteer hours in various organizations, she was also a member of the Harrington Park Women’s Club and served as president and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Victories.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories, Harrington Park with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, www.komen.org or the Parkinson’s Research Foundation, www.parkinson.org.



  1. Patti D'Emidio :

    Kathleen was a unique, refined, and beautiful woman. I know that her husband David and her two daughters Jeannette and Maria Vannessa will miss her very much. I remember her beautiful smile and the Irish lilt in her voice. She is in heaven with her brothers and sister and is watching over her family. It is very sad that she is gone, but her body was so frail and her mind so far away that she needed a rest. Rest in Peace Kathleen!

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