Fannie Sadie Staropoli

Fannie Sadie Staropoli (nee Mangano), 92, of Northvale, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 1996. She was the loving mother of six children. Her four sons, Matthew and his wife Bruni of Nanuet, Mark and his wife Paula formerly of Blauvelt, Frank and his wife Jeanne of Montvale, and Ralph of Colorado; and her two daughters Victoria Corey and her late beloved husband David Wolf of Florida, and Annette and Vincent St. Angelo of Northvale. Adored grandmother of eleven grandchildren: Jeremy and his wife Simone, Noah, James and his fiancée Scarlyn, Michael and his wife Whitney, Megan, Stephen, Amy, Alyssa, Krista, Nicholas and Alexis-Maree and great-grandmother of dear 3-year old Jackson. She is also survived by her son Matthew’s 3 step-children, Jenelle, Charles Anthony and Shawn, along with his 8 step-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren. Dearest sister of John, and the late Vincent and Frank Mangano. Dearest sister-in-law of the late Pauline, Ruth and Marie Mangano, Connie Schaefer, Gene & Josie Mahanay & Matthew & Anne Staropoli.


Fannie grew up during the depression and left high school to help support her family. She started in the garment district in Manhattan at C. Love & Becker as a seamstress sewing piecework and eventually worked her way up to making wedding gowns. During her late teens and twenties she enjoyed having fun with her friends dancing away at the Copacabana; seeing such acts perform, such as Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, and also appreciated the music of many famous operas of her time such as La Traviata and Madame Butterfly. Once married to Frank, she started raising her family in Valley Stream, NY. In 1962 they moved to Northvale. She took in sewing work to help her family and her last employment was at Simon & Schuster/Pearson Publishing in Old Tappan. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale.


Fannie enjoyed traveling not only with her dear friends from the Senior Center in Northvale, but as well as, Club 60 in Harrington Park. Her most cherished vacations were traveling to visit her children and trips with her family, most especially to Alaska and her mother’s home town of Taormina, Italy, where she was able to meet up unexpectedly with a relative in the short time spent visiting while on a cruise.   Her hobbies included gardening and movie-going. She enjoyed traveling to Massachusetts with her husband and family to watch her sons play soccer in college, cooking for their teams and also cooking and spending time during the holidays with her entire family.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC, 20090-8018, or at; please denote for the Newport News, VA, chapter.

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