Gerard & MaryAnn deBlasi

Gerard deBlasi and MaryAnn deBlasi, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020 and Monday, April 13, 2020, respectively, as a result of complications from the Coronavirus. They are the beloved parents of Gerard, Jr. and his wife Kristine, Rita Nolan, Anita Conlan, Linda Bartus and her husband George and Elizabeth deBlasi. Proud grandparents of 14 grandchildren:  Kristen, Grayson, Gerry, Samantha, Katie, Michael, Angela, Emily, Thomas, Justin, Danny, Kyle, Madison, and Luke, and one great-grandchild, Gerry. Gerard is survived by two brothers, Henry and his wife Virginia, and Philip and his wife Mirna. MaryAnn is survived by her sister, Jayne Benz.

Gerard and MaryAnn enjoyed spending countless hours with their grandchildren, and loved to be surrounded by their family. 

Gerard was a librarian at Iona College for many years. He received two Masters degrees from Columbia University.  He was an avid reader of history and religion, a student of many languages, and a scholar of Italian history.  He loved to play and watch tennis.  He enjoyed travel to the Southwest and Europe, and enjoyed working in his garden.  MaryAnn was a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale, where she was very active and served in the past as a Eucharistic Minister.  For many years she was active in the community as a volunteer, in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sparkill Fire Department, as a Girl Scout leader, and with Thorpe Village.

A Memorial Mass to celebrate their lives will be held at a later date to be announced.


  1. Francesca and Peter Webber

    They enjoyed their life.They had many loving family members who adored and cared for them.We will never forget all of the many times they welcomed us to stay with them ..the laughs, stories and fun times . Hearts of gold and full of love.
    Will miss you dear and special cousins

  2. Donna Marie De Leon

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. My sincere condolences and prayers for the entire family.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of the family

  5. Kimberly Carletta

    So sorry for your loss. I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I used to enjoy seeing and chatting with Mr. deBlasi at the Orangeburg Library during his visits. Sending love and prayers to the whole family.

  6. Frank palladino and christine swift

    So sorry to hear of your loss . my condolences to all family

  7. My sincere condolences. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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