Martha Sierra

Martha Sierra (nee Osorio) of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Beloved wife of Hernan Sierra. Devoted mother of Hernan W. Sierra and wife Debby Lara of Fort Lee, NJ, Ann Marie Sierra and husband Richard Emenheiser of Marlton, NJ and Christine DiFabio and husband Daniel of Westwood, NJ. Adored grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Isabel, Haley and Sierra. Dearest sister of Diana Maddalone and Nancy Goenaga.

Martha was born in Cartagena, Colombia to loving parents where she grew up, went to boarding school in London with her 2 sisters, and returned to Colombia where she met our father. He said it was love at first sight! They married and decided to move to the US when she was 8 months pregnant with Hernan W.  Lived in NY for many years and eventually settled in Northvale. She worked p/t at Joannou Cycle Co. for over 20 years before she decided to retire and take care of her granddaughters Isabel & Sierra. She lived for her family and her 5 grandchildren. Our mom had a way of making everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. Always the most gracious host and up for anything! She loved shopping, dancing in the living room and listening to Elvis songs. Our mom was always smiling and we are sure she is making heaven a brighter place.     

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may make donations in Martha’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home,

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