Florence E. Leavey

Florence E. Leavey (nee Murphy), 81, formerly of Northvale, NJ and Norwood, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Beloved wife of the late James A. Leavey, Jr.  Cherished mother of James F. Leavey, MD of Gilbert, AZ and Denise M. Leavey of Bergenfield, NJ.  Proud Mom-Mom of Timothy, Christopher, and Megan Leavey.  Beloved MiMi of Aislin Murphy Leavey.  Dearest friend of Sharon Kavanagh Melvin. 

Florence served her community in many ways. In Northvale, she was Borough Clerk, Board of Health Secretary and Board of Adjustment Secretary.  Florence was a member of the Democratic County Committee, Board of Elections, Secretary of the Northvale Democratic Club as well as secretary to the Northern Valley Mayors Association. She was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and a member of the James F. McGuire Senior Center.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed through the link below:


In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. 



  1. Prayers for you and your family, Florence was a wonderful asset to the world, a very special person, She always made me laugh with her great sense of humor!

  2. Val Fleischmann

    Dear Denise and James and family

    Our prayers and love are with you at this sad time. Your Mother and I have been friends for more than 60 years and she will be greatly missed. I spoke to her around the 10th of December and she was in good spirits and like the rest of us who have, so far, escaped COVID looking forward to a far better 2021.

    With love, Valerie, Phil and Lori Fleischmann

  3. So sorry to hear about Florence she was always very nice with me my prayers are with her

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