Barbara Sparta

Barbara Sparta (nee Heiser), 79 of Norwood, NJ for 50 years, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Vincent. Loving mother of Cathy Adams and late husband Brian of Elkton, MD, Peter Sparta and wife Rose of Little Ferry, NJ,  Donna Lanza and husband Thomas of Norwood and Mildred Boles and husband Brian of Rockaway, NJ and step-mother of Scott Stern of Island Heights, NJ. Proud “Mimi” of grandchildren Christopher and wife Kerri, Gianna, Dylan and Gabrielle and great-grandchildren Nathan, Hailey and Austin. Dear sister of Elizabeth Diamond and the late Frederick.

Barbara was a court administrator for the Borough of Norwood and also worked for Rinaldi Transportation for many years. Barbara was an active volunteer on the Norwood Ambulance Corps. She was a founding member and past-president of the Woman’s Club of Norwood-Northvale and also belonged to the Norwood Senior Center.

Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 2021 from 3-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Those who wish may make donations in Barbara’s memory to the Woman’s Club of Norwood-Northvale, 180 High Street, Northvale, NJ 07647.


  1. Linda and Bob Brenzel

    We were saddened to hear of Barbara passing. She was a great lady and good friend when we lived in New Jersey and her daughter and mine spent a lot of time together during grammar school Our condolences to the family

  2. Donna and Mildred and families, we are very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It was always nice to see her and talk to her. She was always interested to hear what we were up to and she was a great neighbor to our family in Norwood. Wishing you all peace.

  3. Donna, Mildred and families

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest deepest condolences.

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