Theresa V. Ryan

Theresa V. Ryan “Tee Cee” (Marron), 80, who was born in the Bronx, NY, and raised her family in Norwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving children. Beloved wife of the late Patrick J. “Buddy” Ryan. Loving mother of Donald Ryan and wife Elyse of Cohasset, MA, Michael Ryan and wife Bonnie of Maplewood, NJ and Jennifer Ryan of Wayne, NJ. Proud grandmother of Morgan, Jack, Aidan, Patrick, Harrison, Ryan and Allie. Dearest sister of Rita Dougherty, and the late Kevin and Gerald Marron, Mary Downes and Ann Ardese.

Tee Cee was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who cherished being with her family and countless friends.  When Buddy left us way too soon, she was the rock whose unwavering strength and faith carried her family and many others through difficult times.  

For several years, Tee Cee worked as a caretaker, and she took great pride in ensuring that her patients’ needs (mind, body and soul) were always met with a loving touch.   

Tee Cee was a perfectionist in everything she did, enjoyed listening to her Irish music, and always looked forward to summers on Long Beach Island. She loved having a good time, and was usually the life of the party.  She knew how to live to the fullest, and rest assured she is enjoying her rum & cokes in heaven.

While Tee Cee battled courageously through various health issues in her later years, she is now at rest and peace with Buddy, the love of her life.  

We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the entire team at Englewood Hospital for going above and beyond, and delivering exceptional care to our Mom during her final days.

Visiting hours are Friday, October 30, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale NJ with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Joan C. Francisco

Joan C. Francisco (nee Guzzetta), 87, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Harrington Park, Tenafly and Spring Lake passed away on October 5, 2020. Loving wife of Robert A. Francisco. Beloved mother of Lana Santos and husband John of Vero Beach, Robert A. Francisco, Jr. and wife Cindy of Vero Beach, Phillip Corvelli of Harrington Park, and George Corvelli and his late wife Barbara of Maywood. Proud grandmother of Johnny, Sabrina, Robbie and Nicholas. Dear sister of the late Joseph, Anthony and Lucille.

Joan was a graduate of the Hackensack School of Business in 1949. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and cherished her grandchildren. She enjoyed summers spent at Spring Lake and long rides and dinners in the Catskill Mountains. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10 AM at the funeral home with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Township, NJ.

Terry John Youngman

Terry John Youngman, 58, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by his brothers and sisters and his two sons. He was the loving & proud father of Daniel, Patrick & the late Jacklyn Mary. Cherished son of Joyce and the late Frank Youngman. Beloved brother of Frank and wife Jocelyn, Lee and wife Cathy, Greg and wife Pat, Janice Bishel and husband Al, Allyson Elliott and husband Michael, Donna Kennedy and husband Jonathan and Sharyn McTigue and husband Kevin. He is also survived by his many adoring nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and many loving relatives and dear friends.

Terry was a Steamfitter for Local 638 in NYC and took great pride in his trade. A true “MacGyver”, he could fix anything & was always there to lend a hand, never asking for anything in return. He loved the outdoors, winters spent in Old Forge and Vermont, snowmobiling, skiing, boating and sports but his greatest joy was time spent with his family. Terry touched the hearts and lives of all who knew him. His most loving and last act of kindness was being an organ donor. His passing has left us with a huge void in our family but our cherished memories will be with us forever.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, Oct 13th from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A funeral service will be private but all are welcome to join the livestream by clicking the link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s memory may be made to Rockland Homes for Heroes, One Blue Hill Plaza, PO Box 1648, Pearl River, NY 10965 or the charity of ones

Kay J. Anders

Kay J. Anders (nee Helfrich), 89, of Old Tappan, NJ, formerly of Leonia, NJ, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on October 6, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Charles Anders. Loving mother of Karen Imbarrato and husband Frank of Hilton Head, SC, Sandra Rivera and Mike of Old Tappan and Robert Frueh and husband George Ochoa of Northvale. Kay was also survived by Charles’ children, Charles Anders and wife Lori, Jeffrey Anders and wife Linda and Douglas Anders and wife Susan. Kay was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by her sister Jean Rinehart.

Kay was an active member of Trinity Reformed Church in Old Tappan and belonged to the Women’s Guild. She enjoyed traveling and bird watching, but most of all, she cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay’s memory to may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

William Christopher Arzenis

William Christopher, 38, of Norwood, passed away on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020. Loving brother of Chris Arzenis and Nicole Wagner. Cherished first grandchild of Dorothy Schmitt. Beloved nephew of Robert Schmitt and wife Beth, Linda Calise, Karen Baccanini and the late Sergio Baccanini, and Kristina Minch. Predeceased by devoted parents Michael Wagner and Lorraine Arzenis-Wagner, and his loving grandfather, Bill Schmitt and uncle, William Schmitt, for whom he was named after. Beloved cousin of John Minch and fiancé Shanna Leahy, Erik Minch, Courtney Calise, Joe Calise, and Grace Schmitt. Will was larger than life, always finding ways to make everyone laugh and feel loved. There is no right way to explain just how much he will be missed. Whether it is family or a distant friend, all have felt the insurmountable loss Will’s passing has brought. Will, you were the best big brother Chris and I could have asked for. Our protector, mentor, and best friend. You always made sure we felt safe and loved, even when you may not have felt that way. We will always feel as though a piece of us is gone, but we have so much peace knowing that you are with the two people who love you just as much as we do. Give Mom and Dad a hug from us and know we will all be together again one day. We love you to the moon and back Will, forever and always. 
A memorial mass will be held at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church on Saturday, November 14th at 10 o’clock in the morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be placed in a box at the memorial. All donations will be sent to help those currently recovering from substance abuse. 

Shamera Arakelian

Shamera Arakelian (nee Garabed), 97, of Emerson, formerly of Teaneck, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother of Cindy Germain (late husband Bruce), Greg (wife Sheila) and Gary (late wife Dale). Proud grandmother of Christopher (Michelle), Ryan (Kelly), Jonathan (Kristie), Jeremy (Ellen), Meghan (Sean), Michael, David, Daniel (Kylah), Stephen and Joy. Adored great-grandmother of Christopher, Samantha, Charlotte, Noah, Madison, Owen, James, Adam and Henry. Dear sister of the late John and Joseph.

She was a devoted Christian, deeply committed to her faith.  Shamera was one of the founders of St. Mark’s Syrian Orthodox Church in Hackensack.

Shamera dedicated her life to serving her church and to helping others.  She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary organization at St. Mark’s.  But she went well beyond that.  She spent virtually every weekend cleaning the church and helping to prepare food for the Sunday luncheons.

Shamera was an embroiderer at Frueh Bros. in Westwood for many years.

Shamera was a true servant of God.  Everything she did was guided by her faith, her love of family, and her passion to help other.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 9 AM at the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary, Paramus with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Helene M. Dubetsky

Helene M. Dubetsky (nee Carberry), 64, of Wallington, NJ, was called by the Lord to receive her Home Going/Upgrade. Passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 of Cancer. Cherished wife of Peter for 30 years. Devoted mother of Andrew. Dearest sister of Patricia Rutigliano, Kathleen Duffy and Joseph Carberry. Sister in law to Christopher Dubetsky and Timothy Dubetsky. And having also various Niece’s and Nephew’s knowing her life and the love that she showed towards them.

Helene was a health care worker at Holy Name Hospital working at Pre-Admission testing and ER and then Hackensack University Medical Center for many years. Recently she had worked at ShopRite in Wallington, NJ as a bagger for 3 years

Visiting hours are Tuesday, October 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ with a service to be held at 1 PM at the funeral parlor also. Interment will follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

Those who wish may make donations or flowers in Helene’s memory will be appreciated.

Margie A. Frigiola

Margie A. Frigiola (nee Juliano), 90, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Frank Frigiola and later in life the late Louis Speranza. Loving mother of Karen Frigiola of Northvale, Thomas Frigiola and wife Gina of Howell, NJ and Mark Frigiola and wife Meghan of Holmdel, NJ. Cherished grandmother of Erin, Amy, Jenny, Dylan, Ryan and Owen. Dearest sister of the late Rose Merkel and the late Mary Mantone.

Besides being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Margie was a preschool teacher in Northvale for many years. She was also past-president of the Northvale Senior Center and a very active member of St. Anthony’s parish for many years from the 1970’s through 1990’s.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with entombment to follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request any donations be made to the St. Anthony’s RC Church Northvale Food Pantry,at 199 Walnut Street Northvale, NJ, in honor of Margie.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale.

Joseph Laurence O’Brien

Joseph Laurence O’Brien, 29, of Emerson, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Joseph was a beautiful and gentle son, brother, uncle and friend to many. His shy smile, kind heart, sharp intellect and understated sense of humor brought laughter and happiness to everyone he met. 

Joey was a talented cook, though his favorite meals were those made by his mother. Our favorite memories were spent around the dinner table together as a family. 

A lover of the outdoors, Joey grew up camping and fishing with his father and brother in Montauk and enjoyed snowboarding with his sister in New Jersey, Vermont and Colorado. Most recently, Joseph discovered a passion for golf and spent much of his free time at the range or on the course with his father.

A graduate of Montclair State University, Joseph held a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. 

Joey was a man of few words, but when he spoke, it was thoughtful and it counted. His intelligence, clever wit and high-pitched belly laugh could light up a room. 

Joseph is survived by his loving parents, Laurence and Anita O’Brien; his sister Halley O’Brien, her husband, Joseph Hession and their beautiful son, Miles; his brother and best friend, James O’Brien, as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and his cat, “O.G. Pigs”, whom he adored.

A private memorial service will be held for family and friends on Thursday, October 1st. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital at

Katherine M. Holder

Katherine M. Holder (nee Morrison), 87, of Norwood, formerly of Northvale passed away on September 27, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Paul W, son Paul O., daughter Susan, son-in-law George Sheridan and brothers Robert and William Morrison. Devoted mother of Deborah Sheridan, Laura Donnelly and husband Frederick, Mark and wife Valerie and Michael and wife Tina. Proud grandmother of Erin Raia (Andrew), Kelly Sheridan, Lindsay Soto (Alejandro), Bryan Tecchio (Leigh), Katie Tecchio, Frederick Donnelly III, Paul Holder, Jessica Holder, Michael Holder, Jr. and Colin Holder and great-grandmother of six. Dear sister-in-law of Jean Morrison.

Katie was a teacher’s aide for 33 years for the Bergen County Special Services in Rockleigh. She was a member of the Sparkill Senior Center.

Visiting hours are Sunday 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie’s memory may be made tt Norwood Emergency Medical Services, PO Box 8, Norwood, NJ 07648.