Grace Canara

Grace Canara (nee McDonough), 89, of Brick NJ, formerly of Northvale, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was born at home in Hackensack NJ on September 20, 1930.

Beloved wife of Gerard for 63 years. After many years of caring for her husband he predeceased her in 2017. Grace is also predeceased by her parents John and Catherine (nee Schilling) McDonough and her eight brothers and sisters.  She was the youngest of their children.

Devoted mother to Michael and his wife Liz of The Villages, FL and Peggy Dellabough and her husband Derek of Warwick, NY. Cherished grandmother to Stephanie Mak (Xiao-Wen), Ashley, Austin, Chelsea Canara and Zachary, Hannah, and Blake Dellabough.

Grace’s greatest pleasures in life were found in her family and friends. She most enjoyed antiquing, reading and the personal time spent with friends.

The unconditional love Grace shared will always be remembered in our hearts. She will be dearly missed by all.

Visitation will be Sunday September 22nd from 2-5 pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale on Monday at 10:00 am with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Joseph Pecoraro

Joseph Pecoraro, 83, of Norwood, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Spoto). Loving father of Donnamarie Carlson and husband Christopher, Maryann Van Orden and husband Raymond, Irene McCarthy and husband Sean and Tammi-Jo Pecoraro. Proud grandfather of Crystal, Jennifer, Ashley, Thomas, Donald, Stephanie, Tiffany, Patrick, Samantha, Nicholas, Joey, Jessica, Zoe, Elidio and John. Cherished great-grandfather of Howard, Ryan and soon, Alexander. Dearest brother of Thomas and the late Rosemarie Vitzian.

Joe was a veteran of the US National Guard. He was a truck driver for Paradise Fuel for over 30 years. He belonged to the Closter Elks and the Cresskill American Legion.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at St. Raymond Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Arianna Joy Fojtlin

Arianna Joy Fojtlin, age 13, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Cherished daughter of Jennifer Fojtlin and Nicholas Dilthey. Proud big sister of Nicole. Adored granddaughter of Joy and Richard Fojtlin and Beth and Al Giordano. Great-granddaughter of Louise and the late Joseph Fojtlin, Gary and Deborah Reid and Nicole and the late Wallace Dilthey. Beloved niece of Joseph Fojtlin and Christian Giordano. Arianna is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Ari was a freshman at Tappan Zee High School. She loved dance and trained at Nyemchek Dance Studio. She was also a teacher’s aide for the 1st grade at St. Catharine’s School.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday 2 – 6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

Arianna embraced a passion for learning and helping others. In her memory and in lieu of flowers, Arianna’s Memorial Fund as been set up to assist in furthering not only the education of her beloved little sister Nicole, but also to assist those affected every day by Ulcerative Colitis and those that continue to follow their faith in Christ.

Contributions by check can be mailed to:
Joyann Fojtlin
43 Dutch Hollow Drive
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Charles H. Anders

Anders, Charles H., 92, of Old Tappan, died on September 9, 2019.  Born in Bergenfield, NJ to Charles and Mabel (Block) Anders, he graduated from Bergenfield High School, served in the United States Army during WWII as a military police officer in Germany.  He returned from the war and married Maureen Elizabeth Sullivan, who pre-deceased him in 1971.  Together they had three sons—Charles, Jeffrey, and Douglas who survive him, along with their spouses, Lori, Linda, and Susan.  He worked at PSE&G for 42 years until his retirement in 1986.  Charlie is also survived by his beloved wife, Kay, along with her children, Karen Imbarrato and husband, Frank, Sandy Rivera and husband, Mike, Robert Frueh and husband, George Ochoa.  He is the beloved grandfather and great-grandfather to his 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Charlie was pre-deceased by his sister, Mildred Preston.  A devoted member of Trinity Reformed Church, he spent many years as a member of the TR Squares—a club that met once a month and took care of the physical needs of the church.  Friends may call at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ on Friday, September 13 from 4 to 7 PM.  A memorial service will be held at Trinity Reformed Church, 292 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ on Saturday, September 14 at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to Trinity Reformed Church.

Carol Lisa Pellegrino

Carol Lisa Pellegrino (nee Wesseley), 75, of Northvale, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Loving mother of Michael Pellegrino of Queens, NY, Melissa Condit and husband Steven of Ticonderoga, NY and Charles Pellegrino of Northvale. Adored grandmother of Steven, Kevin and Victoria. Beloved partner of the late James DeMeo.

A Funeral Service will be Tuesday 10 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home with interment to follow at Kensico Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Visiting hours are Monday 6-8 PM.

Geraldine A. Fiasconaro

Geraldine A. Fiasconaro (nee Fredella), 91, of Blauvelt, NY for 56 years, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late E. William Fiasconaro. Cherished mother of three sons, Frank and wife Antonina of RI, Steven and partner William Cicchiello of Chestnut Ridge, NY and Richard and partner Sabina Bonfadini of MD. Proud grandmother of Lance, Lauren, Janine and Nicholas. Dearest sister of Ralph Fredella and wife Angie of TX and the late Francis and wife Mildred.

Geraldine was a seamstress in the garment industry. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved to cook and sew. She enjoyed time spent with friends at the Blauvelt/Orangeburg Senior Center.

Visiting hours will be Monday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 12 Noon with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Ann Nelson

Ann Nelson (nee Provitera), 87, of Northvale, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Loving mother of Rick Nelson and wife Deborah of Clifton, Tracey Ferraro and husband Christopher of Northvale and Christopher Nelson and wife Maryann of Oradell. Proud grandmother of Sean and wife Sarah, Christopher and wife Gabrielle, Chelsea and husband Michael, Jamie, Olivia, Sophia, Christopher and Derek. Dearest sister of Grace Roberts and the late James and Robert.

Ann worked at Singers Clothing Store in Closter for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A thoughtful and giving person, she was a wonderful cook, loved to party and go to AC, was an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry. She also loved the beach spending time by the water with her family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale. Visiting hours are Sunday 3-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Lillian Cozzi

Lillian Cozzi (nee Pizzaguerra), 94, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. Lillian was born on November 11, 1924 in New York, NY to Guido and Ida Pizzaguerra. She graduated from Washington Irving High School in New York City. On October 12, 1947, she married Thomas Cozzi. They raised a daughter, and three sons.

Lillian enjoyed coffee and cards with her friends, traveling and dining across the southeast with the Port Orange Recreational Travel, and losing the gained weight as long-standing secretary of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly support group. Lillian also enjoyed anything her children and grandchildren wanted to do. Her fear of missing out lead to many adventures, not the least of which was visiting every major league baseball stadium (except Seattle) with her daughter and travel agent, Dianne. She was known for her kind and compassionate spirit, her bookkeeping skills, and her Mustang convertible.

Lilian was preceded in death by her husband Thomas. She is survived her four children, Dianne, Thomas, Alan, and Alex, eight grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Pizzi Funeral Home from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 6 at 11 AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill.

 Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Halifax Health – Hospice, Fund Development, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL  32129.

Joan Ann Wires

Joan Ann Wires, 85 formerly of Old Tappan, New Jersey, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Novant Hospital in Huntersville, North Carolina.   Joan was born December 24, 1933 in Bloomfield, NJ.  She is predeceased by her beloved husband, William S. Wires, her parents Hugh and Marie (Boyan) Porter, her brother, Hugh Jr. and two sons, Paul and David.  Surviving are her daughter Carolyn LaLonde of Concord, North Carolina, and her son, William Wires, of Berlin, Germany, along with six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Joan was a dedicated homemaker and was loved by her family and friends.  Her charismatic humor and delightful personality will be missed by all who knew her.  A funeral Service will be held on September 14th at 11:00 am at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Old Tappan Cemetery.

Dante Costanzo

Dante Costanzo (AKA Marius Daniel Costanzo), 93, of Fort Lee, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Foerch). Cherished father of Daniel William Costanzo, Kathleen Victoria Nicolay and her late husband William, Marko Costanzo and Francis Robert Costanzo and his wife Victoria. Adored grandfather of Derek, James, Joseph, Mark and Maggie and great-grandfather of Aria, Emma, Simon and Jackson.

Dante was a US Army veteran of WWII. He was an interior designer and owned Dante’s Inferno for Design in Fort Lee for many years. He was an avid fan of football and basketball. Dante played well into his 70’s and organized a basketball association in Fort Lee.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, Aug 30 at 9:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee. Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,, would be greatly appreciated.