Raymond C. Spinella

Raymond C. Spinella, 72, of Northvale, NJ, formerly of Bergenfield, NJ, passed away at home on Monday, January 30, 2023. Beloved husband of Linda A. (nee Boccher). Loving father of Laura. Dear brother of the late Mary, Larry and Paul.

Ray worked in the HVAC industry for many years.

Visiting hours are Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church , Northvale with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.


Frederick Laurenzo

February 27, 1927 – January 17, 2023, Frederick Laurenzo, 95 of San Antonio, TX and formerly, Little Egg Harbor and Norwood, NJ passed away peacefully in San Antonio after being in hospice after a short illness. Fred was born on February 27, 1927, on Governors Island, NY to Frederick and Ruth Laurenzo. After graduating from James Monroe High School & City College of NY, he entered the Army two weeks before WW2 ended. He then was employed by General Motors as an Overseas Operation Manager for over 30 years. Fred is survived by his wife Josephine Laurenzo of 71 years, his six children – Richard (Violet) of Ramsey, NJ, Fred (Therese) of Harrington Park, NJ, Steven (Patti) of Salem, South Carolina, Carolyn of San Antonio, TX, Bob (Lee Ann) of Park Ridge, NJ, Patricia (Peter) of Franklin, MA, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a long-time parishioner at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed retirement visiting his family/friends and spending time with his children and extended family. Fred was a devoted Catholic, NY Giants fan, avid bowler, loved reading and doing crossword puzzles.

There will be a mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood, NJ on Saturday, March 11th at 2:30 pm.

Barbara A. Gallagher

Barbara A. Gallagher (née Mullarkey), 79, of Blauvelt, NY passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in the Bronx to Mary and Patrick Mullarkey. She was the beloved wife of Frank J. Gallagher for 55 wonderful years. Devoted mother of John Gallagher (Kim) of Bluffton, SC, Barbara J. Holihan (Thomas) of New City NY, and Karen Morrissey (Raymond) of Pearl River, NY. Barbara‘s greatest joy was her 9 grandchildren, Ashlynn, Kailey, Maddie, Tara, Sean, Kevin, Michael, Liam, and Patrick. Nothing made her happier than time spent with them. She was the dear sister of Martin Mullarkey and wife Judy, Maureen Kelleher and husband Charles, and Eileen Hartigan and husband Kevin.
Barbara’s chosen life‘s work was in nursing, where her care and compassion touched many lives. She spent the last 25+ years of her career sharing her gifts at Saint Dominic‘s Home in Blauvelt NY. Barbara led a life full of laughter, love, and joy shared with countless family and close friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Visiting hours are Monday, January 30, 2023, from 4 to 8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Saint Catharines RC Church in Blauvelt, NY.

Antoinette Rose Emering

On January 27. 2023 our beloved Mom, Antoinette, (Nettie) Rose Emering left this earth to receive her eternal reward with God. She passed away in peace after an incredibly long and fruitful life at the extraordinary age of 101. She was proceeded in death by her husband Edward John Emering, Jr and her beloved son Charles Anthony Emering. She leaves behind her 4 surviving children, her sons Edward John of Plano, Illinois, Anthony Vincent and his wife Janice of Livingston, NJ, Eugene Joseph and his wife Maria of Newton, NJ and daughter Carolyn Marie Young and her husband Alphonso of Closter, NJ. Some of her greatest joys were experienced with her 18 grandchildren at the Jersey Shore. She is also survived by 14 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. She would enjoy writing many stories about her adventures. Nettie’s second greatest joy was cooking for her family and friends whether it be breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or formal meals. Her home would be filled with clinking glasses and laughter. The driving force in her life was her commitment to her Catholic Faith which was the bedrock that formulated her decisions and drove her life forward. We will keep her in our hearts forever. She was a true treasure.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Magnificat RC Church, 2 Miller Road, Kinnelon, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or you can also donate online in her memory at STJUDE.ORG/DONATE

Anne Marie Swisher

Anne Marie Swisher (nee Shapter) formerly of Northvale NJ,passed from this life into the presence of her Lord on Friday,January 20, 2023 at Fort Bayard Medical Center, Santa ClaraNM, she was 65.

Anne was born on December 1, 1957 to Peter and Catherine Shapter in San Diego CA. The youngest of four children, the tender-hearted one, the girl who loved all things kittens and puppies, babies, the color blue, needlepoint, Carman the singer, the music of the Monkees, her family, her life-long friends, and above all her God.

A graduate of St Anthony’s School in Northvale NJ, and Rosary Academy in Sparkill NY, Anne went on to a career in retail where her patience, gentle-spirit, and skill set were used to their fullest potential in customer service. Fondest of all were her years at K-Mart in Closter NJ.

Most of Anne’s life was spent in Northvale, and though the past 22 years were in New Mexico, Northvale is the place where her heart remained and still resides…the town, the people, and the memories.

She was an active member of Pascack Bible Church in HillsdaleNJ, and Community Gospel Church in Northvale NJ.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband Matthew Swisher, her parents Peter and Catherine Shapter, her brother-in-law Joseph Chiafulio, her brother Peter Shapter, and sister-in-law Bettye Shapter.

She was dearly loved and cherished and her memory lives on through her sisters Joan Chiafulio of Bowie MD, and Mary Johnston (Curtis Sr) of Fort Mill SC, her seven nieces and nephews Maria Hildebrand (Tony), Heather Stevenson (Darren), Michael Chiafulio (Michelle), Curtis Johnston Jr (Carol), Blake Birdsong-Smith (Josh), Matthew Shapter (Amber), Joshua Johnston (Jaclyn), her fifteen great-nieces and great-nephews, her one great-great-niece, as well as her step-children Nellene Ackerman, Kay Brick, Chris Van de loo, Matt Swisher, and Nathan Swisher.

Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in HawthorneNY. A family Memorial Service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to:

Silver City Gospel Mission, PO Box 5198, Silver City NM 88062

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

Patricia Ann Carney

Patricia Ann Carney (nee Kopac), 74, of Sparkill, NY, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023. Loving wife of Peter. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Bryan and Ally and cherished grandmother “Bae” of Michael. She is also survived by many loving relatives of the Kopac and Savoia families, dear friends and her cherished dog, Johnny.

Pat was dedicated to her family. She was kind, loyal and caring. She would be the first to help anyone in need.  Pat devoted the majority of her life to education working as a teacher for the Suffern Central School District. She was undeniably an animal lover, avid in equestrian, she loved her horses and dogs. Later in life she fell in love with the beauty of West Point, spending her weekends cheering on her beloved Army Black Knights football team.

Visitation will be Friday, January 27, 2023 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John’s RC Church, Piermont, NY at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2023 with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

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


Mohammed Badr

Mohammed Badr, 43, a lifelong resident of Rockland County, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was the loving husband of Kristin (nee Westervelt). Cherished son of Mohammed and the late Lydia Badr. Dearest brother of Deborah Nelson (Richard), Danielle Hudak (Phil Hayden), Dina Lerner (Brett) and the late Samuel. Also survived by his mother-in-law Cathy Westervelt (late Bob) and in-laws, Lori Walsh (Jack), Michael (Kristina), Bryan, Patrick and Kevin. He will be missed by his beloved dogs, Hades and Lily.

Mohammed was a veterinary technician at the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus. He was a die-hard Giants fan and loved animals, especially dogs……

Visiting hours are Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ with a prayer service to be held at 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society, wwwhumanesociety.org, would be greatly appreciated.


Thomas Kilroy, Sr.

 Thomas Kilroy, Sr., of Tappan, NY, formerly of the Incorporated Village of Grandview-on-Hudson, NY, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Ziegler). Devoted father of Thomas Kilroy, Jr and wife Sandy, Allison Kilroy and Courtney Reilly and husband Tim. Proud grandfather of Dillon, Mackenzie, Josh, Jessie and Justin. Dearest brother of the late Veronica, Leo and Bobby.  

Tom established TK Church Sales and represented Bon Venture for many years. As a young man, Tom earned a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and continued to be a patron of the arts and theater throughout his life. Tom loved his community. For 10 years he was honored to serve as Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Trustee, Police Commissioner and Harbor Master for Grandview.  He also served as trustee of the Grandview Cultural Affairs Council.  Tom loved life, made everyone laugh and lived life to the fullest, passing away on his 60th wedding anniversary. Tom put a smile on everyone’s face wherever he went.

Visiting hours are Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4-8 PM at PizziFuneral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11:30 AM at St. Ann’s Church, Nyack, NY with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.


Douglas S. Van Dyke

Douglas S. Van Dyke, a lifetime resident of Norwood, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 70 years old.  Doug was born on November 4, 1952 in New York City, the youngest child of Frances (née Gambelunghe) and Martin. He is the proud father of Vanessa and her partner Juan Rodriguez; Jennifer Jubelt and her husband Lance; Christine DeSousa and her husband Bryan, and loving grandfather of Zoe Grace.  Doug is also survived by his dear siblings Greg and Nora; Fred; Gail and Robert McKay.  He is also survived by his loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many life-long friends.

Doug was a police officer with the Norwood Police Department for many years. He was honored to serve the town that he lived in his entire life. 

He was always quick with a smile and a laugh, and well known around town for his genuine concern for others.   He will be missed by all who knew him.

Doug loved nothing more than a crisp autumn Sunday that included a ride on his Harley, cooking in abundance for family and friends, followed by a NY Giants win.

Visiting hours are Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 3-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale.  A Funeral Mass will be Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to donate to a charity of their choosing in remembrance of Doug.


Robert Q. Maines

Robert Q. Maines, 90, a lifelong resident of Tappan, NY, died on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Nyack, NY, where he was born on August 1, 1932.  Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Gail (nee Sawbridge). He is predeceased by his brother, Bruce Maines.

Bob’s life and hobby was the medical industry and research. He developed many innovations and electronic instruments that are still used today. A man of many talents, Bob was a pilot and flew helicopters and airplanes and could fix anything that he put his mind to. He loved animals and especially his community.  Bob was a brilliant and moral man and was always quick to give credit to Jehovah.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A service will be held at 6:15 PM and can also be viewed through the livestream link below: