Marianne C. Miceli

Marianne C. Miceli of Sparkill passed away on March 28. She was 98 years old and was formerly of the Bronx and Harrison. Marianne was the beloved wife of the late Frank. She is survived her loving daughter in law Kathleen Miceli and predeceased by her son Sal and her daughter Sr. Jeanne Miceli, O.P. Marianne was the adored grandmother of Diane Banke, Christine Miceli, Lynn Makosky and Michele George, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home 120 Paris Ave. Northvale, NJ on Tuesday from 3 – 7 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Sparkill. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Chester.

Randi Ellen Spafford

Randi Ellen Spafford (nee Fisher), 55, of Northvale, formerly of Park Ridge, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Devoted mother of Joseph W. Spafford and his wife Colleen of Fair Lawn, Shannon A. Spafford of New Orleans, LA, Justin P. Spafford of Edgewater and Kirsten R. Spafford of Northvale.  Cherished grandmother of Shea.  Loving partner of Fred Eichler and his sons Freddi and Chris.  Also survived by many loving siblings, relatives and dear friends.

Randi was a manager at Shop Rite in Northvale for many years.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday 11:00 AM at Beth El Cemetery, Washington Township.  Visiting hours are Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Randi’s memory may be to the North Shore Animal League at

Ignatius “Nat” Catanzaro

Ignatius “Nat” Catanzaro, 91, of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Kennelly).  Cherished father of Catherine Cabrera and her husband Jorge of Sparta and Christine Poggiogalle and her husband Bettino of Northvale.  Adored grandfather of Courtney, Lindsey and Michael.  Brother of Carl, James and Maria.

Nat retired from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #1, NY, NY as a head studio stage hand after 52 years of service.  He was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 1 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s.  Visiting hours are Monday 4-8 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

Those who wish may make donations to St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut St., Northvale, NJ  07647.

Kenneth L. Wallace

Kenneth L. Wallace

Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM

Memorial Service Saturday 12 Noon at Pizzi Funeral Home

Interment Tappan Cemetery

Marguerite I. Webber

Marguerite I Webber (nee Lorenzini), 53, of Norwood, formerly of Northvale, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014.  Beloved mother of Nicole McErlean, Elizabeth Clifford and Charles Clifford.  Loving sister of John and the late James and Nicholas.

As per Marguerite’s wishes, funeral services will be private.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, PA at


Charles J. Keating, Sr.

Charles J. Keating, Sr., 73, of Norwood, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  Beloved husband of Johanna (nee Ciardiello).  Devoted father of Debora Carlson and her husband John of Washington Twp and Charles and his wife Kristin of Elverson, PA.  Adored grandfather of Matthew, Joseph, Katie, Christopher and Michael.  Dear brother of the late Annette.

Charles was a US Navy veteran.  Before retiring he was a supervisor for Lucent Technology in Fairfield, NJ.  He was an active member and treasurer of the Norwood Senior Center, past-president of the Norwood Swim Club, parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood and was a member of the Norwood American Legion.

He enjoyed going on cruises with friends and family and spending time at his beach house in Ocean Beach.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and shopping at Costco.  His favorite saying was always, “Johanna, what’s for dessert.”

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hackensack.  Visiting hours are Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Roger “Scotty” McAteer

Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM

Funeral Mass Friday 10:00 AM

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spectrum for Living, 210 Rivervale Road, Suite 3, River Vale, NJ 07675.

Elizabeth “Betty” Virga

Elizabeth Cleary Virga peacefully passed away on March 17th, 2014 at the age of 90. Betty was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on October 25, 1923, to Michael and Bridget Cleary. A graduate of Yonkers General School of Nursing, she shared her healing skills, positive demeanor and contagious smile with all who came to know her. She enlisted in the Navy and served her country during World War II. She reached the rank of Ensign while working at St. Alban’s Hospital in Queens, NY. It was here she met the love of her life Gandy Virga; they married on April 13, 1947 at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Their incredible love story played out as they planted roots in New York City, Yonkers, Scarsdale, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and finally, Rhinebeck, New York. Throughout those years, Betty proudly raised their 4 children Mary, Charlie, Michael and Dennis with strong, Catholic values and a sense of their Irish/Italian heritage. Betty’s boundless, maternal instincts brought her more joy upon the arrival of her 6 grandchildren; they are Joseph(wife Kim)Virga, Danielle Virga, Robyn(husband Kamar)Tasman-Clifton, Robert(wife Katie)Tasman, Heather(husband Jerry)Virga-Crowley, and Michael Virga. Betty and Gandy’s legacy continued through their 11 great-grandchildren. They include Dejonelle Buckley, Jevon Johnson, Alyssa Virga, Joseph Virga, Cameron Crowley, Hudson Crowley, Olivia Crowley, Mack Tasman, Kevin Tasman, Joseph Tasman and Samuel Tasman. Ever the optimistic matriarch, Betty loved and taught her family through stories, culture, humor and unconditional love. In her own words, “We are not here merely to exist. Life is meant to live to the fullest…throw open the doors and experience everything around you”. In retirement, Betty and Gandy found new adventures in places and people. At their beloved home in “The Woods”, they were active on the community’s Board of Directors and hosted many dinner parties to bring friends and family together. Betty’s gift for “happy talk” at these gatherings was sure to include her strong beliefs in God, country/Veteran affairs, family and an Irish joke or two…. Additionally, Betty took on a new career as an agent in her son Michael’s business Virga’s Travel. Here, she charmed clients with her wit and stories of her travels from Hawaii to Europe. In addition to the family named above, Betty leaves behind her daughters-in-law Kathleen Virga and Donna Virga, son-in-law Bob Tasman, a nephew, and several nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Gandolfo, sister Mary, brother Michael and sons Michael and Dennis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 12:30pm. The location is Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will follow at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to honor this “Gentle Woman” may be made to Life Source Hospice, 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 307, Paramus, New Jersey 07652 or Church of the Presentation(address above).

John A. Clough

John A. Clough, 82, of Cliffside Park, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  Beloved  husband of the late Josephine.  Loving  father of Joyce Jablonski and her husband Al of Northvale and Sandra Pinto of Englewood.  Dearest step-father of Josephine  Ann Baird of North Bergen, Theodore Mazzola of Staten Island , and  the late Alan Mazzola.  Adored grandfather of Allison, Nina, Robert, John,  Teddy Jr, Daniel and Ginger .  Cherished  brother of Marion Carley of Port Jefferson, NY.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

John was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 617 and drove for Great Bear, Teterboro, NJ .

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated Saturday 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Crest Haven Memorial Park, Clifton.  Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale.

Kris J. Nelson

Kris J. Nelson, 42, of Sparkill, formerly of Palisades.

The Nelson Family sorrowfully announces the passing of Kris on Friday, March 7, 2014. She was a beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and dear friend.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan.  Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-8 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the cancer fund of your choice would be greatly appreciated.