George Trotta

   George Trotta, of Tappan, NY, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the Montrose Veterans Home.

   George was born in Union City on May 16, 1930 to Mario and Lena Trotta and spent his young life in the Bronx.  He then served the US Army in the Korean War.  When he returned, he married Gloria (nee Baldini) in November 1953 and they just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.  George worked for 25 years as an iron worker in the Bronx.  He then worked another 10 years with the Orangetown Sewer Dept. before retiring.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.

   He is survived by his wife Gloria and his children; Laurinda Stanton, Robert and his wife Suzanne, Barbara Burge and her husband Mike, and Bernadette Trotta-Anderson and her husband Chappell.  Loving grandfather of Brooke, Tonia, Elizabeth, Robert Jr., Joseph and Arthur.  Dear brother of Albert and his wife Antoinette and the late Michael.

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY, with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale.

Joan P. Szegda

   Joan P. Szegda (nee Poli), of Old Tappan, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012.  Joan is survived by her husband Michael, and twins, Justin and Michele. 

   Mrs. Szegda taught grammar school in NYC, practiced law and then became a proud stay at home mom raising her children.  She had been a member of the Old Tappan Board of Education, was a Girl Scout leader and was an active parishioner of St. Pius X RC Church.

   A Funeral Service will be held Monday 1:45 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale with entombment to follow at Ascension Mausoleum, Airmont, NY.  Visiting hours will be from 11:00 AM to 1:45 PM.

Elio Rocco Saccoccio

   Elio Rocco Saccoccio, 71, of Norwood, died peacefully on Jan.5, 2012.  Before retiring he was project manager for Foster Wheeler Incorporated.  He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy Reserves, a past member of the Norwood American Legion and Optimist Club.  He also served on the Norwood Bd. of Ed. and was a past member of the Republican Club of Norwood.

   He is survived by his loving wife Jeanette(nee Lombardi) of Norwood and his loving family: John of Norwood, James and Coleen of Northvale, Joseph and Nancy of Norwood, Janine and Anthony Foschino of Norwood and by 8 wonderful grandchildren. 

   Visiting of friends and family on Sun, Jan.8 at Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home in Northvale (2-4, 7-9) and Funeral Mass on Mon. at Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood at 10:00 am. Burial in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory (Elio Saccoccio) to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd, suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852(include donor name).

Domenica Fiore

   Domenica Fiore (nee Cortino), 86, of Washington Twp., passed away on Monday, January 2, 2012.  Beloved wife of the late Francesco.  Loving mother of Faustina Onorati and her husband Giuseppe of Long Island, Ruggero “Roger” Fiore and his wife Maria of Warren Twp. and Anna DeLuca and her husband Ralph of Washington Twp.  Adored grandmother of Piera, Vincenzo, Frank, Raymond and Dominic.  Cherished great-grandmother of Enzo, Giovanni and Adrian. 

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Washington Twp. with interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY.  Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale. 

   Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Michael “Mickey” Cahill

   Mickey Cahill, 65, of Blauvelt, died in Florida on Friday, December 30, 2011. Beloved husband of Vicky (nee Mazzucca). Devoted father of Michael and his wife Angela of Orangeburg, Jennifer Meehan and her husband Kevin of River Vale, and Dina Wolleben  and her  husband David of Blauvelt. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Mickey, Erin, Victoria, Antonia, Michael, Jake, and David. Dearest brother of Jimmy and his wife Marie of Pearl River, Maryann Edler and her husband Billy of Tappan, John and his wife Pat of Tappan, and David and his wife Ellen of Blauvelt. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

   Throughout the years, Mr. Cahill founded and operated several construction companies.  Before recently retiring, he was with B&R Rebar Consultants, Inc. of Englewood Cliffs, NJ.  He was a lifelong member of Union Local 46 of NYC,  a member of Rockland Country Club in Sparkill and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan.

   A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with interment to follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet. Visiting hours are Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (845-359-2323). Those who wish may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ( or Wounded Warriors (

Matilda “Millie” Rosato

   Matilda A. “Millie” Rosato (nee Morelli), 92, of Closter, passed away at home on Saturday, December 31, 2011.  She was born June 27, 1919.  Millie moved to Cresskill with her husband, Daniel, of 67 years, and her three sons before settling in Closter.  She is survived by Frank and his wife Pat, Joseph and his wife Sandy and Daniel and his wife Patrice.  Adored grandmother of Steven, Nicole, Joseph, Jacqueline and Alicia Mary and great-grandmother of Derrick and Gabriella.  Dearest sister of Jerry Morelli and the late Rebecca, Rose and Josephine.  Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

   Besides being a wonderful homemaker, Millie enjoyed crocheting and donating her work to various charities.

   A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Township.   Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

David M. Wires

   David M. Wires , 53, of Hackensack, formerly of Old Tappan, died on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.  Beloved son of Joan (nee Porter) Wires of Boynton Beach, FL and the late William S. Wires.  Devoted brother of William J. Wires and his wife Ylva of Berlin, Germany, Carolyn Lalonde and her husband Mark of Delray Beach, FL, and the late Paul Wires.  Also survived by loving nieces and nephews.  David lived a simple life and was loved by his family and friends.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave., Northvale (201 767-3050) with interment to follow at Old Tappan Cemetery.

Maria M. Flynn

   Maria M. Flynn (nee Bauer), 84, of Norwood for over 50 years, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011.  Beloved wife of the late Andrew.  Devoted mother of Janet Sokoly and her husband Wayne of Park Ridge and Paul Flynn and his wife Rita of Norwood.  Adored grandmother of Christopher, Scott, Morgan, Katie and Andrew.  She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.

   Maria worked for Glenwood Labs in Tenafly for many years before retiring and becoming a caretaker. She was an avid gardner and will be remembered for all the baked goods she loved to make.

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood with interment to follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, River Vale.  Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (

   Memorial donations may be made to the TriBoro Ambulance Corps, 10 Mill Road, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 in Maria’s memory.

Mary J. Armstrong

   Mary Josephine Armstrong (nee Grassano), 64 entered peacefully into Heaven on December 17, 2011. Mary was born to Rocco Grassano and Julia McKeon Grassano, on July 31, 1947 in Belleek,County Fermanagh,Northern Ireland. She was raised inPaterson,New Jerseywhere she attended St. Theresa’s Elementary School andBenedictineAcademy. Mary then attendedCaldwellCollegefor Women (’65), where she double majored in History and Education. She went on to earn her Masters Degree inReadingatSetonHallUniversity.         

Mary began her teaching career at St. Catherine’s in Glen Rock before her long teaching career in the New Milford Public Schools. Mary taught numerous grade levels and subject areas before retiring in 2005.

 On July 19, 1975, Mary married Clarence Armstrong atHolyTrinityChurch. The couple resided inHackensackbefore moving to Northvale in 1978. Once settled in their new home Mary began her most important job in the world…Mom to Kara and Keith. Mary was an active participant in numerous organizations. She had an extraordinary large number of friends.

Mary was a role model for all who knew her. Her tremendous faith in God was evident in all aspect of her life. She was devoted to the Blessed Mother andSt.Theresa, The Little Flower. Mary attended mass at St. Anthony’s Parish and participated in the Women’s Cornerstone. Her daily routine began with praying the Rosary. Her faith stayed with her until the end of her life.

            Mary is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Clarence; her children, Kara and Keith; her father Rocco and siblings, Rocco, Lillian and Anthony. She was a beloved sister-in-law and devoted aunt to numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.      

Visitation will take place, Wednesday, December 21 from 7-9PM, Thursday, December 22 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home,Paris Avenue, Northvale (  A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church at 10 AM, Friday, December 22 with interment to follow atHolySpulchreCemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary’s Memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at

Robert J. DeSocio

  Robert J. DeSocio, 77, a longtime Norwood resident, died on Friday, December 16, 2011.  Beloved husband of Ann (nee Morris) for 56 years.  Devoted father of Robert, Jr., and his wife, Laurie of Warren Township, NJ, Richard and his wife Melissa of Palmerton, PA, Michael of Knoxville, TN, and Jeanine and her husband John Dixson of Dallas, TX.  Dearest grandfather of Joseph, Matthew and Julia and Eli and Nika.  Dear brother of Dorothy and her husband Richard Davis, and the late Herbert.  Also survived by his nephew John Davis.   Mr. DeSocio was a printer for the Printer’s Union #6, NY, NY.  He served in the US Navy Reserve during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Norwood  Senior Citizens.  A funeral service will be on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.