Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen McGovern Mahoney, was 56 when she passed away on December 17, 2020 in Old Tappan, NJ. She was in her beautiful home, and entered the kingdom of heaven peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, and inseparable dog Molly.    

Born to Frank and Kathleen (Devine) McGovern in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept 5th, 1964, the second youngest of 6 siblings. At 22 years old, Kathleen emigrated to the USA along with her siblings and settled in Nyack, NY. Eventually her sweet mom, also Kathleen, emigrated as well and lived right down the street.   

Kathleen started her career in the Fashion Industry, but had so many other talents, notably a keen photographer and expert hair stylist with a deep passion for interior design, music and dancing. Kathleen created many beautiful spaces over the years. Most recently, despite her Illness and treatment, Kathleen designed and created a gorgeous beach sanctuary for her family.                             

In 1991, Kathleen met the love of her life, Patrick Mahoney and it was truly a match made in Heaven. The young Irish man from Louisiana and the Scottish lass created a beautiful partnership. Together they welcomed three children into the world who were the center of their lives.  Kathleen was a devoted wife, and a loving mother, daughter and sister with the most generous heart.

Kathleen was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018 and fought a long, courageous battle, and personified both dignity and grace.  Never complaining, always positive, dancing to the end. Kathleen inspired all who knew her with her strength, compassion and love.

Kathleen is survived by her devoted and loving husband Patrick, 24 year old son, Patrick, and 16 year old twins, Faith and Aidan. Also survived by her mom, Kathleen, sister Anna, brothers Frank, Jack, Martin and Paul. Not to mention a very large and extended loving family of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and in laws.

Although the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victories in Harrington Park, NJ  will be private due to covid restrictions, those who wish may watch a livestream of the mass on the link below on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 10 AM.


In lieu of flowers please donate to the Elephant Nature Park, www.Elephantnaturepark.org


Carmine & Laura Nigro

Carmine was a loving, happy, supportive and a one-of-a-kind husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend that gave the tightest, warmest hugs. You could always find Carmine’s big smile at Crecco’s where he loved to spend most of his time hanging with Jeff and the crew. He had the ability to make people laugh in any situation. Carmine loved to cook, play solitaire, and have fun with the guitar. Carmine was a US Army Veteran of the Berlin War. He retired from Orange & Rockland as an electrician after 38 years of service. Carmine was an active member of Sons of Italy Lodge 2176, Blauvelt, NY where he enjoyed playing cards with his buddies.
Laura was a compassionate, thoughtful, selfless and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother, and friend that valued her family more than anything. She enjoyed going out to dinner, playing with her grandchildren, laughing and lending a listening ear. She was the rock of the family, the person you could always rely on. Laura was always up for anything, her young-hearted spirit and energy was contagious. Laura was a beloved office manager at Dr. Fisher Dentistry for Children and Children’s Dentistry of Palisades for 35 years. Often referred to as the “Office Mom” she was adored and loved by so many of her colleagues.
Carmine Frank Nigro, 76, and Laura Louise Nigro (nee Crecco), 70, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 and Saturday, December 12, 2020, respectively. They are the beloved parents of Jeff Nigro and Jillian, Tiffany Pereda and Henry, and Brian Roccabruna of West Nyack, NY. Proud grandparents of Sienna and Luca. Carmine is survived by his siblings, Orazio Nigro , Phil Keefe, Anna Bryant and Patricia Wojtyszyn. He is also survived by Robert Nigro, Brian Nigro and Valerie Bruno and their families. Laura was the dear sister of Gregory Crecco and the late Donna Pugliese.
Together Carmine and Laura leave behind quite a legacy, a beautiful family and so many people who loved them dearly. Their zest for life, senses of humor, and ability to light up any room were contagious to all who knew and loved them. They loved to travel, host parties at their home and create special memories with their family. Carmine and Laura were simply LOVED by all. Their nurturing presence is irreplaceable. Words cannot describe how much they will be missed. The world lost two beautiful souls.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). They would also like to thank everyone for their condolences, outpouring love and support during this time.

Sally Mathew

Sally Mathew 76, passed away on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020. Sally Mathew was the beloved wife of the late VT Mathew. She is survived by her two sons Ashok and Rajesh, daughters-in-law Laly C James and Sheena Mathew, and her grandchildren Shaun, Shantel, Rachel, and Donna.  Sally Mathew was an amazing teacher who taught in India, and Nigeria. She lived in Northvale, New Jersey for the last 8 years with her son Rajesh Mathew.
Sally Mathew had an amazing passion for teaching children; even after she had retired she volunteered in the Holy Family Syro-Malabar church as a substitute CCD and Malayalam school teacher. She was an active member of the church as well as the Northvale Senior Citizen club. Sally loved participating in church skits and other programs.

She had a penchant for  culinary  art and enjoyed cooking delicious dishes  for her family and friends. Her choice subject in college  was Home Science. Sally was well disciplined and kept a diary of her daily activities. Her teachers were highly appreciative of her punctuality. 
Always bubbly, as a child; she had a store house of jokes. She was a mimic too. She brought a gleam of happiness every where. Her husband Babychan appreciated her goodness and supported her through out their life together. Both of them knew that happiness comes from mutual support. Together they faced their life without fear. They gained strength from faith in Jesus and overcame difficulties together. Even when they faced physical illness they groomed their sons to grow up to be wholesome young men. Sally always was a caring person who took care of her parents on both sides of the families. God blessed her with two great sons and their beautiful families. Even though she faced many challenges in her life she had such a strong and beautiful spirit.


S. Burton Huested

Huested, S. Burton of Durham, NC formerly of Blauvelt New York passed away on Wednesday, December 9th.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years Shirley Knutson Huested, daughter Melissa Huested Oberrath of Durham, NC, 4 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Stephen Blauvelt Huested.

Burt attended grade school in Blauvelt and graduated from the Orangeburg School because he was the only one in the 8th grade in the Blauvelt School.  He attended Nyack High School and graduated in 1951.  He attended New York State College at Farmingdale, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Nursery Management.  He joined his father in the family business “Rockland Nurseries” which was established in 1844.  Burt’s great grandmother was a Blauvelt.

Burt was active in community affairs serving in every office in the Blauvelt Volunteer Fire Company.  He served as Chief for 3 years and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors yearly for more than 25 years.  Upon his retirement and impending move out of the state, he was named Chairman Emeritus of the Blauvelt Volunteer Fire Company.

After his retirement from the nursery, he was asked to work for the Orangetown Parks Department as a horticulturist. He was chairman of the Rockland County Fire Training Site Committee which selected the site and oversaw the construction of the present fire training facility in Pomona.  He was a member and former Chairman of the Rockland County Fire Advisory Board.  He was a life member and former President of the Rockland Fire Chiefs Association.

He was a life member of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Orangetown Chiefs Council.  He was a member and former chairman of the Orangetown Parks Advisory Board, the Rockland County Parks Committee, and the original Orangetown Housing Authority.

He was a Republican Committee member for District 3 in Blauvelt and Area Chairman of the Blauvelt-Orangeburg Area for the Republican party.  He was a Delegate to Rockland County Republican Committee and member of the Association of Blauvelt Descendants.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Greenbush Cemetery, Blauvelt. Visiting hours are Friday, January 1, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Burt’s memory to the Blauvelt Volunteer Fire Co., 548 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913 would be greatly appreciated.


Doris Ruth Brunell

Doris Ruth Brunell – age 91 passed away December 11, 2020 in her home with her devoted husband Robert at her side.  Doris was born January 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, the youngest of six children surviving the hardship of the depression. She flourished into a beautiful young woman. Doris was whisked away by her dashing Merchant Marine, Robert, and for an impressive 73 years they were a shining example of a loving marriage.

A conscientious, diligent worker, Doris was employed by Methodist Hospital, Isotopes Corporation and then for 30 years at Allyn & Bacon /Simon & Schuster as a college correspondent and a director of her department. Her work responsibilities led her to different cities throughout the United States.

Doris’s quintessential devotion was to her family, especially her daughter Barbara Anne DeMauro and her son-in-law Albert. Doris treasured her grandchildren Dr. Samantha DeMauro-Jablonski and Dr. Christopher DeMauro, as well as, their spouses Dr. Mark Jablonski and Dr. Sara Bonamo-DeMauro.  She cherished hugs from her great grandchildren Madeleine, Vivienne, Clementine, Oliver and Julian Robert.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted into the care of the Pizzi Funeral Home in Northvale, New Jersey, and a celebration of her life will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Save the Children, www.savethechildren.org or March of Dimes, www.marchofdimes.org.

Doris, Mom, Mema Goldie and Gigi has left behind so many cherished memories for us to embrace.


Patricia Manning

Patricia Manning (nee Rooney), 84, of Blauvelt, NY, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Timothy. Loving mother of Timothy Manning and his wife Patti, Carolyn Ryan and Matthew Manning. Proud grandmother of six grandchildren.

Patricia was a Registered Nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt. She will then be buried with her husband at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull, CT.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).


Assunta Gagliotta

Assunta Gagliotta (nee Daniele), 69, of Carle Place, NY, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Assunta was born in Naples, Italy on March 24, 1951.  She was the beloved wife of Bruno Gagliotta, cherished mother of three kids, Alex, Sabrina and Bruno Jr., proud grandmother of Justin, dearest sister of Elisa Marino, Anna Maria Nolano and the late Enzo Daniele, and loving daughter of the late Vincenzo and Carolina Daniele.

In addition to spending time with her family, Assunta had a passion for reading and cooking.  She touched many lives with her kindheartedness and love.  She was a devoted mother and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park, NJ with burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, NJ. There will be a visiting period at the church before the mass starting at 9:15 AM.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ.

Donald Joseph Kivlehan

Donald Joseph Kivlehan passed away peacefully on December 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 87 years old. The son of Joseph and Ellen (Kissane) Kivlehan, he was born in Manhattan, NY, on August 25, 1933.

Donald proudly served in the NYPD from 1956 to 1994, covering five decades of great service. He retired as a Lieutenant and greatly loved being a member of the NYPD.  He was a charter member of the Rockland County Shields and was a lifelong member of the NYPD Emerald Society serving many years on the Board. He had never ending memorable stories of his times being a New York City Cop. Donald is a veteran of the United States Army serving with distinguished honor in the 1950s for two years, attaining the rank of Corporal. The discipline and patriotism he learned in his service to his beloved City and Country never left him, as friends and family will attest.  After Donald retired he enjoyed traveling with the love his life Marion and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also loved playing golf with his buddies. He was especially proud of his July 1, 1999, Hole in One at Blue Hill Golf Course.

Donald was proud of his Irish Heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to Irish music. He was an original member of the Irish-American Cultural Center in Blauvelt, NY and loved attending socials there. He was also a member of the Tappan Senior Citizen Club and enjoyed vacations and trips with them over the years tremendously. Donald most of all loved his family and his family loved him even more. He was a friend to everyone and will be remembered as funny, kind, generous manwho truly is a Legend.

Donald was a devoted member of St. Catharine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Blauvelt, NY.

Donald was predeceased by his loving wife Marion of 56 years. Survivors include his four sons James, Terence and his wife Anne Marie, Brian and William and his wife Christine. He will be remembered with love by his nine grandchildren Mary, Sean, Patrick, William, Ryan, Caroline, Christina, Kimberly and Katherine.

Donald was predeceased by his Mother Ellen and Father Joseph and his brothers Joseph and Kevin. He is survived by his brother John.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated by his family at St. Catharine Church, Blauvelt, New York on Saturday, December 12, at 10 am but those who wish may watch a livestream of the mass through the link below:


Funeral services will be provided by Pizzi Funeral Home , 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ, 07647. A future memorial mass and a celebration of Donald’s life will take place at a later date due to the pandemic.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the NYC PBA Widows and Children’s Fund, 125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

David J. Musante

David J. Musante, 86, of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020.  Beloved husband of the late Kathleen P. Musante (nee Collins) for 57 years. Loving father of Maria Vanessa Musante of Harrington Park and Jeannette Musante of Montclair.

After completing his education and military service in the US Army, David started his career as a bench chemist at Lever Brothers Company. His career spanned 37 years with three companies where he specialized in leading an interdisciplinary team to manufacture new food products in the United States, Europe and Asia. David retired from Best Foods in 1997.

He was a Eucharistic minister and parishioner of Our Lady of Victories RC Church in Harrington Park and a volunteer Eucharistic minister at Bergen Regional Medical Center. David was a Life Member of the Harrington Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps with a National Certification EMT-D.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories, Harrington Park with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp. Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale (201-767-3050).

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Harrington Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 15 Kline Street, Harrington Park, NJ 07640.


Stephen Liparini

Stephen Liparini, 30, loving husband and father of two daughters, passed away on November 28, 2020. Steve was born on February 6, 1990 to Stephen and Lori Liparini. Steve graduated  from Northern Valley Demarest High School and attended Muhlenberg College, where he played football. He was employed as a union carpenter in New York City. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Julia (married  September 1, 2017) and their two beautiful daughters, Viviana and Giana. He leaves his father, Stephen, stepmother Zaida Soto-Liparini and siblings Michael, Matthew, Lori, James,step-brother Alex and step-sister Elena. He also leaves his mother, Lori, Jeff Bellusci, and grandfather Roger Regensburg, who affectionately called him “Ace.” Steve also leaves behind his in-laws, Gary and Debbie Miuccio and their other children, Gary and Anthony.

Steve was a family man. He loved celebrations, holidays and family gatherings. He had a huge heart and was loved by many, a great and loyal friend. Steve was known for his charisma, sense of humor, infectious smile, athleticism and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was a young man with an “old soul” and a passion for nostalgia, traditions, music, food and “being Italian.”  Above all, he took great pride in being the best husband, father to his girls, son, big brother, in-law, and co-worker he could be. The day he left us put a hole in our hearts and he will be missed every day.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Pizzi Funeral Home in Northvale, NJ. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 6. Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 AM in St.  Cecilia‘s Church in Englewood. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to: