Kathleen Carlos

Kathleen Carlos (nee Costello), 92, of Emerson, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Edward T. Carlos. Loving mother of Joan Graves and husband Carl of Old Tappan, Kate Kaufman and husband Arthur of Park Ridge and Maureen Williams and husband Walter of Hartsdale. Adored grandmother of Michael Graves (Jaclyn), Taryn Williams O’Sullivan (Matthew), Brian Kaufman (Shelby), Erin Graves, Joseph Kaufman(Brianne), Patrick Williams, Kelly Williams Vitale (John) and the late Matthew Williams. Proud great-grandmother of Tyson Kaufman, Kayden Kaufman, Charles Kaufman and Teagan O’Sullivan. Dearest sister of Sr. Lillian, Patrick (Eileen) and the late Joseph, James and Sr. Bridget Costello.

Kathleen was born in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, where her love of faith and family was formed.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and also loved the over 20 years she spent working for Sears as a Credit Consultant in Hackensack and North Bergen, NJ.    Kathleen was a parishioner of St. John’s in Bergenfield and belonged to the Rosary Society and the Golden Age Club. She will be dearly missed by all.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY. Visiting hours are Tuesday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations to Spectrum for Living, 210 Rivervale Rd, Suite 3, River Vale, NJ 07675, would be greatly appreciated.


Mercedes F. Large`-Minch

Mercedes F. Large’-Minch, 60, of Emerson, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Beloved wife of Steven E. Minch. Cherished aunt of Crystal Austin, Nicole Large’, John Minch and Erik Minch. Proud great-aunt of Jayden, RJ, Declan, Autumn, Alexandria and Willi. Dear sister-in-law of Greg, David and Joel. Also too many to list of all her family throughout Germany, aunts, uncles and many cousins who will miss her dearly.

Mercedes was predeceased by her brother Willi, sister Carmen and nephew Craig.

She is also survived by what she considered her children, her cats, Buddy (her moose)and Louie (her Baby Girl).

Mercedes was a fun-loving and loyal person. She loved entertaining, gardening and time spent with family and friends.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mercedes’ memory may be made to the Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane Teterboro, NJ 07608.


Patricia Ann Bubnikowicz

Patricia Ann Bubnikowicz, 84, passed away September 24, 2019.  Born July 7th 1935 to Eugene and Rose Wynne (Maroni) in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Edward, her sons Edward and James, daughter in-law Catharina, granddaughters Sarah and Rachel, and her niece and nephew Jennifer and Declan Doyle.

Patricia was a warm and loving mother who kept a meticulous home.  She was an excellent cook and read cookbooks like others read novels.  Her preparation for holiday dinners would start weeks ahead and all enjoyed her gourmet results.

Later in life she became an avid reader and a staunch supporter of her local Northvale library (which closed but was re-opened with neighborhood enthusiasm and support).  She was never far from a book or her electronic reader.

Vacations were spent with family at lakes and oceans where she enjoyed swimming and playing with her granddaughters

She was at home in the city and the country.

Services will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale from 4pm-7pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



Joseph A. Carney


Joseph A. Carney, 60, passed away suddenly at his home in Warwick, NY on Saturday.  Born December 18, 1958 to Curtis and Annette Carney.  His is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Jeanette (nee Biedebach), his daughter Jessica Carney, his step-daughters Darlene (Mike) Brown, Kimberly (James) Knight, his brothers and sisters Roger Carney, Maureen Italiano, Mary (Billy)Moncalieri,  Richard (deceased) Laurie Carney, Vincent (Sue) Carney, Robert (Karla) Carney, Janet (Pat) Meeuwissen, and Bernadette Carney, and his favorite little people who called him Pop Pop, Meg, Kate, Anna, Tyler, Tristan and Caylee, as well as his many nieces and nephews who he loved so much. 

Joe always had a smile on his face and was the funniest guy in the room.  He was never at a loss for words and he could talk to anyone.  He loved his family, worked hard, was a huge NY Giants fan and enjoyed being outdoors, especially going fishing and kayaking.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. 

Joe attended NVOT High School, graduated from R.E.T.S. Technical School and worked as a dedicated employee of Panasonic for 31 years. 

Services will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale from 4pm-8pm on Thursday and a funeral ceremony will be held at Pizzi Funeral Home at 11am on Friday. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community2gether at PO Box 1270, Warwick, NY 10990.


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.