Michael John Harris

Michael John Harris, 59, of Tappan, NY, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 20, 2021. The beloved son of Evelyn and the late Albert, he was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and lived in Goldens Bridge, NY before moving to Rockland County in 1997. Beloved husband of Ginalaura (nee Virgintino). Proud father of Michael Andrew. Loving brother of Katherine Harris and Andrew Harris and brother-in-law of Michael Virgintino and wife Marguerite. Dear uncle of Danielle.

Upon retiring from a career in credit leasing, Michael drove a school bus for Student Bus in South Orangetown and most recently for Rockland BOCES, Jesse Kaplan School.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his wife and son, as well as extended family, making memories to last a lifetime. Mike always enjoyed having a good time with those he cared about. He had a unique sense of humor and loved to see people laugh.

Visiting hours are Wednesday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 12 Noon at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mike’s memory to the charity of your choice.


Frances Pedoto

Frances Pedoto (nee Battaglia), 90, of Norwood, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. Beloved wife of the late James “Puffy” Pedoto. Cherished mother of Elaine Danno and husband Paul of Norwood and Janice Perfetto and husband John, also of Norwood. Grandma Frances adored her grandchildren, John Perfetto, Jr., Kristen Perfetto and great-granddaughter, Ellie Perfetto.  Dearest sister of the late Mary Marini, Josephine Cambareri and Anthony Battaglia. She is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Frances was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed cooking for her family. She retired from Fleming H. Revell Publishing Co. in Old Tappan and later volunteered her time at the Buckingham Rehab in Norwood. She was also a parishioner of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Norwood.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in her memory on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood, NJ.

Those who wish may make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.


Jeanne Clarkson

Jeanne Clarkson (nee Czujak), 96, of Palisades, NY, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John E. Clarkson. Devoted mother of Barbara Clarkson and William Clarkson and his wife Elizabeth. She was predeceased by three sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be Thursday 9 to 10 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Tappan, NY with interment to follow at Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead, NY.


Domenick Zernone

Domenick Zernone died on June 11, 2021 after an 8-month hard-fought battle from Covid-19 and a 9-11 related cancer. He was 79 years old. Domenick was born on February 9, 1942 in the Belmont section of the Bronx to Joseph (Giuseppe) and Lucy Zernone. On June 8, 1963 he married Lee Brand, his wife of 58 years. Dom and his family moved to Rockland County in 1971.

Dom was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, with a larger-than-life personality, and a heart of gold.   He will be sorely missed by all the lives he has touched. He was known as the fixer of all broken things for his daughters. Always the teacher, Dom would leave them with the knowledge of how to fix it on their own for next time. He was a living history book, and an expert on current events. 

Dom loved socializing and meeting new people, was quick-witted and funny and enjoyed his occasional glass of Chardonnay.  He loved to cook and to share his creations with his family–he was taught by his mother, who was a master of Southern Italian food.  Dom never was happier than with a pot of Sunday gravy on the stove bubbling away, Pavarotti on the turntable, and singing along at the top of his lungs.  

A sports aficionado, Dom spent many a game on the couch, in the car, or on the deck coaching, whistling, cheering on or criticizing his favorite teams – the Bronx Bombers and the Washington Football team. As with everything and everyone in Domenick’s life he was true-blue and loyal no matter what kind of season they were having he was all in. 

Dom was incredibly hardworking. For fifty years, he had a successful career as an IBEW Local 3 electrician, foreman, and general foreman. Unfortunately Domenick was living with CLL, a type of leukemia that he contracted working at Ground Zero restoring the subway and emergency radio signal for NYC first responders. 

Domenick was a true family man. He was dedicated to his wife Lee and they were rarely not together. He always made time for his family – from coaching his daughters’ underdog softball team (to their championship win), to never missing a school event despite working incredible and unpredictable hours. He was proudly able to support his wife and daughters to attend college. 

One of his biggest joys in life was spending time with his beloved grandchildren Domenick and Clementine. 

Dom was predeceased by his parents Lucy and Joseph Zernone, and sister Rose Monaco. 

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lee, his children, daughter Michelle Zernone and daughter Nicole Zernone, and her husband Jason Minter, his two grandchildren, Domenick and Clementine, as well as his brother, Danny Zernone and his wife Fran and sister Lillian Zernone, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Domenick was well loved by many and will always be in our hearts. The memories of him will burn bright in our lives forever.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, June 15, 4-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ. The funeral will leave from Pizzi Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10:30 am with a graveside service at Rockland Cemetery at 11 am.

Donations in Domenick’s memory may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

José A. Barral

José A. Barral, “Joe”, 68, of Norwood, NJ, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021. Devoted husband of Lynn (nee Mancision). Adored father of Diana Witkowski and her husband Edward of Northvale. Proud and loving grandfather of John and Angelina. Also survived by many other cherished relatives and friends.

Joe had just retired from T-Mobile where he was a Senior Director of Network Engineering and Operations. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Victories Church in Harrington Park and was an usher for many years. Besides his love of family, Joe loved traveling to Spain, where he was born and has family. He was inspired by watching home improvement shows, had a passion for baseball and was a huge Yankee fan.

Visiting hours are Monday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories Church, Harrington Park with entombment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed through the livestream link below:


In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Friends of The Phoenix Center Foundation, www.thephoenixcenternj.org.


Peter Croce

Peter Croce, 93, of Norwood, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Ricci). Loving father of John. Dearest brother of the late Frances Marcucci.

Peter was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a machinist for Techniques in Englewood, NJ for many years before retiring.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 12 – 1 PM at Pizzi Funeral; Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A funeral service will be held at 1 PM at the funeral home with burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.


Mary Rose Intemann

Mary Rose Intemann (nee Voelkle), 86, peacefully entered eternal rest June 5, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick W. (1991), her brother John and sister Veronica.

A kind, caring and generous woman, Mary was an executive assistant for Fritzsche, Dodge & Olcott for many years.

Funeral Mass Monday June 14,2021 10AM at St.Thomas The Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003.  Burial is private.

Funeral Arrangements:Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ 07647

Carlos E. Fajardo

Carlos E. Fajardo, 84, of Northvale, NJ, formerly of Bronxville, NY and New Rochelle, NY, passed away at home on Monday, June 7, 2021. Beloved husband of Teresa (nee Lopez). Cherished father of Adriana Arroyo and husband Demetrius and Henry and wife Myrna. Proud grandfather of Nicholas, Victoria, Graciela and Galina. Dearest brother of Blanca Gutierrez.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, June 9th between 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 199 Walnut St, Northvale, NJ with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, 201 Kings Hwy, Sparkill, NY.

Memorial donations can be made to www.stjude.org.


Charles S. “Chip” Piehler

Charles S. “Chip” Piehler, 57, of Northvale, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Beloved husband of Michele (nee Urgo). Proud and cherished father of Samantha, Jennifer and Brianna. Loving son of Marian and the late Stanley Piehler. Dearest brother of Christopher, Jeanine Piehler-Sweeney and Ed and his wife Lisa.  Loving son-in-law of Joan and the late Rocco Urgo and brother-in-law of Donna Urgo-Matthews. Adored uncle of Amber, Heather, Ryan, Shawn, Madison and Ben.

Chip was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, always the first to lend a hand. He was a production maintenance manager for Chartwell Pharmaceuticals in Congers, NY. Chip was a member of the Northvale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and belonged to the Rifle Club. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Thursday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

The live-stream of the funeral mass can be viewed through the link below:


In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to a GoFundMe established for Chip’s girls:


We are devasted and heartbroken by the loss of Chip. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a selfless, kindhearted, gentle soul who went above and beyond to help anyone in need. He loved nothing more than his family. His wife and his girls were his world. He would do anything he could for those he loved. He had many friends who became family and cherished all the memories he made with anyone who crossed his path. Chip was a fun, loving man who enjoyed sharing stories; he was an excellent storyteller. A true handyman and outdoorsman, he enjoyed his weekends upstate in “his own little paradise”, with his four-legged sidekick Buddy. He will have a lasting impact on those who knew him and will be deeply missed by all.

We love you

Michele, Samantha, Jennifer & Brianna


R. Tyler Barreto

R. Tyler Barreto, 50, of Palisades, NY, passed away at home on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Cherished son of Nilsa B. Barreto. Loving brother of Laura Kimple and husband Jarrett, Valerie Siano and husband Dominic, Adria Whiting and husband Steve and the late Kristien. Proud uncle of Isabella, Katherine, Vincent, Cole, Emma, Olivia, Jonathan, Madison and the late Jordan. Beloved nephew of Daniel Alvarez and wife Tracy and cousin of Daisha.

Tyler was a beautiful person inside and out and will be forever missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

Funeral services were private.