Adrienne Charles Lafrance

Adrienne Charles Lafrance, joined our Lord on May 10, 2022 at the age of 90 years old. She emigrated from Haiti in 1976 and lived in East Orange, New Jersey.  Adrienne was an accomplished seamstress who had a talent for embroidery.  She was a devout Catholic who attended mass at Immaculate Conception Church and a devotee of St. Joseph. She was present at every pilgrim ceremony. Adrienne would always share with the poor. She made many donations in her lifetime. 

She had endless love for her family and enjoyed cooking as a pastime. She  would dance salsa to her favorite artist, Celia Cruz. Everyone who was close to her knew that Adrienne Lafrance was a strong and resilient woman. Even in her toughest times she would always push through. She was a fearless mother of three. She was a brave and loyal woman. In the face of adversity, Adrienne would never give up and would only rest once she has won. When life threw a challenge at her she would defeat it. Adrienne was dear to many, and will be missed by all that were graced with her presence. 

Adrienne was a beloved wife of the late Antoine Cerant Lafrance. Loving mother of Jimmy Lafrance, Renee Lafrance Auerbach and her husband Russell, Rebecca Lafrance, Judith Nelson and Fouger Philibert. Dearest sister of Houmer Charles, Jean Dominique Charles, Germaine Luceus, Paranie Charles, and Bleuette Charles. She is also survived by the Lafrance family, Charles family, Thomas family, Daphenis family, Merisier family, Philibert family, Luceus family, Nicolas family, and Thelusma family. 

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 5-8 PM at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church, 44 Benvenue Ave, West Orange, NJ with entombment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. A small gathering after the mass will be held at Oceanos Oyster Bar & Sea Grill from  2-5 pm at 2-27 Saddle River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Helen Mongelia

Helen Mongelia (nee Liparini), 95, of North Bergen, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Predeceased by her faithful companion John Weiss. Devoted mother of Jean DeMasi and Dom of Norwood, Joseph and Pattie of NY, NY and Jay and Annie of Harrington Park. Proud grandmother of Cathy (Steve), Lori, Joe (Dina), Jill (Carmine), Jason and Leo. Adored great-grandmother of Matthew, Jenna, Marisa, Isabel, Santinaand Luca. Dearest sister of George Liparini and the late Fred, Alfred, Gene, Robert, Joe, Anne, Caroline, Eleanor, Marie and Ruth as well as many nieces and nephews.

Helen was born in West New York to Catherine and Anthony Liparini on October 5, 1926. She spoke fondly of growing up with her eleven siblings as her strong sense of family grew. Helen and Joseph settled and built a life in North Bergen where they were married for 45 years and raised their three children.Passing the sense of family and love onto her kids, they all enjoyed frequent extended family gatherings with her siblings and their families which were filled with laughter, love and created lifelong memories. 

Throughout her life, she worked in various positions, but it was as a librarian for the North Bergen Public Library that she met her loving companion, John. They enjoyed weekly family visits and many memorable vacations together. Affectionately known as “Grammy”, she took immense pride in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished being present for birthdays, holidays, milestones in their lives and Grammy Thursdays. 

Helen will be fondly remembered for her laugh, love of family and life, eggplant parmesan and meatballs and always referringto everyone in the family as “Wonderful.” She will be deeply missed by all those who love her.

Visiting hours are on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A private service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19th with entombment to follow at Fairview Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Antonia “Toni” DeMarsico

Antonia “Toni” Veronica DeMarsico (nee Gloriante), 79, of Tappan, NY, formerly of New City, NY, passed away at home on Sunday, May 8, 2022.  Beloved mother of Chris DeMarsico and his wife Allie and Nicole DeMarsico and her husband William Grossman. Proud grandmother of Peter, Taylor, Brooke, Christopher and Anthony. Dearest sister of Marie Pelish and the late Lucille Barrett.

Toni had worked for Wyeth Pharmaceutical in Orangeburg, NY.  She was a member of the RCC Seniors and the Piermont Senior Center.

Visiting hours are Thursday 4 – 7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Toni’s memory may be made to Hi-Tor Animal Shelter,

Carol A. Caggiano

December 21, 1940 – May 8, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the Caggiano family announces the passing of their precious Carol. She went to be with our Lord and Savior on the morning of Sunday, May 8th, leaving peacefully and on her own terms.

Carol was a devoted wife, mother, aunt, sister, and friend to all who met her. She was happiest when spending time with her family and friends at the beach (any beach would do, she didn’t have a preference). She formed a particularly close-knit circle with her mahjong group, which she formed with her best friend from childhood. Others in the group joined in the early 1970s and never left. It became a mahjong sisterhood of sorts and they cherished one another’s company.

Carol was very proud of her early career as a secretary at IBM in Armonk, NY. It was a job that she took seriously and in which she took great pride. She served under executive management during a time of incredible growth for the company, which created an exciting work atmosphere. Her typing skills on the IBM Selectric typewriter were unparalleled! She went on to have a successful career in nonprofit management and fine jewelry sales, both of which she enjoyed immensely. 

Few were aware, but Carol was a bit of a gearhead. She loved fast cars and drove many exotic cars in her day. The V8s and V12s she drove didn’t frighten her in the least! She often commented on the robustness of the passing gear and relished activating it, at times leaving her passengers aghast, but otherwise unharmed.

Carol was a fantastic chef and enjoyed making many Italian recipes from scratch. As children, and truthfully even into adulthood, her sons would beg her to make her Italian chicken cutlets, which were delectable, but caused an awful mess on the stove (she never let us forget that part). Many family members and friends looked forward to her Sunday pasta dinners, which would turn into all day affairs.

Carol is survived by her loving husband Michael; sons, Michael and wife Meredith and Stephen and wife Casi; cherished granddaughters, Ava, Gia and Alexandra; and sister, Linda Richard and husband Bruce.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,

Alice Louise Lenahan

Alice Louise Lenahan (nee Betz), 93, of Northvale, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  Beloved wife of Gerard Lenahan. Loving mother of Maureen Coberly, Alisa Perretti and her husband Daniel, and Susan Treanor and her husband Frank. Proud grandmother of Jennifer and husband Chris, Melissa, Emily and husband Tom, and Jesse and fiancé Tanya. Beloved great-grandmother of Lily. Dearest sister of John Betz and the late Julia Aldridge and George Betz.

Alice was a clerk for NY Telephone in NYC before working at the Florence Shop in Bergenfield for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Northvale Senior Center and The Golden Age Club. Alice will also be remembered for her interest in quilting, her talent shown through all the beautiful quilts she lovingly made.

Visiting hours are Monday, May 9, 2022 from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Joyce Youngman

July 16, 1936 – April 29, 2022

Joyce Virginia Youngman of Orangeburg, NY for over 50 years, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 29, 2022. She reunited with the love of her life, Frank Youngman, who also passed away on the very same date in 2007.

The couple met on Valentine’s Day when she was 13 and he was 15 at the Happy Valley Home for Children. Despite growing up in an orphanage, Joyce was a smart cookie and excelled in school earning many honors upon graduation and was even featured on a radio show for gifted children. She was athletic as well, playing softball and basketball alongside her sisters at Spring Valley High School. She married her high school sweetheart upon his return from the Korean War and soon started a family. 

As a young wife, Joyce worked for the First National Bank of Sparkill, the original Tappan Zee High School in Piermont and celebrated Chef Joe Hyde. Joyce was a beautiful and classy lady and made many friends all over because of her warmth, friendly and giving nature.  

Joyce’s faith was a huge part of her life and guided how she lived it. She devoted her life to making a happy home for her family; it  was beautiful, organized, clean and welcoming to all. Joyce took what she learned from Chef Hyde and became an amazing cook and baker. Her family often reminisces about  “Mommy’s Sunday dinners” where gourmet meals were served at a lovely table set with her mother’s china and fresh flowers. She was a proud woman and if she did it, she did it well. Joyce was also a creative and talented artist. She sewed many of her children’s clothes growing up and crocheted beautiful blankets as gifts for many. She took the time to teach her children these important skills as well. One look at her blooming and fragrant gardens and you knew she took great pride in it. She taught herself how to play the piano and filled the home with music. Joyce and Frank danced beautifully together and memories of them on the dance floor will be cherished forever. Thankfully, after so many years of raising such a large family, Joyce and Frank were able to enjoy traveling the world together. 

Beloved wife of Frank D. Youngman. Devoted mother and mother-in-law of Frank and Jocelyn of Pomona, Lee and Cathy of Suffern, Greg and Patricia of Walden, the late, Terry Youngman, Janice and Al Bishel of Suffern, Allyson and Michael Elliott of Chester, Donna and Jon Kennedy of North Carolina, and Sharyn and Kevin McTigue of West Nyack. Adored grandmother of Kimberly (fiancé Chris), Chris & Jessica, John (fiancé Paige), Lisa & Julian, Laura, Amanda & Timothy, Sarah (fiancé Austin), the late Jacklyn, Daniel, Patrick, Melani, Frank, Ryan, Austin, Madelyn, Taylor and Kelly. Cherished great-grandmother of Thomas, Tehya, Kayla, Jack, Ella, Aubrey, Ava, Addison, Peyton, Dominic and Christian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Leslie V. Skow and Agnes M. Petry Skow; siblings Harold Everson, George Everson, Gerri Wolf and Maren Van Deilen; son Terry Youngman and granddaughter Jacklyn Mary Youngman. 

Her family would like to thank the Jewish Home of Rockleigh whose staff so lovingly cared for her as one of their own as she battled Alzheimers. 

Joyce and Frank shared a bond like no other. Their legacy of love and family will live on and remain unbroken. They will be united again when she is buried alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are Friday May 6th from 3-6 pm with memorial service from 6-7 pm at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). 

The memorial can be viewed online through the livestream link below:

Margaret “Peggy” Lynch

Margaret Lynch, “Peggy”, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend died Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. She was 89 years young and a resident of Old Tappan, NJ.

Peggy was born Margaret Mary Rahilly on September 23, 1932 in Toureen, Fineen, Rockchapel, County Cork, Ireland to parents Denis and Johanna Rahilly, both deceased. She emigrated to the United States in 1948 and lived in Paterson, NJ with her uncle, Thomas Rahilly. Peggy was a long-time resident of the Bronx, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish and of Yonkers, St. Paul the Apostle Parish. She looked forward to spending Holidays and Feast Days with her family at these parishes.

Peggy was predeceased by her beloved husband Patrick and sons, Denis and Fr. Thomas, as well as her siblings, Eileen Gill, Joan Lane and Denis Rahilly.

She is survived by her sons: John Joe and wife Dolores, Patrick and wife Margaret, Timothy and wife Mary, Kevin and wife Maureen, and Maurice; grandchildren: Lara, Kerry Ann, Timothy, Laura and husband John, Patrick, Robbie, Jillian, Kevin, Aedan and Michael and her great-grandchildren: Audrey and John. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Peggy’s faith and love of family inspired all who knew her. She actively recited the Rosary every day and prayed for all of her loved ones. She enjoyed time with her family and friends, lighting up the room when she smiled and laughed. She enjoyed speaking on the phone with her friends and sisters. She was an avid Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune watcher and could often be seen with her dictionary in hand solving the daily jumble puzzle in the newspaper, eager to solve it before speaking with her sister Eileen.

Peggy loved being near the water. When her sons were young, she would take them to Orchard Beach, sandwiches packed for lunch. In her later years she enjoyed time with her family at the Jersey shore in Ortley, NJ. She welcomed all friends and family to spend time with her there.

In addition to lovingly caring for her seven sons, she worked in Eldercare where her wards became part of her family. She brought her grace, love and wit to fulfil her duties in this capacity. Later in her career she worked at St. John Neumann residence, where she was devoted to all who were entrusted to her care.

Peggy will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. She took care of anyone in need. In her memory, please recite the Rosary regularly as she was devoted to the Virgin Mary.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 4 – 8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Aedan’s Church, Pearl River, NY with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s memory be made to Edward Cardinal Egan Pavillion, 5655 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471.

Louis B. DeGhetto

Louis B. DeGhetto, 90, of Saddle Brook, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Beloved husband of 61 years to Lillian (nee Labzda). Loving father of Lisa Piehler and husband Ed of Northvale and the late Donna Raphael. Proud grandfather of James and wife Lindsey, Alicia, Madison and Benjamin. Dear father-in-law of James Raphael and his partner Grianne.

Lou was a proud US Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as the General Manager of the Bergen Mall in Paramus.  After retiring, he worked part time at the Paramus Golf Course.  He was a parishioner of St. Philip’s Church and was a member of the Kiwanis International, both of Saddle Brook.

Visiting hours are Sunday, May 1 from 3 PM – 6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 2 at 10 AM at St. Philip’s Church, 488 Saddle River Rd, Saddle Brook, NJ with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lou’s memory may be made to the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 93 Market St, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663.

John DelJuidice

John DelJuidice 73, passed away suddenly at his home in Ft. Myers on April 8th. John was born to Thomas and Anna DelJuidice in the Bronx, NY. A graduate of the school of hard knocks, John was a tradesman, business owner, and real estate entrepreneur.   

A loving husband to Louise for 53 years, a mentoring father to his only son, Louis and embraced as his own daughter his daughter-in-law Selene. John doted on his two grandchildren Johnny and Victoria and regaled anyone who would listen about their accomplishments, from piano recitals to soccer goals.

John loved fast cars, a good laugh, great wine, delicious food, and his friends and family. He was a person who could light up a room with his presence, and the twinkle in his eye, and his warm demeanor will be sorely missed.

John is survived by his beautiful wife, his son and family, his brother Philip, sister-in-law Caroline, his in-laws Tom and Margaret, and his loving nieces and nephews, Carole Ann, Louise, Tommy, Michael and their families.

A celebration of John’s life will be held on Saturday, April 30th at Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church, 150 Harriot Ave, Harrington Park, NJ at 10:00 am. A memorial ceremony will immediately follow at Saint Anthony’s Church Cemetery, 36 W Nyack Rd, Nanuet, NY.

Anthony D. Altomare

Anthony D. Altomare , “Curly”, 92, of Blauvelt, passed at home on Monday, April 25, 2022. Cherished husband of the late Dolores (nee Ambrosini). Devoted father of Philip, Anthony, Jr. and Diana. Proud grandfather of Philip, Jr., Anthony, Rocco, Nicholas, David, Dominic, Douglas and Dolores and great-grandfather of seven. Dearest brother of the late Lillian Romano and her husband Vincent and the late Gennaro Altomare. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Anthony was a proud US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Detective 1st Grade for the NYPD before retiring and starting SIA Security Investigation which he operated for over 30 years. Anthony was a charter member and past president of the Sons of Italy Rockland Lodge 2176, Blauvelt, a parishioner of St. Catharine’s Church, Blauvelt, a devoted member of Mt. Carmel Church, NY, NY and a lifelong devotee of St. Felice.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Catharine’s Church, Blauvelt. Interment Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill.