Brian E. Ulione

Brian E. Ulione, 65, of St. Louis, MO passed away on January 18, 2020. Raised in Paramus, NJ, he was predeceased by his parents, Emil J. and Muriel Ulione. Brian is survived by his wife Wendy, son Michael Ulione, sister Karen Buongiorno, stepson Chad, niece Nicole Silcher and nephew Mark Ciccarelli.

Brian graduated Paramus High School in 1972 and Rutgers University in 1976. He was general manager for the Rouse Company for many years and vice-president of the St. Louis Rams in 2002. Brian was president of his own commercial real estate business at the time of his passing.

A memorial service has been postponed and will be held at a later date.

Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association,

Mary Ann DiPasquale

Mary Ann DiPasquale (nee Dino), 72, of Waldwick, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020. Born and raised in Cliffside Park and Palisades Park, Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents, Dominick and Aurora Dino. She was the beloved wife of Anthony for 52 years. Devoted mother of Damien DiPasquale and his wife Maribel of Waldwick. Proud grandmother of Santino, Ava Jade, Bianca Torre and Isabel Felicia.

Mary Ann was Girl Scout Leader of Troop 487 Epiphany Church in Cliffside Park, the same church she was married on October 21, 1967. She owned Dino’s Shoe Repair with her husband Tony and belonged to the Emerson Chamber of Commerce.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s RC Church, Hohokus with entombment to follow at Garden of Memories Mausoleum, Washington Township. Visiting hours are Sunday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Rose M. Lotterman

Rose M. Lotterman (nee Di Blasio), 88, of Cresskill, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020.   Beloved wife of the late Raymond Lotterman.  Devoted Mother of Ron Bisig & his wife Nancy of Bradenton, FL, Lisa Bisig of Cresskill, NJ, and loving Stepmother to Ray Lotterman Jr. of Cresskill, NJ.  Proud Grandmother of Nicole Ford and Keith Bisig and adoring Great Grandmother to Rayleigh and Wyatt Ford. Beloved daughter of Josephine and Salvatore Di Blasio.  Dear Sister to the late Joseph, Frank, Victor, Anthony, Ralph, Salvatore, Jennie, Fina, Suggie, Alex and Sally.  She is also survived by her Sisters-in-law Ida Di Blasio, Marie Di Blasio and Shirley Moroney as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rose’s family was the pride and joy of her life and the legacy of her spirit and passion for life will live on through them.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Cecilia’s RC Church, 55 West Demarest Ave, Englewood, NJ with a gathering of family and friends at the church from 10-11 before the mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose’s memory may be made to Hope for the Warriors at

Joan Regensburg

Joan Regensburg (nee Wernli), 80, of West New York, NJ, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020. Survived by her husband Roger Regensburg of Guttenberg. Loving mother of Lori Liparini (Jeff Bellusci) of Closter and Roger Regensburg, Jr. (Anna Giuliano) of Beachwood, NJ. Beloved grandmother of Derek, Stephen, Michael, Matthew, Lori Ann and James and great-grandmother of Viviana and Gianna. Dear sister of William Wernli.

Visiting hours are Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11 AM with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the NJ Humane Society, 6412 Dewey Ave, West New York, NJ 07093.

Rita Rotonde

Rita Rotonde (nee Scoccozza), 90, of Haworth, NJ, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of three sons, Albert of Haworth, Robert and his wife Joan of Waretown, NJ and Paul and his wife Erin of Germantown, TN. Adored grandmother of Nicole, Emma and Nicholas. She was predeceased by six brothers, Alfred, Harry, Frank, Joseph, George and Ralph and one sister, Emma.

Rita was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her life and every call ended with a “hug and kiss” for them.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, Haworth with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 102 Park Street, Haworth, NJ 07641.

Joseph A. DiBlasio

Joseph A. DiBlasio, 94, of Closter, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Beloved husband of Ida (nee Bongiovanni). Cherished father of Linda Hanlon and her husband William of Saddle Brook, Diane Amodio and Paul of Waretown and Karen Dooley of Westwood. Proud grandfather of Vincent, Danielle, Gianna, Ashley, Kevin, Kristopher and Keith and adored great-grandfather of Madison, Dorian, Fiona, Abigail and Brendon. Beloved son of Josephine and Salvatore Di Blasio.  Dear brother of Rose Lotterman and the late Frank, Victor, Anthony, Ralph, Salvatore, Jennie, Fina, Suggie, Alex, Edward and Sally.  He is also survived by sister-in-law Marie DiBlasio as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Joe was a US Navy Veteran of WWII the youngest of eight brothers serving during the war. He was member of the Cresskill American Legion Post 21 and the Knights of Columbus Post 520.  He retired from the United States Postal Service after 38 years of dedicated service where he served as general manager of the New York International and Bulk Mail Center in Jersey City. He was honored by the Department of the Army with the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. The highest award given to a civilian for his personal commitment and actions providing outstanding support to the Department of the Army’s mission as the single Manager for Military Mail.  He then enjoyed being a ranger at the Bergen County Golf Course in Rockleigh for many years.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, 20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ 07624. A gathering of family and friends will take place before the Mass from 10 to 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory to St. Mary’s Church would be greatly appreciated.

Eileen Theresa Allen

Eileen Theresa Allen (nee Laffey) of Park Ridge, NJ, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Allen. Devoted mother of Eileen McDermott and husband Paul of Norwood, James Allen and wife Linda of Howell Twp. and Robert Allen and wife Patricia of Norwood. Adored grandmother of Colleen (Nick), Paul (Kim), Meghan, Sean, Michael and Ryan. Cherished great-grandmother of Hunter, Rose, Danielle, Thomas and Michael.

Eileen worked at Callahan’s Jewelers in Closter for 22 years before retiring at the age of 90. Prior to that she was a production scheduler for Burroughs Corp. in Park Ridge for many years.

Visiting hours will be Monday, February 24, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, Norwood.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Eileen’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Barbara Ann Piazza

Barbara Ann Piazza, daughter of the late Bill and Lila Campbell, passed away on February 19. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and brilliant heart.  Her intelligence, kindness, and gentle strength earned her a successful career in nursing and the respect of her colleagues.  She loved dancing, the colors teal and mauve, “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” dolphins, seashells, the beach, fishing, farmer’s markets, and just spending time with loved ones.  

Aside from countless cherished friends, Barbara is mourned by her husband John Piazza; daughter Brynn Beekman; daughter Kerry Heinrich and her husband Rich; step-son Brian Piazza; brother Bill Campbell and his wife Vicki, Bill’s daughter Heather and son Billy, and their families, and Vicki’s daughter Kristen and her husband John; sister-in-law Selena Piazza and her late husband Tom; in-laws John and Marie Piazza; aunt Nan Lombardo and her son Joseph; aunt Betty Woods and her late husband Joseph; late aunt Patty Van Hook and her late husband Richard; late aunt Regina Woods and her late husband Richard; cousin Lynne Kolb and her husband Steve, and their family; cousin John Woods; cousin Joseph Woods; cousin Frankie Woods; cousin Michael Woods and his wife Virgilia; cousin David Van Hook; cousin Cheryl Desruisseaux; cousin Mary Heisch; cousin Richard Corthell and his wife Sandy, and their family; dogs Sweetie and Sky, and Babe the cat.

She now joins her beloved sister Susan.

Visiting hours will be Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park, NJ.

Catherine M. Sprague

           Catherine Marie Sprague, nee Green, of Norwood, died on February 18 in her home of 66 years surrounded by her family.  She was 91.

            Catherine was a humble servant of the Lord.  She devoted her life to her large family.  She was a loving and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She calmly managed the chaos of seven active children and a spirited German Shepherd.  Her gentle and selfless spirit will live on in those she loved.

            Catherine was born in the Bronx on July 17, 1928, to Frank H. and Catherine N. Green.    Catherine grew up in Dumont as the eldest of four children.   She graduated from St. Cecilia’s High School in Englewood where she met the love of her life, Allan W. Sprague of Haworth.  They married on November 11, 1950, and resided in Teaneck.  

            Catherine attended business school and worked at a bank in Manhattan.  In 1954, Caltherine and Al moved to Norwood where they raised their seven children.  They worked tirelessly raising money for the opening and operation of Immaculate Conception School in Norwood from which all their children graduated. Catherine found the time to volunteer  as a Girl Scout leader and  served as  president of the Rosary Altar Society of Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood.   Catherine was an avid bridge player, gardener, and enjoyed spending time on Long Beach Island with her family.  Catherine traveled extensively, including epic trips to Ireland, Israel, and Alaska.  

Catherine was predeceased by her parents, and by her husband (1997) and her daughter, Margaret Rose Sprague (1995).

Catherine is survived by her two brothers, Joseph F. Green of Toms River and Robert J. Green and his wife, Barbara, of San Diego.  She was predeceased by her sister, Catherine A. Green, a School Sister of Notre Dame, and her sister-in-law, Anne Green with whom she shared a friendship which began in high school.

Catherine is survived by six children:  Michael, and his wife, Julie, of Norwood; Stephen, and his wife, Margaret, of Roanoke, Virginia;  Judy Sprague of Jacksonville, Florida; Jerry, and his wife, Sally, of Cape Coral, Florida; Eileen Sprague of Norwood; and Mary Sprague of Norwood.

Catherine (Grandma Smirkems)  is survived by nine grandchildren:  Caitlin (Ryan) Stephenson, Karalin Sprague, Kelsi Sprague, Elizabeth (Leif) Wood, Deborah Sprague, Hannah Sprague, Sarah (Steven) Smith, Robert Hammer, and Christian (Jessica) Sprague.

Catherine ( GG)  is survived by eight great-grandchildren:  Zachary, Rya, Eowyn, Connor, Beatrice, Galilee, Bernadette, and Owen.  She is survived by 23 nieces and nephews.

Catherine also is survived by her devoted  and long time caretaker, Carole Meisse, whom she introduced as her “co-worker.”  The family thanks Catherine’s three daughters for their years of dedicated and loving care which allowed mom to remain in her home throughout her illness.  

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, February 21, 2020, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.  A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 211 Summit Street, Norwood, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 10:00 am followed by burial at Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill, New York.  

            In lieu of flowers, Catherine’s family requests that you consider a donation to the School Sisters of Nortre Dame, Care For Senior Sisters, Development Office, 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897-3898.  A donation may be made on line at

Rina Romanelli

Rina Romanelli, 95, of Dumont, NJ, formerly of Fresno, CA, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Rina was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Mary Romanelli, her brothers, Pat Romanelli and Sam Romanelli and her sister Sara DeRosa. She was the beloved aunt of Maryanne Chiavelli and Bob and Debbie Romanelli as well as many other loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday 10 – 11:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at funeral home with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.