Renee Polce

Renee Polce (nee Canton Baccara), 93, of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Victor T. Polce. Cherished mother of Victor M. Polce and his fiancé Rebecca Baxter. Loving grandmother of Jackie and her husband David, Stephen and Veronica and great-grandmother to Chase and Brooks. Dearest sister of the lateLuccetta and Nini. Also survived by her Godson, Robert Gaulin,wife Patti and many cherished relatives and friends.

Renee was a hairdresser for both A&S and Henri Bendel in New York City for many years before retiring.  She was a devoted parishioner of St. Pius X Church and loved to travel with her husband Victor, especially to her native France.

Visiting hours are Friday, March 17, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Pius X Church, Old Tappan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation,, would be greatly appreciated.

Michael A. Verdicchio

Michael A. Verdicchio, 62, of Maywood, NJ, formerly of Hackensack, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Dominick and Marie, his brother Carmine and his sister Marie Orsini. Michael is survived by his loving brothers; Anthony and wife Rosemary, Joseph, Gerald and wife Debra and Frank. He was also the long-time boyfriend of Gladys Mosley, the cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews and a dear relative and friend to many others.

Michael was born with many health problems but despite that he was always fun-loving with a great sense of humor. Michael loved to be the life of the party and always had his family and friends laughing with his funny words and comments.  Michael’s famous WAH WAH is something he will forever be remembered for!  He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory may be made to The Lake Drive School for the Deaf, 10 Lake Drive, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 (973) 299-0166.

Anne L. Soto

Anne L. Soto, 102, of Tappan, NY, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Humberto. Cherished mother of John  and Stephan Soto. Proud grandmother of Clayton and Nick Soto. Loving sister of the late Josephine LaCalamita. Beloved aunt to Cira and Rocco Calabrese , Cathy Thompson , Jack and Bonny  LaCalamita and Michael LaCalamita along with Great Aunt to Sal , Richard and Christopher . 

Anne was a teaching assistant for the South Orangetown School District for over 20 years, Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. Everyone who knew her Loved her . 

Visiting hours are Monday, March 6, 2023 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan with burial to follow at Tappan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to st. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,, the American Red Cross, or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation,

John Patrick Flynn

John Patrick Flynn, “Jack”, 85, of Orangeburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Beloved husband of Anne Marie (nee Strelkoff). Loving father of John C. and wife Gale, Mark and wife Jill, Eric and fiancé Tracy and Stephen and wife Audrey. Proud grandfather of Abigail, Bridget, Theresa, Sydney and husband Alex, Jack and fiancé Becca, Siobhan and husband Jesse, Aidan, Deirdre, Harrison, Arden and Olivia. Dear brother of the late Raymond and Mary. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jack was a US Army Veteran.  He was a member of the American Legion James H. Anderson Post 1199 in Orangeburg. John retired from AT&T and then worked many years at NYU.

Visiting hours are Friday, March 3, 2023 from 3-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Catharine’s Church, Blauvelt with burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,

Anne Patricia “Tootie” Nolan Schultze

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister Anne, or as we lovingly called her-Tootie, a nickname given to her by our father. Tootie was born on December 22nd, 1961 to Maude and James Nolan in Queens NY.
When she was 2 yrs old, the family moved to Blauvelt NY. Tootie grew up there and graduated from Tappan Zee High school in 1980. She then went on to attend Rockland Community College where she earned a degree in nursing.
Tootie was an LPN and worked at Nyack Hospital for many years and than went into the private sector as a home health aide.
In 1984, Tootie married her sweetheart Teddy Schultze and they settled in Campbell Hall NY.  
Tootie and Teddy were soulmates who did everything and went everywhere together. They especially enjoyed spending their summers at Sand Beach at Highland Lake in NY
Tootie is predeceased by her Husband Teddy and her mother Maude and her father James.
She is survived by her (5) brothers-Thomas (Judi), Danny (Laura), Jimmy(Debbie), Johnny (Jeanine) and Patrick (Vanessa) -her (4) nieces-Kelly, Lesley, Melissa and Mia- her (6) nephews-Christopher, James, Nicholas, Kyle, Brian and Collin as well and many cousins and friends.
Our sister was a kind hearted soul and we will miss her.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday March 9th, 2023 from 7pm till 9pm at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647.

Bruce G. Luzzi, Sr.

Bruce G. Luzzi, Sr., 69, a lifelong resident of Norwood, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. He was the beloved father of Michelle Rochford and her husband Richard and the late Bruce S. Luzzi, Jr. Dear brother of George Luzzi, Robert Luzzi and Douglas Chyhai, and was predeceased by his twin brother Gregory. Loving uncle of Michael Luzzi.

Visiting hours are Saturday 9-11 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM at the funeral home with burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Hneineh Madkour

Hneineh Madkour, 93, of Saddle Brook, NJ, formerly of Weehawken, NJ and Bethel, CT, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of Yousef and Saide Abou Samra.

Beloved wife of the late Najeeb “James” Madkour. Devoted mother of Samir Madkour and his wife Violette, Antoine and his wife Rose, Sabah and her late husband Sami Chammas, Kamil Madkour and his wife Diane, Ghassan and his wife Nicole and the late Ibrahim Madkour. Cherished grandmother of Rima, Raymonda, Jack, Samir, Sarah, Sandra, Steven, Alijah, Nadia, Cale, Preston, Lincoln and great-grandmother of Sasha, Christoper, Alexandra, Madelyn, Giuliana, Nicholas, Crystal, Danielle, Mia, Azzat, Noah, Zayn and Mazin.  

She had a passion for all things to do with cooking and feeding her loved ones. Nothing made her happier than gathering with her beloved family and friends, all of whom will miss her zest for life dearly.

The family will gather at St. Anthony Maronite Church, 17 Granville Ave, Danbury, CT on Saturday at 9 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury, CT. 

Catherine Bertoli

Catherine Bertoli, 81, of West Harrison, New York, abruptly passed away on the 22nd of February 2023 from complications with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Richard Bertoli Sr. of 59 years, her treasured children, Richard Bertoli Jr., Karen Bertoli and Melissa Bertoli, supportive daughter in law Jessica Kesselman, most-cherished grandchildren, Emilia, Charlie and Stella Bertoli and adoring grand dogs Poppy and Willa.
Catherine “Cathy” was full of life, fun, loving, beautiful always, and an extremely generous woman. She had a heart of gold and loved her family, friends, sports, reading, travelling, laughing, dining, and making everyone around her feel special, from the local letter carrier to the city mayor.
Cathy was a member of the Westchester Country Club for over 3 decades where she enjoyed Tennis, Golf, playing cards and socializing with beloved friends.
She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery.

Eion Douglas Andrews

Eion Douglas (Doug) Andrews, 76, a  long time resident of Northvale NJ passed away on February 18, 2023 following a long illness. Doug was predeceased by his mother Gloria Jean Andrews and father Eion Norbert Andrews. He is survived by his sister Charla Anne Andrews and her husband Dr. Richard Koup of Washington, DC. A graduate of Old Tappan Regional High School, Doug served in the Air Force. He spent many years working in advertising and telecommunications support, most recently at Becton Dickinson. An automotive buff, Doug restored a number of classic British sports cars and amassed a large collection of model planes and cars. After retiring he did freelance technical writing and enjoyed dabbling in self-published fiction. He was a beloved brother, a sincere and caring friend and he will be missed. The family will observe a private service but donations to a local animal shelter or charity would be a lovely way to honor Doug. 

Maryann Barzelatto

Maryann Barzelatto (nee McNulty), 82, of Tenafly, NJ, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023 surrounded by the love of her family. Beloved wife of the late Edo Barzelatto. Devoted mother of Anthony and his wife Barbara, Jodi Barzelatto, Michelle Mulliken and her husband John and Christopher and his wife Nada. Known as “Mammy”, she was the proud grandmother of Katie (Kevin), Joseph (Lauren), Daniel, Hayley, Bobby, Lily, Mia and Tyler. Loving great-grandma of Edo, Clara, Anthony and Jack. Dearest sister of the late Daniel McNulty.

Maryann was a preschool teacher at Tenafly Presbyterian Nursery School for over 30 years where countless children will fondly remember her as “Miss Maryann”. She was also an active parishioner of St. Therese Church in Cresskill. Maryann was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

Visiting hours are Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 24, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Therese RC Church, Cresskill with entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maryann’s memory may be made to the Office of Concern Food Pantry at St. Cecelia’s, 55 W. Demarest Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631.