Carole DeSantis

Carole DeSantis (nee Culhane), 83, born and raised in the Bronx, formerly of Demarest, NJ, Nanuet, NY and Fort Mill, SC, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. She was the cherished mother of Deborah DeSantis and her husband Russell Foote and was predeceased by her beloved son Brian DeSantis. Dearest sister of Daniel Culhane and wife Connie and the late Jacqueline Morra. She was also the beloved aunt of Denise and Richard Culhane as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Carole was also predeceased by her first loving husband, Richard Forrestal.

Visiting hours are Monday, June 6, 2022 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 1 PM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

Barbara E. Weintraub

Barbara E. Weintraub (nee Fadul), 88, of Tappan, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. She was the beloved mother of Lori Lambert and her husband Rip of Baldwin, MD and Meryl Samouhos of Palisades Park, NJ. Proud grandmother of Morgan, Max, Alexander and Kendall. Dearest sister of the late Albert Fadul and Margaret Modaferri.

Barbara was a travel agent for over 30 years and owned “Your Travel Agency” in Northvale. She also loved to perform and was a longtime member of the Leonia Players Guild.

Funeral services for Barbara will be private.

Arrangements by Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale, NJ.

Phyllis A. Minch

Phyllis A. Minch (nee Coepfel), 85, of Norwood for over 60 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Beloved wife of the late John E. Minch. Loving mother of John (Greg) and his wife Adele Linson, Steven and his late wife Mercedes Large’, David, and Joel and his wife Ailyn Costa. Proud grandmother of John and Erik. 

She is also survived by her loving partner Jack Roth and of course survived by the love of her life, her cat Maggie.

She was constantly an active driving force in the Norwood Community and loved her work in the school system at Norwood Public School always striving to help students get a better education for over 50 yrs. An avid outdoorswoman, environmentalist and conservationist who loved our national parks with the Adirondacks being closest to her heart. Always fighting for the underdog or little guy. When not outdoors she was enveloped in the arts, theatre, and opera.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2022 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made online to the Adirondack Mountain Club at or Channel 13 PBS at

Carole Anne Nevins

Carole Anne Nevins, 79, of Northvale, formerly of Harrington Park, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022.  Beloved mother of Frank and wife Beth of Ipswich, MA and Christopher and wife Sarah of Doylestown, PA. Proud grandmother of Michael, Evelyn and Gabriel. Dearest sister of Ellen Cataldo, Mary Nevins and the late Barbara Nevins.

Before retiring, Carole was a registered nurse for many years. She was an avid Bridge player and supported Habitat ReStore.

Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County and Catholic Charities.

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: