Rita Mae Young

Rita Mae Young (nee Fitzgibbon), 80, of Northvale, NJ, formerly of Bogota, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.  Beloved wife of William James Young. Loving sister of Maureen D’Onofrio and her husband Henry and the late Carol Kelly. Cherished aunt of eight nieces and nephews.

Rita was an office manager for Buck, Seifert and Jost in Norwood, NJ for many years. She was also an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.


Edward J. Lynch

Edward J. Lynch, 76, of Blauvelt, NY, formerly of Mill Valley, CA, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022. He was predeceased by his first wife Leonora (nee Gibaldi) and second wife Danielle (nee Braunfeld). He was the loving father of Kevin Lynch and wife Isabel, Stephen Lynch, Sean Lynch and Noelle Lynch and her husband Travis Martin. Cherished grandfather of Colin, Brandon, Anabel, Redd and Indigo. Dearest brother of Barbara Shaw, Lori Vazquez and the late Stephen Lynch. He is also survived by many loving relatives and dear friends.

Eddie was an actor in the Screen Actors Guild and a member ofLocal 751(ticket sellers). He Started out his life on the West Side of Manhattan (Hell’s Kitchen) in the shadows of the great Broadway Theatres. That was where he was first exposed to the talent and creativity of the entertainment arts. He developed a love of the creative process and the endless possibilities that acting roles could provide. 

At the start of High School, his family moved up to the country, to Blauvelt, NY, where he became the first of three generations to attend Tappan Zee HS. He was a member of the first graduating class at its current location and got his first taste of the stage by participating in the school plays (to Rave reviews by his account….lol) After which, he went on to Rockland Community College, where he played on the Soccer team and received an associate’s degree. 

Eddie then went on to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to focus on, and enhance his flair for the dramatic. Having already been an accomplished story teller, his formal acting education not only helped push him into a career in the arts, but helped to bring his storytelling ability to the next level. 

He followed many of his family and friends into a job in a Broadway Box Office, where he eventually rose to the roll of Treasurer. His creative side was eventually too much to ignore and he ventured out into the world of acting.

Eddie had a knack for making, and keeping friends. Many of these friendships have lasted lifetimes, and he was very proud to call so many people his friends. Eddie loved his family and was always supportive, caring and protective of anyone in his inner circle.

He worked on many projects behind and in front of the camera, he was a writer, a producer and recruiter on multiple creative projects. He never backed down from a challenge, never deemed a project impossible to achieve and always went the extra mile for the sake of a good story or to get a laugh. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt, NY.


Gloria R. Rubner

Gloria R. Rubner (nee Gissoni), 98, a lifelong resident of Northvale, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022. Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Harold. Loving mother of Joan Giovinazzo and her husband Sam and the late Carole Carr and her late husband Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Tommy Carr, Cathleen Carr Cassidy, Kenneth Boede and Michael Boede and his wife Elizabeth. Proud great-grandmother of Ryan, Christopher, Caroline, Landon, Isabela and Charlotte. Also survived by many dear relatives and friends.

Gloria retired as a secretary for Volvo in Rockleigh. She was a member of the McGuire Senior Center, Northvale Golden Age Club and was on the Christian Fellowship Committee of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Closter. A selfless woman, she was involved in many charitable organizations including Meals-On-Wheels.

Gloria had a positive impact on everyone she encountered, below was one of her favorite quotes which summarized her daily life:

“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show; Let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Visiting hours are Thursday November 3, 2022 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Closter with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gloria’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 171 Closter Dock Rd, Closter 07624.


Jean Marie Theresa Powers

Jean Marie Theresa Powers, of Congers, NY, formerly of Ringwood, NJ passed away in the quiet and comfort of her family’s home on Friday, October 28, 2022.  

Beloved sibling of Mary Beth Powers and husband Andrew Berkowitz, Christopher Powers and wife Patricia, Michael Powers and wife Teri, Katie McNamara and husband Michael, and Tim Powers and wife Dawn. Cherished Aunt ‘Gigi’ of Morgan, Christopher and wife Erika, Jack, Aidan, Patrick, Kearsten, Sean, Connor, Raymond, Tess, Kayleigh, Katie and Claire. Jean Marie is also survived by many loving Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. 

Jean Marie grew up on Cupsaw Lake in Ringwood, attended DePaul Catholic and the Culinary Institute of America. A skilled chef and baker, friends and family looked forward to her Irish soda bread each year around St. Patrick’s Day. Blessed with an amazing work ethic, Jean Marie maintained a dual career track in hospitality and real estate sales. Most current work highlights included Giants Stadium, Del Arte Restaurant, Time Hotel, and The Adamo Group. Jean Marie enjoyed global travel but could often be found at the Jersey Shore. She was a loyal fan of the NY Rangers, NJ Devils, NY Yankees and Giants. Above all, Aunt Gigi was unconditionally devoted to her family, especially proud of her nieces and nephews. 

Jean Marie is predeceased by her loving parents, Theresa C. Powers (nee Dougherty) of Bronx, NY and Michael C. Powers, of Inwood, NY and is survived by her step-mother Nancy McGrath Powers of Greenwich, CT. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 4th at 12:30 PM at St. Catherine’s RC Church, 112 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ with interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes, NJ.   

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean Marie may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation,  St. Jude’s Hospital and United Hospice, New City, NY. 


Joseph Osinchak

Joe Osinchak : – “doc,” “osch” – born 09/20/1937 at Fountain Springs, Pa. He was raised in the hard coal-region town of Morea Colliery, Schuylkill County, Pa. He graduated from Mahanoy Township High School in 1955 and was the first family member to enter college. He received his A.B. degree from Susquehanna University in 1959, majoring in Biology and Chemistry. A Dean’s list student, he went on to graduate school in the Department of Anatomy at Duke University, where he received the Phi Beta Kappa award. He was granted the Ph.D. degree in 1964 and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to continue his work on the electron microscopy of neurosecretory neurons in the brain.

Joe entered the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York as an Interdepartmental Fellow and also taught neuroscience in the Anatomy Department. He then accepted an Associate Professorship at the City College of New York Department of Biology and served as its Director of the Electron Microscopy Program. His teaching responsibilities included vertebrate histology and introduction to the neurosciences. Many Biology Honor students were sponsored and other science graduate students were assisted in their application of electron microscopical techniques. He served as pre-med advisor and, as a Full Professor, contributed to the development of the College’s BioMedical Program, in which he served as Director of the Neuroscience Section for many years.

While at Susquehanna, he met the love of his life, Sandra Marie Meyer, a Liberal Arts major, and they were married just after graduation in 1960. A devoted family man, his children include Suzan Marie Jeantheau (Richard), Joanne Elaine Lawson (Robert), Kathleen Ann Schroeder (David), and Kristine Diane Willats (Jeffrey).

Nine grandchildren include: Claire and Rebecca Jeantheau; Kayla Stiles (Lawson), Kevin and Jodie Lawson; Henry Schroeder; Lauren, Steven, and Megan Willats.

Joe managed to attend every high school volleyball game. He loved the outdoors,  both fresh and saltwater fishing, and was a grand slam winner while OBX billfishing. Fascinated by crafts, from traditional pysanky egg-dyeing at Easter to woodworking projects, he loved stained glass, and dabbled in paper-making, photography, painting, and a variety of artwork techniques. Especially fond of gardening, he constructed an attached home greenhouse to work with those  hard-to-grow varieties.    

He suffered from a combination of cardio-pulmonary problems. A memorial service will be scheduled by family members at a later time. A donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

Norma Eileen Mattiace

A strong woman is the lifeline of her family. She carries within her the power to endure pain and the courage to sacrifice. She has the power to create and nurture life. She is indeed the epitome of love and sacrifice. -Aarti Khurana

We are sad to announce the passing of Norma Mattiace (nee Boyd) the matriarch and lifeline of our family. Mrs. Mattiace, of Closter and formerly of Bergenfield, passed away at the remarkable age of 93 on October 27, 2022. Mrs. Mattiace was predeceased by the love of her life, Nicholas Mattiace, who she was married to for 66 years until his death in 2013. Mrs. Mattiace was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother and the lynchpin of the family. Mrs. Mattiace is survived by her five, beloved children and their spouses: Linda & Tony Zappulla of Forked River, Nicholas & Barbara Mattiace of Hillsdale, Steven & Suzanne Mattiace of Old Tappan, Lisa & Kevin Battell on Emerson, and Lori Mattiace & Pete Mucciolo of Hillsdale. Norma was the cherished grandmother to Kimberly, Cheryl, Jill, Nicholas, JoAnn, Lisa, Melissa, Sara, Daniel, Kristian, Olivia, Zachary, Kassidy and Kamryn, and great-grandmother of Paul, Julia, Joseph, Nicholas, Connor, Tyler, Gracyn, Evan, Matthew, Ella, Maelyn, Charlotte, Jack, Riley and Nicholas.  

Mrs. Mattiace is very proud of her roots having been born in Hamilton, Bermuda where she spent her formative years with her four siblings and mother before moving to New York City at the young age of 16. She is survived by her sister Ruth of Toledo, OH, and predeceased by her siblings Robby, June, and Betty.

When Norma’s kids were young, the phrase “stay-at-home-mom” didn’t exist because this was the norm for the era. But even by the standards of the era when her children grew up and to this day, Norma was an exceptional wife and mother. If a person has a good mother in their life, they should be considered lucky, we are beyond blessed because we had an amazing, resilient, and caring mother/grandmother/great-grandmother who led by example. She dedicated her life to her family, and for that we are all eternally grateful. There are not enough words to do Norma justice, but a testament to her life and legacy lives on in all those she leaves behind who have been loved by this truly remarkable woman.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, October 31st at 10 AM at St. Pius R.C. Church, Old Tappan with interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly. Visiting hours are Sunday, October 30th from 2-5 at the Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale. www.pizzifuneralhome.com

Ivanna Giselle Linares Figueroa

Ivanna Giselle Linares Figueroa, age 6, of Spring Valley, NY, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was the precious daughter of Iris Linares Figueroa and Nery Alas. Cherished sister of Matthew, Kristel, Elian and Nery, Jr. Ivanna is also survived by many loving relatives and caring friends.

Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2022 from 7 PM at Assemblies of God Bible Institute, 11 Division Avenue, Nyack, NY. Her burial will take place on Saturday morning at Mount Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, NY at 10 AM.

Joan Marjorie Braca

Joan Marjorie Braca (nee Sinanis) passed away peacefully on October 24th, 2022. She was born in Inwood, NY on Jan 30th, 1929.  Joan was predeceased by her Mother and Father, her brothers Bill and Bob and her husband Ray of 50 years.   She is survived by her son Greg, daughter Christina , daughter-in-law Tina, 6 grandchildren ( Kevin, Christopher, Amanda, Kayla, Marisa and Jenna ) and 5 great grandchildren ( Amina, Emmy, Malcolm, Audrey, and Gregory ) 

Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, she was the most kind, patient and loving person in the family and we are all blessed to have had so many great years and memories with her.  She was born in a different generation where values, toughness, integrity and family meant everything.   She taught us all so much and will always be with us. 

Visitation is Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Augustine’s RC Church, New City, NY with interment to follow at Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead, NY.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Humane society

Bernadette Anne O’Donnell

Bernadette Anne O’Donnell (nee McGarry), 85, of Tappan, NY for over 50 years, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.  Bernadette was born in Rathowen, Ireland, the youngest of eight children.  She loved her country home and lifelong friends and family.  Bernadette graduated from University College Dublin and became an English and French High School teacher.  In addition to teaching, she spent time with her own sisters and their fellow nuns of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny in Ferbane, Co. Offaly.

While a teacher, she met her beloved husband, John Joseph.  After an international courtship, they were married in St Mary’s Church in Rathowen on July 1, 1967 and made New York City their home before moving to Tappan.

Bernadette was a kind, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and dear friend.  She was happiest and at her best when caring for others, quick with a kind word and a helping hand.  No matter the situation, she was always putting others before herself.  She will be fondly remembered for her soft smile, kind spirit and wonderful meals.  The mashed potatoes were perfect, and you couldn’t say no to her Irish scones or another slice of her apple pie. If you were a friend of the O’Donnell family, you were family to Bernadette, and always welcome. 

A devout Catholic, Bernadette went to mass daily, prayed the rosary, and offered up her day in prayer.  She made many special friends at daily mass, who shared in each other’s joy and helped in times of need.  She was especially at home at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish. 

Bernadette was predeceased by her husband John and her cherished son, John (Kathleen). She was the devoted mother of Maryclare Ouderkirk (John) of Blauvelt, NY and Neil O’Donnell (Meghan) of Rye, NY.  Proud grandmother of John (J.J.), Johnny, Liam, Sean, Devon, Timothy and Ryann. Dearest sister of Philomena Rooney and the late Maureen, Peggy, Mel, Patrick, Eamon and Michael McGarry.  She is also survived by her loving sisters-in-law, Bridget and Catherine. Bernadette delighted in time spent with her beloved extended family the Cassanos, McGowans, McGarrys and Rooneys. 

Visiting hours are Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 120 Kings, Highway, Tappan, NY with interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernadette’s memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org.

Paul Albert Moncalieri

Paul Albert Moncalieri, 80, of Bergenfield, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Beloved husband of Princene (nee Aita). Loving father of Paul and wife Donna and Timothy. Proud grandfather of Jenna, Haley, Ashley and Dawson. Dearest brother of Janet. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Paul was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from the Englewood Fire Department where he served for over 25 years. Paul lived life to the fullest and will be remembered as a fine, generous and fun man and a great Elvis impersonator.

Visiting hours are Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 1-4 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.