Harriet Richardson

Harriet Richardson (nee Lasting), 92, of Piermont, NY, formerly of Montvale, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023. Beloved wife of the late John E. Richardson. Cherished mother of Debra L. Richardson of Upper Grandview, NY and John E. Richardson, Jr. of Miami, FL. She was predeceased by herparents, Vladimir and Antonia Lasting and her sister Vivian Seidel. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Harriet was a devoted wife and mother and loved animals and all of her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Visiting hours are Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held at 12 PM at the funeral home with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

Donations in lieu of flowers in Harriet’s memory may be made to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org.


Patti Walter

Patti Walter (Carr), 55, of Blauvelt, NY, known for her endless generosity and love for her friends and family, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 13, 2023.  

Patti was born in Bronxville, NY and grew up in Blauvelt, graduating from Tappan Zee High School in 1985. Patti was an extremely hard working woman. She spent 32 years at Metlife and most recently in food service with the South Orangetown School District. 

When she wasn’t working, Patti tirelessly cared for the loves of her life, her husband Richie and children, Aimee, Hannah and Jake and Aimee’s son Jaxon, born in 2021. She adored each day with her Jax and he loved his Mum. Patti had endless energy and loved to cook for her family. There was never a bad meal at the Walter house. 

Patti leaves behind her husband, Richard Walter, her three beautiful children, Aimee, Hannah and Jake and her grandson Jaxon; her sister and sidekick Cathy Morales and her husband Tommy; her brother, Robert Carr and his wife Suzanne; beloved nieces and nephews and  countless dear, treasured friends. Patti will also be missed by her beautiful puppies, Chloe and Titan. 

Patti is predeceased by her father, Robert Carr, her mother, Anne Carr, and her brother Kevin Carr. 

Visiting hours will be held at Pizzi Funeral home on Friday, February 17th from 4-7pm. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 11am at St. Catharines, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the fund set up to support Patti’s family now and in the future. 


Robert Charles Conway

Robert Charles Conway, “Bob”, 82, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Hillsboro Beach, FL, Tappan, NY and Bronx, NY, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. He was survived by his former spouse, Jenny Conway and their three sons; Robert of Nyack, Kenneth and his wife Jennifer Wendell of Miller Place, NY and Paul and his wife Eleanor of Blauvelt, NY. Proud grandfather of Isabelle, Jake, Averie, Brody, Aidan, Desiree, Luke and Harry. Dearest brother of the late Jerome and Richard.

Bob was a bus driver and then Deputy Superintendent at MTA NYCTA for many years. After retiring he enjoyed living on the beach in Hillsboro Beach, FL and taking cruises to exotic places. He loved his cars like no other, typically getting a new one every few years so he can have that new car smell. His honesty and good nature will forever be admired. He loved his children and grandchildren, who in turn loved him as much. He had many friends and enjoyed his daily trips next door for dinner at the Embassy Suites. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Friday, February 24, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association would be greatly appreciated.


Marilyn Abrahamsen

Marilyn Abrahamsen died peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Closter, New Jersey.

The visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday February,17, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home in Northvale, NJ, with the burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery.

She was born Marilyn Heins with her twin brother Melvin Heins on November 7, 1932 in Galena, Illinois. She graduated high school in 1950 and worked in the county clerk’s office and then the county department of health.

In 1955, she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She met her future husband, Robert Abrahamsen and they were married in Los Angeles and honeymooned on Catalina Island. She loved California, but grew to love New Jersey, the home of her husband.

They made their home in Northvale, where they raised two daughters, Patricia and Gale.

An accomplished bowler, Marilyn was a member of the Monday night bowling league in Northvale. She loved reading and served on the book selection committee of the Northvale Public Library. A favorite weekly pastime of hers was doing the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle. She was a dedicated fan of the NY Giants—so dedicated in fact, that she would send lengthy letters to the team’s coach each week!

She worked for over 2 decades in the Northvale Public School System, first in the library at the Middle School, then in the main office as secretary to the Principal.

Marilyn loved animals and her last pet was a wonderful if undisciplined cocker spaniel named Bobby. She also enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, and maple walnut ice cream. One infuriating habit she had was to always read the last page of a detective novel first.

She is survived by her sister, Janet Connor, her sister in law Jean Heins, her daughter Patricia Abrahamsen and husband Mark Crisafulli, her daughter Gale Jurasek and husband John, and her grandson John Robert Jurasek.

Donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House.


Anthony F. Rosa

Anthony F. Rosa, 89, of Dumont, NJ, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father and father-in-law of Frank and late wife Liz, Michael and wife Geraldine, Maryellen and Ann Virginia “Ginger” Tully and husband Kevin. Proud grandfather of Kaitlyn, Kyle, Jenna and Ryan. Dearest brother of the late William.

Tony was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a successful advertising salesman for Petersen Publishing in Los Angeles, CA for many years. Tony was a dedicated member of the Dumont Ambulance Corps and was a past-president and enjoyed being a member of Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, NY.

Funeral services will be private. www.pizzifuneralhome.com

Rosemary Ward

Rosemary “Rosie” Ward, 80, of Haworth passed away peacefully with her family by her side on February 7th, 2023.  She was the beloved wife of the late William Charles Ward. Loving mother of William Michael Ward and his wife Heather Nottingham and Christine Ward-Diaz and her husband Oscar Diaz. Cherished grandmother of Erica Diaz and Alexis Diaz. Dearest sister of the late Charles Smyth. 

Rosie was well known for her kind heart, her positive attitude, her sense of humor, and her incredible selflessness and inclination to always put others needs before her own.  She was a dedicated systems analyst at Pascack Valley Hospital for over twenty years where she met the work friends that became like family to her. She cherished her friends and enjoyed meeting and talking to new people wherever she went.  It could be said that she never met a stranger.

She was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church and had tremendous faith, watching mass online throughout COVID and even up until her last week on earth.  In the years to come, we will all draw inspiration from Rosie’s wonderful example of humor, faith, grit, and eternal positivity.

Visitation is Monday, February 13, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 102 Park Street, Haworth with interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. www.pizzifuneralhome.com

David Mastropasqua

David Mastropasqua, 43, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Daniela Munoz and the loving father of Emily. Cherished son of Terry and the late Patricia Mastropasqua. Dear brother of Jackie Monico and her husband Louis and proud uncle of Connor and Logan. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

David was an IT specialist for Dini Communications in Edison, NJ. He had many passions;  Subarus, the Dave Matthews Band, fish, Looney Tunes and was an excellent bowler. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations to benefit David’s baby daughter, Emily, would be greatly appreciated.


Thomas P. Scollan

Thomas P. “Red” Scollan, 87, of Lakewood, NJ, formerly of Blauvelt, NY, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Duffy). Loving father of Eileen Scollan, Thomas Scollan and his wife Eileen, Karen Nevins and her husband John and Maureen Alden. Proud grandfather of Ashley (Korey), Maegan, Jamie, Paige (Joshua), Cole, Patrick, Brianna, Shayna, and Brendan. Dear brother of the late Veronica Roache, John, James, and Emmett.

Tom retired from the FDNY Ladder 29 in the South Bronx. He then worked for the New York Post as a production manager for many years. He was a great basketball player and loved to play bocce. Tom was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and especially loved to travel with Eileen and enjoy life.

Visiting hours are Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 10, 2023 at 10:30 AM at St. Catharine’s RC Church, Blauvelt, NY with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the hospice program at Ocean University Medical Center in Brick, NJ.


Lorraine Wilks

Lorraine Wilks (nee Andreoni), 84, of Norwood and Northvale, NJ passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Beloved wife of the late George Wilks. Cherished mother of Kimberly Vann and her husband Robert of Nanuet, NY. Loving sister of Arlene Jahoda and her late husband Rudy. Dearest aunt of Bruce, Randy and the late Darryl and also was a great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Lorraine worked for Tom Fields Inc in Northvale for many years. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed travelling, Disney World, going on cruises with her mother and was also talented at needle point and embroidery. She will be missed.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.


Robert R. Gullo

Robert “Bob” Ross Gullo of Califon, New Jersey, entered into eternal life on February 1st, 2023. He is survived by his son Rob, mother Joan, sister Debbie, loving girlfriend Jill, and beloved dog Esa.

Bob was born on March 16th, 1965, in Brooklyn, New York to Joan and Ross Gullo. Growing up in Sayreville, New Jersey, with his loving family, he made many beautiful friends and memories. From dirt bike riding in the brick quarries to wrestling with his buddies in high school, he was always up to something that he enjoyed. Bob made sure to spread those joys to his son, Rob, who grew up dirt bike riding in Bob’s backyard and wrestling from an early age where his dad was always there cheering him on.

Bob was also a successful business owner; he founded Electronics Design Group in 1987 and proudly served as its president until his retirement in 2022. But his business came second to his son and family, as making memories with them was the most important thing in his life.

Bob also had a deep passion for wrestling; anyone who knew him knew how much he cared about the Pearl River wrestling community and the time, sweat, and tears he contributed to the program. Bob sought to inspire younger generations to get involved with wrestling at an early age because of the many life lessons the sport teaches. Despite not ever having lived in Pearl River, he made a lasting impact on the community and the young athletes of the town.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 10th at 11 AM at the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch in Pearl River, New York, with a Celebration of Life party to follow for his friends and family.

Just as Bob sought to make a difference in young athletes’ lives through the sport of wrestling, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Beat the Streets National, an organization that does just that.