Our Obituaries

Kathleen Accunzo

September 9, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Kathleen Accunzo, 90, of Cedar Grove, formerly Belleville, passed away at home Friday, January 12, 2018. Funeral 8:30 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St Lucy's Church, Newark. Interment Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Visitation Tuesday 4-8pm. Mrs. Accunzo is survived by her...
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Florio D'Agostino

April 9, 1922 - January 10, 2018

Florio D'Agostino, 95, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Florio was a machine shop foreman for Pavia Metal in Newark for 44 years, retiring 33 years ago. Services will be conducted 10 am Saturday at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Interment will follow in Glendale Cemetery,...
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William V. Biasi

September 5, 1920 - January 6, 2018

William V. Biasi, 97, of Nutley, NJ, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. Mr. Biasi was a mailroom supervisor for Wagner Electric retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Branch Brook Park Senior Citizens. Funeral 9 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:30 am in Holy Family Church 28 Brookline...
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Georgette Soriano

February 22, 1924 - December 27, 2017

Georgette V. Soriano, 93, of Fairfield, formerly Verona, Montclair, and Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. After graduating from Bloomfield High School near the top of her class, Georgette graduated from Miller College, attended Rutgers University and was an executive secretary in New York City for 6 years. Thereafter, she devoted...
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David Christian Martin

September 17, 1990 - December 17, 2017

David Christian Martin, 27, of Union, passed away Sunday December 17, 2017. He is survived by his parents Maria and Alexis, brother Alex and sister Nicole.
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John V. Mangrella

October 29, 1942 - December 17, 2017

John V. Mangrella, 75, of Clifton, passed away Sunday December 17, 2017. Before retiring, John was a shop steward. Funeral 8:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St Lucys Church Newark. Interment Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield. Visitation Wednesday 3-8pm. John is survived by his fiancé and the love of...
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Margherita Milano Iacobucci

October 5, 1943 - December 10, 2017

Margherita Milano Iacobucci, 74, of East Hanover, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Margherita is survived by her niece Alexandria Milano Pascucci, great nieces Alexandria Pascucci and Melissa Pascucci, and great nephew Carmine Michael Berardinelli. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Iacobucci, parents Nicholas and Catherine Milano, brother Michael...
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Angelo Cecere

December 5, 1956 - December 9, 2017

Angelo Cecere, 61, of Belleville, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. Angelo was a store manager for Foodtown in North Arlington. Previously, he co-owned and operated Nutley Getty with his brother in law Pasquale Spatola. He is survived by his sister Filomena Spatola and her husband Pasquale, nephew Giuseppe Spatola and his wife Jennifer, nieces Antonina Wirth...
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Lena Zullo

May 17, 1921 - December 6, 2017

Lena Zullo, 96, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away at her home, Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Mrs. Zullo is survived by her sons Richard and his wife Judith, Joseph, Gerald, Anthony, Michael, Patrick and his wife Doreen, daughters Nancy Moran and her husband Gene, Michelle Scicluna and her husband Edward, Patricia Bresnahan and her husband...
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Francesco Ciccio Coscione

March 11, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Francesco "Ciccio" Coscione, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday November 30, 2017. Born in Aversa, Italy to the late Nicola and Anna (nee Andreozzi), he came to the United States in 1963. Mr. Coscione was a tailor in his native Italy. When he settled in the United States, he was a Quality Control Manager at Cooper Sportswear in Newark for 20 years, and then...
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Peter M. Toscano

January 2, 1938 - November 29, 2017

Peter M. Toscano, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Peter was a New Jersey licensed funeral director since 1962. He was active in youth recreation sports in Bloomfield. He was a past president of the Bloomfield Babe Ruth Baseball League. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace (nee Salerno), son Gerald and his children P.J. and...
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Louis James La Capra

November 29, 2017

Louis J. La Capra, 79, beloved husband of Prapaporn "Prim", father to Quintana, brother to Richard and Vincent, passed away peacefully with Prim at his side the morning of November 29, 2017. Louis, a native of Newark, NJ and an alumni of Rutgers University with graduate degrees from Newark College of Engineering and NYU, had a long and distinguished career at...
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Theresa Bonante

November 30, 1926 - November 28, 2017


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Vincenzo Di Trolio

November 25, 2017

Vincenzo Di Trolio of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born in Calabritto, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Antonina (nee Sierchio), he settled in the United States in 1967. Before his retirement,Mr. Di Trolio was a cabinet maker for many years. Mr. Di Trolio is survived by his wife of 67 years, Filomena (nee Mattia), daughters Edy Di Trolio-Way...
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Maria Battista

December 1, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Maria Battista, 87, of Kearny, passed away at home Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She is survived by her son Claudio, daughters Nina Robustelli, Maria DiPopolo, and Filomena Battista Castagno, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Antonio in 2012. Funeral 8 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave,...
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Rose Bonito

November 21, 2017

Rose Bonito, 87, of Toms River, formerly Jersey City, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Rose was an Activities Director for the Country Manor Home in Toms River, retiring 15 years ago. She is survived by her daughter Carmela Messano, son Benjamin Pio Bonito, sister Claire Mertens, grandchildren Louis and Rosanne Messano, Leslie LaCorte, Alyssa...
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Angela Del Guercio

May 22, 1936 - November 14, 2017

  Angela Del Guercio (nee Del Vecchio) 81 of Pembroke Pines, Florida where she resided for the last 10 years of her life and was formerly a life long resident of Newark, New Jersey passed away Tuesday November 14, 2017. Angela is survived by her beloved children Thomas, Vicki, and John and his wife Barbara (Antunes) Del Guercio, her beloved brother Patrick (Paddy Boy...
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Miguel A. Valencia

April 26, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Miguel A. Valencia, 81, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Thursday November 9, 2017. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, he has lived in the United States the past 50 years. Mr. Valencia was an auto and airplane mechanic by trade. His last employer was Bombardier where he retired in 2014. He was a devout parishioner of St. Peter's Church in Belleville. Funeral procession...
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Camille C. Averso

September 21, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Camille C. Averso, 75, of Little Falls, passed away Sunday November 5, 2017. Before retiring, Mrs. Averso was a supervisor in the Bursar’s Office at Montclair State University. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Little Falls. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am St. Catherine of Siena Church,...
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Elizabeth Mary VanTassell

January 11, 1932 - November 4, 2017

Elizabeth Mary , 85, of Belleville, passed away Saturday November 4, 2017. Elizabeth is survived by her sons Benjamin, Robert and John David VanTassell, daughters Cheryl VanTassell and Kathleen Cayli and her husband Mike, sister Ann Sheridan, grandchildren John Anthony VanTassell, Duriye Latona, Leyla Cayli, Michael Cayli, great grandchildren Aurora...
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Lilia Feijoo

January 25, 1919 - November 3, 2017

Lilia Feijoo, 98, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday November 3, 2017. Lilia was a dress designer for Lady Blanche in Puerto Rico for many years. Visitation is Tuesday 8:30-10:30 am followed by a funeral mass 11 am in Good Counsel Church in Newark. Cremation is private. Lilia is survived by her sister Elia Franco, brother Juan Basadre grandson Antonio and his wife...
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Michael Moran

June 26, 1990 - November 2, 2017


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Gertrude E. Frank

November 14, 1933 - October 31, 2017

Gertrude E. Frank, 83, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday October31, 2017. Gertrude was a claims adjuster for William Connelly Insurance in Montclair, retiring 8 years ago. She is survived by her sons Michael and his wife Cindy, Thomas, bother John Gallagher and sister Dorothy Gallagher. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, parents Thomas and Anna Gallagher&...
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James Russomanno

March 1, 1949 - October 30, 2017

James Russomanno, 68, of Livingston, passed away Monday October 30, 2017. Mr. Russomanno was a Business Administrator for the City of Newark for 40 years, retiring in 2009. Funeral 8:30 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Entombment Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum,...
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Lilia A. Takemoto

September 1, 1942 - October 28, 2017

Lilia A. Takemoto, 75, of Newark, NJ, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017. Lilia owned and operated El Iman Restaurant in Elizabeth, retiring 5 years ago. She is survived by her husband Julio, son Alberto and his wife Caty, daughters Lilia, and Catia Gesualdo and her husband Thomas, brothers Roberto and Luis, sisters Gloria and Anna,...
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Rose J. Frasso

February 22, 1924 - October 18, 2017

Rose J. Frasso, 93, of Cedar Grove, formerly Newark, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Rose was employed by ETAMCO in Belleville and then Columbus Hospital in Newark, retiring in 1989. Funeral Saturday 8:30 am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North...
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Lucia Ciampitti

December 13, 1941 - October 15, 2017

Lucia Ciampitti, 75, of Newark, passed away Sunday evening, October 15, 2017. Born in St. Pietro in Valle, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Filomena LaPorta, she has lived in the United States since 1970. She was employed by Liberty Optical in Newark, retiring in 1998. She is survived by her husband Domenico, sons Nicolina and his wife Sandra, Vincenzo and...
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Romulo Egoavil

July 23, 1924 - September 30, 2017


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Margaret Perillo

May 26, 1920 - September 26, 2017

Margaret Perillo, 97, of Nutley, passed away Tuesday September 26, 2017. Mrs. Perillo is survived by her daughter Arlene Walsh and her husband Michael, son Paul Perillo and his wife Jean, grandchildren Michael D. Walsh, Jamie Wengrin, Danielle Perillo, and Gianna Perillo. She was predeceased by her husband Cosmo Joseph, parents Nicola and Maria Saveria ...
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Lawrence J. De Rogatis

June 24, 1933 - September 22, 2017

Lawrence J. “Pop” De Rogatis, 84, of Manchester, formerly Belleville, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Germano and Sarah (nee Messenger) De Rogatis, he lived in Belleville and then Manchester the last 17 years. Mr. De Rogatis served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was retired as an officer of the Essex...
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Anna E. Caputo

September 28, 1927 - September 20, 2017

Anna E. Caputo, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017. Anna was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Newark for 37 ½ years as a supervisor of cashiers and then a taxpayer representative, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the September Club of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Bloomfield and the Valley Seniors of Clifton. Funeral 8:30 am...
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Robert F. Nesto

January 14, 1952 - September 14, 2017

Robert F. Nesto, 65, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away at home Thursday, September 14, 2017. Robert retired after many years as a teacher for the Newark Board of Education. Funeral 8:30 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucys Church, Newark. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,...
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Chester Chet Stefanelli

April 24, 1932 - September 10, 2017

Chester “Chet” Stefanelli, 85, of Roseland, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Sunday September 10, 2017. Mr. Stefanelli was an engineer and senior systems analyst for 47 years at Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric and AT&T, retiring in 2001. He then was a substitute teacher at West Essex and Caldwell High Schools. He served in the United...
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Felix Lopez Guzman

February 20, 1926 - September 3, 2017

Felix Lopez Guzman, 91, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017. Born in Villalba, Puerto Rico to Francisco and Epifania Guzman, he came to the United States in 1950 and served in the Army. He worked as a machine operator for many years, retiring 29 years ago. Felix is survived by his sons Felix Jr. and his wife Edna R., Edwin, daughters Nelida Laracuente and her...
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Mark L. O'Droniec

July 17, 1990 - September 2, 2017

Mark L. O'Droniec Jr., 27, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017. Mark was a proud graduate of Dundee High School in Dundee, NY and became a technician for Admiral Air in Nutley, NJ. Visitation is Saturday 1-4:30pm at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ, concluding with a service at 4:30pm. Cremation is private....
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Antoinette DeAmbrose

September 25, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Antoinette DeAmbrose, 84, of Belleville, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Before retiring, Antoinette was a registered nurse for Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville for many years. Funeral Mass 11 am Tuesday at the Church of St. Peter in Belleville. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation Monday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers,...
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Patsy Gennaro Orlando

April 29, 1976 - August 10, 2017

With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our beloved Patsy Orlando, loving father, son, nephew and cousin, friend and talented carpenter, who entered into eternal peace on August 10, 2017. Pat entered this world on April 29,1976 and grew up a spirited and caring soul. Pat graduated from Belleville High School and excelled in carpentry. Pat was bright,...
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Ruth D. Phair

August 8, 2017

Ruth D. Phair 90 of Nutley, N.J. passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017 a memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in the Megaro Memorial Home 503 union ave, Belleville, N.J. from 10 am - 12 noon. Surviving are her children Bruce Phair and his wife Karen, Elaine Lehigh, granddaughter Kyra Yezefski and her husband David, sister in law Cecil...
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Ruth D. Phair

August 8, 2017

Ruth D. Phair 90 of Nutley, N.J. passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017 a memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 union ave, Belleville, New Jersey from 10 am - 12 noon. Surviving are her children Bruce Phair and his wife Karen,Elaine Lehigh granddaughter Kyra Yezefski and her husband david, sister in law...
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Herbert Rodriguez

June 5, 1938 - August 2, 2017

Herbert Rodriguez, 79, of Belleville, NJ, passed away at home, Wednesday August 2, 2017. Herbert was employed by Royal Crown Window for over 30 years, retiring 10 years ago as manager. He is survived by his wife Lillian. Visitation is Saturday 11 am until 12:45 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union avenue, Belleville, NJ. Services are 12:45 pm in the...
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Reta M. Bradley

April 21, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Reta M. Bradley, 92, of Whiting, formerly Belleville, NJ, passed away Saturday evening, July 29, 2017. Born in Chicago, IL, she lived in Belleville for many years, and Whiting the past 2 years. Mrs. Bradley was employed by Federal ITT in Nutley, then she was the co-proprietor and CFO of Bradley Tire Service in Belleville for over 50 years, retiring...
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Giuseppe Viola

December 12, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Giuseppe Viola, 88, of Newark, NJ, passed away Saturday evening, July 29, 2017. Before retiring, he was a farmer and a landscaper for many years. Funeral is 9 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10:30 am St.Francis Xavier Church, 243 Abington Ave, Newark, NJ. Cremation will be private. Visitation at the...
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Michael DelVecchio

August 5, 1944 - July 27, 2017

Michael DelVecchio, 72, of Kearny, formerly Belleville and Newark, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Before his retirement, Mr. DelVecchio was a lineman for NJ Transit for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler. He is survived by his daughter Dyana M. Thompson and her husband Michael P., son Michael G. Jr., sister Joyce Russomanno, grandchildren Taylor...
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Mary Rizzitello

May 29, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Mary Rizzitello,95, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday July 24, 2017. Along with her husband Nick, she owned and operated Rizzitello’s Florist in Newark for many years, retiring in 1984. Funeral 8:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church Newark. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel...
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Anthony Tony Carlyle Calabrese

February 9, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Anthony Calabrese, 83, passed away Friday July 21, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Joseph and Helen (nee Sarno) Calabrese, he lived in Nutley and Montville. Anthony was employed in the Jewelry Department of Fortunoffs in Wayne for 18 years, retiring in 1999. He wrote a column, “Socially Yours”, for the Murray Hill News in New York City for many years under...
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Debra M. Greco

July 19, 1953 - July 14, 2017

Debra M. Greco, 63, of Newark, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Funeral 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm. A devoted mother, Debra is survived by her daughter Luanne Greco Snyder, son Andrew...
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Joseph P. Celfo, Sr.

April 24, 1917 - July 6, 2017

Joseph P. Celfo, Sr., 100, a lifelong resident of Belleville, passed away at home Thursday July 6, 2017. A memorial visitation will be Saturday 1-4 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mr. Celfo is survived by his son Joseph Celfo Jr., daughters Linda Angiuoli and Anne Silverman, brother Anthony Celfo,...
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Anthony Comito

March 9, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Anthony Comito, 86, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Before his retirement, Anthony was a machine operator for General Foam in Carlstadt. He enjoyed bowling, bocce, billiards, and baseball. A memorial mass will be celebrated 9:30 am Saturday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belleville. Relatives and friends are encouraged to arrive 9:15 am at...
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Anthony J. Suppa

March 1, 1950 - June 30, 2017

Anthony J. Suppa, 67, of Toms River, passed away Friday June 30, 2017. Before retiring, Anthony was employed by the Garden State Parkway for over 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love of baseball. Funeral 9:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Interment...
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Arnold Palumbo

December 18, 1952 - June 29, 2017

Arnold Palumbo 64, of Cedar Grove NJ passed away Thursday June 29, 2017. Visitation is Wednesday 4-7:30 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Services will be 7:30 pm. Arnold was a beloved brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Dina, brothers Louis and Gerald, four sisters-in-law, Joni, Joanne...
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Doris Dora Soriano

June 28, 2017

Doris J. “Dora” Soriano, 96, of Belleville, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Armando and Emilia (nee Cataldi) Giordano, she has lived in Belleville since 1984. Dora was a secretary for Westinghouse Corporation in Newark during World War 2. She was a member of the September Club of the Sacred Heart Basilica Cathedral and the...
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Gina Marie Metts

October 11, 1965 - June 21, 2017

Gina Marie Metts, 51, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ to the late William and Sandra (nee Cicarelli) Metts, she has lived in Belleville for many years. Gina is survived by sister Theresa Metts DeRogatis, uncle Pasquale Meola, aunt Lucille Cocozza and her husband Frank, nephew Larry DeRogatis, niece Melissa...
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Barbara A. Klena

June 20, 2017

Barbara A. Klena, 69, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017. Barbara was an environmental secretary at Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley for 25 years, retiring in 2014. She enjoyed visiting casinos and going to the gym. Funeral Mass 10 am Friday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Nutley. Visitation is Thursday 4-8 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville ...
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Violet V. Cavanna

September 13, 1919 - June 17, 2017

Violet (Malinowski) Cavanna, born September 13, 1919 in Passaic, and known to many as Aunt Vi, died peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Violet spent much of her youth at the Connie and Piela shore cottages at Camp Osborne. She inherited these from her father, enabling her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many...
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Linda Dorothy Tourian

August 14, 1948 - June 13, 2017

Linda Dorothy Tourian, 68, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Sarkis K. and Florence (nee Tatosian) Tourian, she has lived in Belleville since 1980. Linda was a Medicaid Office Manager, then was an Office Manager for Dr. Ira H. Gouterman in Caldwell, and was employed by Canterbury Nursing Home Admissions Department in Cedar Grove before retiring 4 years...
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Frances M. Laterza

October 8, 1937 - June 5, 2017

Frances M. Laterza, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday June 5, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Anthony and Jennie (nee Ciccone) Martino, Frances has lived in Bloomfield the past 20 years. Frances was a hairdresser for many years. Funeral 9 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10:30 am St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark. Cremation is private. Visitation is...
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Celia M. Coltre

March 2, 1920 - May 31, 2017

Celia M. Coltre, 97, of Toms River, formerly of Newark, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017. Funeral 9:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ. Mass 11 am St. Lucy's Church, Newark. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place,...
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Arleen J. Gonnella

January 20, 1944 - May 29, 2017

Arleen J. Gonnella, 73, of Chatham, NJ, passed away Monday May 29, 2017. Arleen is survived by her daughters, Judy Delaney, Laura Gonnella, Tina Gonnella, sister Theresa Russell and her husband Donald, granddaughters Arleen and Elizabeth Delaney, nephews Michael and Donald Russell, and great nephew Harrison Russell. Funeral 8:30 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue,...
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Vidal Suarez

February 14, 1938 - May 28, 2017

Vidal Suarez, 79, of Newark, passed away Sunday May 28, 2017. Born in Matanzas, Cuba to the late Celedonio and Demetria (nee Gonzalez), he has lived in Newark for many years. Mr. Suarez owned and operated Suarez Plastic Covers in Newark for 25 years, retiring 10 years ago. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am Our Lady of Good Counsel...
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Lena Frank

February 27, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Lena Frank, 82, of Toms River, formerly of Belleville, passed away Monday May 15, 2017. Lena was employed by Core Fashions in Newark for many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, and playing bingo. Funeral 9:15 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave. Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:45 am St. Mary's Church, Nutley. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North...
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Everette Gilliam

January 24, 1943 - May 9, 2017

Everette Gilliam, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born in Richmond, VA to the late Leonard and Mary (nee Redd) Gilliam. Everette was a truck driver in the construction industry. Before his retirement he was a driver for J Frank Post Oil Co. in Newark. He is survived by his wife Alice (nee Hatcher), daughters Kelli and Karla Gilliam, grandchildren Keith, Kayla, Kelsey,...
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Maria Saccani

October 5, 1928 - April 28, 2017

Maria "Lina" Saccani, 88, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday April 28, 2017. Born in Hermansville, MI to the late Eugenio and Elizabeth (nee Meneguzzo) Prospero, she was raised in Montechio Maggiore, Italy, came to the United States settling in Newark, and has resided in Belleville the past 53 years. Mrs. Saccani was a longtime seamstress, and was also employed by Tiffany & Co. in Newark....
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Arky Torsiello

September 5, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Arky Torsiello, 89, of Cedar Grove, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017. Arky was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Newark for 42 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Rosary Society of Good Counsel Church in Newark. Funeral 8:30 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy's Church, Newark. Entombment...
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Jack A. Giglio

February 11, 1939 - April 24, 2017

Jack A. Giglio, 78, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Newark, passed away Monday April 24, 2017. A 1973 graduate of Jersey City State, Jack was in the Accounting Department of Lucent Technology in Basking Ridge for many years. He was then employed as a substitute teacher for the Cedar Grove Board of Education and Essex County Vo-Tech. He also was employed as a starter for Hendricks Field Golf Course...
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Mark A. McNish

November 24, 1959 - April 21, 2017

Mark A. McNish, 57, a lifelong resident of Belleville, passed away Friday April 21, 2017. Mr. McNish was a lithographer for 40 years. He was employed by Imtech Graphics in Carlstadt the past 16 years. Funeral 9:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am Church of St. Peter, Belleville. Interment will follow in Glendale Cemetery,...
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Michael A. Lungo, Jr.

August 10, 1944 - April 16, 2017

Michael A. Lungo, Jr. 72 a proud lifetime resident of Newark, NJ. passed away Sunday April 16, 2017. Michael was employed by the Department of Public Works, City of Newark. He was a member of AFL-CIO Local 68 Operating Engineers. A memorial mass will be celebrated 11 am Wednesday April 26, 2017 in St. Lucy's Church, Newark. Arrangements by Megaro Memorial Home Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com)....
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Victor A. Mellilo 3rd

August 5, 1953 - April 15, 2017

Victor A. Mellilo 3rd, passed away Saturday April 15, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Victor and Gilda (nee Bizzarro) Mellilo, he has lived in Belleville for many years. Funeral services are 11 am Thursday at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue Belleville, NJ. Interment in Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield, NJ. Visitation is Wednesday 4-8 pm and Thursday 10-11 am. Victor is survived by his...
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Doreen Ann Schlageter

September 22, 1962 - April 14, 2017

Doreen Ann Schlageter, 54, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday April14, 2017. Doreen was employed by Origin Health Care Solutions in East Rutherford for 25 years. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville, NJ. Mass 10am Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield, NJ. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Jamesburg, NJ. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers,...
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Generoso J. Della Vecchia

July 20, 1935 - April 12, 2017

Generoso "Gene" Della Vecchia, 81, of Elmwood Park, NJ, passed away at home Wednesday April 12, 2017. Gene owned and operated Hoffman's Deli for several years, then was employed by the County of Essex as a buyer from 1988 until his retirement in 1996. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of AARP, Homeowner's Association of Elmwood Park, Holy Name Society of...
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Marlene Ruglio Hall

October 30, 1957 - April 2, 2017

Marlene Ruglio-Hall, 59, of Belleville, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Visitation will be held at Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Funeral services at 9:30 am from Megaro Memorial Home. Mass immediately following at 11:00 am at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 155 William Street in...
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Samuel L. Falco

May 4, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Samuel L. Falco, 92, of Belleville, passed away Saturday April 1, 2017. Mr. Falco was a licensed electrician and was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Engineering Technician for 41 years, retiring in 1986. He served in the United States Army overseas in Europe during World War 2 as a member of the 760th Tank Battalion Service Company and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was an...
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Diana Lombardi

September 16, 1930 - March 31, 2017

Diana Lombardi, 86, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday March 31, 2017. Mrs. Lombardi was employed by Lionel Corp. in Irvington for several years. Then by Brunswick Olympic Bowling Lanes in Belleville for many years as a league organizer and she was a delegate for the Women's Bowling League. She was employed as a salesperson for Sterns Department Store in Willow brook Mall until her retirement...
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Francesco Firetto

January 12, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Francesco "Frank" Firetto, 82, of Seaside Heights, formerly Newark, passed away Wednesday March 29, 2017. Born in Ribera, province of Agrigento, Sicily to the late Paul and Rosaria (nee Zambuto) Firetto, he came to the United States in 1949 and settled in Elizabeth. Mr. Firetto was a tailor until retiring 7 years ago. He was employed as an upholsterer for General Motors in Linden, he then worked...
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Dominick Porcello

September 22, 1971 - March 28, 2017

Dominick Porcello, 45, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday March 28, 2017. Dominick was predeceased by his parents Michael and Florence. He is survived by his aunt Marilyn Porcello Campinelli, uncle Thomas Porcello and many cousins. Funeral mass is 10:45 am Monday April 3, 2017 in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belleville. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation is...
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Joanne Blasco

May 11, 1954 - March 16, 2017

Joanne Blasco, 62, of Bloomfield, formerly of Newark, passed away Thursday March 16, 2017. Joanne was an Administrative Assistant with the North Ward Center in Newark for many years. Funeral 10 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11:30 am St. Lucy's Church Newark. Visitation Monday 4-8 pm and Tuesday 10-11 am. Joanne is survived by her...
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Antoinette Conte

March 14, 2017

Antoinette Conte (nee Iannuzzelli) a beloved homemaker, passed away Tuesday March 14, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Castelnuovo di Conza, Italy, she immigrated to America in 1948. She resided in Newark until 1964 when she moved to Belleville. Funeral is 9:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am...
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Rosalia Cordaro

October 13, 1935 - March 12, 2017

Rosalia Cordaro, 81, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017. Born in Sicily to the late Anthony and Carmela Margagliotta, she came to the United States in 1954. Funeral 9:30 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am St. Peter's Church Belleville. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation Friday 4-8 pm. Mrs....
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Grace Firetto

May 20, 1935 - March 8, 2017

Grace Viola Firetto, 81, of Seaside Heights, formerly Newark, passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017. Mrs. Firetto was employed by Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for several years. Before retiring in 2000 she was a paraprofessional for St. Patrick's School in Newark. Funeral 9 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue Belleville. Mass 10:30 am St. Francis Xavier Church,...
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Harold William Tice

November 29, 1953 - March 5, 2017

Harold William Tice, Jr. 63, passed away Sunday March 5, 2017. Harold was a pharmaceutical technician for Hoffman LaRoche in Nutley, NJ for 22 years. He was then employed by TD Bank in Ramsey, NJ for 10 years. Visitation is Friday March 10, 3-7 pm. Harold is survived by his son Ryan and his wife Rachel, granddaughters Adrianna, Eleanora, and Clara. He was predeceased by his son Kevin. In lieu of...
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Modesta Melendez

January 12, 1942 - March 4, 2017

Modesta Melendez, 75, of Newark, passed away Saturday March 4, 2017. Mrs. Melendez was a loving care giver and baby sitter. Funeral 9:30 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am Catherdral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 pm. Mrs. Melendez is survived by her...
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Gloria Rose Maragni

March 13, 1946 - February 28, 2017

Gloria Rose Maragni (nee Russomanno), 70, of Livingston, passed away Tuesday February 28, 2017. A graduate of Berkeley College, Gloria was an administrative assistant for the Township of Belleville, an administrative assistant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Newark, and a real estate agent for Weichert Realtors in Morris Plains before retiring 10 years ago. Funeral 8:30 am Tuesday from the...
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Eloina Roman

April 13, 1917 - February 25, 2017

Eloina Roman, 99, of Newark, passed away at her home Saturday, February 25, 2017. Funeral is 8 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville. Mass 9 am St. Michael's Church Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 pm. Donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Mrs. Roman is...
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Florence Porcello

July 6, 1947 - February 23, 2017

Florence Porcello, 69, of Belleville, passed away at home Thursday February 23, 2017. Born in East Newark to the late Alfonso and Anna (nee Essing) Ruebin, she has lived in Belleville for many years. Florence was a nurses aide for 40 years at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, retiring 4 years ago.She was a sales representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics and Avon. Visitation is Saturday 9-10...
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Lenora C. Pannachio

August 28, 1951 - February 22, 2017

Lenora "Lee" Pannachio, 65, of Belleville, passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newark to the late Anthony and Angela (nee Giordano) Pannachio, Lee grew up in the Old First Ward of Newark and then resided in Belleville for many years. As a teenager, she marched with the St. Lucy's Church Kaydettes Color Guard, competing throughout the tri state area....
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Vincent James Cordi, Sr.

June 9, 1926 - February 18, 2017

Vincent J. Cordi, Sr., 90, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Saturday evening February 18, 2017. Mr. Cordi was employed by the Township of Belleville for 25 years, retiring in 1990 as a road supervisor. Previously he was a tractor trailer driver for Strickland Co. in Newark. As a youth he served as an altar boy and also starred in Track and Field for St. Francis Xavier Church in Newark....
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Isabelle Celentano

January 1, 1927 - February 14, 2017

Isabelle Celentano, 90, of Newark, passed away Tuesday February 14, 2017. Isabelle graduated from Barringer High School, and as a young adult she was a stage performer throughout the metropolitan area, singing Italian American songs. Later in life she became a caregiver and also volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy Center in Belleville. Funeral 8:30 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503...
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Vivian Schrader

February 2, 1935 - February 13, 2017

Mrs. Vivian T. Sepe Schrader, 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. Funeral 9:15 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:45 am St. Mary's Catholic Church, Nutley, NJ. Visitation is Thursday 3-7pm.Entombment in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick Township, NJ is private. A lifelong educator, Toni,...
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Rose M. Mercuri

April 8, 1924 - February 4, 2017

Rose M. Mercuri, 92, of Mendham, formerly Madison, NJ, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. Funeral 8:30 Saturday, February 11, 2017, from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am St. Francis Xavier Church, 243 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair, NJ. Visitation is Friday 2-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory...
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Carmela Della Fera

October 27, 1925 - February 2, 2017

Carmela Della Fera, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, in Miami, Florida, living 91 full and beautiful years. Funeral 9:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am St. Lucy's Church, Newark, NJ, followed by entombment in Glendale Cemetery Mausoleum, Bloomfield. Visitation Friday 9-10:30am. Mrs. Della Fera is survived by her son...
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Rose R. Ciccone

August 4, 1921 - February 1, 2017

Rose R. Ciccone, 95, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2017. Rose was employed by General Instruments in Newark for several years, retiring 30 years ago. Services will be 11 am Saturday at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ, followed by interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. Visitation is 10 am until the time of Rose's service...
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George A. Pretto

October 5, 1937 - January 31, 2017

George A. Pretto, 79, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017. Born in Belleville to the late Amedeo and Adelina, he lived in Newark for many years and Belleville since 1977. George was employed by the United States Postal Service for 40 years. First he was a mail carrier and when he retired 15 years ago, he was the treasurer of Branch #38 in Belleville. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from...
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Marie A. Nesto

June 28, 1920 - January 29, 2017

Marie A.Nesto 96 a life long residento of Newark, N.J. passed away on Sunday January 29, 2017. Funeral Thursday February 2, 2017 at 8:30 am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, N.J. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, N.J. Funeral mass St Lucy's Church, Newark, N.J. 10 am. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 pm. Marie was a member of the Barringer High School Alumni, the...
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James D. Bonfante

October 18, 1968 - January 25, 2017

James D. Bonfante 48 of Tobyhanna, Pa. passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017 Private services and entombment will under the direction of the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, N.J. James was pedeceased by his father Frank Bonfante and his sister Joan Marie Bonfante. Surviving are James wife Elizabeth Shannon, daughters Jamie and Heather Bonfante, his mother Karen Bonfante,...
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Angela M. Cardiello

October 4, 1928 - January 25, 2017

Angela M.Cardiello 88, mother, sister and grandmother of Brick, New Jersey passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017 Funeral Monday January 30, 2017 at 11:00 am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 union ave, Belleville, New Jersey. Funeral mass Holy Rosary Church 344 6th street, Jersey City, New Jersey at 12:00 noon. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey.Visitation Monday January...
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Florence T. Lowack

April 11, 1939 - January 21, 2017

Florence T. Lowack, 77 a native of Belleville, New Jersey and a Poquoson, Va.resident for the past 35 years, peacefully entered eternal rest at home Saturday January 21 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Married in 1961 to Ensign Frederick J.Lowack, USN, during her husband's numerous submarine deployments, she raised two sons: Michael F. Lowack (Valerie) of Kill Devil Hills, NC and William A....
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Lucy A. Caposiena

September 30, 1923 - January 20, 2017

Lucy A. Caposiena, 93, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Friday January 20, 2017. Funeral 9 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville. (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:30 am St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belleville. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm. Lucy is survived by her daughter Kathleen Patterson, sons Richard and his...
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Yolanda Viola Signorile

October 24, 1917 - January 18, 2017

Yolanda "Viola" Signorile, 99, formerly of Bloomfield, NJ, entered into eternal rest Wednesday January 18, 2017. She was born to the late Carmine and Caroline (nee Rullis) Verderosa in Newark, lived in East Orange and Caldwell before moving to Bloomfield in 1955. Mrs. Signorile was a Principal Clerk Transcriber for the Essex County Probation Department for 23 years, retiring in 1979.She was a...
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Florence G. Sandella

April 25, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Florence G.Sandella (Cangelosi) 90 mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother passed away wednesday at her home in Bloomfield, New Jersey Funeral saturday 9:30 am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 union ave Belleville, New Jersey.Funeral mass St Lucy's Church Newark, New Jersey 9:30 am Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Visitation Friday 4-8 pm Florence was born and...
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Ambrosio D. Bautista

December 7, 1935 - January 14, 2017

Ambrosio D. Bautista, 81, of Clifton, passed away Saturday January 14, 2017. Mr. Bautista was an accountant for many years, retiring in 1996. Funeral is 8:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville. Mass is 10 am Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 120 Prospect St. Nutley. Entombment to follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation is Wednesday 4-8 pm. Mr....
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Peter Petrozzino

December 14, 1945 - December 31, 2016

Peter Petrozzino, 71, of Lancaster, PA, formerly Newark, NJ, passed away at home Saturday December 31, 2016. Peter served in the United States Navy. He was employed by the Ramada Inn in Lancaster, PA. Visitation is Sunday January 8, 2017 1-4pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville, NJ. Services will be at 4pm followed by US Naval honors. Cremation is private. Peter is survived by...
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