Nutley, New JerseyObituariesApril 18, 2014

Kathleen A. Mulready, 79

•  Wife, Mother, Sister and Grandmother


Apr 17, 2014 – Mrs. Kathleen A. (nee Lezark) Mulready, 79, of Nutley, on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in New Brunswick, Mrs. Mulready was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of of American Legion Post 70 in Nutley. A homemaker for her family, she was a resident of Nutley for 46 years.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William Mulready; her daughter, Lori Mulready; her twin children, Catherine Akos and her husband Richard and Steven Mulready; two sisters, Joan Pavelock and Judy Wyss, and three grandchildren, Jack, Jessica and Robert.

Mrs. Mulready was predeceased by her first husband, Peter Bianca; her parents, Steven and Louise (nee Lang) Lezark, and two brothers, Charles and Robert Lezark.

The funeral will be conducted from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, on Saturday, April 19, with a Blessing at the Mother Cabrini Chapel at the Holy Family Parish Center, 28 Brookline Avenue.

Visiting on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor to the charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated.

Subhash M. Jani, 69

•  Retired from Emblem Health Corp.


Apr 13, 2014 – Subhash M. Jani, 69, of Nutley, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in India, he had lived in Nutley for the past 38 years.

Mr. Jani was retired from Emblem Health Corp. in New York City as a systems analyst.

He is survived by his wife, Nalini (Raval) Jani; two sons, Sanjay and his wife, Barbara, and Sunil and his wife, Annie; three grandchildren, Jayant, Mohini and Tara; two brothers-in-law, Virendra and Chetan Raval; two sisters-in-law, Saroj and Pushpa Jani, and many nieces, nephews and additional grandchildren.

Mr. Jani was was predeceased by his parents, Tara (Raval) and Maneklal Jani; three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday at the Rosedale Crematory in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Nutley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 169 Chestnut St. Nutley, NJ 07110 would be preferred.

Subhash M. Jani, 69

•  Retired Systems Analysis


Apr 12, 2014 – Subhash M. Jani, 69, of Nutley, on Friday, April 11, 2024.

Born in India, Mr. Jani was a resident of Nutley for the past 38 years. He retired from the Emblem Health Corp. in New York City as a systems analyst.

Mr. Jani is survived by his wife, Nalini (Raval) Jani; two sons, Sanjay and his wife, Barbara, and Sunil and his wife, Annie; three grandchildren, Jayant, Mohini and Tara; two brothers-in-law, Virendra and Chetan Raval; two sisters-in-law, Saroj and Pushpa Jani, and many nieces, nephews and additional grandchildren.

Mr. Jani was predeceased by his parents, Tara (Raval) and Maneklal Jani; three brothers and four sisters.

Visitors will be received on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon at the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rosedale Crematory in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Nutley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 169 Chestnut St. Nutley, NJ 07110 would be preferred.

Stephanie Pawelek, 92

•  Retired Technical Librarian for ITT Avionics


Apr 10, 2014 – Mrs. Stephanie Pawelek (nee Moskal), 92, of ‍Nutley, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Atrium at Wayne.

Mrs. Pawelek was born in Passaic and resided in ‍Nutley for many years.

She was employed as a technical librarian for ITT Avionics, ‍Nutley, for 31 years before retiring.

Mrs. Pawelek was an active member of the ‍Nutley Golden Age Club.

Mrs. Pawelek was predeceased by her husband, Edward Pawelek, and her eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, from the the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, with a 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 120 Prospect St., Nutley. Interment follows at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave., Clifton.

Visiting 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Benjamin Vincent Valentini, 67

•  Vice President of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York


Apr 7, 2014 – Benjamin Vincent Valentini, 67 of Nutley, on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Fraine (Chieti) Abruzzo, Italy to Silvio and Concetta (Florio) Valentini, he lived in Paterson, before marrying and coming to Nutley 45 years ago.

Mr. Valentini was graduated by Rutgers University in June, 1968, and earned a master's in education degree from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Business in December of the same year.

Ben began working for Arthur Andersen until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1969 during the Vietnam war.

In 1976, he started his life long career of 32 years at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in New York City where he traveled the world and retired as a Vice President of Finance. Through the years, he was very active in many civic and philanthropic endeavors, including the Nutley Jaycees, SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives), Societa Frainese and the Pancreatic Cancer Support Fund.

Three years ago, and a month before he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, Ben purchased an olive grove in his hometown in Italy. With the fruits of this olive grove, Ben was able to raise $21,000 to help other pancreatic cancer patients.

Mr. Valentini was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Liliana Rossi and Mary Toscano. He leaves his wife, Enrica (Gaetano) Valentini, two daughters, Lori Galgano and her husband, Marc, and Danielle Thomson and her husband, Jeff; four grandchildren, Jake Benjamin and Sydney Ennis Galgano, and Dehlia Launay and Benjamin Austin Thomson; his sister, Diana (Enza) Preta, and his brother, Joseph Valentini.

Funeral 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley. Entombment follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Support Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center with "Pancreatic Cancer Support Fund" written in the memo section. They can be mailed to 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.

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Vincent Moscaritola, Jr., 89; World War II Army Veteran

•  Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather


Apr 15, 2014 – Vincent Moscaritola, Jr., 89, of Nutley, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born in Newark, he was a longtime resident of Nutley.

He was the owner of Moscara's Bakery, Newark, for many years before retiring. Mr. Moscaritola was a World War II Army Veteran serving with the Fifth Infantry Division which landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day.

He was awarded two Purple Hearts for numerous injuries endured during his military career. He was also the recipient of the Bronze Star.

He is survived by two sons, Vincent Moscaritola III and his wife Linda, and Anthony Moscaritola and his wife Laura; a brother, Basil Moscaritola; two sisters Esther Giordano and Grace Martino; five grandchildren Holly, Vincent Joseph, Anthony and Tyler, and two great-grandchildren Dylan and Richard Bennett.

Mr. Moscaritola was predeceased by his wife Ella (nee Caprio) Moscaritola; his parents Vincent and Josephine Moscaritola; his sisters Theresa, Fay, Nan, and Marie, and his brothers Angelo and Michael.

The funeral will be conducted from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, on Wednesday, April 16 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 7 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley. Interment with Military Honors follows at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 23 Cottage Place, Bloomfield.

Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at the funeral home.

Angelo Romano, 59

•  Administrator for Archdiocese


Apr 13, 2014 – Angelo Romano, 59, on Friday, April 11, 2014. Born and raised in Newark, he moved to Nutley 13 years ago.

Mr. Romano was an Administrative Assistant for the Archdiocese of Newark at Holy Cross Cemetery. He served with the United States Navy during peace time

He was predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Columbia Mary (Perna) Romano; his twin brother, Michael Gerard Romano, and his sister, Patricia Ann Scalingi.

Also surviving are his sisters, Angela Blasi and Maria Elena Friedella; his brother-in-law, Eugene Scalingi; his brother, John Romano and his wife, Carmel, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at St. Lucy's Church, 118 7th Avenue, Newark.

Entombment of cremains will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Louis R. Cocchiarella

•  Husband, Brother, Father and Grandfather, 86


Apr 12, 2014 – Louis R. Cocchiarella, 86, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by his family at his Nutley home.

Mr. Cocchiarella was the owner for 50 years of Casa Cocchiarella Cleaners and Tailors in Nutley. Born in Newark, he had resided in Nutley for 60 years.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Nutley VFW Post.

Mr. Cocchiarella is survived by his wife, Olga Cocchiarella (nee Czumak); three children, Carmin Hoph, Pasquale Cocchiarella and Gina L. Corbosiero and her husband, Alfonso; two brothers, Joseph Cocchiarella, and Nino Cocchiarella and his wife, Luanna, and four grandchildren, Daniel, Alyssa, Alfonse and Giancarlo.

Mr. Cocchiarella was predeceased by his daughter, Luanne Cocchiarella, and his sisters, Lydia Giovenco and Lucy Pitera.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Vincent United Methodist Church, ‍100 Vincent Place, Nutley, on Monday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. Entombment follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

Visiting 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.  org/donate  , would be greatly appreciated.

Joseph L. Pepe, 85

•  State President of Elks, Retired Police Officer, Prosecutor


Apr 8, 2014 – Joseph L. Pepe, 85, of Nutley, on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge. Born in Newark, he was a resident of Nutley for over 40 years.

Mr. Pepe was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in Nutley where he held many positions over the years on the Local, District and State Levels which included serving as Exalted Ruler and State President from 1989-1990.

Mr. Pepe was also a member of the Nutley Old Guard and a former member of Nutley Unico.

He earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1979 from Fairleigh Dickerson University, Teaneck. Mr. Pepe served honorably in the Army during the Korean War.

Early in his career he was a Newark Police Officer and later served as Deputy Chief for the Essex County Prosecutors Office. His career spanned 35 years in law enforcement before retiring.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Nancy (Calabrese) Pepe; two children, Joanne Pepe and Nicholas Pepe and his wife Debbie; his sister and brother, Margaret Pfeiffer and Alfred Pepe; six grandchildren, Kristin, Brian, Nicholas, Christopher, Brendan and Devin, and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, with a 9:30 a.m. funeral mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave. Entombment with military honors follows at the Glendale Chapel Mausoleum, Bloomfield.

Visiting 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carmen M. Christopher, 87

•  Retired World War II Veteran


Apr 7, 2014 – Carmen M. Christopher, 87 a lifelong resident of Nutley, on Saturday April 5, 2014.

Mr. Christopher was a foreman for the Township of Nutley Parks Department before retiring and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

The son of the late John and Grace (D'Aloia) Christopher, Carmen is survived by his wife, Gloria (Miele) Christopher; his children, Karen Christopher-Dolocheck, Susan Christopher-Brandt and her husband Robert, and Cathy Christopher-Hull, and six grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Amanda, Nicole, Kelly and Carly.

Mr.Christopher also leaves two brothers, John and Jim, and his sister, Marge Malone McMillan. He was predeceased by his sisters, Marie Christopher and Rose Cassese.

Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with an 11 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 120 Prospect Street. Cremation private.

Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105

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