Nutley, New JerseyObituariesNovember 26, 2014

Charles Crocco, 95

•  Export Division Foreman at Roche


Nov 26, 2014 – Charles Crocco, 95, of Clifton, on Monday, November 24, 2014 at his home.

Born and a resident of Nutley before moving to Clifton 22 years ago, Mr. Crocco retired as a foreman from the export division of Hoffmann La Roche.

The husband of the late Elaine (Feraco) Crocco, he is survived by his three children, Debra Van Dorn and her husband, Peter; Michele Crocco and her husband, Dominick Basile, and Charles Crocco, Jr. and his wife, Frances Joanne; his grandson, Michael Van Dorn, and his sister, Mary Lou Mercurio. Mr. Crocco was also predeceased by a sister, Ann De Rogatis, and a brother, Thomas Crocco.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. Saturday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley.

The entombment will follow at the Immaculate Conception, 712 Grove St., Upper Montclair.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Alphonso Di Paolo, 95

•  Retired Machinst at Wallace & Tiernan


Nov 21, 2014 – Alphonso Di Paolo, 95, on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at his Belleville home. Born in Lioni, Italy to Carmine and Marie (Nattoli) Di Paolo, he resided in Kearny before moving to Belleville in 1955.

Alphonso was retired as a machinist from Wallace & Tiernan in Belleville.

He is survived by his wife, Lena (Mele) Di Paolo; his three children, Sharon Bove and her husband, Paul; Maria Kvetkus and her husband, Auris, and Carmen Di Paolo; five grandchildren, Tristyn, Brienne, Toryn, Arienne Kvetkus and Justin Bove, and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Sara Bove. He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley. The entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

At the request of family please omit flowers and instead do a good deed for someone in memory of Alphonso.

Ernesta G. Fernandez, 77

•  Owner of Gina's Beauty Salon in Belleville


Nov 18, 2014 – Ernesta G. Fernandez, 77, of Nutley, on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Born in Cuba, Mrs. Fernandez immigrated to the United States in 1969. She resided in Newark before moving to Nutley 10 years ago.

Before her retirement, Mrs. Fernandez was a hairdresser and owner of Gina's Beauty Salon in Belleville. A caretaker to many, she volunteered at the Nutley Parkside Apartments as a hairdresser.

She is survived by her two sons, Servando "Sal" Hernandez and his wife, Loriann, and Alberto "Al" Hernandez and his wife, Belinda; eight grandchildren, Gina, Mary, Lauren, Dustin, Rocco, Sam, A.J. and Sal; three great grandchildren, Charlotte, Olivia Rose and Olivia Marie; two sisters and a brother in Cuba, Miriam, Nereida and Celso and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral 8:30 a.m.Friday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Belleville. The cremation will be private.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

Gladys M. Henry

•  Nutley Resident Since 1961


Nov 15, 2014 – Gladys M. Henry passed away peacefully in her Nutley home with her family by her side. Born and raised in Jersey City she lived in Nutley since 1961.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Gladys was an active member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Catholic Daughters Court Gratia #751 and the Nutley Women's Club where she had served as corresponding secretary.

Her love for her family and faith was her everyday inspiration in living a rich and full life. She was an avid exercise aficionado way before it was popular, loved classical music, old movies and family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and husband of 64 years.

A quote that epitomizes Gladys life of love, grace and simplicity is, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love"- Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Gladys is survived by her husband Joseph Patrick Henry, children Joseph E. and wife Loraine, Bernadette Grabowy and husband Stanley, Brian Henry, Ellen Demoulin and husband Louis, Kevin and Paul Henry and grandchildren Grace, Caroline, and Genevieve Grabowy and, Theresa Pavia and husband Thomas.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley. Interment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

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

Vincent P. Manion, 80

•  Administrator With PSE&G, Korean War Navy Veteran


Nov 14, 2014 – Vincent Patrick Manion, 80 of Nutley and Bayville, on Thursday November 13, 2014.

Born in North Arlington to Patrick C. and Odile (Davey) Manion, Mr. Manion resided in Nutley for 49 years and had also lived in Bayville for 22 years. He was an administrator with PSE&G before retiring and was a Navy veteran, serving aboard the destroyer escort, USS Darby during the Korean War.

Vincent was a member of the Queen of Peace Council Knights of Columbus and the Order of Alhambra.

Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Eileen (Stivers) Manion; his children, Susan Harrison and husband, Joseph; Patty Lotito and husband, Frank; Christopher Manion, Karen Manion, Nancy Spitalnik and his grandchildren, Maureen and Brian Harrison, Matthew and Stephen Lotito, Jen de Hagara, and Andrew and Timothy Spitalnik.

He also leaves his brother-in-law, George W. Stivers, Jr.; his step-brother, Edward Keelan; step-sister, Ann Zwick, and the family dog, Dudley.

Funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley. Burial follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday, November 16 from 2-6 p.m.

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Yolanda Liotti, 94; Godmother and Aunt

•  Retired New York Fashion Seamstress


Nov 21, 2014 – Yolanda Liotti, 94, of Caldwell and formerly of Nutley, on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the West Caldwell Care Center, West Caldwell.

Yolanda was born in Petruro, DiForino, Avellino, Italy. She emigrated to Newark in 1938 and resided in Nutley before moving to Caldwell five years ago.

Yolanda was a seamstress in the fashion district of New York City for many years before retiring.

She is survived by her Goddaughter, Sister Ines Gizzarelli, R.S.H.M., and many nieces and nephews.

Yolanda was predeceased by her parents Luigi and Restituta (nee Carpentieri) Liotti; her brother Alessandro Liotti; her sisters Theresa Fasulo, Angelina Raimo, Leonilda DeRita, Filomena DeRita, Michelina DeRita and Flora Liotti.

Funeral Tuesday, November 25 at 8:45 a.m. from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, with a 10 a.m. funeral mass celebrated at St. Lucy's Church, 118 7th Avenue, Newark. The interment will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange.

Visitation on Monday, November 24 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lois R. Massey, Nutley Resident for 25 Years

•  Retired from OSGLII Prudential


Nov 21, 2014 – Lois R. Massey, 84 of Nutley, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains.

Lois was born in Kearny and resided in Nutley for the past 25 years. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic, Newark, for seven years. She also worked as an Application Reviewer for OSGLI, Prudential. for 22 years, and before retiring she worked 10 years as a packer at the Nutley Park Shop Rite.

Lois was a member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Mary's Church, Nutley. She also was a great lover of all animals.

She is survived by her beloved nieces ManyAnn (Burns) Catrambone, Kathy (Burns) Sardinsky and Irene (Burns) Dotoli.

Lois was predeceased by her parents, Irene and Joseph Massey; her sisters, Hazel Holland and Irene Burns, and her niece Patricia Lucas.

The funeral will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Monday from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, with a 10:45 Mass at St. Mary's Church, 7 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley. Interment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 14 Chesterfield Arneytown Road, in Wrightsown.

Visitation Sunday, Nov. 23, from 1-5 p..m. at the funeral home.

Jennie (D'Aiuto) Muzzarini, 92

•  Proffreader for Waldor Prouducts


Nov 16, 2014 – Jennie (D'Aiuto) Muzzarini, 92, on Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 at her Nutley home.

Born and raised in Jersey City, Mrs. Muzzarini came to Nutley 21 years ago. She was a proofreader for Waldor Products in Jersey City before retiring. She was also a former seamstress and member of the ILGWU.

Jennie was a former parishioner and Eucharistic minister at the Sacred Heart Church in Jersey City.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Muzzarini, and three brothers and two sisters. Surviving are her children, Louis Muzzarini, Jr. and Dolores Placa; her grandchildren, Thomas Carrino, Robin Carrino and Daniel Muzzarini, and seven great grandchildren. She also leaves her sister, Carmela Marchetti.

Funeral 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 797 Valley Road, Clifton. The entombment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Lakeview Avenue in Paterson.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Maryrose Furey, 81

•  Retired Registered Nurse


Nov 14, 2014 – Maryrose (Murphy) Furey, 81, of Nutley, on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Born in Newark, Maryrose was raised in Kearny and lived in Belleville before moving to Nutley 45 years ago. Retored as an registered nurse from St. Michael's Medical Center, she later worked part time for H&R Block in Rutherford for 29 years.

Maryrose was a St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and was also a member of the Rosary Society at St. Mary's Church in Nutley.

She is survived by her six children, Thomas and his wife, Cynthia, Ann Furey, John and his wife, Leslie, Edward and Alana, James and Ann, and Mary Zaremba and her husband, James. She also leaves 16 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph; two sisters, Anna Murphy and Rita Hogan, and her brother, John Murphy.

Funeral 9:45 a.m. Monday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:45 a.m. Mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 7 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley.

The interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road in North Arlington.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-7 p.m.

Edward J. Isdanovich, 77

•  Rescue Helicopter Pilot in Korea and Vietnam


Nov 12, 2014 – Edward J. Isdanovich, of Nutley, on Monday, November 10, 2014. Born in Mahanoy City, PA, he grew up in Harrison and lived in Jackson before moving to Nutley 29 years ago.

Edward proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during Korea and Viet Nam as a rescue helicopter pilot and was a former member of the Essex County Bassmasters and the Monmouth County Rifle and Pistol Club. He retired from Ivers-Lee Co. in West Caldwell as a package line mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Jill (Simon) Isdanovich; four children, Nancy Asjborn, Sharon McIntyre, Connie Kelly and Edward J. Isdanovich, Jr.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service 8:30 a.m.Thursday at the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 p.m. until service time.

The cremation will be private.

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