Nutley, New JerseyObituariesJuly 25, 2014

Mona D. Zarro, 55

•  Daughter, Sister and Aunt, 55


Jul 22, 2014 – Mrs. Mona D. Zarro, 55, of Nutley and formerly of Newark, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Glen Ridge, Mona resided in Newark before moving to Nutley 10 years ago. She was a hairdresser in Nutley.

Predeceased by her son Michael and her father Salvatore Zarro, she is survived by her mother Dolores (nee Salvato) Zarro; her sister Lisa Zarro, and three brothers, Mark Zarro and his wife Elizabeth, John Zarro and his wife Josephine, and Craig Zarro and his wife Gina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue, on Friday, July 25 at 8:45 a.m. Funeral mass 10 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 118 7th Avenue, Newark. Interment at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield. Visitation Thursday, July 24 from 4-8 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences please visit www.biondifuneralhome.com.

Moses E. Ruffo, 76

•  Retired Machinist Also Worked at Target


Jul 19, 2014 – Moses E. Ruffo,76, a lifelong resident of Nutley, on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Mr. Ruggo retired as a machinist from Norton Performance Plastics in Wayne. Following his retirement, he worked at Target in Paramus for the last five years.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, an avid Yankee Fan, and he coached in the Nutley American Little League for many years.

The son of the late Rosa (Russo) and Pietro Ruffo, he is survived by his wife, Lucille (Cicalese) Ruffo; three sons, Philip and his wife, Cynthia; Anthony and his fianceé Stacey Aromando, and Frank and his wife, Stacey; his former daughter-in-law, Tammy Ruffo; two sisters, Laura Feraco and Helen Buttacavoli; a brother, Salvatore Ruffo; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ruffo was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Cerqua and Marie Mairella, and a brother, Frank.

Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley. Interment follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

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

Guy Follet, Jr., 48

•  Lifelong Nutley Resident


Jul 17, 2014 – Guy Follet Jr., 48, a lifelong resident of Nutley, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home.

He is survived by his parents, Joanne (Sollitto) and Guy Follet; his daughter, Leanne Follet; two sisters, Georgette Iradi and Jennifer Kirker, and a brother, Joseph Follet.

Funeral services 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 celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 7 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley. Interment follows at the East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Avenue, Clifton.

Visiting 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tom Gallucci, Nutley High School Athletic Director

•  Served in U.S. Naval Reserves


Jul 15, 2014 – Tom Gallucci, former Athletic Director at Nutley High School, on Friday, July 11, at his home in Cedar Grove.

A former resident of Nutley, Mr. Gallucci coached at Bloomfield and Passaic High schools and at Montclair State University, but the bulk of his career was spent at Nutley High School where he served as athletic director. He also coached football, track and and wrestling at Nutley High School.

Tom was born and raised in Newark, N.J., lived briefly in Bloomfield, N.J., and then moved to Cedar Grove, where he spent most of his life raising his three children, Tom, John, and Fran, with his wife, Catherine.

He served proudly in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Tom attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship, and then continued his education at Panzer College where he earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He also earned a master's degree in education at Montclair State University.

Tom was passionate about sports, particularly football and teaching. He combined those passions in an accomplished career that spanned four decades as a physical education teacher and coach.

Throughout his life, Tom was a sage advisor to family, friends, students, and athletes, and always made time to listen and share his wisdom with others. His advice was even more invaluable because everyone knew it was a reflection of how he lived his life.

During his summers, Tom was the manager of the Cedar Grove Community Pool for 27 years. He later developed a passion for golf, and spent many hours enjoying the course at his home in Manchester, N.J., where he and his wife Catherine moved upon his retirement.

Tom was predeceased by his daughter, Fran; his parents, Thomas and Frances; his brother, Pasquale (Pat), and nephews, Joey and Tom.

Surviving is his childhood sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Catherine; two sons, Tom and his wife Debbie, and John Gallucci; his sister, Dolly; five grandchildren, Tommy, Michael, Seth, Arielle, and Gemma; three nieces, Angela and Delaney Slater, and Missy, and his sister-in-law, Betty McVeigh.

Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, from Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove. Interment follows at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

Visitation Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

Genevieve Gesualdo 84, of Nutley


Jul 11, 2014 – Genevieve Gesualdo 84, of Nutley, on July 8, 2014, at the Sitrin Nursing Center in New Hartford, N.Y.

Born in Newark, she moved to Nutley 43 years ago. She was a graduate of Barringer High School in 1949. With the aid of her Seeing Eye dog "Lady," she worked five years for the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark.

Genevieve was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Margaret (Garrone) Gesualdo, and her brother, Deputy Chief Nicholas Gesualdo of the Newark Police Dept. She is survived by her brothers, Vincent and Frank Gesualdo, her nephews Frank III and Philip, and her niece, Dr. Maria Gesualdo. Frank's children brought brightness and purpose to her life.

Funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 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 Avenue. Interment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visiting 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Saint Joseph School for the blind, 761 Summit Ave., Jersey City, N.J 07307 would be appreciated.

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Anthony C. Vignola, Sr., 89

•  Nutley Father and Brother, 89


Jul 22, 2014 – Anthony C. Vignola, Sr., 89, of Nutley, on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark.

Mr. Vignola was born in Newark and resided in Nutley for 57 years. He was a Systems Designer for Walter Kitty in Belleville for many years before retiring. Mr. Vignola served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his son James Vignola and his brother Nicholas Vignola.

Mr. Vignola was predeceased by his wife, Joanne (nee Marone) Vignola; his son, Anthony Vignola, Jr., and his daughter, Cheryl Vignola (May, 2014).

Services at the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Avenue in Nutley on Friday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. Visitation 9 a.m. until time of service. The interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road North Arlington.

William P. La Cicero, Jr., 83

•  Conductor for Amtrak, Based in Newark


Jul 19, 2014 – William P. La Cicero, Jr., 83, of Nutley, on July 17, 2014.

Mr. La Cicero was born in Newark and resided in Bloomfield before moving to Nutley more than 35 years ago. Prior to retiring, he was a conductor for Amtrak based in Newark. Mr. La Cicero was a member of the Marine Corps League Detachment No. 206 in Whippany, N.J.

Predeceased by his wife, Helen Rae (Taylor) La Cicero, and his two sisters, Joan Gossington and Madelyn York, Mr. La Cicero is survived by his daughter, Diane Krasner and her husband Lee, her sister, Carol Garrity, and two grandchildren, Taylor and Jake.

Visiting Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the to the L/CPL Robert J. Slattery Marine Corps League Detachment #206, P.O. Box 566 West Caldwell, N.J 07007 (www.mclslatterydet.org)

Dominic M. Colaneri, 62

•  Real Estate Brooker in Nutley


Jul 15, 2014 – Dominic M. Colaneri, 62, of Nutley, on Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home and surrounded by his family.

Mr. Colaneri was born in Jersey City and resided in Nutley for 10 years. He was a graduate of Seton Hall University, South Orange, where he was a member of the Alpha Kappa PSI Fraternity. Mr. Colaneri was a real estate broker in Nutley for many years.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Christina (nee Bresko) Colaneri, and seven siblings, twin sisters MaryAnn Mastrolia and Sister Angela Colaneri, James Colaneri, Agnes Colaneri, Francine Colaneri-Cardinale, John Colaneri and Germaine Caporino.

Mr. Colaneri was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anne (nee Balbo) Colaneri, and his brother, Joseph Colaneri.

The funeral will be conducted from the www.biondifuneralhome.com Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, July 18 at 9:45 a.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at St. Peter's Church, 152 William St.,Belleville, at 11 a.m. Interment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For directions or to send online condolences please visit visit the Biondi Funeral Home website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family will be accepted at the funeral home.

Michelino (Mike) Venditti, 63

•  Served in the Italian Army


Jul 12, 2014 – Michelino (Mike) Venditti, 63, on Friday July 11, 2014 at his Nutley home.

Born in Italy, Mr. Venditti came to Nutley 36 years ago. He was the foreman at the Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield and had served in the Italian Army.

He was predeceased by his father, Antimo Venditti, and his brother, Salvatore Venditti. He is survived by his wife, Giorgia (Faragasso) Venditti; his daughter, Anna Venditti, and his mother, Addalorata (Cicchino) Venditti.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. on Monday 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, and followed by entombment at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

Visiting at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-7 p.m.

Grace Vicidomini, 92

•  Nutley Resident for 54 Years


Jul 8, 2014 – Grace (Graziano) Vicidomini, on Monday, July 7, at her Nutley home.

Born and raised in Newark, she moved to Nutley 54 years ago and was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

She was a seventh and last surviving child of 12 children of the late Anina (Manna) and Luigi Graziano. She was the wife of the late Arnoldl "Neil" Vicidomini Sr. who died in 1990.

Grace is survived by her two sons, Arnold Vicidomini Jr. and Ralph Vicidomini, and her daughtger-in-law Joanne, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the www.swbrownandson.com, funeral home, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue. Entombment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visiting Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to The Woman's Heart Association, 7272 Greeville Ave., Dallas, Teas 75231 or www.goredforwomen.org would be preferred.

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