Nutley, New JerseyObituariesJanuary 28, 2015

Bruno Tosato, 86

•  Sports History Buff, Fan of St. Louis Cardinals


Jan 24, 2015 – Bruno Tosato, 86, of Newark, on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Tosato lived in Morristown before moving back in 2011. He retired as an assembler for Automatic Switch in Florham Park. A Navy Veteran of WWII, he served on the USS Randolph CV-15.

Bruno was a sports history buff as well as a sports enthusiast and a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The husband of the late Edith (Gervasio) Tosato and brother of the late George Tosato, he is survived by his sister, Irene Tosato; many nieces and nephews, including John Tosato, George Tosato and his wife, Kathleen, Linda Babbage and her husband, William, Diane Attardi and her husband, Marc and Anthony Gervasio.

He also leaves his grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Andrew, John, Stephen, Megan, Hailey, Alexandra and Gregory and a step-son, Gerald Maselli.

Funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10 a.m. Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Newark. Interment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project., P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 would be appreciated.

Anthony Richard Sollitto, 49

•  A Nutley Father and Son


Jan 22, 2015 – Anhony Richard Sollitto, 49, of Nutley, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson.

Anthony was born in Belleville and resided in Nutley

He is survived by his son, Anthony J. Sollitto; his mother, Catherine (nee Bevinetto) Sollitto; his father, Anthony Sollitto; his sister Ellen Sollitto, and his niece, Ava Grace.

Anthony was predeceased by his brother, Jack Sollitto.

The funeral will be conducted from the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, January 23, at 8:30 a.m. There will be a funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Nutley at 9:30 a.m. The entombment will be at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Visitation Thursday, January 22 from 2 –4 p.m. and 6 – 8:00 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences please visit our website at www.biondifuneralhome.com.

Elizabeth "Betty" (Truesdell) Dippel, 90

•  Member of Nutley Seniors Club


Jan 21, 2015 – Elizabeth "Betty" (Truesdell) Dippel, 90 of Nutley, on Tuesday, January 21, 2015.

Mrs. Dippel was born in Newark and resided in Bloomfield before coming to Nutley in 1950. She was employed by the Nutley Board of Education as a cafeteria aide at Franklin School before retiring. Mrs. Dippel was a member of the Nutley Seniors Club.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Roy Dippel. She is survived by three sons, Dennis L. Dippel and his wife, Diane; Donald J. Dippel and his wife, Patricia, and Daniel C. Dippel and his daughter, Doreen B. Parlmieri and her husband, Vincent.

Mrs. Dippel also leaves eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard," she said.

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. Funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Avenue. Burial follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Avenue, Bloomfield.

Visiting will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 22, from 4-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Department for Persons with Disabilities, 1 Catholic Charites Way, PO Box 2539 Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.

Bernard Carvalloza, 75

•  Owner of Delicatessan in Passaic


Jan 21, 2015 – Bernard Carvalloza, 75, a lifelong resident of Belleville, on Sunday January 18, 2015.

Bernard was a bartender at the Essex Fells Country Club and previously had been a delicatessen owner in Passaic for 30 years. He also served in the Army National Guard.

Predeceased by his father, Antonio Carvalloza, and his brother, Anthony, he is survived by his mother, Geraldine (Tolve) Carvalloza, and his sister, Rosemarie McKibben. Mr. Carvalloza was the uncle of Anthony Carvalloza and Sharon McMullen.

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. Burial follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visiting Friday, January 23, from 3-5 p.m

John A. Siclari, 86 of Clifton

•  Self-Employed Television Repairman


Jan 20, 2015 – John A. Siclari, 86 of Clifton, on Monday January 19, 2015. Born in Newark, he lived in Nutley before moving to Clifton in 2005.

Mr. Siclari was a self-employed television repairman. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War and was a member of the Federation of Italian Societies of New Jersey and their bocce ball league.

Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Lena (Sampieri) Siclari, and his brothers, Dominick, Vincent and Frank Siclari, he is survived by his wife, Emily (Meola) Siclari, his daughter, Maria Tsouhnikas and her husband, Donald, his "sons" David Siclari and his wife, Debbie, and Vincent Siclari

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Barry, Anthony, Rebecca, and Rachel. John also leaves his sister Rita Hendrixson, his nieces, Paula Siclari and Janice Ray, his nephew Frank Ameo, and other nieces, nephews and friends, most especially Eleanor Kiernan.

At the family's request, cremation services private.

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Carmel (Cianci) Curto, 74

•  Retired Legal Secretary


Jan 22, 2015 – Carmel (Cianci) Curto, 74 of Belleville, on Monday January 19, 2015.

Born in Newark to James and Jennie (Orgo) Cianci, Mrs. Curto lived in Lyndhurst before coming to Belleville 45 years ago.

Mrs. Curto was a graduate of Barringer High School in Newark and the Drake School of Business. Before retiring, she had been employed for many years as a legal secretary.

Predeceased by her parents, she leaves her son, Richard Curto and his wife, Rosanna; her daughter, Camille Cichino and her husband, Jim, and five grandchildren, Joey, Jenny, Jessica, Richie and Daniella.

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 Avenue, Nutley. Burial follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visiting Sunday, January 25, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Rosemary Chiaramonte, 84

•  Retired from Panasonic in Secaucus


Jan 22, 2015 – Rosemary Chiaramonte - Wife, Mother, Sister and Grandmother, 84

Mrs. Rosemary (nee Perillo) Chiaramonte, 84 of Wayne and formerly of Nutley and Toms River on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Sunrise Senior Living, Wayne.

Rosemary was born in Newark and resided in Nutley and Toms River before moving to Wayne.

Her most recent employment was with the Data Entry Department at Panasonic in Secaucus. She retired in 1993.

While juggeling motherhood and a career, Rosemary volunteered whenever she could. Her volunteer work included the St. Mary's Rosary Society, the Nutley and Holiday Heights Women's Club, and the American Cancer Society. She was also a member of the Italian American Club.

Rosemary's passion, besides her family, included being an outstanding cook, the arts, needle pointing, traveling, arts and crafts, home design and, of course, visiting Atlantic City.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years John Chiaramonte; her children. Susan Kish and her husband Andy, Linda Diana and her husband Randy, and John Chiaramonte and his husband Michael; her brother Thomas Perillo, and her grandchildren, Ryan and Thomas Kish, Matthew Diana, and Lauren, Olivia and Reese Chiaramonte. Mrs. Chiaramonte was predeceased by her grandson Nicholas Diana.

Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service being celebrated at 12:00 p.m. The cremation will be held privately. For directions or to send online condolences please visit our website at www.biondifuneralhome.com.

Helen P. (Quattrone) Natalizio, 96

•  Once Worked at B29 Bomber Plant in California


Jan 21, 2015 – Helen P. (Quattrone) Natalizio, 96, of Nutley, on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

Born in South Orange, Mrs. Natalizio lived in Newark before settling in Nutley in 1946. She was employed at Hoffmann-LaRoche in Nutley as a conveyor worker for 20 years before retiring in 1970.

During World War II, she worked as a riveter at Lockheed Martin's B-29 bomber plant in Fresno, California.

Helen was a member of the Holy Family Church Rosary Altar Society and the Roche Retirees Club. She was also a former member of the Nutley Chapter AARP, the Golden Age Club and the Nutley Parkside Friday Social Club.

Predeceased by her husband, Fred Natalizio, she is survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Visiting Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with an 11 a.m. Mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley. Burial follows at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 712 Grove Street, Upper Montclair.

Joseph Presutti, 92 of Florida and formerly of Nutley

•  World War II Army Air Corps Fighter Squadron


Jan 20, 2015 – Joseph Presutti, 92 of Jacksonville, FL and formerly of Nutley, on Wednesday January 14, 2015.

Born in Pratola Peligna, L'Aquila Province in the Abruzzo region of Italy, he was the son of Cesidio and Amelia (Rossi) Presutti. Mr. Presutti resided in Nutley before moving to Florida 33 years ago.

A plant manager with United Speaker Systems in Jacksonville before retiring, Mr. Presutti was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving with the 7th Fighter Squadron.

He is survived by his wife, Mae (Messina) Presutti; his children, Joseph Presutti and his wife MaryJane; Robert Presutti and his wife Carolyn, and Susan Presutti Rogers and her husband Paul.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home (www.swbrownandson.com), 267 Centre St. Nutley on Friday January 23 at 9:30 am. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Nutley at 10:30 am. Visiting will be at the funeral home on Thursday January 22 from 4-8 pm.
In lieu of flower, memorial donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Ste. 251, Denville, NJ 07834

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Emily (Knaggs) Mc Donnell, 84

•  Retired from Canada Maritime in Hoboken


Jan 20, 2015 – Emily (Knaggs) McDonnell, 84 of Toms River, on Sunday January 18, 2015 at her home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. McDonnell lived in Nutley before moving to Toms River 14 years ago. She was accounts receivable manager with Canada Maritime Inc. in Hoboken before retiring.

Emily was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and founding member and Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society, Toms River Chapter. She was also an active member and past treasurer of the Silver Ridge Park West Homeowners Association.

She was predeceased by her husband, William McDonnell; her son William McDonnell, and her parents, Alexander and Emily (Pratt) Knaggs. Mrs. McDonnell is survived by her son, Thomas McDonnell and his wife, Lorraine, and by her daughter, Kathleen McDonnell and life-partner, Tracy McDonnell and her grandchildren, David and Vanessa Langworth, Shea and Liam McDonnell, Casey Wilson, and her great-grandson, Liam Langworth.

Emily was also the sister of Margaret Strzelecki and the late George Knaggs, Anne Gales, Olive Otte and Betty Laszok and sister-in-law of Elaine Knaggs and Edmund Otte. Emily also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Thursday morning from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a Requiem Communion at the Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane, in Nutley. Burial follows at the Crest Haven Memorial Park in Clifton.

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 the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave. Ste. 251 Denville, NJ 07834

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