Nutley, New JerseyObituariesAugust 29, 2014

Vincent "Willie" Horuzy, 87

•  Navy World War II Veteran, He Retired from Roche


Aug 20, 2014 – Vincent "Willie" Horuzy, 87, of Bloomfield, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born and raised in Nutley, he moved to Bloomfield in 1971.

Willie retired as a pharmaceutical mechanic from Hoffmann La Roche in Nutley. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.

The husband of the late Phyllis (Triano) Horuzy, he is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Horuzy-Maffucci and her husband, John. He was also predeceased by two sisters and a brother, Ann Schreck, Joseph Horuzy and Mary Krill.

Funeral 9 a.m. Saturday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave., Bloomfield.

The interment will follow at the Glendale Cemetery, 20 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Elizabeth "Bette" Viola Natale, 89

•  Resided in Nutley and Belleville


Aug 19, 2014 – Elizabeth "Bette" Viola (Nero) Natale, 89, of Belleville and formerly of Nutley, on Monday, August 18, 2014, with her son, William "Bill" by her side at the Solana of Roseland Assisted Living Residence. Her death followed a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Bette was a gentle person who was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted much of her time and energy as a care giver to many family members and friends.

Born and raised in Newark, she lived in Nutley beginning in 1946 before moving to Belleville.

Bette was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, William "Buff" Natale, and her parents, Angelina(Festa) and Lawrence Nero. Bette is survived by her son, William L. Natale and his wife, Angela; her daughter, Patricia Schinn and her husband, Andrew, and three grandchildren, Michael Schinn and his wife, Carrie, Joseph Schinn and Heather and Christopher Natale. Bette also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Saturday at 9:30 a.m. 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. The entombment follows at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365 would be appreciated.

Sarah Angeline Clark, 94

•  Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, 94


Aug 13, 2014 – Mrs. Sarah Angeline (nee Staples) Clark, 94, of Ocean Grove and formerly of Nutley, on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Mrs. Clark resided and loved living in Nutley for 50 years before moving to Ocean Grove five years ago. She enjoyed being a member of the Nutley Senior Citizens and working at the voting polls on election day.

Born in Scranton, Penna., Sarah was the daughter of Jesse and Ruey Staples.

Predeceased by her husband, Francis X. Clark, and five of her seven siblings, Sarah leaves behind four children, Carolyn Hjembo and her husband, Erick; James Clark, and his wife, Andrea; Nancy Hughes and her husband, Robert, and Richard Clark and his wife, Jeanne; two sisters, Betty Clark and Claire Dougherty; nine grandchildren, Christian Hjembo, Robin Hjembo, Sarah Hartigan, James Clark, Geoffrey Clark, Gretchen Hughes, Megan Lima, Ryan Clark and Kyle Clark, and five great-grandchildren along with numerous relatives and friends.

Services 5 p.m. Sunday at the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley. Committal service 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 14 Chesterfield Arneytown Road, Wrightsown.

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

Robert Anthony D'Avanzo, 68

•  Vietnam Veteran, Retired from Postal Service


Aug 11, 2014 – Robert Anthony D'Avanzo, 68 of Nutley, on Sunday August 10, 2014. Born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., he resided in in Miami, Fla. before moving to Nutley in 1974.

Mr. D'Avanzo was a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier at the Belleville Annex before retiring. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he served as a sergeant with the 2nd Armored Division, 78th Artillery Regiment and was a recipient of the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze battle stars and the National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. D'Avamzp was also a member of VFW Post 493 in Nutley.

Surviving are his son, Nicholas D'Avanzo, and his brothers, Frank and Eugene. He was predeceased by his former wife, Sandra J. D'Avanzo.

Funeral 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church, 7 Msgr. Owens Place, Nutley. Burial follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

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

Marc A. Petrillo, Sr., 90

•  Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother


Aug 8, 2014 – Marc A. Petrillo, Sr. 90, of Nutley, on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his home and surrounded by his family.

Mr. Petrillo was born Newark and resided in Nutley for 58 years. He was a supervisor with Lozowick Trucking in Linden for many years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosemarie (nee LePree) Petrillo; two children, Suzanne Stambaugh and her husband Michael, and Marc A. Petrillo, Jr. and his fiancée Marcie; two grandchildren, Michael and Toni Barlettano, and a sister Louise Wunsch.

Memorial visitation Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 3-7 p.m. with a funeral service celebrated at 6:30 p.m. at the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley.

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Barbara Joan Fernicola, 75

•  Long Time Resident, Retired Licensed Practical Nurse , 75


Aug 20, 2014 – Mrs. Barbara Joan (nee Pianka) Fernicola, 75, of Nutley, on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Mrs. Fernicola was born in Boston and had resided in Nutley for the past 53 years.

She began her career a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Essex County Geriatric Center of Belleville where she worked for many years before her retirement from the Overbrook Hospital in Cedar Grove.

She is survived by two children, Margaret and Vincent Fernicola; her brother Michael Pianka; her sister, Patricia Dotoli and her husband Gus, and her grandson, James Fernicola.

Mrs. Fernicola was predeceased by her husband Vincent (Jimmy) Fernicola.

Services 8:30 a.m. Friday from the www.biondifuneralhome.com, 540 Franklin Ave., Nutley, with 9:30 a.m. funeral mass at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley. Entombent follows at the Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Visiting 4-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad would be appreciated.

Bia Russo, 85

•  Nutley Resident for 59 Years


Aug 19, 2014 – Bia Russo, 85, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her Nutley home.

Born in Newark to Salvatore and Anna Pierro Russo, she came to Nutley 59 years ago. Ms. Russo was an administrative assistant with American Leasing Corp. in East Orange before retiring.

Predeceased by her parents, her brother, Salvatore Russo, Jr. and two sisters, Antoinette Russo and Fannie Giordano, she is survived by her sister, Rita Restaino and her husband, Nicholas, Sr. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral 9 a.m. Friday from the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, with a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 120 Prospect Street, Nutley. Entombment follows at the Glendale Cemetery, 28 Hoover Ave., Bloomfield.

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

Sarah Angeline Clark, 94

•  Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Aug 13, 2014 – Sarah Angeline Clark
Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, 94

Mrs. Sarah Angeline (nee Staples) Clark, 94, of Ocean Grove, N.J. and formerly of Nutley, on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Mrs. Clark resided and loved living in Nutley for 50 years before moving to Ocean Grove five years ago. She enjoyed being a member of the Nutley Senior Citizens and working at the voting polls on election day.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Sarah was the daughter of Jesse and Ruey Staples. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis X. Clark, and five of her seven siblings. Sarah leaves four children, Carolyn Hjembo and her husband Erick, James Clark and his wife Andrea, Nancy Hughes and her husband Robert, and Richard Clark and his wife Jeanne; two sisters, Betty Clark and Claire Dougherty; nine grandchildren, Christian Hjembo, Robin Hjembo, Sarah Hartigan, James Clark, Geoffrey Clark, Gretchen Hughes, Megan Lima, Ryan Clark and Kyle Clark, and five great-grandchildren as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Services from the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a funeral service celebrated at Vincent United Methodist Church, Nutley at 11:30 a.m. The interment will be at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 14 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences please visit our website at www.biondifuneralhome.com.

Angela Micciche, 81

•  Nutley Resident for More than 50 Years


Aug 9, 2014 – Angela (Algieri) Micciche, of Nutley, on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born and raised in Italy, she resided in Nutley for more than 50 years.

The wife of the late Peter Micciche, she is survived by eight children, Joseph "Pepe" and Teresa Algieri, Salvatore, Peter, Carmen and Jerry Micciche, Pauline Scirica and Frances Esposito; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren

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

Visiting 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Franklin M. Bakka, Sr., 74

•  Nutley Musician and Transmission Mechanic


Jul 30, 2014 – Franklin M. Bakka, Sr., 74 on Saturday July 26, 2014 at his Nutley home.

Born in Jersey City to Benhart E. and Vieno (Pohjola) Bakka, Frank came to Nutley in 1967 and was a transmission mechanic at Pasquin Ford in East Rutherford before retiring.

He was also a talented musician who for 40 years played trombone and tube with the Centennial Jazz Band.

Predeceased by his parents and his wife, Carol A. (Preston) Bakka, he is survived by two sons, Frank M. Bakka, Jr. and his wife Lynn Bircsak, and Ken Bakka and his wife, Kathy; his daughter, Susan Moriarty and her husband, Chris, and four grandchildren, Bryan and Michelle Bakka and Carol and Shannon Moriarty. He also leaves his sister, Loretta Considine.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 3-6 p.m. at the S.W. Brown and Son Funeral Home, www.swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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