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Personal Expressions


The loss of someone you love is never easy. It is important for family and friends to have the opportunity to celebrate the life and memories of their loved one. If you wish to share a personal expression in remembrance of someone who has passed, please go to their respective tribute page to leave a message. 

Below is an archived list of past Personal Expressions before we introduced the new tribute pages. 

Personal Expressions

Laila Abedrabbo

February 15, 1942 - January 28, 2009

Laila always sang to John and Tony, her angels.

Laila always told us bedtime stories and gave us candy. John Abedrabbo 

Alma E. Ackerman

April 22, 1924 - September 25, 2010

Franklin Arthur Ackerman

April 19, 1917 - February 28, 2011

Janet G. Aleman

September 1, 1940 - March 15, 2009

Michael P. Aumenta

November 25, 1970 - December 3, 2010

Michael loved his pets. His favorite was his pit bull "Lucky", border collie "Rudy", mix breed shepherd "Chevy" and left behind his pit bull "Beauty". Michael also was a NY Giants fan and a Richard Petty #44 Nascar fan.

Teodosio Avila

May 12, 1929 - June 27, 2010

In Loving Thoughts ... Teodosio Avila was the 4th child born to Jose Avila and Santa Mendez in Camney, Puerto Rico. His journey began on May 12, 1929 and he entered into eternal life on June 27, 2010. Teodosio Avila, known affectionately as Dosio, was a strong, respected, independent and determined family man whose legacy would be the fruits of his labor, his passion for helping others, exemplary values, and most importantly, his familia. His journey began in Puerto Rico where he lived for 17 years before he migrated to Paterson in 1951 in search of a more fruitful life. When he met the love of his life, Dominga, 56 years ago, it was love at first site. Forever, Dosio would be her "Viejo" and Minga would be his "Negra." Their sheer joy and happiness grew with the birth of each of their babies. While Minga was the dedicated homemaker and that bond that kept the family together, Dosio was the backbone and the sole provider. He was a self-taught, highly skilled carepenter earning a modest income. But through his hard labor, his principles and his desire to give his family the best that he could give, he ultimately bought and renovated many homes in his beloved City of Paterson. Dosio opened his heart and the doors to his home to all in need even when it meant moving his family to ensure the well-being of others. If it was within Dosio's reach, no one's needs would go unmet. He not only built a home but also an extended family with real caring values and much love. He became a father to many and a grandpa to all. Dosio, who had a wonderful sense of humor, also was known for his strong "muscles," which provided him with a well-earned nickname because he was tall, well-built and handsome and he did not shy away from any encounter. But this big man's tender side was obvious when he was with his family and friends. Even while he was playing billiards and dominoes, he called many of his friends "Papo Santo" or "Culhao" and they responded with the same affection. His two other loves were his red and white pick-up truck and his favorite place to eat, "Pepo's Restaurant." Together, Dosio and Minga built an extended circle of friends and family that gave them and so many others an everlasting sense of belonging. When Minga entered into eternal life in 1996, he was surrounded by all their loved ones who provided him with the strength and hope that he would be reuinted with his Negra. On the last day of Dosio's life, all of his children and grandchildren had the unique opportunity of spending time with him, laugh at his jokes and reminiscing. His hugs and kisses will remain with all forever and Dosio and Minga's legacy of "keeping the familia together" will remain through eternity. The Family... Sons and Daughters: Salvador, Sosa, Nellie Pou, William Avila, Merilyn Avila and Ashley Danielle Ryan Grandchildren: Erica, Sal & Linda Sosa, Edwin & Taina Pou, Michael and Katherine Avila, and Kelly Ryan Great Grandchildren: Joshua Barros, Rhiannon Pou and Edwin Pou III And many more as part of the extended family. 

Marina Bear

February 21, 1931 - January 14, 2006

You don't marry someone you can live with - you marry the person who you cannot live without.

Dear Sweet Marina, I know you remember February 14, 2003 when we wrote our 50th aniversary cards to one another and said we could not live without one another. In my card you found my secret love note and I could not find yours. You said I would have to find it on my own. Well my love; I found it today. You hid it under the little hand made stamp. Thank you my dear for again lifting my spirts to know that the letters are from you and mine forever. Yours forever, John 

Amey Beguim

June 5th Friday 2015

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” and “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life forever.. “Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos, threes and by dozens or hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but ONLY ONE MOTHER IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! I LOVE you dearly My Amey..

My mom love Flowers, Birds and Green landscape. Now her final place is full of beautiful green Landscape at Laurel Grove Cemetery. 

Gerald Berry

April 8, 1930 - April 11, 2011

Don't get old. 

Veronica Binns

April 14, 1931 - June 6, 2011

Mom was a good mother and auntie V. We will miss her very much, kindness and generosity. Love, The Family.

Ruslan Borlak

January 1, 1941 - April 4, 2017

"Let me tell you a simple thing...I love you, my child." He was so simple, honest, full of integrity, strong, kind, and stringent.

Rosie Boulud


Will you be mine forever and ever...

Daniel, In 1991, you asked me if I would be yours forever and ever. I said "yes" and it was the best day of my life. Thank you for loving me. Rose 

Ruth Elizabeth Braun

November 1, 1915 - April 1, 2011

It's the truth or not the truth. 

Mom enjoyed her family one week to the day that her whole family came to visit her in the nursing home and put a smile on her face. 

Geza Breznovits

October 1928 - February 2011

Not a day goes by that you are not missed, loved & thought of. With our love, Margaret, your family & your friends. 

Geza's favorite toast - To my mother's youngest son.

Enid Brooks

February 16, 1930 - November 23, 2010

Speak the truth, speak it ever, cost it what it will! 

We had a family reunion in June of 2009 in Virginia Masseuse and watched Mom play miniature golf with the children and grandchildren. 

Peter Brunori

April 23, 1926 - June 16, 2010

Doris Vitale Burger

October 9, 1930 - March 6, 2006

Whoso findeth a Wife findeth a good thing,and obtaineth favor from the LORD. 

Doris,I praise and thank our LORD for the 49 years together HE gave us. And I look forward to our spending eternity together with Him. Robert E. Burger

Kenneth George Campbell

August 17, 1939 - August 23, 2010

Annette I am not here right now. I will be back. 

Kenneth was always a people person, friendly, talk a lot, so because he thinks he knows everything, they gave him a nickname, "Government". 

Edna Mae Cannon

October 21, 1918 - January 3, 2011

Oh my gosh 

Mom loved to hear a good joke and very understand and loved her family. 

Thomas M. Cantres

August 11, 1979 - June 28, 2009

Ali Babba! Baby want some milk to Islam.

"You're so beautiful," Thomas would say to daughter Lindsay and niece Kaylee. Thomas would play Atari with his feet and his cat named 'Baby.' Baby can even beat you at Atari. Kudeza Hasim (Mother) 

Thomas Cantres

Ali Babba -- During your illness you were so brave and fought hard against your cancer. You were a fighter to the end. I love and miss you more than words can convey.

Hi Thomas: I went and planted flowers on your grave on your birthday and I want you to know how much I love you and miss you. Despite it all, I know that you're not suffering any more and I'm trying my best to be at peace with that; but, the majority of the times, it just hurts so bad not having you around any more. Your daughter, Lindsay, is fine and I see her almost every weekend. She's such a little stinker. I know all the angels up in heaven were so happy to receive you there. I hope you're finally at peace. I know that Anthony and Mikey's mother is up in heaven with you.Your niece, Kaylee, is still sick and will be getting tested for neurological problems. Please bless and look after you daughter Lindsay, niece Kaylee and cousins Destiny and Alize. Loving you forever. Love Mom 

Catherine Marie Carter

January 21, 1950 - September 15, 2002

You gave so much and asked for so little. I will always love you. Ted 

Melissa Diane Cimmino

December 18, 1972 - January 31, 1974

My little angel lives on in my heart in everything that I do.

Melissa had a very short life, but one that influenced my for a lifetime. She had a rare form of cancer, and when I used to take her in the underground tunnels to Sloan-Kettering for her radiation, everyone always remarked what a beautiful baby she was in her bonnet, riding along in a Victorian-looking carriage borrowed from New York Hospital. 

C. Henry Clash

November 12, 1919 - September 25, 2002

I love you always. You've given me some of the nicest times I've ever known. You have been my dearest friend and cherished love. Most importantly, you were yourself, my dear husband. 

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the way, of happy times, and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave when life is done. Loving sentiments from Antoinette Clash 

Daniel Coll

April 10, 1911 - June 5, 2000

Grieve not, nor speak ofme with tears, but laugh and talk of me as tho' I were beside you. Remember me in my stories and songs and in the fun of life. I so loved you all. 

Our dad, a wee sweet man from Paisley, Scotland, loved his family more than anything. He brought us so much joy. His children miss him, and the grandchildren tell love stories about their "Poppy".

Lillian Cozzolino

November 11, 1914 - October 10, 2008

My Favorite Things: Handing out presents to my beloved grandchildren. They are beautiful and grand thanks to my wonderful daughters and sons in law: Jan and Stuart, Lynn and Cary, Verne and Ted. Thank you God for a very happy life. 

Miss Me When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss me but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone It's all part of the master plan A step in the road to go home. When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to family and freinds we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss me, but let me go. Lillian Submitted by Jan Gavzy

James Cropanese

May 31, 1920 - March 28, 2011

Family is very important to Dad. 

Grace E. Dalby

November 9, 1907 - November 19, 2008

Gladys Smith DeFalco

February 4, 1928 - December 14, 1992

Mom we miss you terribly. So much you never got to see, and so many great-grandkids you never knew. I finally took the big leap and got married in 2003. We love you, and always will!

She was more than a mother -- she was my friend.

Marion DeLong

September 12, 1924 - October 29, 2010

My Three Sons

Teresa DeStefano

November 22, 1931 - December 3, 2010

Never back a short fat Italian lady in a corner she will come out fighting! 

John F. DeVries

March 20, 1929 - July 29, 2009

Can I get you anything? Where are you going? Only kidding. HaHaHaHaHa. Confoundit.

My dad had a friend with the last name "Goldberg." He would have postcards send from all over the country sent to him and sign them, "From your niece Whoppi." Everyone who went on vacation was presented with some message for Mr. Goldberg from Whoppi. Love, Veronic DeVries 

Theresa Dean

June 26, 1925 - January 10, 2009

Robert T. Deane

September 1945 - May, 2008

There you go again, working in the dark.

Helena Delibasic

April 26, 1949 - May 5, 2011

we love you

We never forget you, you are angel. You live in our hearts for ever.

John Devries

March 20

Only kidding

I was never in the camping group at Hidden Pond; but, when my friends and I would go for a weekend we would meet at our house and dad would give the no solids in the camper speech .We all got a kick out it and I will always rember it, Your loving, son, Al.

Thomas Doherty

Tommy I love you man, I miss all your antics. I hope you see me when I come by for a beer with ya, or just to say hey, R I P Brother Love Bob, Cheryl n Kids

Esther Janet Domes

July 21, 08 - February 27, 2009

There but by the grace of God go I. 

She was very special to me. She was not only my Mom, but friend. She liked the polka and having fun. She was quiet, but nice and considerate to everyone. She wrote a song called "In the Evening". The words are: In the evening When my daily work is through Tho I'm weary, I'm not blue In the evening In the evening Gone is every care and woe My heart's singing as I go In the evening. She died and entered rest in the evening around 5:00pm. One of her favorite hymns was "How Great Thou Art." Jan Fredericks 

Dominik and Felephme

Dominik September, 1984; Felephme 1993

Do the right thing.

Janet Dubowchik

January 23, 1951 - February 18, 2009

Tables are for glasses, not little asses.

Janet always gave the kids fairy kisses. Janet's favorite holiday was Christmas, and her favorite Christmas was when our grandson, Philip, was born. John Dubowchik 

Ronald G. Easton

May 14, 1952 - September 5, 2010

One day at a time. 

When the kids were younger we had a conversion van and Ron would love to fill it with as many of the kids friends as we could and take everyone up to our house in PA (Winona Lakes). He enjoyed teaching them how to ski in winter and taking them tubing and fishing in the summer. In general he just loved to see everyone having fun.

Eugenia Englehardt

February 22, 1926 - May 29, 2008

Are you hungry, can I make you something to eat?

Fred and Jean's favorite thing to do on Friday and Saturday nights was to play poker with their family and friends. They loved being with their children and grandchildren. They also loved to travel and bowl together. Love always and forever. Her family

Manuel Estrada

October 19, 1921 - January 10, 2007

Hijo de mama

Manuel siempre estaba de buen humor. De todo hacia una broma, sin embargo el era muy serio y responsable. Manuel y su esposa Maria, criaron 5 hijos, 2 hijas, y un nieto. En una ocasion cuando sus hijos eran muy jovenes fueron a pescar a un lago en el pueblo de Barbosa. En el camino el automobil se descompuso y los hijos tuvieron que empujar el automobil cuesta arriba por cinco cuadras. Riendose todo el tiempo, al fin llegaron a su destino. A Manuel le gustaba mucho la loteria y todos los dias estaba en la farmacia jugando los cartoncitos de "scratch". Un dia gano dinero aunque Maria siempre le protestaba. Fue un gran hombre. Siempre vivira en nuestro corazones. 

Manuel S. Estrada

October 19, 1921 - January 10, 2007

His voice and laughter will always live in our hearts.

Dear Abuelo: Just a week ago, you passed away from liver cancer -- a disease that you fought til the very end. You did suffer, but not as I saw in hospitals. You had a peaceful and non complicated death. After three days of being non responsive, you opened your eyes and took three clear, deep breaths and then you entered Heaven. We remember you as strong and filled with energy. I thank you for letting me take care of you. While you were in pain and discomfort and annoyed with the world, you trusted me and blessed me after every little thing I did for you. Now, we take care of grandma and let her be busy. You know in my dad's and uncle's eyes I see a little of you and now a lot more. I miss you! I love you! See you soon Papito! God Bless You! You are my angel. Lissette Estrada 

Florence Everett

November 17, 1917 - October 8, 2008

I don't want to be a bother.

All the grandchildren would go to the beach and hand out carmel red licorice. She always handed out Smarties in church. Every week, each child and their families would go to mom's house for dinner, and now the tradition is continuing with the next generation. Mark Everett 

Carmen Meno Falconieri

October 19, 1918 - January 4, 2011

I love you 

Andrea Faraci

October 9, 1932 - April 7,2010

Sacce Vene Vene 

Andrea came to American on a vacation to visit his family, and went to a party where he met his future wife. They had beautiful twin daughters and three wonderful grandchildren. He made numerous good friends over the years. When you would ask Andrea any question, he would answer, "Z o che veni veni (whatever you want). Love, AlBertina, Andria, Jogina, Anthony, Luca, Valentina, familyh and friends 

Ahamed Fattah

March 30, 1910 - December 31, 2007

Live for tomorrow, as if we are living forever and do for the afterlife as if you are dying today.

Ahamed's life was his art and his family. Mervet Younces 

Anita Feliciano

September 19, 1918 - February 15, 2010

Believe in the power of prayer.

Mom made a "just in case" book instructing her daughter about what to do upon her death." Love, Joan (daughter ) 

Laverne Fisher

May 26, 1939 - April 10, 2007

Mommy, I will miss you forever and forever you will remain in my heart.

My mom was a single parent of two children and took care of me and my brother til the day she went to heaven. We miss her so much and will never forget the wonderful life she gave us. Michele Lowy 

Wesley Flickens

May 5, 1966 - September 8, 2001

Within you I lose myself... 

You are my best friend and I will always remember the good times we shared. Matt Neidlinger

Janice Lynn Fogg

December 27, 1952 - July 14, 2011

George Fox

December 19, 1919 - January 23, 2008

After sharing 66 years with you, I really do miss you. You are missed by the entire family. Peg Fox 

Peter Geanoules

July 12, 1949 - January 13, 2009

If it's free, it's for me.

Pete met his wife at the VFW in Clinton. For their first date, he took her to a free dinner held by companies recruiting returning Vietnam veterans. On their second date, Pete proposed to Joann, and she laughed at him. On their third date, he threatened another driver with a screwdriver only to find out it was a terrified woman. For their fourth date, Pete went to a fancy restaurant earlier that day and gave the maitre d' a $20 bill to treat him as a regular. When he showed up with Joann later that evening, the maitre d' said he hadn't seen Peter in awhile and asked if he would like his usual table. Joann was smitten. They got married on June 14th, 1975, at the West Orange Manor, and have enjoyed 33 years of loving marriage. Joann Geanoules 

Emily Margaret Grossi

April 21, 1926 - February 24, 2011

Good morning glory, have you seen the rain dear? Seek and you shall find. 

Doris R. Grossmann-Harding

January 1, 1921 - February 2, 2009

Doris loved to go down the shore to Ortley Beach. Alfred and Dennis Grossmann 

Angelo Grosso

November 1, 1926 - October 23, 2010

Work hard and lots of luck will be bestowed on you.

Dad's courage was to travel to the United States for his wife and four young children for a better life.

Joseph Hainthaler

January 20, 1940 - October 13, 2015

No Problem

Abdul Hasim

January 9, 1920 - January 29, 2002

Work hard and save your money.

When I was about 4 years old, we went to the Bronx Zoo. I got lost and was holding another man's hand with a lot of children. My father saw me and jumped over the fence to get me. Kudeza Hasim 

Fern B. Haugh

August 26, 1920 - March 19, 2011

Lots of love from me too. 

I remember as a kid about age 10 going around the neighborhood inviting them to my backyard to see the talent show. The show would start at 7:00 p.m. After an afternoon of playing ball or riding bikes, the show would be forgotten, and Mom would have to tell the people in her yard at 7:00 p.m. that there would not be a show tonight. Mom loved to try to "fool" us on April 1st every year. For her grandson planning an Easter egg hunt. Yahtzee was Mom's favorite game.

Gerard Heerse

August 7, 1919 - August 22, 2010

Dolores K. Heman

January 13, 1924 - August 2, 2007

Dolores was an incredible woman who was devoted to her family. A resident of Totowa for 56 years, she loved her home and enjoyed traveling. One of her favorite types of vacations was cruising -- she went on a total of 27 cruises. She particularly enjoyed cruising to Canada. Closer to home, she had a lot of fun playing the penny machines in Atlantic City. She is now at rest with her brother who also is buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery. 

Ida C. Hendrickson

October 16, 1927 - February 16, 2006

Precious Grandma 

Precious Grandma I Wish I Could See You One More Time Come Walking Through My Door But, I Know That Is Impossible I Will Hear Your Voice No More I Know You Can Feel My Tears And You Donâ??t Want Me To Cry Yet, My Heart Is Broken Because I Canâ??t Understand Why Someone So Precious Had To Die I Pray That God Will Give Me Strength And Somehow Get Me Through As I Struggle With This Heartache That Was Caused By Losing You In Precious Memory Of My Grandma- Ida C. Hendrickson Who Walked Through Heaven's Gate February 16, 2006 Tina Martin 

Lucille M. Hillpot

November 27, 1925 - April 23, 2011

Jean Holland

August 13, 1923 - May 29, 2008

Joseph, Margaret, and John, every year for Christmas, Mom would take us to Santa at Quack and Bush in Paterson, NJ. 

Cynthia Ann Hubbard


Hugs and kisses," xoxoxo's 

Cindy my love, Every night before I sleep, I send you hugs and kisses with the girs when we say our prayers at bedside. They miss you a lot and they send their love always. Elbert

Ann Hutton

September 27, 1940 - October 14, 2015

One foot in front of the other. Keep Smiling.

Dennis Anthony Hutton

June 13, 1947 - January 27, 2011

God will find a way. 

Dad loved to be with his family and go on road trips. He also loved nature and taking pictures.

Maria Emilia Infante

August 23, 1969 - January 14, 2011

Maria was a loving wife and kind mother. Maria always had a smile on her face and was our angel.

Brandon Maurice Jackson

March 19, 1996 - June 24, 2006

.... and with an exhausted, long-awaited relief, I shall alas embrace the ability to stop grieving his death and embark on the celebration of Brandon's brief, but so very huge life ..... 

Everyone feels their child is different, light years above and beyond the "typical" child. But Brandon really was the "perfect" child. Kind, considerate, well-liked, much-loved (by all who had the good fortune to know him). And he was smart - made Honor Roll every year and constantly sought out a bigger and better challenge where his education was concerned. Brandon was reading when he started pre-school at the age of 4. At the age of 3, a family friend asked Brandon to say his A-B-C's. Brandon asked, "Forewards or backwards?" And commenced to reciting it without mistake or missing a beat, "a-b-c-d ...z", "z-y-x-w ... a" . Once, also when Brandon was 3, riding with his grandmother on the way to church, Brandon's grandmother had offered a ride to one of her fellow church members. At some point, who did, in fact have a very slight speech defiiciency until he was 4, said aloud, "There's jus too many peofle in here (referring to the overly crowded car. Brandon! 's grandmother and her friend both asked Brandon to repeat what he'd said, getting a kick out of the way he'd pronounced the word "people". After being asked several times to repeat himself, Brandon had huffed and sighed in exasperation, "People, I said peofle, p-e-o-p-l-e, peofle!" I lost my son and greatest reason to live when he drowned in the cold, murky waters of a reservoir after journeying on an unauthorized and ill-influenced adventure with a colleague and playmate.

Jerry Jamison

December 9, 1959 - February 27, 2009

The 15 years we shared together were the happiest times of my life. Patrick and I miss you so much. We will love you forever and ever. Words could not express how much we love you and miss you. Love always and forever Joann and you son Patrick.

Jerry was a funny person. He would always have you laughing. He was very hard but he was a good person. He would always send you in the right place to do the right thing -- he would never send you in the wrong place. He loved cars and speed. Every thing was like a race and who would be done first and right -- and it would always be him. Love, Joann 

Katerina Jaraooi

June 10, 1919 - September 27, 2008

Pretty soon I go dancing.

In Germany, when we were kids, Augiene and Janina were about 4 and 6 years old, and would sneak out of the babysitter's house through the window. We walked to mom's social event that was in town and were about a block away. As my sister and I walked in the hall where my mothers friends were, they all said "Katerina, your children are here!" Mom's face was so red, and she took us back to the house and scolded Augiene since she was the oldest and afraid to go by herself. Augiene Starke 

Jackie Jensen

May 9, 1957 - August 4, 2001

Rest in peace, my love.

Devoted wife and mother. Jackie was a giving woman who loved her family. She is missed very much. Ed, J.T. and Dan (Husband and sons) 

John Joseph

October 16, 1933 - July 21, 2010


One of the best and funniest stories we will never forget about this incredible man is below. We were in the hospital visiting him when one of us decided to have a piece of Ice Breakers gum. He wanted a piece also. We teased him that we were going to throw the gum to him and try to get it in his mouth at which time he giggled, opened his mouth and was waiting for a piece of gum. As we all began, one at a time to attempt to throw a piece of gum into his mouth, we spent much more time hitting him in the forehead, eyes, cheeks, etc. He would regularly let out an "owww" and we would all giggle and try again. He was enjoying this as he was laughing also. After a few minutes of trying unsuccessfully, he started to keep his eyes closed and his mouth opened as wide as possible to help us reach our goal. A nurse approached his door and started to walk into the room. As she did so, we sat back, folded our arms, and acted as if nothing was going on. As she approached his bed and looked at him, he had his mouth stretched open as far as possible, his eyes closed tightly and his head tilted back slightly. The nurse looked over at the rest of us and said, Is he alright?" in a very nervous voice. As we giggled and called his name multiple times, he opened his eyes to notice a nurse standing at the end of his bed. He had a very cute grin on his face as she asked him again if he was alright. He responded that he was fine with steady grin still on his face. as the nurse left the room we began to think, "If she only knew what we had been doing to her patient." This is a day that we will remember for a very long time. We miss you so much. You are always in our hearts and I know you will be watching over all of us always. Love, Gail, Mark, Dawn and John 

Edwin Juarbe

February 22, 1958 - August 18, 2007

Gone Fishing With Jesus

I used to tell you that when you go to Heaven you will go fishing. Thank you Lord for giving me the sign. My sweetheart, you were sent to hospice in Wayne so my children and I would see your room all decorated for fishing. The room was so beautiful. We knew that you were going to have such a good time in Heaven -- without pain -- and living eternal life with our Savior. I imagine you smiling and walking along the golden road. Remember all of the good times and laughter that we have had together . I miss you. Your wife, Carmen. The 28 years we spent together were the happiest times of my life. I will always love you forever. We miss you. Love, Carmen and Children 

Lucy Keiner

June 9, 1932 - January 16,2009

When are we going to eat?

Best mother, very devoted to her five children. She took the best care of us. The best grandmother in the world. She was a very hard working single mother and a wonderful cook. The love of her life was Eddy, her husband, and her dog, Trixie. Debra Bodanski 

Tak Kim

January 13, 1944 - April 26, 2009

We Can not Believe You are Gone 

Dear Dad: I am all I am because of you. A letter to my father on Father's Day: A father's love is something so special and undeniable. You have shown me that kind of love until the very day you said goodbye. I will always treasure your strength, generosity, and your unwavering steadiness as you have guided each and every one of us to our own individual paths in our lives. The only wish I have now is that you were still here with us even if it's for one more day. The time we had was too short. There are many words still left unsaid, the warm embraces and kisses left deserted, and the many more memories to treasure with you incomplete. But know that I have loved you very much. You have shown me what love is and all of its true potential and splendor. Dad, you will forever be in my heart. Love, E. J. Kim 

Grace Irene Klimik

January 30, 1955 - September 2, 2007

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 

Education was everything. As long as I knew her she was going to school. How fitting it is that she is interred across the street from a school.

Antonietta Lobosco

October 1, 1923 - October 28, 2007

Don't touch Zizi's flowers.

Michael and Antonietta met December 1947 and married February 1948. It was love at first sight. Theresa Lobosco 

Virginia Malvano

September 29, 1918 - January 22, 2011

If God's willing. 

Mom loved holidays with her family and liked to go on bus trips to Atlantic City. 

Helen Mandel

May 3, 1917 - January 25, 2011

Mom loved the beach, and to go to Long Beach Island and be with her family. 

Ahamed Mansour

October 1, 1947 - December 17, 2007

Forget about yesterday and look ahead for better days. 

He was a people person -- all of his friends loved him. He was always helping everyone out. I'm his first born. He was a good man. I hope all of his wishes come true and may God bless him. Sharif Mansour 

Concetta Maritato

January 9, 1925 - June 30, 2008

"Hai mangiato? Vieni a mangiare! Quando avete un buon Giarno, vi Lo Dovete Prendere! Mangiati, Beveti, Cantati e Ballati! 

Tutte le sere, lei (concetta) chiamava tutti i figli e nipoti per vedere si eranu a casa sani e salvi. Si non li trovavi, continuava a chiamare, ogni minuto fino che trovava a tutti. Era sempre preoccupata di tutta la famiglia e gli amici. Carmela Forestiero

Marjorie Markley

July 8, 1949 - October 23, 2010

Get out of my kitchen.

Marjorie enjoyed more than anything going to Maine with Jessica and Matthew.

Marjorie Markley

July 8, 1949 - October 23, 2010

Sisters forever

We never got to have that lunch together. 

Albert Martin

February 24, 1920 - October 24, 2008

Write if you get work!

Dad always read The New York Times, seven days a week, from cover to cover. Albert Martin 

Ronald Martinez

May 2, 1967 - December 29, 2007



James L. McCombs, Jr.

January 6, 1950 - December 23, 2007

All you need to do in life is pay your taxes and die. 

My husband was a kind and generous man who loved children. Rest in peace my love. I miss you. Rebecca McCombs 

Vera McGough (LaRocca)

April 10, 1947 - July 23, 1995

Do you have coffee?

When asked why she went to AA meetings, she answered, "for the coffee and cake." Anna Baptista 

Lawrence Melone

March 31, 1915 - January 21, 2008

I will take one day at a time.

In the summer the entire family would have a family reunion at Ringwood Manor in Ringwood, NJ. We would play softball, horseshoes, and Barbeque. Lawrence and Joseph would be tasicated by the equipment at the Erie Railroad yard, when they were kids. Lawrence Melone 

Henry B. Meyer

April 14, 1968 - February 22, 2006

Sweet dreams my Carol Ann until I wake you with a kiss.

My Dearest Henry, It is hard to believe that you have been gone for three years since your accident on the way home on my birthday. I still think of you every hour of the day and I wear the pendant you were going to give me that night. Our pictures are inside. I never thought I would make it one day, much less three years without you. Billy and Tommy found me a counselor with help from the cemetery and she taught me that life can still go on without you when I treaure the memories of you. I visit the cemetery two and three times each week and it feels so good to remember the moments we enjoyed. It took me a long time to find God again after you left, but now I know, not only is God watching over me, but I also have a special angel in you watching over me and the children. I know someday we will be together again. God bless you, my love, Carol Ann 

Robert S. Meyers

November 2, 1940 - June 12, 2006

My sweet love, I will forever miss you.


Nellie Mizzone

August 2, 1922 - April 25, 2011

Nellie loved her grandchild and great granchild was an endearing wife and mother. 

Walter Moore

Born 1861 in Coventy, England - Died 1955 in Patterson, NJ

Patricia Morgan

October 21, 1962 - Jan 14, 2011

Who ya wit! 

Mom loved to have fun and was the life of the party. Loved to dance, listen to music and being with her grandchildren. 

Tellie Mae Morgan

May 21, 1942 - June 2, 2002

Elmore Morgan, Sr.

April 5, 1938 - March 1, 1993

Ralph Nienhouse

January 27, 1919 - December 25, 2008

God Bless You.

"Dad built a house next door to where we were living, and when the house house was completed, he held up my Patty Play Pal doll in the window and I thought this was my big play house. Carol Kane 

Ralph Nienhouse

January 27, 1919 - December 31, 2008

Safe at last in the arms of Jesus.

Dad, you are missed by many. Carol Kane 

Alfonso Pacelli

December 22, 1926 - December 20, 2007

I'll always be a young punk.

Jean P. Padovani

April 19, 1930 - April 11, 2011

Stay out of my kitchen. 

Jean loved mountains and natural beauty, and family first.

Angel Parilla, Sr.

January 7, 1940 - November 7, 2008

Gave me the results.

Gone but Never Forgotten If we could bring you back again, For one more hour or day, We'd express all out unspoken love; We'd have countless things to say. If we could bring you back again, We'd say we treasured you, and that your presence in our lives meant more than we ever knew. If we could bring you back again, To tell you what we should, You'd know how much we miss you now; and if we could, we would.

William and Nellie Peterson

September 28, 1928 - February 6, 2007

Shut up. Leave me alone. I am 78 years old and will do as I please. 

We all miss you so much. I love you sweet cheeks and we wish you were with us. Denise Marie Counterman 

Antonio Petrella

October 17, 1927 - December 31, 2008

Mary Petrillo

July 2, 1917 - July 10,2008

Get out of here...

Mom was a widow at age 28 and raised five children to age 91. Mary always made homemade pasta, egg noodles, manicotti, cavatelli, lasagna and eggplant. Josephine Capo 

Peter H. Piwowar

April 15, 1921 - April 15, 2009

I'm great!

Every summer we enjoyed a trip down to the shore with dad. He loved this week being with his whole family -- especially spending the week with his grandsons, Keith, Ryan and Jake. 

Thomas Porcello

March 25, 1920 - January 23, 2009

Gee whiz, oh man! 

He was a wonderful husband. He was the best cook in the family. He loved to go to the racetrack and loved watching sports. He was a wonderful grandfather to two grandchildren and one great grand child. I loved everything about him. He was my soul mate and I miss him dearly. We were married 54 years and he was the love of my life. Betty Porcello 

Eugenio Porporino

August 6, 1937 - December 27, 2008

Pupeta (my doll) 

When Frank was about 4 or 5 years old, we lost him at the beach in Seaside Heights. When Eugenio rented a rototillier he ran it into his neighbors garage. 

Emilio Porporino

February 6, 1932 - September 17, 2010

Barbara Portlock

June 5, 1934 - April 24, 2011

Ellen Pratt

November 10, 1929 - February 21, 2008

Happy with a smile on her beautiful face.

We all remember mom, every day we spent with her, but most of all the many holidays and parties we had together. She was always happy and had such a big smile on her beautiful face. Laughing, telling jokes and sharing her life with her family was what she did most. We enjoyed having her around just for that, she always brought our spirits up and made us feel better about ourselves. She will never be forgotten and her smile will always remain in our hearts forever. Love, Your Daughters and Sons 

Teresa Quinones

June 22, 1913 - August 12, 2001

My mom had a heart of gold. "Big heart" mom always put herself last. She always put herself last. She always took care of us kids and our pets first. William Russin 

Theresa Radziewicz

February 3, 1938 - February 13, 2008

Take me shopping.

Very caring mother who raised us working on a farm - loving, caring, responsible, gave it all for each one of us.

Patricia Reaves

December 5, 1945 - March 4, 2008

A very loved aunt.

She was also a very loved aunt, confindant and friend. She was there whenever you needed her to be. She was and is loved. Erika and Benay 

Peter Riva

May 19, 1947 - July 16, 2007

Pete was best known for his warm gentle smile and loving helping hands. Always putting others before himself. His big, kind, caring heart overflowed with the love of giving. He was so full of life, so full of love, always on the go, very seldom stopping. Never letting the grass grow under his feet. Pete would say, "It's not the quanity of life you live, it's the quality." Everyday is a struggle Pete, without you by my side for I can only hope and pray that one day we will be together again and that is what keeps me alive. Together. Forever. Eternity. My love for you was meant to be. Love always and forever, Your Gailie 

Eugenio Rocco

March 21, 1938 - December 5, 2009


He wanted to go apple picking -- so we took him. We all went as a family. He enjoyed it very much. His pride was his children, grandchildren, and his garden.

Sybil L. Rockwell

June 1, 1921 to June 21, 1010

Raise a child in the ways of the Lord and he will not depart from it.

She was born and raised on a farm in Oklahoma and joined the Army during World War II where she met my father. They married and then she became pregnant. Her son was born in Oklahoma and when her husband finished his service, she moved to New Jersey, where he was raised, and every five years they vacationed in Oklahoma to visit her side of the family. Their three sons had the "farm experience" on these trips. They took four days to travel to Oklahoma and four days to return home to New Jersey. We performed chorese while on the farm such as drawing water from the well, collecting eggs, bringing the cows in from the pasture, milking the cows, chopping the weeds from around cotton plants, picking vegetables, bailing alphalfa and loading it into the barn. His son, Frank Wayne Rockwell 

Theresa Russin

March 24, 1922 - June 30, 2010

Don't worry -- everything will be OK.

My mom had a heart of gold. "Big heart" mom always put herself last. She always put herself last. She always took care of us kids and our pets first. William Russin 

Albert Sahar

October 2, 1928 - February 4, 2009

Come and sit next to me.

Albert would always say to his grandchildren "come down and play." Albert was always surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and his lovely wife. Albert always wanted his family together. Renee Sahar 

Elizabeth Sanchez

March 6, 1955 - March 1, 2008

I love you mommy with all my heart. Mommy is my love. 

Elizabeth was always a joker; she loved to play prank jokes. Elizabeth was always helping other people. She had a good heart. Elizabeth was a model for Barbizon. Edwin Sanchez 

Florence Schielke

June 10, 1910 - February 17, 2010

I love you.

Mom's kitchen always was open 24 hours a day -- no matter who came through the door. She would say, "coffee cake or a drink." Mom always would have a laugh with the crew. Love, Albert Schielke 

John and Gertrude Sotneck

January 13, 1921 - April 1, 2005 (John) October 6, 1922 - May 18, 2006 (Gertrude)

Gertrude's favorite hymn was "I Come to the Garden Alone. John's favortie song was by Chrissy Lane, "Where the Roses Never Fade." 

John never let me go out on a date until I weeded the garden. (It was a huge garden.) Gertrude and John always looked forward to camping in Florida -- they would go for three months every January, February and March -- for 15 years in a row. John always made Kathy check in all the time whenever she went out, however, on many trips to Florida, as she grew older, they would often not call or check in for a week or two at a time. So Kathy would say, "What goes around comes around. Don't you think it would be nice to check in every once in awhile?" My mom made the best rhubarb pies -- nobody could duplicate them. Special Poem: First Christmas in Heaven I see the countless Christmas trees, around the world below with tiny lights like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tears, for I am sharing Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. 

Anthony G. Spallacci

November 15, 1930 - January 21, 2009

We love you dearly, and we miss you. We feel your presence around us. Watch over us always, until we are reunited. 

Diane Squitieri

January 14, 1941 - September 8, 2008

Don't say goodbye, it sounds so final - say 'See you later.

Olga Taylor

September 13, 1913 - August 29, 2008

You all be sure and drop by. When are you coming to visit me?

On Mom's 90th birthday, every grandchild gave her a special rose. Mom and Dad danced together for the last time. 

Albert Jacob Tenk

August 24, 1921 - May 4, 2011

Are you sure you know what you're doing? 

John Tortorella

September 28, 1946 - November 23, 2007

He always liked to say, "True story," when telling a story.

Donald and Dorothy Uren

February 1980 June 2005

Forever in Our Hearts and Minds

Our memories of you both are alive in our minds as if it were only yesterday...We all still miss you xoxo

Conrad Van Dink

June 4, 1927 - June 5, 2005

You will aways be in our hearts. 

Patricia A. Van Dyk

September 7, 1932 - November 7, 2008

Honor thy father and mother

This is the first Mother's Day without you Mom and I wanted to share the story of your first Mother's Day gift from me to you that dad bought. Of course, at the time of your first Mother's Day I was a whole week old! Mom was never one to wear a lot of jewelry even though she had a nice collection. My dad bought her a pearl ring for her first Mother's Day. Mom always loved her pearls! Well, it was the night before Samantha and my wedding and I asked her if she wanted anything special to wear at the wedding. She told me she wanted to wear that ring. Now I know nothing was ever in order as far as trying to find something in one of the drawers but we had moved stuff around and it was harder than ever! I had a good idea where that ring was and searched for it but it wasn't where I thought it was. I kept searching until about 3a.m. to find that ring without any luck. Now I had to figure out what to tell her that I couldn't find the ring. I kept searching the next day and still couldn't find it. I was out of time and really disappointed that I could not find the only thing she wanted to wear which was so very important to her. As I was getting the box for our wedding rings, I noticed a box in the drawer that wasn't there the night before. I recognized it immediately and there was mom's ring. To this day, I think it was my father testing me to see what lengths I would go to for my mom. I was able to pass his test and he slipped the ring in the drawer where he knew I would have to go right before I left to pick her up! Now they are together again on this Mother's Day. I hope you are having a special day mom and I love you and miss you so much. Love, Fred 

Patricia Van Dyk

September 7, 1932 - November 7, 2008

Put the blame on Mame, boys... 

Put the blame on Mame, boys Put the blame on Mame One night she started to shimmy-shake That brough on the Frisco quake So you can put the blame on Mame, boys Put the blame on Mame Luv ya...Jackie 

Patricia Van Dyk

September 7, 1932 - November 7, 2008

Did you get the new quarter yet?

"After dinner one night when she was about 19, she went outside and passed by the diningroom window. She heard her stepmother giving orders to her brother and said, "Come outside Brud, you don't have to listen to her. She's not your mother."

Eric Vigil

February 17, 1972 - July 21, 2005

Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity.

Eric you will always be in my heart no matter where you are. One day we will be together again.

Roy Visha

October 23, 1930 - January 4, 2008

Roy would always quote a funny joke, what would you do! 

Hey "Nosh," fix the coffee. When Roy would sneak a beer, he dropped it one time and said to his son Teddy, "Hurry up, clean it up before "Nasha" would see it and laugh! Laugh! Don't tell Nasha." Teddy Visha 

John Vittorio

August 1, 1978 - February 17, 2006

He crammed 26 hours into a 24-hour day. He did it all. He was a Passaic County Sherriffs officer, volunteer fireman, he loved baseball. John played on four teams. He loved the Yankees and the Giants. John was very close to all of his friends. John talked to everyone and he was very outgoing. John also loved the beach, poker and the gym. Maureen Vittorio 

Frances M. Wasnick

October 12, 1922 - January 18, 2009

Always ended every conversation with 'Luv Ya.'

Frances loved the culture of ancient Egypt and became an expert on all aspects of civilization. Irene Wasnick 

Geoege E. Wenderoth

June 7, 1922 - February 9, 2008

Right "0" 

Music was George's life. He played at the Worlds Fair in 1939 and 1964. He also performed at Rockerfeller Center, the tuba, at Christmas. Carolyn Jones 

Ellie White

January 6, 2005 - March 1, 2006

Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring.

Baby Ellie, we hold you close to our hearts and prayers. Bernie White

Sonya Williams

February 18, 1970 - January 10, 2009

Never would have made it without you.

A tomboy always picked with me on my choice of shoes . We love you and will miss you. Meleka Williams

Helen R. Wurmser

May 3, 1908 - May 1, 2006

You and grandpa are greatly missed.

When grandma wanted to threaten us, she would say that she was going to give us 500 lashes with a wet noodle. We would all look at her and smile. As I remember things like that, it comforts me. Matthew Johnson 

Eleanor Zoecklein

November 26, 1921 - November 1, 2010

Eleanor was very close to her mother.

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