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Kathleen Filak

Died : Nov 13, 2023

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Jersey City, NJ

Kathleen Anne Filak, of Jersey City, NJ passed away on Monday November 13, 2023. Kathleen was born and raised in Jersey City. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt. She graduated from St. Dominic's Academy in 1981. She also attended Providence College in Rhode Island and Georgetown University in Washington, DC. before graduating from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. Kathy had a passion for wo...Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.evergreenfh.com/obituary/Kathleen-Filak

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Emanuel John Comandatore

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Emanuel John Comandatore (Manny), originally from Jersey City, passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2024, at the age of 82. Manny was the son of the late Emanuel A. Comandatore and Nancy (nee Zonfrillo). He was the beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (nee Carberry) for 59 wonderful years.Manny attended St. Paul’s School, St. Peter’s Prep, and St. Peter’s University. He received degrees in economics and accounting, and a master’s in business administration. After many years of hard work as a licensed nursing home administrator, he retired from St. Joseph's Home for the Blind in Jersey City.He was a loving father and is survived by his four children, Ann Marie Comandatore-Soranno and her husband Tom, Karen Paliwoda and her husband Ted, Kenneth Comandatore, and Stephen Comandatore and his wife Melissa. He was the best Pop-Pop to his ten grandchildren, TJ, Kristen (and Tim), Lauren, Kerri (and Anthony), Ryan, Katelyn, Matthew, Nicholas, Jason, Gabriella, and his great-grandson, Tim Anthony DiPretoro. He is also survived by his loving sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Thomas Conti, three Conti nephews, Christopher (and Angela), Vincent (and Alison), and Gregory (and Allison), one niece, Christina (and Thomas) Roesinger, five grandnieces, as well as many dear cousins. A special thank you to Manny's loving caregiver Rachida LaRocca.Manny devoted his life to caring for and helping others, upholding the Jesuit standard “for the greater glory of God”. He loved spending time in Wildwood with his family, making the lifeguards whistle him in from the ocean, getting roast beef sandwiches after playing in the arcade at the boardwalk, and making Italian subs for all to enjoy on the beach. Manny was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed going to the racetrack, collecting coins and sports cards, playing poker games, and bird watching.Visitation will be on Thursday, February 29th from 4-8pm at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City, NJ. On Saturday March 2nd, a viewing and funeral mass will be held at 9:15am and 10am, respectively, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 14 Greenville Ave., Jersey City.

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Gerald Friend

Jun 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Gerald Friend, 71, of Jersey City, NJ passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024. Jerry was born on June 21st, 1952 to Paul and Jean Friend in New York, NY.A United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a Jersey City Police Officer for 25 years, Jerry was committed to serving his Country and community. After retiring, Jerry enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories of his service days.Jerry loved fishing and gathering with family to share laughs, enjoy meals, and watch sports. He was quick to lend his listening ear to those who needed it. One of his favorite roles was being “Pop” to the grandkids, whom he loved dearly.Devoted husband of Linda Friend; loving father of John Friend and his wife Abby, Ryan Friend and his wife Celeste, and Jessica Friend and her boyfriend Helmer Melgar; adoring grandfather of Zoey and Jake; and dear brother of Cathy Duffy and James Friend. Jerry was predeceased by his brother Edward and grandson Jayden.

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Ricky Howard

Jan 01, 1960 - Feb 01, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Ricky HowardLet the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.

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John Joseph LaManna Sr.

Nov 21, 1933 - Feb 17, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

John J. LaManna Sr. (90), of Jersey City, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024. John, fondly known as Jake, was born in Belleville, New Jersey to Joseph and Theresa LaManna on November 21,1933. A lifelong lover of learning, travel, animals, and the arts, John completed 30 years of teaching after a career in theology. John was predeceased by Marian and Salvatore Giangrande, and Dolores and Daniel Maglione. John is survived by his daughter Judith and son-in-law Christopher, son John Jr. and family, son Justin and granddaughter Mikayla. John’s children will host a Memorial on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Riotto Funeral Home in Jersey City A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home (For GPS, please use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306) To to the family or in memory of John Joseph LaManna, please

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Emanuel John Comandatore

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Emanuel John Comandatore (Manny), originally from Jersey City, passed away peacefully at home on February 26, 2024, at the age of 82. Manny was the son of the late Emanuel A. Comandatore and Nancy (nee Zonfrillo). He was the beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (nee Carberry) for 59 wonderful years.Manny attended St. Paul’s School, St. Peter’s Prep, and St. Peter’s University. He received degrees in economics and accounting, and a master’s in business administration. After many years of hard work as a licensed nursing home administrator, he retired from St. Joseph's Home for the Blind in Jersey City.He was a loving father and is survived by his four children, Ann Marie Comandatore-Soranno and her husband Tom, Karen Paliwoda and her husband Ted, Kenneth Comandatore, and Stephen Comandatore and his wife Melissa. He was the best Pop-Pop to his ten grandchildren, TJ, Kristen (and Tim), Lauren, Kerri (and Anthony), Ryan, Katelyn, Matthew, Nicholas, Jason, Gabriella, and his great-grandson, Tim Anthony DiPretoro. He is also survived by his loving sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Thomas Conti, three Conti nephews, Christopher (and Angela), Vincent (and Alison), and Gregory (and Allison), one niece, Christina (and Thomas) Roesinger, five grandnieces, as well as many dear cousins. A special thank you to Manny's loving caregiver Rachida LaRocca.Manny devoted his life to caring for and helping others, upholding the Jesuit standard “for the greater glory of God”. He loved spending time in Wildwood with his family, making the lifeguards whistle him in from the ocean, getting roast beef sandwiches after playing in the arcade at the boardwalk, and making Italian subs for all to enjoy on the beach. Manny was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed going to the racetrack, collecting coins and sports cards, playing poker games, and bird watching.Visitation will be on Thursday, February 29th from 4-8pm at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave., Jersey City, NJ. On Saturday March 2nd, a viewing and funeral mass will be held at 9:15am and 10am, respectively, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 14 Greenville Ave., Jersey City.

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Amador Rivera

Jun 18, 1943 - Feb 23, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Amador "Junior" Rivera, aged 80, born on June 18, 1943, in Adjunta, Puerto Rico, departed from this world on February 23, 2024. A dedicated family man, he is survived by his cherished wife, Concepcion, and children: Marilyn Torres of North Bergen, New Jersey; Annette Larson of Lakewood, New Jersey; Bernice Rivera Adams of West New York, New Jersey; and Amador Rivera Jr. of Bayonne, New Jersey. Amador's legacy endures through the love he shared with his family. May he rest in peace, leaving behind a tapestry of memories woven into the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

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Eris Jerome Smith

Jan 01, 1960 - Feb 13, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Eris Jerome SmithLet the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.

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Leon Black, Jr.

Jan 01, 1950 - Feb 06, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Leon Black, Jr.Let the family know you care by leaving your condolences, favorite memories and thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.

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Irene Taggart

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Irene Taggart, of Jersey City, passed away on February 26th, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph and her daughter Christine. She is survived by her children Carol and Joseph A. Taggart, a brother John Ball, a sister Patricia Louise, and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Friday, March 1st, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, at Holy Rosary Church, at 10am. Cremation will be private. To to the family or in memory of Irene Taggart, please

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Prisco Villa

Mar 28, 1933 - Feb 24, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Prisco Villa, 90, transitioned peacefully on February 24th, 2024. A dedicated family man, Prisco's love and devotion to his loved ones were the cornerstone of his life. He cherished moments spent with his children, grandchildren, and the arrival of his first great-grandchild filled him with immense joy.Prisco pursued engineering in Philadelphia, and he earned multiple degrees, including a Master's. Originally from Lipa, he moved to Manila, New York and eventually settled in New Jersey, where he continued to build a life centered around his family and faith. Prisco was known for his hard work, passionate nature, and unwavering commitment to his wife. His unique sense of humor, radiant smile, and intelligence—often outshining Jeopardy contestants—were admired by all who knew him.Prisco was a devout Catholic anda member of the Knights of Columbus. His thoughtful, caring nature touched the lives of many. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know him.Prisco Villa is deeply cherished and will be profoundly missed. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Lydia (née Nable), his beloved children, Randy (Monique), Maria Carlin (Steve), and Lily, along with his adored grandchildren, Noelle, Katrina (Tony), Nicholas, and his precious great-grandson, Bear. Prisco's legacy also lives on through his siblings, nephews, nieces, and several cousins, all of whom hold him dear. He is reunited in heaven with his daughter Katrina (1981), his son, Carlo (2017), and his grandson, Matthew Carlin (2023).The Villa family cordially invites friends and family to Prisco’s wake, scheduled from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305.A final viewing and eulogy will be held at 9:15 AM ET on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, 40 Sullivan Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305, followed by a memorial mass at 10:00 AM ET. Repast will follow after the mass.In honor and remembrance of Prisco’s enduring legacy of love, faith and the preciousness of family, the Villa family encourages everyone to embrace your loved ones a little tighter.

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