BERNICE H. RIZZO,
Duke) of Hackensack, formerly of Fairview, passed away
peacefully on Thursday March 8, 2012 at the age of 88. Bernice
and her husband Pat owned and operated Gateway Travel Inc. in
Fairview, NJ for over 35 years. They both especially enjoyed
traveling together all around the world. Beloved wife of 49
years to the late Pat Rizzo. Loving mother of Patricia Delaney
and her husband Frank of Hackensack, Deborah Labarbera of
Dumont, Denise Rizzo of Ridgefield Park, Joseph Rizzo and his
wife Mary of Washington Twp., and the late Robert Rizzo and his
wife Lori of N. Bergen. Cherished grandmother of Michael,
Patrick, Jason, Rocky, Tiffany, Danny, Anthony and Alexis. Great
grandmother of Katie, Kiernan, Hannah and Breanne. Dearest
sister of Margaret Otchy of Hackensack, Annamarie Pallett and
her husband Bob of Florida, Regina Decella of PA and the late
Walter and Gilbert Duke. Bernice is also survived by several
nieces and nephews.
The Funeral on Monday, March
12, at 8:45 AM from the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397
Union Street, Hackensack. The Mass of Christian Burial at Holy
Trinity R.C. Church, 34 Maple Ave. Hackensack, at 10:00 AM.
Interment Fairview Cemetery, Fairview. Visiting will be held on
Sunday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Bernice’s memory to
the St. Jude Children’s Hospital,
P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142,
Memphis, TN 38148.