Bailey, Alberta, Mickey, age 79, of West Milford, NJ, entered into eternal peace Thursday, August 5, 2021 at her home in West Milford. She was born in Lakeview, South Carolina to the late Edward Jr. and Gladys (Ford) Washington. She worked for New York State Division of Developmental Disabilities for 42 years. Rather watching her children play or rooting for the Giants, football was her passion. She loved cooking and spending her time entertaining her family and many friends. She was a lifelong Baptist and attended Echo Lake Baptist Church. Among the greatest joys of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Alberta is survived by sisters Alvine Rae Leonard, Alvine Mae Washington, Clara Mae Yates (Henry), Patsy Waters, and Barbara Jones (Randolph); Brothers Edward Charles Washington and Gerome Washington; Brother-in--laws Laymond Bailey (Julie) of Atlanta, Roy Carmichaels of Lakeview, SC and sister-in-laws Linda “Clarisse” Washington of Lakeview, SC and Lillie Maude Jordan of Warner Robins, GA; her children, Janet Washington of Wayne, NJ, Al Bernard Reid (Cheri) of Northbrook Heights, IL, Joyce Washington, Michelle Booker of Macon, GA, Anthony Bailey of Ramsey, NJ, Adolphus Bailey, Jr. (Dennis) of Jacksonville, FL, William Bailey (Sonya) of Avenel, NJ, Allen Bailey (Joann) of Saint Augustine, FL, Andrew Bailey of West Milford, NJ and Amey Bailey (Hanif Brown) of Cedar Knolls, NJ; Granddaughters Ashley Ramsay, Janelle Agylirah (Michael), Sofia Brown, Arielle Reid; Grandsons Jermaine Washington (Julie), Jerome Washington (Samantha), Timothy Washington, Randy Washington, Anthony Bailey, Jr, Athens Bailey, Austin Bailey, Terrell Bailey, Bronx Bailey, Evan Bailey, Ethan Brown, Nathaniel Brown, Michael Brown, Andrew Brown, Christopher Reid; 12 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, Alberta is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Adolphus Bailey, granddaughter Sofia Washington; brothers Billy Washington, Jerry Washington and Evan Washington; sisters Elizabeth Carmichael, Naime Washington and sister-in-law Elizabeth Bailey Sanford. Family and friends may visit at the Echo Lake Baptist Church in West Milford, NJ on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 4 pm until the time of service at 6:30 pm with Pastor Jeff Riley officiating. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Fondation of America on her behalf.
Christmann, Richard Harry “Ricky” of Woodland Park, a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 825 entered into rest on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at home. He was 61. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey after moving to West Milford in 1963 he lived most of his life there graduating from West Milford High School in 1978. Ricky was predeceased by his father Albert Christmann Jr. and his stepfather Victor L. Marchiafava. Surviving include his mother Jean Marchiafava of Fort Myers Beach, FL and West Milford and stepmother Rose Christmann of Ogdensburg. His long time partner Eileen Vermeylen of Woodland Park. His daughter Brooke Buscio and husband Dominick of Blairstown. His grandchildren Leila and Dominick Buscio. His son Richard of Paterson, NJ. His brother Buddy and his wife Heidi of West Milford. Sister Wendy Bamper and husband Dan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Brother Brian Christmann and wife Danielle of Montaque. Brother Michael Marchiafava of Fort Myers Beach, FL and West Milford. Stepbrothers Daniel, Thomas and Robert Thoma. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Private final disposition. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Frassa, Joseph G., passed away peacefully on August 7, 2021, at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC with his loved ones by his side. He was only 69. Born in Hackensack, NJ to Gabriel and Margaret Frassa, he worked for Modern Handling Equipment Group until he retired. He resided in Ringwood for the past forty four years where he raised his family and dedicated his time to youth sports when his children were young. Beloved husband of Randi (Lovatt) Frassa, loving father of Anthony Frassa of Vernon and Michael Frassa of Ringwood. Brother of Maryann Lanzo of Hewitt. Loving grandfather to Joseph, Adriana, and Adelina. Joseph, in his younger years, enjoyed drag racing his Camaro at both Race Way Park, and Island Speedway with his friends. He loved vacationing in Canada and spending time at his second residence in Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania . There he enjoyed fishing and boating with his family and friends but most of all telling stories. Joseph will be dearly missed by all who got to know him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Private arrangements entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, West Milford.
Stephens, Jean (Smith), 90 of Hewitt, passed peacefully into the lord's hands in the early morning hours of August 8th at her home in Whiting, NJ. Born in Chicago she would reside in Midvale and Haskell settling into Hewitt with her family on Christmas Eve of 1958. Jean is a retiree of Avon Products, Suffern, NY and a communicant of The Calvary Baptist Church of West Milford. She was predeceased by her Husband, of 30 years, Arnold Robert (Bob) Stephens, her companion of 33 years Daniel Whitehead of Ringwood, Sisters Marion Colfax and Georgia Carlson, and Brother Raymond Smith. Left behind to cherish her memory are five children, Ronald Stephens Sr. and wife Katherine of Brunswick, GA, Barbarajean Walter and husband Kurt of LaGrange, KY, Arnie Stephens of Jackson, NJ, Stephen Stephens of Weatherford, TX, Warren Stephens and partner Mike Ravasy of Asbury Park, NJ. Six grandchildren Ronnie, Krista, Kera, Phillip, Cole, Casey and three great grands Michael, Evan, Natalia, and many nieces and nephews. Lastly she leaves her dearest and oldest friend from childhood, Harriet De Benedetto of Haskell, NJ. Visiting hours Tuesday August 17, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Richards Funeral Home 4 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ. Funeral service Wednesday 10 AM at the funeral home with interment to follow at Manning Cemetery, Butler.