Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Mary DeCesare (née Halvorsen-Rose), of Dumont, passed away peacefully in her home on January 26th.  She was born on May 20, 1927 to Ethel Shaw and John Halvorsen, married to Frank DeCesare on July 4th,1964, and settled in Dumont in the summer of 1974.

Mary is predeceased by her brother John, her sons David and William Rose, and Frank C. DeCesare Jr., also her daughter Judy Pepitone. She is survived by her loving daughters Dawn (Steven) Perrone and Diane Rose, her beautiful grandchildren, Frank C. DeCesare III, Brianne Gorman, Jessica, Melissa and Emma Perrone, Ian and Eric Johnson, Steven and Hope Pepitone, and her great-grandchildren, John Michael, Flynn, Ryan, Matthew and Connor. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Christine Boles. Mary will be loved and missed by all the lives she has touched. 

Mary was employed in the Medical Records Department of Englewood Hospital and Valley Hospital for many years, retiring at the age of 85.

Visitation is Thursday, January 30th, from 5 -9, at the funeral home.  The Funeral Mass is Friday, January 31st, 11 AM, at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to http://gofundme.com/the-decesare-family-fund


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In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

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