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

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


Silvio Zapata, 81, of Dumont, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2020. He was the dearly loved husband to the late beloved Mariela Zapata (2012)   Born in Medellin, Columbia, Silvio immigrated to the United States in 1967, settling in Dumont in 1979. Silvio worked as a specialized fabricator for Plastinetics and Emco Industrial Plastics for many years.   He will be sadly missed by his devoted sons; Jorge and his wife Linda, and Silvio Zapata, Jr. A great joy in Silvio’s life were his cherished grandchildren; Silvio III, Gavin, Tyler, Ivan, Stella and Scarlett.   A funeral mass in celebration of Silvio’s life will be announced in the future based on current events due to the COVID 19 virus. Silvio will be entombed at Madonna Mausoleum in Fort Lee NJ next to the love of his life Mariela.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Silvio’s name to Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.  


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

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

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.