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Anna Rose Paylo


Ann Rose Paylo (nee Gondola) age 96 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 7, 2017.

Ann grew up the daughter of a poor immigrant family seeking a better life in the United States. Ann was born and raised in Paterson and moved to Wayne in the mid 1960’s. Her parents taught her as she grew up, the importance of strong family values and a hard day’s work. Although Ann did not get far in school, she worked harder than many adults around her when she was just twelve years old. At that young age she went to work cleaning houses and working as a nanny for families that lived in her area.

Ann’s parents were good friends with the parents of another young man named John Paylo. John was called to serve his country during World War II. While john was serving his country in the United States Navy, Ann’s mom and dad urged on of their five daughters to write to John during the war to keep him in positive spirits. One of Ann’s sisters did just that, however when it was time for John to return home, Ann and her four sisters were unsure who would meet him and welcome him home. It turned out that Ann and John met, they fell in love and on January 25, 1941 they were married in St Boniface RC Church in Paterson. Very shortly after they were married Ann and John started their family. Ann took on the daunting and rewarding position of a full time homemaker. She devoted her entire life to her husband and her boys. There was never a night when dinner was not on the table, or a day when the house wasn’t cleaned. For several years of her life, Ann worked in the garment industry, eventually retiring in the early 1950’s to dedicate to her family. Ann was extremely dedicated to her faith and was a parishioner of St Boniface RC Church in Paterson and Our lady of the Valley RC Church for many years after moving to Wayne.

She was a long-time member of the Women’s Club of Allwood in Clifton where she created life-long friendships with many of the ladies there. She also developed a close and special relationship with her sister in-law Sue with whom she and her family would visit with in Pennsylvania quite frequently. Another special person in Ann’s life was her best friend Aggie Shaw who was from the New Jersey area originally then moved to Lake George. Ann always kept in touch with her and vacationed with her family to visit her frequently as well.

Ann didn’t have many interests or hobbies, her greatest passion and what meant most in her life was her family. John and Ann cherished 66 years of loving and loyal marriage together until John’s passing in 2007. She was a loving wife, a dedicated mother and devoted grandmother and great grandmother. Ann was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of many people and will be missed by all who knew her.

Ann is survived by her son Dennis and his wife Patricia of Wayne, six grandchildren; Lori, Dennis, John, Katharine, Vena, and Arion, and four great grandchildren; Amanda, John, Emily, and Victoria, two brothers; John and Joseph Gondola, she was predeceased by her husband John Paylo in 2007 and her son Kenneth Paylo in 2012. She was also predeceased by her four sisters; Elizabeth, Mary, Helen, and Bessie.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday March 13, 2017 from 10-11AM at the VanderMay Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470. Immediately following the visiting hours there will be a funeral mass offered at 11:30AM at Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, 630 Valley Rd Wayne, NJ 07470.

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson.

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Den, I'm really sorry at the loss of your mother, I know how hard it is to lose her, no matter how old, hope you are ok.

jan henderson


Dennis and Family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. May happy memories carry you through this sad time.

Chris F. Mc Intyre


Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim Castelletti


Dennis and Family, There are no words on the loss of a parent. No matter how lucky we are to have them for such a long time, the pain is unbelievable. My prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your tremendous loss. Sincerely, Evelyn

Evelyn Trapasso


Dennis and Family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Your family was blessed to have enjoyed her through a long and full life. Her memories will be with you all forever. Tom Kokotajlo

Tom Kokotajlo


Dennis; My condolences on the passing of your mother. I know how much she will be missed by you and your family and your memories of her will be with you forever. She will always be with you in your heart. Sincerely, Linda

Linda Taylor


Dennis and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom, Grandmom and Great Grandmom May the peace of the Lord surround all of you and provide the strength you need in the days ahead. God Bless Sue Miller

Sue Miller


Dennis, Sorry for your loss. She was a fine woman and had a well lived and long life. Gene Kelley

Gene Kelley


To the Paylo Family, My condolences on the lost of your beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend. I truly know she will be missed by all, and may God continue to be with you during these difficult times. God Bless. Erskin Mark

erskin mark


Dennis and family, My condolences to you and your family. I have not met Your mother. It seems she was a wonderful woman, and had a wonderful life. 96 is a great run.

jake williamson


Dennis, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May God give you comfort and peace and may the soul of your mother rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rossana

Rossana Jaworski


Dear Dennis Patty Kathy and John, My lovely Aunt Ann Rose. They say a flower bloomsbut once and then is gone,but those who have truly experienced its beautyremains with us forever. That to me is Aunt Ann.I remember her so well when I was growing up, she was the intricate part of a bouquet of lovely sisters, each one unique.Devoted to each other their parents and families. Annis stood out, could she bakeand cook. Holidays it was Aunt Annwho led the cooking among the sisters with my wonderful grandmother at the helm.I will cherish those memories.But most of all Aunt Ann always made time for you to visit, she was never to busy for me.It was my privilege to grow up in a wonderful family of strong women. I LOVE YOU AUNT ANN THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. A GRATEFUL LOVING NIECE CAROL

Carol cooper


Dear Dennis and family, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. So sure your memories will sustain you as there must be many with the long life she lived. God bless you all. Linda Adamo

Linda Adamo


Dear Dennis and family, Auntie Ann is part of my earliest memories. I don't remember the year or so that we lived with you when I was tiny, but whenever we visited Youngsville if Ann and Unk were there we knew we were in for a treat. She and Grandma (Sue) were quite a team. So were her and Unk. I too enjoyed her unconditional love. In 2001 my daughters Emily and Mary and I drove from Utah to New Jersey to visit and were swept right into the heart of the family. You'll never meet someone with a bigger heart than Aunt Ann. I'm glad that she and Unk and reunited again in heaven. Love and prayers to you! Kathy

Kathy Sowa Birdsall


Sorry for your loss Dennis

James La Min


Dear Dennis and family: As I hear of your loss, I'm reminded to be grateful for the time I have had with my own mother in this life. Our mothers have been such a blessing in our lives, and they will continue to bless us even now and in the future. Joe

Joe Goralski

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