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Edward Privitera


Edward Privitera, age 66 of Newfoundland and formerly of Wayne, died on Jan. 8, 2018. He had been the owner of “A Class Act Limousine Service” for many years.

Ed moved from Hicksville, Long Island to Wayne when he entered the eighth grade and graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 1969. He loved athletics, was a standout player in multiple sports, and was feared as the Patriots point guard. As an adult, he played in two Wayne softball leagues and loved every minute of it. He simply wasn’t happy sitting still; he needed to play.

Ed met his wife Lorraine (nee Salek) when they were young teenagers, in the eighth grade, to be exact. They were inseparable and loved each other very much. They married at Our Lady of the Valley RC Church in Wayne on June 25, 1977. After a reception at the Wayne Manor, they honeymooned in Bermuda before settling into their first home in Haledon. They later moved Newfoundland in the 1980’s. Ed and Lorrie enjoyed a beach house in Ship Bottom, on Long Beach Island, for many years. They spent several weeks every summer there and absolutely loved the Jersey Shore. They also traveled a lot together, ‘following the sun’ to many warm destinations such as Cancun, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Ed loved Lorrie dearly and he was heartbroken when she passed away in 2015 after almost thirty-eight years of marriage.

Ed is survived by his brother; Joseph Privitera of Naples, Florida and sister; Donna Marie Newton of Adairsville, Georgia, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass is planned for 10 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, Wayne.  

Guest Book


I'll miss you terribly my friend! I pray you have found peace and can be with Lori again forever!! God bless you both!!! With deepest sympathy and affection, Steve

Steve LaScola


Donna and family: I am so very sorry to hear that your brother passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Susan Angiono


I can't put in words how much I will miss you and have missed Lorrie. You are in my daily thoughts and will be always. Ruth

Ruth Grace and Mary Gulledge


To Joe and Donna, I was very sorry to hear about Ed. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your brother. I knew Ed and Lorrie when they were 8th graders at Schuyler-Colfax Jr. H.S. and later at Wayne Hills Sr. H.S. Jim Freeswick Wayne Hills Sr. H.S. Class of 1968

Jim Freeswick


Joe, Donna and family my condolences to all of you.My friendship with Eddie was a long and enjoyable heart aches.can only hope he is at peace, with Lorrie at his side!

Ed LaCouture

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