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Michael, age 84, of Woodland Park, at rest in Wayne on March 15, 2013. Beloved husband of 38 years to the former Margherita Damiani of Woodland Park. Loving father of Frank Toia of Woodland Park, Grace Toia of Las Vegas, NV, Lucille Toia of Belleville, and Anthony Toia of Verona. Dear son of the late Anthony and Grace (nee Viola) Toia. Beloved nephew of Giuseppe Viola and his wife Sarina. Dear cousin of Grace Firetto, Marylou, Joe, and Anthony Viola. Born in Partinico, Sicily, Italy, he lived in Partinico until he was 20 years old, before coming to the United States in 1949 and residing in Newark for 34 years before finally moving to Woodland Park six years ago. He was a baker for A&P Supermarket, Newark, and an employee for Peerless Tube, Bloomfield. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa, on Tuesday at 8:45 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. James R.C. Church, Totowa Rd., Totowa, on Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum, Totowa. Friends may call Monday 5-9 PM. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 17, 2013