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Doris (Barnes) Dall'Ava

August 1, 1929 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 91)


Doris Dall’Ava, (nee Barnes) on Sunday, December 6, 2020 of Pompton Plains formerly of Upper Saddle River, NJ. Doris Dall'Ava, a loving wife and mother of three, passed away at 91. On August 1, 1929, Doris was born in Hackensack, NJ, to Anne and Warren Barnes. On June 10, 1950, Doris married Daniel Dall'Ava. Daniel and Doris were married for over 70 years, and their journey began with a mutual love of roller skating. Before motherhood, Doris was an employee of the Bendix Corporation. In 1953 Doris became a homemaker with the birth of her first daughter Debra. Doris remained a homemaker for three decades with the mothering of daughters Nancy and Lisa. As mentioned above, Daniel and Doris met at the Paramus Roller Rink in 1948. This meeting led to Daniel and Doris enjoying many dancing and roller skating sessions and, eventually, Doris' competition in roller skating. Beyond roller skating, Doris competed in Water Ballet, Synchronized swimming, and Ice Skating. A graduate of Hackensack High class of 1948, Doris had ambitions of becoming a physical education teacher. Doris had a love of sport, particularly tennis, skiing, and golf. She also had a passion for travel, whether on family skiing trips to Hunter or Windham ski mountains, summers in Lake George, NY, or ski trips to Europe. Doris relished the opportunity to enjoy her favorite activities and experience destinations with her family. A firm believer in the act of charity, Doris donated for decades to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Doris was preceded by her mother and father Anne and Warren Barnes and her late brother Warren Barnes. She is survived by her husband Daniel, her three children Debra Post, Nancy Duffy, and Lisa DiGiacomo, her brothers Richard and Frederick Barnes, grandchildren Danielle, Jennifer, James, Christopher, Connor, and great-grandchildren Mason and Abigail.

Arrangements were handled by Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, Ramsey, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in the new year.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, in her name.

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Memorial Service
December 6, 2020

9:00 AM
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Please note
A memorial service will be held at a later date.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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