Doris F Spano


(nee Featherstone), 78, of Paramus, NJ, formerly of Manhattan, NY passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019 surrounded by her children and loved ones. Doris was an employee of General Motors before she married the love of her life, the late James E. Spano in 1966. Doris and James lived in Woodside, Queens and North Babylon, Long Island before settling in Paramus. Doris was the cherished mother of James Spano and Patricia Spano, an adored aunt to her nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many. Doris and James were formerly part owners of Cameo Catering, Westmount Country Club and Grissini’s Restaurant.

Beloved sister of the late Charles Featherstone and his wife Carolyn, the late Joan Parvis Featherstone, Robert Featherstone, John Featherstone and his wife Rosemary, Henry Boyle and his wife Mary, the late Joseph Featherstone, Matthew Featherstone and his wife Marcelle, Jerry Featherstone and the late Anna Rose and sister-in-law of Jeanette and her husband Dick Tabbachino.

Doris’ generous and kind spirit were evident in all that she did. Doris was a Trustee and Vice President of the Paramus Fritz Behnke Historical Museum. Doris was a member of Paramus Rotary Club where she had previously served as the Director of Community Service, Doris served on committees for the Valentine’s Day Brunch, Installation Committee, Angels Among Us, Pancake Breakfast, Golf Outing and Paramus Friendly Neighbors and Food Pantry. She chaired the Pasta Dinner and Bingo at the Paramus Veteran’s Home. She also delivered Meals on Wheels to the elderly and disabled. Doris was a two-time recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award as well as the President’s Award in recognition of outstanding service and dedication. She volunteered for programs such as the Mayor’s Substance Abuse program, Juvenile Council Committee, National Night Out and the Paramus Run. Doris was a Paramus Recreation Commissioner and worked for recreation for 12 years. She also served as a Paramus Recreation girls softball coach. In addition, Doris was a member of the Parkway Elementary School PTA and a teacher’s aide.

If the eyes are indeed mirrors of the soul, then her beautiful eyes reflected warmth for your heart, comfort for your being and light for your journey. We love you, Mom.

Family will receive friends on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Sunday June 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home 113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday June 10, 2019, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass at Annunciation R.C Church 50 W Midland Ave Paramus. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Doris' memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital [email protected] P.O. Box 1000. Dept. 142. Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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Posted by mrs. little carolyn on August 14, 2019 10:18 PM x

dear dear trisha and jimmy its been many years since we last were together. trish do you remeber you were making jewery then and i was visiting with your dear mother. i stayed in touch with her via telephone and she is gone and i wanted to take time to talk with you ms trisha but alas no phone oe email address so i will keep trying.. as your mother was a special person to me. we became friends hru u kids and our old gang but no o ne seems to be in touch so i am one of your mothers friends that has stayed friends all thru the years. no word can help but i do think prayers for you and hopefully her memories will stay with you. please please call or email me... kim is fine and living out here in california.. william doing well he lives out west also.. hope this finds you well. much love and a big hug mrs. little

Posted by Anne Moretti on June 9, 2019 10:32 PM x

RIP Doris,please kiss and hug my sister Joy tell her much I miss and love her. We will see each other in heaven one day. Lord hold her in the palm of your hand. Rest easy 🙏🏼see u one day on the other side.

Posted by Bobby fearherstone on June 8, 2019 2:36 PM x

You know sis sitting around these last few days l can't help but think of my sister who was always there when you need her and she will always be there for me love you sisQ

Posted by Tricia Spano on June 7, 2019 3:02 PM x

My dear Mother, my rock, my constant. It was a gift from God to have you as my mother. To be half the woman you were would be a feat in itself but I was taught by the best. Give Daddy a big hug for me. No more pain now, just peace. I love you more than words can say and numbers can count. You are my heart.

Posted by Bobby fearherstone on June 6, 2019 9:18 PM x

Wait for me sis i Dont think it will be that long we could Ride together in clouds and have some fun along the way love you XOXOXO

Posted by Sylvia santoro on June 6, 2019 12:49 AM x

After 45 years of friendship, where do I begin. We shared so many memories bringing our children up together, going on trips together and our weekly game of marjong. We went through so many laughs and tears together. Other than politics, we could discuss anything. I can’t believe I’ll never talk to you again. I love you my friend. I know your reunited with Jimmy and so happy to be with him. You made your mark on this world and are loved by many people and will be missed by many. Every time I have a cup of tea, I will think of you.❤️

Posted by Charles Featherstone on June 6, 2019 12:15 AM x

Dear Aunt Doris I love you so much and I was so happy to see you last time I was up. You will be so missed. I think of the good memories especially the volleyball games at your house with all my cousins. I'm sorry I can't make it north to see you again my heart hurts. Rest in God's love with Uncle Jimmy forever. Amen.

Posted by Chuck Santoro on June 5, 2019 9:20 PM x

Jimmy and Tricia, Your mom was such a special person to so many, and touched I would say hundreds of people with her energy and spirit. I am sending love and condolence from afar. I am sorry I can't be there next week to celebrate your amazing mom. But the thought of your Dad waiting for her with open arms and a huge smile gives a little comfort. Thank you for letting 'Aunt Doris' into my life. I am forever grateful. Thinking of you both. Chuck

Posted by Mary Boyle on June 5, 2019 7:41 PM x

Thank you for your love and patience, for always be there for us, for let me share with you good and bad moments, for give us your support when we most need, you are now enjoying the peace of Heaven, we don't have your physical presence anymore, but you will live in our heart until the end of our life, we love you forever .❤️😢

Posted by EDWARD A ARGONDIZZA on June 5, 2019 5:08 PM x

May you rest in eternal peace. Thanx for the memories. You may of left this earth but you are forever in our hearts. Love you my dear friend.


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