Stella D. Barnett

Stella D. Barnett (nee Sadowski), 102, of Kearny, died on Friday, Dec. 21 at her home. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny 25 years ago.

She was the beloved of the late Thomas Barnett, the devoted mother of Raymond Barnett and his wife Eva and the late Barbara O’Shea; cherished grandmother of Theresa and Cathy Barnett and Kevin O’Shea; the dear sister of Stephen Tenerowicz and the late Anna Nahaczewski, Helen, Sophie, Vincent, Francis and Edward Sadowski and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Dec. 29, in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Burial of cremains followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington.

Janet H. Bergen

Janet H. Bergen, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Kearny, passed away on Dec. 20.

She was born June 19, 1922 in Kearny to William and Janet Trench.

Janet was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary VFW and was their treasurer for over 10 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Bergen. Janet is survived by her beloved partner of 22 years, James Sanfilippo; daughters, Marian Leo of Acworth, Ga. and Barbara Romano (Ron) of Sarasota, Fla.; stepson, Robert Bergen of New Jersey; stepdaughter, Rosemary Dye of New Jersey; grandchildren, Ronald Romano Jr., Mark Leo (Maria), Jennifer Kittredge (William) and Craig Leo (Tiffany); and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Condolences may be offered at

The Observer Staff