Frank Bonaccorso, 90, of Toms River, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, at Community Medical Center.
Frank was born in Aci Castello in Sicily, Italy, to Giuseppe and Grazia Bonaccorso. He came to the United States at the age of six and returned to Sicily in 1948 to marry his love, Olga, and they started their family in Kearny. Frank served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946 followed by civilian service in Tokyo assisting in the reconstruction of the city’s communication infrastructure.
He was the owner and operator of Frank’s Liquor and Delicatessen in Kearny. He later went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service at the Dominick V. Daniels Postal Facility in Kearny, retiring in 1990.
Frank is a member of the East Dover Old Guard, the St. Justin’s Seniors Club, the Holy Name Society, the Seaside Italian American Club, the Gilford Park Civics Club and the Knights of Columbus Council 8415. Frank enjoyed sailing and spending time with his adored children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lucia Olga; his sons, Joseph (Ann Marie) of Kearny, Attilio (Deborah) of Charleston, S.C., and Mario (Margaret) of Long Hill Twp.; his sister, Jennie Sama; his grandchildren, Joanne Kelly, Francis Bonaccorso, Catherine Pabst, Attilio, Jr., Jessica, Nicole, Lindsay, Melissa Bonaccorso; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Grace and Attilio III and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ida Marrazzo.
Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River. The funeral Mass was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Toms River. The entombment and committal service followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Lucille Borghesi, of East Newark, died at home on Sept. 28. She was 93.
Visiting will be on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, East Newark and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Borghesi was the branch manager at Valley National Bank in Harrison. She retired as a vice president. She had been a member of the East Newark Board of Education, St. Anthony Rosary Society and volunteered at Mountainside Hospital.
Wife of the late Cimbro “Jim” Borghesi, she is survived by her sons and their spouses Anthony, Peter and Nadine, and Jim and Lynne. Also surviving are her grandchildren Cara, Renee and Jimmy.
Catherine Gallacher, 88, died on Sept. 24, in the St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.
Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Catherine was born in Dundonald, Scotland, and immigrated to this country at age 18. She lived in Kearny for 60 years before moving to North Arlington 10 years ago. Miss Gallacher was an accounts receivable clerk for Hartz Mountain in Harrison for 10 years, retiring many years ago.
She was a member of the St. Cecilia Seniors. Surviving her are many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Annie (McCaughey) Gallacher; her sibilings Eileen Mullen, Sheila McGinn, Anthony, David and John Gallacher and her aunt and uncle; Catherine and James Strain.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 28 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 180, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816-1248 would be appreciated or visit www.jdrf.org.
Robert Krzeminski, 71, of Belleair Bluffs, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Sept. 21.
Born on July 16, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Stanley and Julia Krzeminski.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Bob was a driver for the Kearny Board of Education. He was also a member of the AmVets.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Valerie; daughters, Connie (John) Mizak, Colleen (Tony) Marinaro, and Christine Krzeminski; granddaughter, Samantha Mizak; brother, Tony Yankoski; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Buddy the Maltese.
A memorial service was held in Florida. Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignitymemorial.com.
Andrew Negrin, of Harrison, died Sept. 21. He was 21.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at The Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica, Newark. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Andy, a United States Navy veteran, is survived by his parents, Wilton Negrin and Kimberly Nin-Diaz, his wife Maria and children Jaylannie and Zaylie. He was also the brother of Kristian, Wilton and Zorion.
Gerard (Jay) O’Neill
Mr. Gerard (Jay) O’Neill of Kearny passed away at home on Monday, Sept. 23. He was 58.
Funeral services were held privately from the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny, at the family’s request.
Jay had been a driver for Myles F. Kelly in Harrison for many years. After leaving Kelly he drove for Metro Taxi and was a bartender at the Eagles Hall. He was also a member of the Eagles Fraternal Order Aerie #2214 in Kearny. He graduated from Kearny High School in the early 1970s.
He was predeceased by his parents Gerard and Agnes O’Neill and his sister, Kathleen McKenna. Surviving are his niece Jeryl Lawless and her fiancee, Justin Allaire.