Obituaries

Dorothy N. Belbey 

Dorothy N. Belbey of Brick passed away Oct. 1 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.

She was born in Long Island, N.Y., and lived in Kearny prior to moving to Brick in 1982. Dorothy was a parishioner of St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, and a graduate of Georgian Court College.

She was predeceased by her husband John T. Belbey and all of her brothers and sisters. Dorothy is survived by her two sons Jack F. Belbey and Kevin D. Belbey and his wife Donna; she is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kevin, Ryan, and Shaun.

Arrangements were by the Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Road, Brick. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Dominic’s Church, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick.

Donations can be made in Dorothy’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Alice C. Belfiore 

Mrs. Alice C. Belfiore, 92, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The funeral Mass was offered on Oct. 3 at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, at 10 a.m. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery. Calling hours were held from the Condon Funeral Home (condonfuneralhome.com) 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny.

Mrs. Belfiore was born in Jersey City and has lived in Kearny for many years.

Alice had been the office manager for Arlington Tax and Bookkeeping for 29 years. She was a past president and member of the Ladies of UNICO and the Arlington Woman’s Club. And she was also involved in many other civic organizations over the years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Sebastian (Buster) Belfiore in 1993. Surviving are her children Celeste (Lou) Pandolfi, Bernadette (Tom) Antonelli, Joseph Belfiore and Patricia (Dave) Despotovich. Also surviving are her siblings, Mary and Molly Cancia, Dominick Cancia and Rosemarie Latini as well as her grandchildren, Chris and Jennifer Szpila, Brianna and Michael Antonelli and Alex and Dana Despotovich.

John J. Blevis 

John J. Blevis died peacefully on Oct. 4 in Clara Maass Medical Center. He was 87.

Born in Harrison, he lived most of his life in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church and burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

John served in the Navy during World War II. He owned Mr. Dry Clean in North Arlington and had been an operator at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.

Husband of Jeanette (nee Amato), he is survived by his sons John and Michael Blevis and his grandchildren Jonathan James, Elizabeth Ann, Michael Charles and Charles Francis. He was predeceased by his daughter June Rose, his son Joseph and his grandson Anthony John. I

n lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project www.WoundedWarriorProject.org.

Dorothy DePaolo 

Dorothy DePaolo died Oct.1. She was 47.

Born in Belleville, she had been living in Seaside Heights. Dorothy was the daughter of June McCain and the late Charles DePaolo.

The arrangements were private. Condolence may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.

William Kosciuch 

William Kosciuch died peacefully on Sept. 26. He was 90.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny for 64 years. Private arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. To leave online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Bill served in the Army during World War II and was a retired dairy manager from the A & P in Belleville.

Husband of the late Theresa (nee Paschenko), he is survived by his children and their spouses John and Molly Kosciuch and Elaine and William Lombardi. Also surviving are his grandchildren Liza, Sara, Nicole and Michele and his great-grandchildren Noah and Dean.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Alzheimers Foundation.

Patrick J. Manley 

Patrick J. Manley, 68, passed away at Community Medical Center, Toms River, after a short illness on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in Harrison. Afterwards, he lived in various states due to his work, eventually settling in Toms River in 2011. He worked as a senior underwriter for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for many years, retiring in 1998. He served his country in the United States Army, and was honorably discharged as a 1st lieutenant. He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City.

He is survived by his sister Sheila Botch and her husband Chester, his three nephews Chester Jr., Brian and Kevin, his great-nephews and nieces Michael, Analyssee and Lea. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.

James A. Ortel 

James A. Ortel died Oct. 3. He lived in Elizabeth before moving to Bloomfield 18 years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, and burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jim was a retail sales director for Acosta Sales and Marketing in Hackensack. He was active with Bloomfield Recreation Sports and The Queen of Peace C.Y.O. in North Arlington.

Beloved husband of Joan (nee Smith) he is survived by his loving parents Ramon and Joyce Ortel and his stepmother Maureen Ortel. He also leaves behind his cherished daughter Mary Elizabeth, his brother Ramon Jr. and sister Cynthia McCain, his beloved nieces Erin Smith and Ashley and Brooke Ortel. Also surviving is his mother-in- law Dolores Smith and his brothers-in-law Benjamin and Michael Smith.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the American Heart Association.

Gertrude H. Rush 

Gertrude H. Rush (nee Lyons) entered into eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 29 at Alaris Healthcare, Kearny. She was 97.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church. Her interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, please visit www. mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Newark, Gertrude was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She was a keypunch operator for RCA, Harrison, for 25 years retiring in 1976. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and a member of the following church organizations: Holy Cross Seniors, Vincentian Society and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens. In her free time, Gertrude enjoyed crocheting.

Predeceased by her husband William (1975), She is survived by her children, William J. Rush (Margaret), Marilyn Bruce (Douglas), Judith Noniewicz, grandchildren Tara Brown (Scott), Eric Bruce (Kimball), Rene Forsythe (Michael), William Rush (Meredith), Thomas Noniewicz (Monica), Tracy Proscia (Joseph), Michele Bruce, Laura Rush, Jill Galvin (Timothy) and great-grandchildren Steven, Michael, Chasse, Kiera, Kailey, Josephine, Emily, Timothy, Brooke, Colin, J.T., and Lindsey. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Thomas F. Noniewicz in 2000.

For those desiring, the family requests donations to: The Valerie Fund, 2101 Millburn Ave., Maplewood, N.J. 07040, in loving memory of Gertrude.

Adeline Ryan 

Adeline Ryan (nee Dini) passed away at home on Oct. 2. She was 97.

Arrangements were private. Condolences may be sent to www.armitagewiggins.com.

Adeline was survived by her sons Charles and John Ryan, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Noe Villafuerte 

Noe Villafuerte, of Kearny, died Sept. 26. Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Noe is survived by his mother Flora, sons Jonathan, Bryan and Antonio and eight siblings.

A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison and burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Audrey J. Zeoli 

Audrey J. Zeoli (nee Kluge), 78, died on Sept. 28 in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held from the funeral home, followed by interment in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mrs. Zeoli lived in Kearny for most of her life before moving to Rockaway Township 19 years ago.

She was a tube maker at R.C.A. in Harrison for 30 years, retiring in 1975.

Audrey was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by her daughters Diane MacMillan and her husband Thomas and Cindy Davidson and her husband Chris; one sister Carol Whitehead; grandchildren Raymond Waters and his wife Jennifer; Shaun MacMillan and Erin Davidson and one great-grandchild Brennan Waters.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband Charles J. Zeoli Jr. and her son Charles J. Zeoli III and her siblings and their spouses Jack Kluge and his wife Helen and Robert Kluge and his wife Muriel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256.

The Observer Staff