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Obituaries

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 www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com.

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Dorothy V. Chisholm

Dorothy V. Chisholm died on Nov. 28 in West Hudson Post Acute Care Center, in Kearny. She was 92. Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny since 1985.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mrs. Chisholm was a factory worker for Westinghouse in Bloomfield and was a member of the Salvation Army and the Harmony Club.

Wife of the late Joseph, she is the mother of Joseph Chisholm Jr. and Mary (Walter) Wenckus. Also surviving are her grandchildren Jeffrey, Michelle, Joseph and Theresa and six great grandchildren.

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Joseph Gaglio

Joseph Gaglio, 86 died on Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Belgrove Post Acute Care Center in Kearny.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Joseph was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident. He worked in the Shade Tree Department for the Town of Kearny for 25 years. Joe served in the 1st Calvary of the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946. He was the past commander of V.F.W. Post 1302, Kearny as well as the past state commander of the V.F.W. He was a member of the American Legion Post 99, Kearny as well as a member of the 1st Calvary Division Association and Marconi Fraternal Association.

Joe loved spending his summers at Eagle Lake in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Gaglio is survived by his niece Marie Miller and her husband Bob and their children Matthew, John and Joey and his nephew Tom Scorsome and his wife Debbie and their children; sisters Yolanda Girdwood and Santina Eccles and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings Gerado, Mary, Fay and Lee and his companion of 30 years Genevieve (Elsie) Pamper. Special thanks to Caroline and Jessie.

Joan Greb

Joan Greb (Leivonen), 78, died on Nov. 16, in the Clara Maas Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Greb was born and raised in Newark and has lived in Kearny since 1972.

She was employed as a clerk for Prudential in Newark for 38 years retiring in 1990. Joan was also a committee member for Cub Scouts Pack 305 from St. Stephen’s Church.

She is survived by her children Karen Greb, Donna Haynes (Drew), Peter Greb, (Lynn); brother William Leivonen, grandchildren Heather Stone (Jamey), Garrett Haynes, William Greb and great grandchildren James and Abigail Stone. She was predeceased by her grandson Chad Haynes.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

James R. Mueller

James R. Mueller entered into eternal life Nov. 23. He was 70. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong North Arlington resident.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. in The First Presbyterian Church, North Arlington. If you care to visit the funeral home Tuesday morning please arrive at 9 a.m. Internment was at Hillside Cemetery, Lyndhurst. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Jim is survived by his wife Jackie (nee Clark), his mother Virginia (nee Simm), his sons and their wives Jason T. and Edie, Christopher B. and Lisa and James E. and Jane Mueller; brother of Rod and George Mueller he is also survived by his grandchildren Patrick, Joshua, Sarah, C.J., Jessica, Emily and Claire and his great grandson Landon George.

Jim was a U.S. Airforce Vet, a draftsman and a retired member of Local 68. He was active in the Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the M.S. Society.

Anne Sharples

Anne Sharples (nee Qualtier) died on Nov. 20 in Clara Maass hospital. She was 82. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 55 years ago.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Wife of the late William, she is survived by her children and their spouses Jo Anne Sharples, William Sharples, Karen and John Taylor and Michael and Mary Sharples; sister of Amelia Santora she is also survived by her grandchildren Christopher, Stephen and Kara.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital.

Mary Starzecki

Miss Mary Starzecki, formerly of Kearny, died on Sunday, Nov. 25. She was 88.

A graveside service will be held in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m.

Mary had worked in Western Electric in So. Kearny as an assembly worker for 30 years until retiring.

Surviving are her friends, Patricia Allen and Ann Wallace.

The Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny is in charge of the arrangements.

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Marie P. DiSerafino

Marie P. DiSerafino of Bonita Springs, Fla., died on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Born in Jersey City, she was the loving wife of Giulio L. DiSerafino, beloved mother of Renee DiSerafino and Gigi Brant and her husband, Lincoln Brant and his two sons, Sawyer Brant of the U.S. Army and Taylor Brant.

Marie was the loving daughter of the late Emedio and Benemina Migliozzi of Jersey City. She was the beloved sister of the late Joseph, Edward, Ernest and Mario.

Marie will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a kind friend to many and loved by all.

We will love you forever.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 28294 Beaumont Rd., Bonita Springs, Fla.. where Marie was a parishioner.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or St. John’s Church Soup Kitchen, 22 Mulberry St., Newark, NJ 07102-5202. Arrangements were by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs.

Olga Maria Ramos Palmer

Mrs. Olga Maria Ramos Palmer, 63, of Toms River and formerly of Kearny, died on Nov. 16.

Olga had been a waitress at Tops Diner in East Newark for almost 20 years before moving to Toms River.

Her cremation was held privately.

She is survived by her husband, Martin Palmer; her children Wilfredo Ortiz, Jr. and Lisa Brown; her mother, Angelina Wetzle. Also surviving are her siblings, Daisy Pelt and Rafael Ramos, Jr. as well as her grandchildren, Anthony R. and Jake T. Brown and Austin J. Ortiz.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Condon Funeral Home in Kearny.

John Potocki

John Potocki, 90, of Lyndhurst, died on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Mr. Potocki was born and raised in New York City and has been a resident of Lyndhurst since 1952. He was an electrician for New York City Health and Hospital Corp. of New York for 14 years, retiring in 1987.

John was predeceased by his beloved wives, Charolette (nee Van Schaack) Potocki in 1955 and Alvina J. (nee Luers) Potocki in 1999. He is survived by his beloved children, Linda Pelissier, Robert Potocki and Carol Marchese, by his dear grandchildren, Matthew and Cheryl Pelissier and by his sister, Mary Giacona.

The funeral service was held at Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, followed by interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lyndhurst. Please visit us at www.nazarefuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Maria Coppola

Maria Coppola (nee Colagrosso) died on Nov. 5 in The Canterbury in Cedar Grove. She was 81. Born in Catolicca, Sicily, she lived in Harrison before moving to North Arlington in 1999.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mrs. Coppola was a volunteer at West Hudson Hospital. She is wife of Louis Coppola and the late Vito Ascone; mother of Frank Ascone (the late Linda), Benjamin Ascone (Marilyn), Victoria Rapon (Howard) and Marylou Raponkus (Christopher); sister of Frances Zeolla and Anna Finelli; also surviving are nine grand and four greatgrandchildren.

 

James P. Herriron “Cherrybomb “

James P. Herriron “ Cherrybomb “, 84, died on Friday, Oct. 26, at his niece’s home in Lyndhurst.

Born in Newark, he lived in Harrison before moving to North Arlington in 1987.

He worked for Bell Atlantic in New Brunswick for many years before retiring in 1989. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge , the Pleasure Club and the Moose all of Harrison, the Elk’s Lodge of North Arlington and the Kearny Eagles.

He was the beloved twin brother of Patrick J., the brother of the late Mae McDonald , the loving uncle of Laura Comppen and her husband Eduardo Rodrigues, and the cherished great-uncle of Ruby and Carson Rodrigues.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Friday, Nov. 2, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Joseph F. Kwiecien, Jr.

Joseph F. Kwiecien Jr., 67, passed away on Nov. 1 after a short illness.

He was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He is the son of Lottie (nee Dunaj) and the late Joseph F. Kwiecien Sr. He was preceded in death by his brother Richard, and sister Patricia.

Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph E. Kwiecien and wife Michele of Kentucky; grandsons Jason and Brandon; his sisters Joanne Maier and husband Steve, Deborah Manzo and husband Bill; nephews Scott Maier and William J. Manzo; and niece Allison Manzo. Joseph served his country during the Vietnam Conflict as a Drill Sergeant, stationed in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Private arrangements were by Peacock-Newnam and White in Southport, N.C. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Belgrove Acute Care Center in Kearny. You may make online memorials at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com. Arrangements were by the Peacock – Newnam and White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, N.C.

Orlando A. Melillo

Orlando A. Melillo “Mooney” died on Nov. 9 in Valley Hospital. He was 93. Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Mahwah 12 years ago. Visiting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. during the visiting hours, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mooney was an all-state catcher at Barringer High School in Newark and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed outside of Naples, Italy where he loaded bombs onto B-17 fighters. He was proud to have given each bomb a little kiss good bye. He was a retired cement truck driver for Loizeau Concrete in Elizabeth and was a member of the Teamsters.

The last of 10 sibling he is survived by his wife Ann (nee Ross), his children Nicholas and Eloise Melillo and his grandchildren Nicholas and Suzanne. Orlando loved being the beloved Uncle Mooney to so many cherished nieces and nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors.

Richard W. O’Connell

Richard W. O’Connell died at home on Nov. 10. He was 69. Born in Orange, he lived in Bloomfield, then Lake Hiawatha before moving to Kearny 24 years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Family and friends are also invited to gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m., before leaving for Holy Cross Cemetery at noon. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mr. O’Connell was a warehouse manager for Volvo Motor Car Company in East Rutherford. Husband of Georgette (nee Coons), he is the father of Richard O’Connell and the late Edward “Eddieo” O’Connell. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Murtell.

Grace M. Sellari

Grace M. Sellari (nee Lombardino) died on Nov. 8 at home. She was 77. Born in Newark, she has lived the past 50 years in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Sellari was a cosmetic counter manager at Haines in Newark and Macy’s in Paramus.

Wife of Anthony R. Sellari, she is the mother of Sal Capardi (Valerie), Debbie Beard (Billy) and Millie Capardi; sister of Paul Lombardino and the late Rose Monetti; also surviving are six grand and three great-grandchildren.

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Robert E. Gorski

Robert E. Gorski, 63 died on Thursday, Nov. 1, at his home in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid. com.

Mr. Gorski was born in Jersey City and has lived in Kearny for the last 32 years.

He served in the Army during Vietnam.

Robert was employed as a manager for the U.S. Postal Service in South Kearny for 42 years retiring two years ago.

He is survived by his wife Janet (Bowman); children Robert E. and Keli Gorski; his mother Jean (Kuzminski) Gorski; brothers Gary and Edward Gorski and his granddaughter Leah Alves.

Victor I. Nunez

Victor I. Nunez died on Nov. 2 in Hackensack Medical Center. He was 64. Born in Peru, he lived in Kearny for the past 35 years.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Victor is survived by his mother Josefa, his children Victor and Lauren and his siblings Olger, Jorge, Edward, Victor, Manuel, Jorge, Carlos and Gloria Nunez.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Stephen’s Charity Fund.

Gloria Woods

Gloria Woods (nee Dalto) of Kearny died on Oct. 28 at the home of her son John. She was 77.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St, Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Gloria was an assistant manager at the Ben Franklin Store in Kearny for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Stephens Church in Kearny.

Wife of the late Jack Woods and sister of the late Rita Nazzaro and Frank Dalto, she is survived by her sons John and Jim and her grandchildren Sabrina, Kat, Sarah and April.

                                                                                                                                  

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Paul J. Brateris

Former Kearny resident Paul J. Brateris, 67, died on Oct. 2 at Tufts Medical, Boston, with many loved ones by his side.

Mr. Brateris was a retired businessman, most recently residing in Westlake Village, Calif. He was a 1962 graduate of Kearny High School and earned a B.A. and M.A. from TCNJ after which he served in the U.S. Navy at the rank of Lt. J.G. Paul has resided in Ringwood, Dublin, Ohio and Stonnington, Conn. Paul was best known for his loving spirit.

He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Peter and brother John. Surviving Paul and held dear to his heart are his companion Bonnie Kroll Delvy, brother Peter Ralph of Lake Como, niece Danielle, nephews Ryan, Daniel and Brian and daughter Susan, mother of his three grandchildren, and son James.

Services will be Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church, Belmar.

Mary Winifred Lowry

Formerly of Harrison Mary Winifred Lowry (nee Feeney), 81 of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 19, surrounded by her loving family at Akron General Medical Center, Akron. Born in Harrison, on June 14, 1931 she lived in Harrison before moving to Ohio in 2004.

Predeceased by her parents, Winifred M. and John J. Feeney, her husband, Edward, son John Beck, granddaughter, Jamie Beck and her best friend Randal Wise, Mary is survived by her loving children, Deborah (Doug) King of Akron, Ohio, Edward (Missy) Lowry of Orlando, Fla., Jacqueline Newman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Sheila (Greg) Kain of Richmond, Va. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

For information, directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome. org.

Walter Marin

 

 

 

Walter Marin, died on Tuesday, Oct.16, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Visitation was held at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service was held on Friday at the Casa de Oracion Nueva Canaan Church at 11 a.m.

Walter was born in Ecuador and came to this country in 1966. He has lived in Kearny for the last 40 years.

He earned his B.S. in Business from Montclair State University in 1979 and was employed as a Social Worker for the County of Hudson for 30 years retiring two years ago.

He is survived by his wife Doris (Galvis); children Johnathan and James Marin and one brother Vincent.

Luis Marzabal

Luis Marzabal died on Oct. 15 in St. Michael’s Hospital. He was 58. Born in Arjubin, Lugo, Spain, he lived in Kearny before moving to Rutherford five years ago.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny with entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Luis, a retired longshoreman, is survived by his wife Maribel, his children Isabel Guerra, Luis Jr., and Daniel Marzabal. He was the brother of Victorino and Manuel Marzabal and Mercedes Martinez, He is also survived by his grandchildren Rebecca and Raquel.

Dorothy V. Spillane

Loving Mother and Grandmother

Dorothy V. Spillane (nee Adams), 76, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Kearny.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband Lloyd (married 59 years) her loving daughters, Diane Spillane, Debra Mattie and Denise Papa, five grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.

The place of Dorothy’s funeral service had not been determined at the time her obituary was composed. Please call the funeral home at (973) 481-4333 today for the details of her funeral service. Otherwise, for information, directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers (please OMIT flowers), the family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to the Harrison/East Newark Elks, care of the funeral home in loving memory of Dorothy.

Elizabeth T. (Turnbull) Walker

Elizabeth T. (Turnbull) Walker, age 86, of Lakewood, died on Friday, Oct. 19, at her home.

She was born and raised in Kearny and moved to Lakewood 22 years ago. She was formerly employed for many years as shipping and trucking coordinator with the American Strip Steel Company in Kearny. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Original Leisure Village Health Center and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Kearny.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 35 years, Thomas Hood Walker in 1981. She is survived by her loving sons, Kenneth T. and his wife, Elaine of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Gary K. and his wife, Susan of Brick; five grandchildren, Jeff, Michelle, Tonya, Andrew and Thomas; two great grandchildren, Uriah and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Laurelton Memorial Funeral Home, 109 Pier Ave., Brick. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Interment was private. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in her honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105

Viola A. Wruble

Viola A. Wruble ( nee Schmitt), 105 years old, Passed away at Country Arch Care Center, Pittstown, on Oct. 14. Born in Hoboken, in 1907 she lived in Jersey City, Lyndhurst and North Arlington before moving to Kingwood Township in 1989. She will be interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington with her husband Joseph who died in 1988.

Viola was also predeceased by her twin sister, Helen Schreckenstein and her son Terrence Joseph who passed on January 10,2012. She is survived by her daughter Mary A Wruble, Ellen C. Maerling and her husband Arthur of Kingwood Township, daughter-in-law Marie Wruble, grandchildren Christopher(Angeline), Tara Civitillo (Vincent) and Jeremy J. Maerling and one great-grandson.

A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Victories Church in Baptistown , on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will be 11 a.m. on Thursday. Nov. 1.

Arrangements made by Robert L. Ford Funeral Home, Flemington.

                                                                                                                                          

Deadline for obituaries:

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To submit an obituary:

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Bo Field

Bo Field, 84, of Kearny, died on Oct. 13.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. Field moved to New Jersey 65 years ago living most of her life in Kearny. She was a waitress at the Arlington Diner when it first opened for 15 years. She then worked at the Lyndhurst Diner for 25 years, retiring 15 years ago. She was known as “The Mets Lady.” She was a diehard Mets fan who was well known at Shea Stadium. She was a season ticket holder who sat behind home plate and was televised many times. She attended many home games and because of her many “cameos” she was asked for her autograph by many people.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Field and step-mother of Carolynn Forcieone and Deborah (Ralph) Rogler. She is also survived by her dear friends Walter and Sandy Smagula and their children.

Services will be private and under the direction of Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory would be appreciated.

John Stephen Manley

John Stephen Manley, 92, of Stroudsburg, Pa., entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8, at the VNA Hospice Facility, Stroudsburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in East Newark, on April 29, 1920 he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary Finnerty Manley. He lived in the East Newark, Harrison and Kearny before moving to Stroudsburg, Pa. in 1999.

John served in the U.S. Army 77th Infantry Division in World War II. He participated in Guam-Leyte, Philippines-Okinawa and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service at Leyte.

He was employed by the National Union Electric Research Lab in Orange, as a divisional accountant. He also was employed by General Electric Co., Paterson, as supervisor of General Tax Accounting and was later transferred to General Electric in New York City as a specialist of federal and foreign taxes.

John played soccer with Junior and Amateur Teams in New Jersey and with Kearny Irish American Professional Soccer Club. He was an avid golfer and a member of Water Gap Country Club. He was also a member of the club’s Over The Hill Gang and served as its treasurer and president.

He is survived by many cousins and extended family as well as special friends and caregivers: Dr. Linda Brown, Sandy McFadden and Richelle Martin.

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Orlando Chang

Orlando Chang, of Kearny, formerly of Cuba, died on Oct. 1. He was 72.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Orlando is survived by his wife Irmida (nee Conde), his daughter Rebeca Aleman, siblings Hugo Chang and Terezita Egusquiza and his grandson Daniel.

Carmen A. Comprelli

Carmen A. Comprelli, 94, entered into eternal life on Sept. 27 at the Job Haines Home in Bloomfield.

Born in Harrison, he lived in Kearny and Clifton before moving to North Arlington in 1983.

He worked as a sales representative for the Prudential Insurance Company in Kearny for 30 years before retiring 32 years ago.

Carmen serviced in the United States Army Air Corp. for three years and three months during World War II and was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 37, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4697, a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council 3428 and a member of the Happy Senior Citizens group of North Arlington.

He is the beloved husband of the late Doris (nee Whalley) and Evelyn (nee Erbe), the loving son of the late Francesco and Michelina Comprelli, the adored father of Joyce Nitto of Whiting, Diane Miles of Lindale, Texas, Carol Majewski of Oakdale, Conn, the late Robert Comprelli and stepfather of James Erbe of Toledo, Ohio, Maryellen Wiggins of Spotswood and Eileen Cmielewski of Englishtown, the cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dear brother of the late Charles, Joseph, Patrick and Salvatore Comprelli.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington on Monday, Oct. 1, with a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ, 08691.

Agnes M. Cowley

Agnes M. Cowley died on Oct. 4 at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth. She was 88. Born in The Bronx, she lived most of her life in Harrison.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, in Harrison, followed by private cremation.

Wife of the late Bob Cowley, Agnes is survived by her children Jo Ann Villaronga, Carol Sheridan and Robert, Gary, Patrick, Michael, George and Edward Cowley. Sister of Edward Ritchie she is also survived by 18 grand and 18 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Maria Do Carmo Dias

Maria Do Carmo Dias died on Oct. 1. She was 49.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Entombment will take place in Portugal.

Daughter of Rosa and the late Joaquim, she is survived by her siblings Maria Amelia and Joao Manuel Dias.

Patricia M. Worley

Patricia M. Worley died on Oct. 4 at home. She was 52. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 12 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Pat worked at Stop and Shop in Lyndhurst, taught Sunday school and ran the Vacation Bible School at Calvary Methodist Church in Kearny.

She is survived by her son and his wife Joseph and Ashley Worley, her grandchildren Connor and Olivia, one sister, four brothers and her sister of the heart LaRie Malley. She was predeceased by her twin brother Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Calvary Church, 342 Elm St., Kearny, N.J. 07032.

                                                                                                                       

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Obituaries

Rosemary Dabov

Rosemary Dabov (Smith) 70, died on Sept. 27 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Rosemary was born in Jersey City and lived in Kearny before moving to Harrison many years ago.

She is survived by her children Catherine Third, Susanna Hickman (Alan), Michael Dabov and grandchildren Jennifer and Shannon Hickman. She was predeceased by her husband Edward.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Vincent Fale, Jr.

Vincent Fale, Jr. died on Sept. 27 at home. He was 69.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Vincent served in the army from 1961 through 1964, He was a member of The VFW Post 1302 in Kearny. The Nutley American Legion Post 70, associate member of the Order of Fraternal Police Lodge 46 and the Army Historical Foundation. He was a founding sponsor of The National Museum of The United States Army. He was a member of Teamsters Local 560 and was a truck driver for Joe Supor Trucking, Navajo and then Pennsylvania Truck Lines.

Vincent is the son of Anna (nee Rivera) and the late Vincent Fale, Sr. Husband of Dawn (nee Kerekes) and brother of Linda Cheesman. He was the beloved nephew of Sam and Connie Francello. Vinnie loved his pals Koko and Roscoe.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to your own local veterans organization.

Michael V. Fiore

Michael V. Fiore died on Sept. 25 in Select Speciality Hospital. He was 88. Born in Newark, he lived many years in North Arlington. A

rrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Mike served in the Marine Corp. during World War II and was a retired crane operator and mechanic from Otis Elevator. He was a member of the Queen of Peace choir and the North Arlington Elks.

He is survived by his wife Jean (nee Purpura), his children Rosalie Pratt and Thomas and Michael Fiore; his sisters Ann, Frances and Dorothy and his grandchildren Christina and Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors.

Evelyn Serratelli-Hayes

Evelyn Serratelli-Hayes (nee Marino) died on Sept. 24 at home. She was 96.Born in Elizabeth, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, and interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Evelyn was a bookkeeper at Papolla Barrel in Newark for 30 years before retiring.

Wife of the late Marvin Hayes and mother of the late Caroline Kearney and Daniel Serratelli. She is survived by her son-in-law and daughterin- law Gerald Kearney and Rosie Serratelli; her grandchildren Jill and Mike Laubauskas, along with five more grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her pal Kirby.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors.

Dennis Pooler

Dennis Pooler died on Sept. 28. He was 56. Born in Philadelphia, he has lived in Kearny for the past 28 years.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dennis was a dispatcher and vault manager for BASF in Union. He was a very sociable man who had a strong passion for cooking, He was a member of the LCCC in Kearny.

Husband of Marceline (nee Sullivan), he is the son of Helen (nee Staples) and the late Thomas Pooler. He is also survived by his son and his wife Justin and Lisa- Marie Pooler and his daughter Courtney Pooler, his brothers Thomas and Joseph and his grandchildren Ian and Jude.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

June M. Ryan

June M. Ryan (nee Davie), died on Sept. 25 in Columbus Hospital. She was 59. Born in Kearny, she moved to North Arlington 29 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

June is the daughter of the late Matthew and Martha Davie and is survived by her devoted husband Michael and mother-in-law Xania Ryan, her beloved children Michael, Jillian and Matthew Ryan and her siblings Janet, John and Jim Davie. Her beloved daughter Jessica sadly died only two years ago. June is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Pediatric Osteo Sarcoma Research, 1275 York Ave., New York City.

Edward Shinski

Edward Shinski, “Pops,” 77, of Lancaster, Pa., entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born and raised in Harrison, Edward lived in Carteret, before moving to Lancaster 15 years ago. Ed was a retired Hi – Lo operator for Avenel’s Pathmark, for 28 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife Esther (nee Daskam); loving children, Eddie, Mark, Richie, Terri and Janet; step-children Robin Kessler, Joanna Masci, and Ken Shinski; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, dear siblings Mary Molesky and Frank “Butch” Shinski, his first wife Jean (nee Dobak) and many nieces and nephews.

                                                                                                                     

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