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Obituaries

Lucy Boryszewski

Boryszewski, Lucy (Lucjanna) (nee Grodzki) Entered into eternal rest suddenly on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 her home in Harrison. She was 80 years old.

The funeral was conducted by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, NJ 07029. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Poland, Lucy lived in Harrison for the past 46 years. She was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. She retired from Yale Hook and Eye, Newark after 10+ years of service in 1994.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Henry (2005) and her daughter-in-law Annette (1998), she is survived by her loving children Zenon and his wife Alice, Witold and Celina Pereira and her husband Pedro; cherised grandchildren Mark, Matthew, Andrew, Brian, Timothy, Monica, Christopher, Christian and Kaitlyn, dear siblings, Helen Mlynarski, Henry, Mietek, and Irene Grodzki, and a sister-inlaw Henrieta Grodzki. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church Restoration Fund, care of the funeral home in loving memory of Lucy.

 

Joan “Chickie” Simpson

 

Joan “Chickie” Simpson (nee Denning) passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Born in Jersey City, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison.

She worked at Western Electric in South Kearny for 25 years until the plant closed in 1984. She was a board member of the WE Kearny Club.

Joan was an avid dancer preferring to dance than sit still. She had won the Harvest Moonball in 1968 for her foxtrot and later appeared on th Ed Sullivan Show.

Wife of the late Alvin A. Simpson, she was pre-deceased by her loving parents Frieda and Thomas Denning and her beloved sister Janice L. Dearie.

She is survived by her loving nephew David Dearie and his girlfriend Lori Williams; her Godsons David Borer and David Bolzau; and her many cherished cousins and treasured friends and extended family. She was a member of David Memorial U.M. Church for over 60 years where she had served on the board of Trustees and numerous committees.

Private Funeral Services were held under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. Cremation was private.

Donations in memory of Joan can be made out to the World Wildlife Fund at www. worldwildlife.org (search Panda Pages) or by calling 1-800-960-0993 or by mailing to World Wildlife Fund P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180

Jose “Pepe” Rodriguez

Jose “Pepe” Rodriguez died July 17, 2012 at home. He was 83. Born in Spain, arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Pepe is survived by his loving wife Maria with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage this past June 22.

Father of Pepe (Michelle) Rodriguez, brother of Amelia Rodriguez and brother in law of Angelina, Sor. Lidia and Aurora. He is also survived by his granddaughters Brianna, Gabriella and Adrianna.

Mary “Mame” Bubenas

 

Mary “Mame” Bubenas (Nee Musikevicius), 95, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Bayside Manor in Keansburg, NJ. She was born in Harrison and lived most of her life in Kearny before moving to Keansburg three years ago.

Mary worked for Seton Hall University and later worked for Marshalls Mill in Kearny. Mary was a great cook and worked for the LCCC Club, Kearny, for over 20 years. She loved gardening, was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, where she was a member of the Golden 60’s Plus and the Rosary/St. Ann Societies.

Wife of 72 years of the Late Joseph John Bubenas; devoted and loving mother of MaryAnn (Robert “Chick”) Williamson and Joseph (Late Sandra) Bubenas; sister of Vlada Yarubauiciene and the late Biruta, Joseph and Wiiliam Musikevicius; sister-inlaw of Virgina Musikevicius; dear grandmother of Robert (Sandra) Williamson, Tammy (Gregory) Deo and Kimberly (Anthony) Pandullo; great grandmother of Kailtyn and Alyssa Deo and Alexis and Anthony Pandullo; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Shaw-Buyus Home for Services 138 Davis Ave., at Bergen Ave Kearny. A funeral mass was held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Sorrows Church 136 Davis Ave Kearny, NJ 07032 would be appreciated. Visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com D/O/B – 3/17/17

Peter J. Ferriero

Peter J. Ferriero, 80 of Gouldsboro, PA and formerly of Harrison, NJ died Friday July 6th, 2012 at Regional Hospital of Scranton shortly after admission. His wife of 58 years is the former Joyce Livoisi. Born October 8, 1931 in Harrison, NJ, he was the son of the late Peter and Bridget (Polo) Ferriero. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Scranton Plumbing, Inc. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, PA.

He was also a member of the Father Barrett Knights of Columbus Council 6050 of Moscow, PA. Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) sons: Peter J. Ferriero of Belleville, NJ, Steven C. Ferriero of Smithville, NJ, and Joseph W. Ferriero of Colonia, NJ; (2) daughters: Karen Williams and husband David of Galloway, NJ, and Theresa Bradley and husband James of Galloway, NJ; (2) brothers: George Ferriero of North Arlington, NJ, and Joseph Ferriero of Clifton, NJ; (2) sisters: Marie Mondaro of Harrison, NJ, and Dorothy Rigg of Bricktown, NJ; (13) grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Ashlyn Ferriero in 2006 and brother Michael Ferriero, and his sister Frances DeRosa on January 27, 2012.

Arrangements were by the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA. Interment was at St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Twp., PA. For online condolences and directions go to www.duffyandsnowdon.com

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David W. Bishop

David W. Bishop died June 30 at home. He was 75. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Mt. Bethel, Pa., two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the West Hudson Christian Center, Kearny, with interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

David served in The Army from 1959-61 and is a retired postal worker. He was a past president, sexton and deacon of Calvary Methodist Church, Kearny.

Husband of the late Johanna (nee Blair), he is survived by his children David, John, James, Isabella, Joshua, Kathryn, Christine and Daniel Bishop, Carolyn Callaghan and Laura Pavelco. Brother of Dorothy Essert, he is also survived by 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Monroe County, Pa.

Ann Cyckowski

Ann Cyckowski, of Harrison, died on July 4 at Madison Center Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Matawan after a 12-week illness. Born in Odense, Denmark, Ann lived in Harrison for the last 50 years.

She worked as a bank teller for many years for various banks in the Harrison area. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, reading and traveling. She was a very loving grandmother.

Predeceased by her husband Stanley (2009) and her granddaughter Tracy Rangel (2011) Ann is survived by her loving children, Lillian Rangel of Sugarloaf, Pa. and Steven Cyckowski and his wife Diane of Old Bridge. She is also survived by cherished grandchildren, David Rangel, and Patrick, Daniel, Erin and Conor Cyckowski. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and an adored sister in law.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held on Monday in the funeral home. Entombment was held in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265 in loving memory of Ann.

Tyler Donnelly

Tyler Donnelly, son of Sally (Garbiras) and the late Daniel died on June 22. He was 32. Born in Plainfield, he lived in Kearny.

Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

To leave an online, condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Betsy M. Duncan

Betsy Duncan, 91, died on June 30 in Southern Ocean Genesis Elder Care Center in Stafford Township.

A private graveside service was held in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny on July 3.

Miss Duncan was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

She was a secretary at the Wilbur B. Driver Company in Harrison for many years.

Betsy is survived by her nieces Carol Beckmann (William) and Nancy Carpenter (Gary).

Manuel Frade

Manuel Frade, 76, of Harrison, entered eternal rest on July 1.

Beloved husband of Dulcinia (nee Loureiro); devoted father of Carlos and his wife Maria, John (João) and his wife Judith and Daniel and his wife Tanja; cherished grandfather of Athena, Isabel, Sofia, Julien and Joshua; dear brother of João, Diamantino, José, and Carlos.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Manuel was born in Seixo, Portugal, and emigrated to the U.S. and Harrison in 1968. He lived in Harrison for the last 44 years. Employed by Pechter’s Baking Co. as the most senior baker for 30 years retiring in 1998. He was very active in Holy Cross Church. One of the founders of Our Lady of Fatima Society and very instrumental in the church establishing a Portuguese language Mass. He was very kind, supportive and helpful to his family and many in the community. Outside of his children and grandchildren, and being the most devoted of husbands, one of his proudest pursuits was his exceptional talent for gardening.

Patrick Gilmartin

Patrick G. Gilmartin, 65, died on Tuesday, July 3,in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Patrick was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to this country in 1982. He has lived in Kearny for the last 30 years.

Mr. Gilmartin was a boiler operator employed by the state of New Jersey for several years. He retired in 2011.

He was a member of the Scots – American Athletic Club and the Irish American Club both of Kearny.

Patrick is survived by his wife Elenor (Sweeten); children Lorraine Blevins (John), Ian Gilmartin (Nicole) and his three grandchildren Sean and Brooke Blevins and Ella Catherine Gilmartin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

Sebastiana Green

Sebastiana “Anna” Green died on July 3 at Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park. She was 95.

Born in New York City, she lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Kearny 50 years ago. Anna was a homemaker.

She was married to the late William F. Green Sr., mother of Gaetano “Thomas” Green, Ronald Green and the late William Green, mother-in-law of Caroline and Patricia Green, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 17.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mieczyslaw “Matthew” Kurasz

Mieczyslaw “Matthew” Kurasz died July 1 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. He was 57. Born in Poland, he now lives in East Newark.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, in Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Matt owned Kurasz Construction for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Wojtalewski) and his mother Janina (Rodchenko), his daughters Lisa and Jennifer and his son Justin. Brother of Stanley Kurasz, Mary Sochaczewski and he late Ziggy, Marion and Andrew Kurasz.

Grover A. McCrea

 

Grover A. McCrea, 70, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 6.

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

He was a police officer for 26 years in the Newark Police Department. Upon his retirement he worked part time at the Midtown Pharmacy in Kearny. In his spare time, he was an avid bowler. He was a regular at the North Arlington Bowl-ODrome for the last 40 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 12, Newark. Grover served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.

Predeceased by his parents, Grover A. and Mary McCrea (nee Byrne) he is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Patricia (nee Kulish), a loving son, Kevin, dear siblings, Charles McCrea and his wife Josephine, Mary Fortner and Pat Hartman and her husband Ted. Grover is also survived by many nieces nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Please Omit Flowers. The family kindly requests donations to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, New York 11714 in loving memory of Grover.

Helen Theresa Restaino

Helen T. Restaino (nee Doherty) passed away at the Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, Fla. on May 29.

Helen was the daughter of the late Peter and Adelaide (nee Holand) Doherty. She was born and raised in North Arlington on Dec. 3, 1916 and graduated from Queen of Peace High School in 1935. Her brother Frank (Sam) Doherty was in the first graduating class in 1934.

Helen went to work as a secretary for the Fireman’s Fund in Newark and later on as an office worker for the Newark Evening News. She retired from the Howard Savings Bank where she worked for over 20 years. Helen moved to Bradenton, Fla. in 1983 to be with her family in her retirement years.

Helen was predeceased by her first husband Harry T. Watson and her second husband Nicholas Restaino in 1993. She was the last member of the Doherty clan outliving her four brothers Peter, Daniel, William and Francis (Sam) Doherty and her sisters Mae Flavell and Ethel Nash. Helen leaves to cherish her loving memory: her two sons Henry J. Watson of Kearny and Robert J. Watson of Sarasota, Fla., and his wife Marilyn (Keena) Watson. She also leaves her beautiful grandchildren Denise, Kevin who passed away in 2011, Michael, Robbie and Martin and her four great-grandchildren Travis, Cody, Emily and Olivia and one great-great-grandson Michael.

Funeral arrangements were by Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla. A service was held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Sarasota, Fla., where Helen was a parishioner for over 30 years. Interment was at Palms Memorial Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. A donation to Helen’s favorite charity would be greatly appreciated: Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, Fla., 34221-9270.

Marili Soares

Marili Soares died on July 2 during a visit to her family from Brasil. She was 65.

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

She is survived by her children Sandro Soares and Alessandra Lima, two sisters one brother and four grandchildren.

Mary L. Thrash

Mary L. Thrash died on July 5. She was 99. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived many years in Kearny.

Private arrangements were under the supervision of the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

She is survived by her sons Richard E. and Robert W. (Debra) Thrash, her sister Ann Karkut and two grandsons Gregory and Douglas.

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Catherine Gillespie

Catherine Marie Gillespie “Kathleen” (nee Watson), 76, of Walls, Miss., formerly of Kearny, entered eternal rest on June 30.

Beloved wife of the late James; devoted mother of James and his wife Deborah (nee Sinsheimer), Alice and her husband Michael Gumm, David Gillespie, Joyce and her husband Victor Zazzali, and the late Kevin Gillespie; cherished grandmother of Laurie, Jamie, James, Kevin, Jonathan, and Christopher and great-grandmother of Ayanna and Nicolas; dear sister of Jack, James and Thomas Watson and the late Jean Thompson and Robert Watson.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Friends may call Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m.

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

Catherine expired at her home in Walls, Miss. She was born in and lived in Kearny before moving to W. Palm Beach, Fla., where she lived for four years before moving to Walls six years ago.

Sarah Higney

Sarah “Sadie” Higney (Mitchell), 73, died on Wednesday, June 27, in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com

Sarah was born in Glenboig, Scotland. She immigrated to Canada before moving to Kearny in 1963.

Mrs. Higney was a member of the Xaverian Mission Guild of Kearny, the Society of the Little Flower, and a former treasurer of the Celtic Boys Club of Scotland.

She is survived by her husband Owen; children Esther Jewart (Timothy), Mary Evanchick (Mark), and Peter Higney; sisters, Catherine Mitchell, Anna Morrison, Mary Rodgers and Aileen McGinn; four grandchildren, Madelyn Evanchick, Ryan Jewart and Jessica and Jaiden Higney.

She was predeceased by her son William J. Higney on January 6, 2012.

Marilyn Madden

Marilyn B. Madden (Hook), 73, died on Sunday, June 24, at her home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Marilyn was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

She was employed by the Kearny Board of Education for 25 years retiring in 2006 as a secretary in the high school Guidance Department. Marilyn was a member of the Arlington Woman’s Club-EMD, the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Kearny Seniors.

She is survived by her son James P. Madden; brother Ronald Hook (Georgiana); brother-in-laws Robert Madden (Robin), Paul Madden and her sister-in-law Mary Loria (Peter). Marilyn also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, family, very good friends and her loyal dog Molly. She was predeceased by her husband John J. Madden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, 100 Morris Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-6095.

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Iris E. Boris

Iris E. (Neubert) Boris, 83, formerly of Kearny, died Wednesday, June 20, in Milton, Ga. Iris was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Paul Boris; father, Joseph Michael Neubert; mother, Iris Ida Miller; and half-sister, Joan MacLean. She is survived by her son Paul L. Boris, Milton, Ga.; three daughters, Sharon Boris, Tucson, Ariz.; Diane Yager, Kearny and Jill Eckert, Cumming, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.

Iris was laid to rest beside her husband following a graveside service held at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. Arrangements were by the Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell, Ga.

Edward D. Clifford

Edward D. Clifford, 81, of Toms River, formerly of Kearny, died on June 17 at his home.

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 online condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Clifford was a toll collector with the N.J. Turnpike Association for 10 years retiring in 1995. Prior to that, he was a metalurgist with RCA, Harrison, for over 20 years. He also served in The United States Navy Reserves after The Korean Conflict.

He is the beloved husband of the late Florence Potulski Clifford; father of Kathleen (Michael) Singerline, Joseph (Dorothy), David (Deborah), and Mark (Susan) Clifford; brother of Ruth Cucchira, Jeanette Kearns and the late John (Buddy) Clifford; grandfather of Laura, Sarah, Tabitha, Nick, Amanda, Heather and Mark.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

 

 John Graniello

“If you met him once, you fell in love with him,” according to Robert Pezzolla, a close family friend.

John Graniello, 16, of Fort Lee passed away on June 8, leaving behind his mother Lazara Capote, father Michael Graniello, and siblings Vincent and Chloe. Services were held at Hunt Stellato Funeral Home in Fort Lee.

John was a junior at Fort Lee High School, where he was a member of the morning television newscast. John completed his SAT the weekend before his passing and was excited for the opportunity to start his college career.

John was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. One teacher noted that “there are certain students who remain in a teacher’s heart and John was one of them.”

Even with a job at Fairway Market and a heavy school workload, John was able to keep up his upbeat and positive demeanor. His caring personality drew many to say that he was “the nicest kid I’ve ever met.”

During the funeral ceremony on June 13, the priest read John’s autobiography, completed just days before his death. In the autobiography, John devoted a large part of his work to his mother, Lazara, who John considered his idol, mentor, and friend.

Ferdinand F. Stecher

Ferdinand F. Stecher “Freddy” died on June 17 at Clara Maass Hospital. He was 72. Born in Newark, he moved to Belleville 40 years ago.

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

Freddy was a fueler at Newark airport for over 30 years and was in the Marine Corps from 1958-1964. He is a life member of the Marine Corps League in Kearny and was a Devil Dog.

Surviving are his wife Phyllis (nee Siccone), his children Robert Stecher, Tracy Cordero, Danielle Davis, Claire Louise Morinho, Ronny Stecher and Dawn Giuliano; his sister Loretta Gallagher, 15 grand www.theobserver.com and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Chester Anthony Chinsky

Chester (“Chet”) Anthony Chinsky, age 89, died in Ponte Verde Beach, Fla., on June 11 after a brief illness.

Mr. Chinsky was born in 1923 in Dickson City, Pa., to Anthony and Tillie (Yarosh) Ciensczyk. He graduated from Dickson City High School and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was married for 50 years to Leona (Gombka) who predeceased him.

Mr. Chinsky, a successful businessman, lived for most of his life in Harrison. He was a lifelong entrepreneur, and over the course of his career owned a variety of businesses, including a delicatessen, apartment building, cocktail lounge and trucking company. He retired in 1985 at which time he and his wife bought a Winnebago and traveled throughout the United States.

Mr. Chinsky was an active member of St. Casmir’s Polish National Catholic Church, where he devoted much time to that parish’s endeavors. Over the years, he shared his energy and expertise with multiple committees. He was a member of the Young Men’s Society of the Resurrection and served as the parish’s treasurer for many years. He enjoyed bowling in the church league and participating in their tournaments.

Mr. Chinsky belonged to the Masons, the Elks and the American Legion. Chet was a crossword puzzle enthusiast and an avid fan of the Oakland Athletics. He was bilingual, being fluent in Polish.

Chet was a man who respected the value of education and one of his greatest sources of pride was that he sent all three of his children to college. He will be remembered as a man of great strengths: his solid family values; the care he gave to his wife throughout her lingering illness; and his generosity to his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Chinsky is survived by his daughters Christine Smith (Richard) and Barbara Reilly (Bill); his son Chester S. Chinsky (Deborah Mullens); his grandchildren Abigail Smith, Bryan Smith, Will Reilly (Liz Paulk), Alexandra Altman (James), and Samantha Chinsky; and his two sisters, Florence Peters and Frances Novak. At the time of his death, Chet was residing with his daughter, Barbara, in Ponte Verde Beach, Fla.

Mr. Chinsky was predeceased by his wife, Lee; his granddaughter, Margaret Reilly; and his brother, Frank Ciensczyk.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

Harry Fitzsimmons

Harry Fitzsimmons, 75, a longtime resident of Harrison and Kearny, passed away on Sunday, June 10.

Harry and his wife of 37 years, Marion (nee Fulda) retired and relocated to Delray Beach, Fla. in 1996.

Harry is survived by his wife, Marion and five biological children Susan Niedzinksi (Paul), Doug, Jim (Judi), Stephen (Lisa) and Kelly Segrave (Rich); two step-children Michael Pace (Sara), and Michelle Pace; his brothers Thomas and Bill (Rosemary); 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Harry was a longtime member of the Harrison Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

Harry will be missed by all who knew him – RIP Harry.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at the Harrison Elks Club, from 6 to 9 p.m. You are welcome to come and share your memories of him.

Joseph N. Fuino

Joseph N. Fuino, 86, made his transition into heaven on June 15. Waiting for him with open arms were his wife Gilda, parents, brothers, sisters, friends and family who have gone before him.

Arrangements were by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, A funeral Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Joe was born in Harrison, where he lived most of his life; the last few years, he resided at the VA Home of Paramus, where he was well taken care of. Joe served in the U.S. Army as Private First Class from 1943- 1946; Joe, fondly known as “Joe the Mailman,” was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Harrison for 35 years, before retiring in 1983; he was very active in St. Anthony’s Church and the community. Joe’s greatest joy was his family; he was an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was truly a family man.

Joe was predeceased by his wife Gilda; parents, and several brothers and sisters. Joe is survived by his son Joseph and his wife, Debbie; daughter Michele Wojciechowski and her husband Ray; his grandchildren, Christopher, Alisha, and Alison; also his brothers Fr. Crispin and Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, in support of his granddaughter, Alison Wojciechowski. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org, or will be accepted at the funeral home.

Richard L. Henry Jr.

Richard L. Henry Jr. “Rick” died on June 15 in Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. He was 53. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., he lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny 25 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held in St. Stephens Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation.

Rick owned and operated Ultra Air in Belleville. He was a member of the Harrison/East Newark Elks, past president and coach of the Kearny Generals Football Team, coached Kearny recreation soccer and baseball and he was an avid golfer and fisherman.

Husband of 25 years to Donna (nee Viscuso), son of Valentine Hughes and the late Richard L. Henry Sr. He is also survived by his children Kristen and Richard, sisters Debbie (Bob) Confessore, Donna (Robert) Docherty and Elizabeth Henry his in-laws Zibby and Mildred Viscuso and 13 nieces and nephews.

Ricks best friend suffered from A.L.S. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to A.L.S. research c/o the funeral home.

Calixto Manzano

Calixto Manzano died on June 15 in the Hackensack Hospice. He was 75. Born in Cuba, he lived in Newark before moving to Lyndhurst two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Calixto is survived by his wife Maria, his mother Silvina, his sons and their wives Carlos and Jacky Manzano and Jorge Luis and Deborah Manzano. He is also survived by his sisters Aracelia, Esperanza and Xiomara and his grandchildren Carlos, Rebecca, Samantha and Katya.

Milos Suvajac

Milos Suvajac died suddenly on June 16 at home. He was 67. Born in the former Yugosilvia, he lived in Passaic before moving to Kearny 42 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr ., Kearny. Private cremation was held. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Milos is a retired truck driver from LJM LaPlace in Elmwood Park and is a member of Teamsters Local 560.

He is survived by his wife Irene (nee Przebieglec) and his children Michele Gizzi (John), Michael Suvajac, and John Suvajac (Adria) and his grandchildren Nicholas and Madison.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Diabetes Research or the American Heart Association.

Richard Weber

Richard Weber, of Kearny and Point Pleasant Borough, died on June 15 in University Hospital in Newark. He was 60.

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

Rich owned and operated Weber Auto Body in Kearny and North Arlington and Weber Marine in Bricktown. He was past president of the Lyons Club and was an elected member of the Kearny Board of Education for 12 years and also sat on the Board of The Auto Body Association and The Arlington Players Club.

He is survived by his wife Debbie (nee Fiduccia), his children and their spouses Amy and Noel Heberling and Matthew and Amy Weber. Brother of David and the late Leonard Weber, he is also survived by his mother-in -law Henrietta Mawhinney and his grandchildren Maeve and Jake.

Rich was a candidate for a lifesaving transplant that sadly wasn’t able to happen. He and his family believe strongly in the gift of life. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to The Sharing Network/ Donate Life c/o the funeral home.

Obituaries

John A. Holle Sr.

John A. Holle Sr., of Bloomfield, died tragically on June 7 from injuries sustained after being struck by an automobile while crossing the street. Originally from Arlington, John joined the Marines in 1942 and fought at Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima, and earned citations for bravery including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was a proud life member of the Marine Corps League, West Hudson Detachment; the Catholic War Veterans; and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Father Washington Club. His father, Edward Holle, was killed on the Dorchester with the Rev. John Washington when it was torpedoed and sank in the North Atlantic during WWII. A marksman, John was a life member of the NRA and received many awards and medals and national recognition for his shooting expertise as part of the Kearny and Roseland Rifle and Pistol Clubs.

A devout Catholic, John was a daily communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Bloomfield, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an acolyte, usher, and Eucharistic Minister. John served twice as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1178, and was a member of the St. Isaac Jogues 4th degree Assembly #0649.

An avid golfer and bowler, John was a member of The Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge, and a captain of the St. Thomas Bowling League for many years. He had been a mechanical contractor and a member of the Pipe Fitters Local #274.

A man of service to many charities, Mr. Holle was predeceased by his son, John A. Holle, Jr. and a brother Albert J. Holle. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cecilia A. (nee Jordan) Holle; three children, Joan Holle of Spring Lake, Dolores Holle of Sea Girt, James Jordan Holle and his wife Deirdre Cannon of East Hanover, and the Rev. Laurence P. Dolan, OFM, of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, James and Brian Holle of East Hanover; four sisters-in-law, Ann Holle of Oceanside, Calif., Rose Wildeman of Point Pleasant, Teresa Corcoran of Blairstown and Rosalie A. Jordan of Spring Lake; a niece Regina Holle of San Diego, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the U.S. and Ireland. John leaves behind many loyal friends and family, and will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be at Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad St, Bloomfield, on Wednesday June 13, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday, June 14, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home. The funeral Liturgy will follow in Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Ave, Bloomfield, at 10 a.m. Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John A. Holle Memorial Fund, West Hudson Detachment, Marine Corp League, 286 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, NJ 07032 or The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963.

Theodore R. Lapinski

Theodore R. Lapinski, 87, died on June 5 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in North Arlington since 1953.

He was the vice president of operations for Englewood Hospital for 13 years before retiring in 1992. Earlier, he worked as an account executive Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Newark for 25 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served North Arlington as tax collector, councilman and Mayor from 1969 to 1970 and most recently as vice chairman of the Board of Health. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #3428 and an usher at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. He was a member of the Lions Club of North Arlington, the North Arlington Republican Club and was state ambassador for the A.A.R.P.

He was the beloved husband of Jennie (nee Natina); devoted father of Gordon and his wife Virginia of Cherry Hill and the late Lenore; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Sands, Derek, Amanda and Kyle Lapinski and great-grandfather of Robert Sands III.

Visitation was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Saturday, June 9, with a religious service. In Theodore’s memory, the family would appreciate donations made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Claude Neilson

Claude Neilson died on June 8 at home. He was 84. Born in Crawhills, Scotland, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Margaretville, N.Y.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A Masonic service was held, followed by the funeral service and private cremation. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Claude was a butcher and part owner of the Royal Meat Market, Kearny. He was past master of Copestone Ophir Lodge, past president of the Scots American Club, Scottish American Monument Committee and the Square Club all in Kearny.

Husband of Agnes (nee Hamilton), he is survived by his children Robert Neilson, Elizabeth and Arlindo Teixeira and Andrew Neilson, six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson, Sean.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Erskine Hospital c/o the funeral home.

Stuart J. Schardin

Stuart J. Schardin, 61, of Harrison, passed away on Sunday, June 3.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Avenue, Harrison. followed by cremation. For information or to send condolences to family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Son of the late Elmer and Fern, Stuart was born in Lake Benton, Minn.

He survived by his sons Joshua S. and Matthew J. Schardin.

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Dorothy L. Cupka

Dorothy L. Cupka, 87, of Kearny, died on May 24 at her home.

A service was officiated on Wednesday, May 30, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Mrs. Cupka was a key punch operator with Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, for eight years, retiring many years ago.

She was the daughter of the late David and Katherine Stoever Dick; beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Cupka; mother of Donna and Stephen Cupka; sister of the late Andrew Dick and Jay Budnick; grandmother of Kristen Payne, Wyatt (Amy) Kraft and Meadow Linskey; great-grandmother of Phoenix, Avelinn and Jericho and sister-in-law of Alice Dick and Russ Budnick.

In lieu of flowers, the family accepted donations at the funeral home.

Modesta del Valle

Modesta del Valle died on May 26 at home. She was 85. Born in Cuba, she lived in Paramus before moving to Bloomfield 10 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Friday, June 1, in Our Lady of Good Council Church in Newark. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Rogelio del Valle, she is survived by her son Roger and nieces and nephews Luis E. Gonzalo, Maria Elena Gonzalo Mariele Gonzalo and Aida Hernandez, along with many other relatives and friends.

Mildred E. DeVivo

Mildred E. DeVivo, 96, of Oakland, Calif., formerly of Kearny, died on May 26.

A Mass of Christian Burial was officiated on June 4, at St. Stephens Church, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. DeVivo was born in Harrison and lived in Kearny before moving to Oakland, CA in 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of The Benstead Senior Citizens, Kearny.

She is the beloved wife of the late Frank DeVivo; mother of Paul F. (Diane) DeVivo and the late Michael and Peter DeVivo; sister of Claire Gloshinski and the late Anthony and Albert Sylvester, Mary Capuano and Anna Wiltsey.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The ASPCA would be appreciated.

Joseph K. Grusenski

Joseph K. Grusenski, 86, of Harrison died on May 25 at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial was officiated on Thursday, May 31, at St. Anthony’s Church, East Newark. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mr. Grusenski was a building maintenance supervisor with Mutual Benefit Life, Newark for 20 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 559, Harrison. He was also an avid bowler.

He is the husband of the late Veronica Baranowski Grusenski; father of Diane (Doug) Lescota and Susan (David) Nankivell; brother of Bernard Grusenski, Connie Capozzi, Vicky Karczewski and the late Stanley Grusenski; grandfather of David (Andrea) Nankivell, Nicole (Michael) Longo and Daniel Nankivell and great-grandfather of Michael, Allie, Alexa and Brielle.

Paula “Maggie” Hoar

Paula “Maggie” Hoar (nee Gangichioda), 59, a lifelong resident of North Arlington, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 2.

Maggie was born in Newark, the only child of the late Joseph and Lucy. She graduated from North Arlington High School and had been employed for Comcast for 15 years. Most of Maggie’s life was devoted to her passion for gardening, cooking, love for animals and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years Bob, loving daughter Cyndi Domerstad (Felice Spina), longtime friend William Kesner, and her two dogs Lucy and Murphy.

Paula was predeceased by her first husband Robert McDonald.

Maggie’s vibrant, loving and joy filled spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Wednesday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. The funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a private cremation. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Passaic Animal Shelter, 13 Benson Court Passaic, N.J. 07055 in her memory. A burial of her cremains will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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

May K. Hom

May K. Hom died on May 29. She was 77. Born in China, she lived in Brooklyn before moving to Kearny.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. Mrs. Hom owned Home Laundry in Kearny.

Wife of the late Wing Hom, she is survived by her children Jeanne Burns, Alice Hom Yee, Andrew Hom and Elaine Hersch and five grandchildren.

David Kornas

David Kornas, 55. died tragically on May 25, after sustaining injuries resulting from an industrial accident.

He is survived by the greatest loves of his life, his wife Kathleen (nee Walsh); children Christine Columbo and her husband Tommy, David Kornas and his wife Donna (nee Karolasz) and Brian Kornas and his wife Dana (nee Pryblick); his three grandchildren whom he loved to take out on various adventures, Madison Anne Kornas, Emily Marie Kornas and Logan David Kornas. He also leaves behind his brother Joseph Melione and his wife Judy and all of his brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews and his dear friends. He was a great man who touched the lives of many, he will be truly missed.

Dave was born in Jersey City, and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He proudly served in the N.J. Army National Guard for 11 years.

Mr. Kornas was a supervisor at Hummel Machine and Tool Company in Kearny where he had worked for the past 36 years. David was the first troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 305 at St. Stephen’s Church.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was offered on Friday, June 1, in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Humane Society HSVS, HACEE 120202001, 2100 L Street NW Washington, DC 20037 or at www.humane society.org

Frances M. Lawrence

Frances M. Lawrence “Fanny” died on May 24 at home. She was 98. Born in New York City, she lived many years in West New York before moving to Kearny eight years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Church in West New York. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Exempt Fire Fighters, The Seniors and St Mary’s Golden Age all in West New York.

Fanny is the wife of the late Joseph “Dadda” Lawrence and is survived by her children Dolores Schwed, Dorothy Phillips, Frances Weeks, Kathleen Lawrence and Mary Jane Measso. Also surviving are 23 grand, 27 great and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters Elizabeth Harrigan and Florence Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers. kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice.

Mary Ellen O’Boyle

December 23, 1919 to May 30, 2012

Mary Ellen O’Boyle,, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, in So. Pasadena, Fla. She was formerly of Harrison.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, June 2. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

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

She was the beloved sister of the late Ann Patricia O’Boyle Burns who passed away in 1968. Ann’s late husband Joseph Burns passed away in 1997. She was also predeceased by her longtime, dear friend Casimer (Casey) Leszczak (Belleville) as well as her dear cousin William (Bill) O’Boyle of Pittston, Pa.

A beloved aunt, Mary Ellen is survived by her nephew Joseph Burns (Tina), her nieces Mary Burns Surdy (Jerry) and Kelly Burns Shemenski (Joe). She was also a great-aunt to Brian Burns (Amy and their son Logan), Brennan Burns (Stacy and their children Kaitlyn and Colin) and Kelly Burns (Michael Smith).

“Mame” will be missed by her family and all that knew and loved her. May you rest in peace while you watch us from Heaven.

Madeline Verdino

Madeline (Giordano) Verdino, 84, died on Saturday, May 26, in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered on May 30 in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mrs. Verdino was born in Hoboken and lived in North Bergen for many years before moving to Kearny five years ago.

She is survived by her beloved husband Joseph; children Sandra Verdino and her husband Joseph Grygorcewicz, Joseph (Sandra LaFata), John and his wife Cathy and Steven and his wife Cheryl; one sister Clara Verdina; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251 Denville, NJ 07834-1365 or at alzfdn.org

Obituaries

Michael J. DeNigris

Michael J. DeNigris died on May 19 in The Care One at Wellington. He was 69. Born in Orange, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Sacred Heart Church, in Lyndhurst, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Michael was an accountant for AOL Time Warner in New York City.

He is survived by his dear companion Irene Ungar and his loving family Linda and Robert Tweedus, Michael and Christina Ungar and Edward Trampler, along with their children.

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

John G. Nelson

John G. Nelson, 86, of Kearny died at home on May 21.

Mr. Nelson was a teacher at Kearny High School for 25 years, retiring in 1992. Before that he worked at various management positions with RCA for 22 years until their closing.

He served in the Army during World War II with Patton’s Third Army in Normandy, France. During the Battle of Metz, he was captured by the Germans in 1944. The Russian Army released him in 1945. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He was a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart and The Victory Medal.

After leaving RCA, he went back to school and received a degree in teaching from the former Montclair State College, graduating Magna Cum Laude at the age of 48.

He is the beloved husband of Rachel Conlan Nelson for 61 years. He is the father of Gordon Nelson, Lori Azevedo and the late Sharon Laugel; grandfather of Jeffry and Courtney Laugel and Jessica, Philip and Allison Azevedo; great-grandfather of Noah Tarry.

Services will be private under the direction of Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

Caryn Veasey

Former Kearny resident Caryn Veasey, 59, died on May 16 at her home in Woodland Hills, Calif.

At her request, no service will be held.

Caryn was born on May 18, 1952 in Kearny, to Joyce and Edward Veasey. She moved to California in 1974.

She is survived by her loving family husband Doug Dowie, son Brendan, daughter Shannon, sisters Brenda Santa and Joyce Veasey, brothers Jay and Edward Veasey and nephew Nicholas Veasey. Her joy in life was her children.

A memorial service is scheduled in California on June 2 and in New Jersey sometime in July.

Condolences may be sent to 152 Magnolia Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032.

Mark Alday

Mark Alday, 32 passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9.

A burial at noon of his cremains was held on Saturday, June 2, at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit Mulligan Funeral Home website: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

On behalf of Mark’s family and friends we would like to extend out gratitude to all who contributed in making a difficult time less stressful. Your generosity has been a blessing and each and everyone of you will forever stay in our hearts. A very special thank you to the Harrison East Newark Elks for all you have done.

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Patricia A. Percoskie

Patricia A. Percoskie (nee McGowan) died on May 19 in Mountainside Hospital. She was 72. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to Cedar Grove 40 years ago. Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. a t St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Patricia is a retired district manager from AT&T in Bedminster. She is survived by her brother and his wife James and Ann McGowan, her nephews James, Brian and his wife Denise and Steven McGowan. Also surviving are her great-nephews Shane and Ryan and great-niece Alicia.

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Mary A. Capozzi

Mary A. Capozzi, formerly of 437 John Street, East Newark, will be laid to rest on May 19. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, 120 Kearny Ave., Kearny, followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.

Ann S. Walsh

Ann S. Walsh, (nee: Smith) 79, of Kearny, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 6, after being hit by a car.

A prayer service was held on Friday, May 11 at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. For information to send condolences to the family please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org

Ann was born in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary and wife of the late William. She is survived by her sister Eileen Szostek and her brothers Joseph and James Smith. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters Mary Delores Helms, Donna Jean Palma and Margaret Lynch.

Walter Warivonchik

Walter Warivonchik, 90, died on May 5 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in New York City, he lived in Newark before moving to North Arlington 58 years ago.

He worked as the plant supervisor for the Westinghouse Corporation in Newark, for 42 years before retiring in 1984.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he served in the Persian Gulf Command in Iran. He was a member of the AARP of North Arlington and Lyndhurst, the Westinghouse Retirees of Newark, American Legion Post No. 37, and Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 4697, both of North Arlington.

He was the beloved husband of Martha (nee Zadworny); the cherished father of Michael and his wife, Helen, of Pennsylvania, Patricia of California, and Victoria of New York City; the adored grandfather of Andrew and his wife, Anna, of Denville, and the brother of Olga Latushko and her children of Rutherford.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, followed by private cremation. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.