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Obituaries

Thomas G. Buck

Thomas G. Buck, 70, died on Saturday, March 3, at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Buck lived in Manhattan before moving to North Arlington 36 years ago. He worked as a broker for Lehman Brothers in New York City, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of the Arlington Players Club in Kearny. He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine Buck (nee Brennan); the devoted father of Thomas G. Buck II, and dear brother of Marilyn Weigner and John Buck.

Visitation was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Thursday, March 8, followed by a private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Peter’s Prep, 144 Grand St., Jersey City, N.J. 07302.

Mildred (Pacheco) Capella

Mildred (Pacheco) Capella, 82, died on Sunday, March 11, 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 in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Interment followed at Rosedale Cemetery, Linden. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Mildred was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in the Williamsburg section for many years. She moved to Kearny in 2010. Mrs. Capella was a laborer for Leviton Electrical in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for 19 years, retiring 22 years ago.

She is survived by her husband Albert J.; children Jo-Ann Capella-Jimenez and Joseph Capella; sister of Margaret Laboy and grandmother of Mildred Marie Cuevas.

She was predeceased by her daughter Theresa Capella in 1990.

Richard J. DiMurro Sr.

Richard J. DiMurro Sr., 82, lifelong resident of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 12.

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

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years Rita; his loving children Gregory and his wife Patricia, Donna Harris and her husband Edward and Gina Tipton and her husband William; cherished grandfather of Ceallaigh, Diarmad and Deaglan DiMurro, Thomas and James Harris, Benjamin and Samuel Tipton; dear brother of Carmella Rada and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Richard is predeceased by his son Richard, Jr., brother Benedict, sisters Mary Petti, Giovanna King and Nickoleona Behney.

Please kindly omit flowers and make donations to St. Jude Children’s hospital c/o of the funeral home in memory of Richard.

Wilfredo ‘Freddie’ Guevarez Sr.

Wilfredo “Freddie” Guevarez Sr., 60, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 14.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Son of the late Flora, Freddie was born in Puerto Rico. He worked for the Town of Harrison, the Township of Maplewood and Holy Cross School in the maintenance department for over 20 years.

Freddie is survived by his ever-loving father Felix, his devoted wife Maureen (nee Baranowski), loving children Wilfredo Freddie III and his wife Jennie, Maximo and his wife Jill, Felix and his wife Lindsay, his step-daughters Melissa, Tammy and Heather Sak. He was the cherished grandfather of Brianna Corcoran, Madison, Lexi, Reese and Jaxon; dear brother of Harry and his wife Kirsys and James.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Institute c/o of the funeral home in memory of Wilfredo.

Edward S. Krupinski

Edward S. Krupinski died on March 14. He was 88. Born in West Virginia, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 45 years ago.

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

Edward is a retired dock worker from Branch Motor Trucking in Newark.

Husband of the late Vicki (Wolowitz), he is survived by his brother and sisters Stanley Krupinski, Stella Delli Santi and Agnes Santos. He is also survived by his nephew Joseph Krupinski along with many other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Helen C. Kulesa

Helen C. Kulesa (nee: Kazmierski) 92, of Kearny, on Wednesday, March 14.

Helen was born in West Virginia the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Kazmierski and the beloved wife of the late Frank (1991). As a child she was raised in Scranton, P.a., and then had moved to Harrison where she worked as a seamstress for Natalie Green in East Newark. During World War II she made uniforms for the U.S. Government Armed Forces. Helen lived in Kearny for the past 60 years and has lived a full and fruitful life; her memory will be memorialized in the hearts of all her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving children Helen F. Kulesa, Ann Rekuc and Lori Zawacki, and her husband Michael; cherished grandmother of Donna Krusznis, and her husband Michael, Steven Rekuc, Jennifer Goodeman, and her husband Jason, David and Allison Rekuc, adored great-grandmother of Michael and Drew Krusznis, dear sister of Walter Kazmierski, Bernice Polukort and Edward Kazmierski.

Helen is predeceased by her brother Frank Kazmierski and sister Mary Ogorzat.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Scranton, Pa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army in her memory. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Edward Mulvanerton

Edward Mulvanerton died on March 15 in Bayonne Medical Center. He was 58. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Kearny in 1979.

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

Ed, known as Eddie Moe, was a mechanic and truck driver for Tug and Barge Dry Dock in Jersey City. He had a great passion for motorcycles and was a member of various biker clubs and owned Able Motor Cycle and Driving School.

Husband of the late Concetta (nee Brown) “Connie”, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Edith and Martin O’Malley and Frank and Barbara Brown. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Kathy Mattoon, Joanne Gouveia, Robert O’Malley, Cheryl Beech and Aurora Galaris and their families.

Herman C. Siemer Jr.

Herman C. Siemer Jr. died on March 11. He was 81. Born in Kearny, he moved to North Bergen four years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.

Mr. Siemer worked for the IRS and was a member of Copestone Ophir Lidge in Kearny. He is survived by his sister in law Josephine Siemer and his two nieces Lila Zimmerman and Lisa Siemer. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny.

Helen V. Smith

Helen V. Smith died on March 14 at home. She was 87. Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny for many years.

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

Wife of the late John, she is survived by her children and their spouses Karen McClure, Kenneth J. (Arlene) Smith, Irene Connolly, Kathryn (Jack) Mount, Robert (Kathlene) Smith and Annamarie Smith. Sister of Irene Kryspin and Alfred (Arlene) Kryspin Also surviving are her grandchildren Michele, Dana, Kristen, Jamie, Lisa, John, Kyle, Kourtney, Kelsey, Karlee, Michael, Ryan and Stephanie and her great grandchildren Riley, Emily and Andrew along with many nieces and nephews.

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Mildred A. Breheny

Mildred A. Breheny (nee: Butler), 77, lifelong resident of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9.

Millie was born in Newark, the daughter of the late William and Mildred. She had worked for the Harrison Board of Education for 20 years, and was honored with the privilege of being the only mother to give birth to triplets, Ann, Millie, and Frank, at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny.

Millie was the loving mother to six children Thomas Raczynski and his wife Patricia, Ann Czyzyk and her husband Richard, Millie Falkner and her husband George, and Frank Raczynski and his wife Barbie, and the late William Raczynski and Dr. John Racine, Phd.; cherished grandmother to Michael, Carl and Noelle Raczynski and Katelyn and Steven Czyzyk, and loving aunt of Mary Glancy and Tom Woods Jr.

Millie was predeceased by her first husband John Raczynski, second husband James Breheny, and her sister Mary Woods.

Friends may call at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A 10 a.m. funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday March 14, at the Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Aubra Brett

Aubra Brett (nee Winder) died on March 7 in Milford Manor Nursing Home in West Milford. She was 90.

Born in Kearny, she lived most of her life in North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

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

Aubra was a supervisor at Prudential in Newark for 40 years before retiring.

Wife of the late Jack Brett, she is survived by her sister Betty J. Christie along with many dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Theodore Winder.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the North Arlington Volunteer Fire Dept Company c/o the funeral home or Alzheimer’s research. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

Athanasios Efstathiou

Athanasios Efstathiou died on March 3. He was 96.

Born in Lidorikion, Greece, he lived in New York City before moving to Kearny in 1957.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home.

Mr. Efstathiou was a physicist with RCA in Princeton. He was very active in St. Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Union and was a member of The Order of A.H.E.P.A.

He is survived by his wife Bess, his daughter Penny and her husband Kevin and his grandson Athan.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Dimitrios, 721 Rahway Ave., Union, N.J.

Arthur W. Fucetola Sr.

Arthur W. Fucetola Sr. died on March 7 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. He was 86.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Roseland before moving to Emmaus, Pa.

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

Mr. Fucetola was a Shriner and served in the Army during WWII and is a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He owned Fucetola Brothers Builders and Developers and was the building administrator for G and S Logistics in Harrison.

He is survived by his wife Diane (nee Hevey) and his former wife Marie (nee Nafus), his children and their spouses Arthur W., Jr. and Linda Fucetola, Robert A. and Donna Fucetola, Carl and Donna Fucetola, Carla and Kyle Brock, Daniel Fucetola, Donald and Nickole Fucetola and Doree Fucetola, his step children Paul and Jill Howarth and Roxanne and Barry Kinder and his brothers Joseph, Ralph and Fred Fucetola. Also surviving are 17 grand and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to PSPCA, 350 East Erie Ave. Philadelphia, Pa., 19134. www.PSPCA.org/support.

Stanley Eugene Gorski

Stanley Eugene Gorski, 41, of Lavallette, died on Monday March 5.

Born in Belleville, he lived in Harrison, before moving to Lavallette seven years ago.

Stanley is predeceased by his wife Carol. He is survived by his parents Patricia and her husband Tom, and Stanley J. (Tex) Gorski and his wife Lucy; his daughter Tiffany, sons Jacob and Kyle. One step-son Shawn Mowla; his sister Patricia Deosaran (Harry), Cassandra Sgro, and brother Jarrod Gorski (Irene). He was brother-in-law to Ted Guis (Robbin), uncle to Michaelena, Elizabeth, Liliana, Jaclyn, Joshua, Zachary, Brandi, Samantha and Kimberly, also a great uncle to Gabriel and Bryant. He has numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his lifelong best friend Jack Valente.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 11, at the Union Church of Lavallette. Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 706 Rt. 35, Lavallette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Stanley’s children, make donations payable to The Gorski Children’s Fund, and mailed to Gorski Children’s Fund, c/o Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08755. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com

Theodore J. Granda

Theodore J. Granda died suddenly at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital on March 9. He was 83.

Born in Jersey City, he lived many years in North Arlington before moving to Weehawken two years ago. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in The Christian Apostolic Church, 77 Wallace St., Belleville. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ted was a retired manager from Star Expansion in Mountainville, N.Y. and was very involved with the Christian Apostolic Church.

He is the husband of the late Stella (Leonardo) and is survived by his daughters Elizabeth Granda-Argianas (Christopher) and Stephanie Granda. He also leaves behind his beloved granddaughter Lili Mei.

Lena Elizabeth Hayes

Lena Elizabeth Hayes (nee Bender), 72, passed away on Thursday, March 8.

Mrs. Hayes was born on June 13, 1939, in Orange. In the 1970’s, Lena and her late husband Joseph Hayes moved to Kearny, where she remained a long-term resident. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to the movies, long walks around town and attending church functions.

She is survived by her brother George Bender of Kearny; son John Hayes of Kearny; son and daughterin- law Michael and Kimberly Hayes of Lyndhurst; and by her two loving grandchildren Michael and Anthony Hayes.

A Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Ave., Kearny.

Betty Ann Moore

Betty Ann Moore, 70, of Wall and Kearny, passed away Monday, March 5, at her Wall home with her family by her side.

Betty Ann was born and raised in Jersey City, graduating from St. Mary’s Grammar and High School in Jersey City. She lived in Carteret for a few years before moving to Kearny in 1977. Betty was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. She was a teacher’s aide in Lincoln Middle School and a member of the PTA at Roosevelt Elementary School both of Kearny. Betty Ann liked to garden, read, travel and taking care of her pets.

Betty Ann was predeceased by her parents Anthony and Anna DeGregorio and a brother Salvatore DeGregorio. She is survived by he r husband of 42 years Eugene Moore; a son Anthony Moore of Hoboken; a brother Emmanuel DeGregorio and his wife Virginia of Wall. Her cousin Bina Kistulinec and her husband Edward of Hillsborough; three nieces Deana and Pete Campisi and their son Christian, Renee Burkett and Gina and Robert Leete and their children Robert and Hannah. Betty Ann’s dear friends Jimmy Freda and Kim of Lyndhurst and her Kearny Coffee Clutch Donna Parry, Carolee Petti, Roseanne Lucarelli and Marlene DePasquale.

Arrangements were by Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. A funeral Mass was held on Thursday, March 8, in St. Rose Church, Belmar, followed by interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. To send condolences to the family, visit www.orenderfamilyfamilyhome.com.

Virginia C. Rizzolo

Virginia C. Rizzolo died on March 5 in Mountainside Hospital. She was 66. Born in Newark she lived in North Arlington the past 17 years.

Visitation was at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Virginia was a choir member and Eucharist minister at Queen of Peace. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Lucy Battista. She is survived by her husband John A. Rizzolo and stepmother Josephine Battista. She was the mother of Lucille M., John F., Joseph A. and, Michael L., Rizzolo and sister of Louis Battista and the late Rocco; also surviving is her grandson Nicholas.

Elizabeth H. White

Elizabeth H. White (nee Wetmore) died on March 8 in The Hackensack Hospice. She was 78. Born in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

Betty was a human resource manager for Valley National Bank in Kearny and Wayne before retirement. She is active with the Woman’s Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 1302 in Kearny.

Wife of James D. White, she is survived by her children and their spouses James E. and Victoria, Glenn W. and Edith, Donald and Linda and David J. and Leigh White. She was the sister-in-law of Carol Wetmore and is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother Ben Wetmore.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second Street 2nd floor Hackensack, N.J. 07601 or e-mail jshah@humed.com

Dorothy A. Wetzel Wills

Dorothy A. Wetzel Wills, 91, of Cedar Grove, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 3, following a long illness.

An funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. , Harrison. Dorothy was laid to rest with her parents at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara Wetzel, she was born and raised in Harrison and was the youngest of eight children. She resided in Jersey City with her late husband Robert and was active with the Retired Senior Volunteers and the Hudson County Mental Health Association Senior Volunteers.

Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Robert T.; her brother Frederick Wetzel and her sisters: Matilda Gerlach, Gertrude Woods, Theresa McCann, Agatha Jacobus, Marie Dolan and Agnes Bulger. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Please kindly omit flowers and make donations to the Hudson County Mental Health Association, 3000 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 305, Jersey City, N.J. 07306. For directions, information, or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

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Eva Helen Benecki

Eva Helen Benecki (nee Moreski), 65, passed away at the Regent Care Center in Hackensack, on Friday, March 2. She was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 37 years ago.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny.

Eva was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Wife of the late Robert John Benecki, she was the beloved daughter of the late Otto and Tessie Moreski; loving mother of Deborah Cauwels (Joseph), Nancy and Cheryl Benecki; dear grandmother of Robert Manella and Joseph Root.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m. at the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com

Anthony Petroski

Anthony Petroski died on March 4 in Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. He was 84. Born in Pennsylvania, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington eight years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Tony served in The Army and was stationed in the Philippines. He worked for Economy Book Binding in Kearny, then for the Postal Service in Clifton. He was a member of the Belleville Elks. He is survived by his wife Snookie (nee Fierro) and his sons Frank and Richard Petroski.

In lieu of flowers. kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or ALFA Development, 39 Oak Ridge Road, New Foundland, N.J. 07435.

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier, 83, of Chestertown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown.

Elizabeth G. Chatellier was born November 8, 1928, in Newark, the daughter of the late James Greenock and Marian (Shields) Greenock. Mrs. Chatellier was a 1946 graduate of Kearny High School. She then attended secretarial school for one year. Mrs. Chatellier held several jobs throughout her life; one of her first jobs was as an information operator for the phone company. After moving to Chestertown, she worked at Washington College for several years before taking a job with the State of Maryland Judiciary System as a secretary. In 1992 she retired after 13 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Chatellier was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society. She loved to read true crime and mystery novels, enjoyed cats, cooking and had a love for words and vocabulary. She was always well spoken and well respected among her friends and colleagues.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Catherine Sutherland in 1995.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Donald M. Chatellier of Chestertown, Md., her son, Dana S. Chatellier and wife Michelle of Bear, Del., her daughter, Ellen M. Stevens and husband Bill of Chestertown, Md., one stepgranddaughter, Jacqueline Donaldson of Bear, Del., two step-great grandchildren, a special niece, Catherine Sutherland of New York City and numerous other beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-7pm at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road Chestertown, Md.. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Washington College Crew Program c/o Dr Mike Davenport, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, Md. 21620. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com

Pilar Vazquez

Pilar Vazquez died on March 2 at home. She was 85. Born in Argentina, she lived in Spain before moving to Kearny in 1963.

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 was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave an online condolence, visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Andres Vazquez, she is survived by her children and their spouses Rosa and Aniceto Maza, Antonio Vazquez, Manuela and Jose Duarte and Andres and Aliny Vazquez; sister of Jose Iglesias and Bladina Fernandez; also surviving are her grandchildren Christopher, Steven, Laura, Nicole, Andrea and Michael and her great-grandchildren Lucas, Marcus, Gabriella and Valentina.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice, Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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Eleanor Jablonski

Eleanor Jablonski died on Feb. 17. She was 86.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny before moving to Pt. Pleasant 27 years ago.

Private arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

She is survived by her husband Francis and her children Janice Riepe and Frank, Ray and John Jablonski and seven grandchildren.

Julia C. Petrocelli

Julia C. Petrocelli (nee Hernon), 81, died on Feb. 21 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in New York City, Mrs. Petrocelli lived in North Arlington for the past 42 years.

She was the beloved wife of Vincent T.; the cherished mother of Catherine Venezia of Cedar Knolls and her husband the late Louis, Richard Petrocelli of Lyndhurst and his wife, Kathi, Sandra Cuozzo of Ridgefield Park and her husband Joseph, and Joan Petrocelli Doumas of Midland Park and her husband George; the adored grandmother of Louis John, Michael, Stephanie, Mark, Kevin, Joseph, Vincent, Nicholas, Evan, Elizabeth, Michelle, and Daniel, and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142.

Donald A. Pollock

Donald A. Pollock died on Feb. 19 at home. He was 81.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Nutley before moving to Manchester Twp., 18 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Donald served on The U.S.S. Durke DD 783 during the Korean Conflict and was involved with the pre invasion strike and the actual invasion itself. He was a member of The Tin Can Sailors. He is a retired microwave engineer from Bell Telephone and is a member of The Pioneers of America. Don was known as WA2MHA and was a member of Ocean County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, R.A.C.E.S. and A.R.R.L. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross Emergency Service, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and M.S. 170. He was a lifelong O negative blood donor.

He is survived by his wife Emily (Vay), his children Alan Pollock and Nancy Ann Mangham, his brothers Thomas and Archie, his grandchildren Dawn, Jason, Elizabeth and Melody, his great grandchildren Christopher, Mark, Joshua, and Madeline Rose. He is also survived by his nephew Robert Pollock.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Albertina Rebimbas

Albertina Rebimbas died on Feb. 23. She was 87.

Born in Portugal, she lived in Kearny for the past 26 years. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

She is survived by her children Maria Cunha and Manuel Rebimbas, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

George D. Rutan

George D. Rutan, 74, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny on Friday, Feb. 24, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid. com.

Mr. Rutan was born in Newark and has lived in Kearny for the last 41 years.

George was an assembler at Hudson Milestones in Jersey City for many years. Prior to that, he worked in the same capacity at Pathways to Independence in Kearny.

He is survived by his brother Norman R. Rutan and his wife Therese and nieces Michele Preston and Veronica Baran. He was the cousin of Arlene Labaj. He was predeceased by his parents George H. and Mary D. (Horwat) Rutan.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Hudson Milestones, 356-381 Clendenny Ave., Jersey City, N.J. 07304 or at www.hudsonmilestones.org.

Charles E. Scalley

Charles E. (Chicky) Scalley a lifelong Harrison resident, died on Friday, Feb. 17, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 68. At his request, the funeral arrangements were private.

Charles is survived by his beloved sister Eileen Epifanio and her family, two nieces and their spouses Michelle and Gregory Rasp, Adele and J.D. Nielsen. Also, surviving are great niece and nephew Brittany and Matthew Rasp.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, 332 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.

Guido A. Tango

Guido A. Tango, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Park Manor in Bloomfield, with his family by his side.

Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington since 1955.

He was partners with Elliot Anelle in A Supplementary Data Processing, Inc. in Bloomfield, for many years before retiring. He was also the owner of Casa Di Guido in North Arlington.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3428, and the Italian-American Club, both of North Arlington. He served on the board of governors for West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, He was a member of the Republican Party of North Arlington, where he served as a councilman, and also the Rotary Club of North Arlington, where he was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. In his spare time, Mr. Tango was an amateur chef, who won many culinary contests and prizes.

He was the beloved husband for 57 years of Adrienne (nee Matusz); the devoted father of Doreen Tango Hampton and her husband, Jack Hampton, Mark Tango and his wife, Joelle Tango, and Tracey Tango and her husband, Michael Amend; the cherished poppy of Mark John, Alex, Olivia, Grace, and Hope; the adored brother of Ralph Tango, and the late John Tango; loving brother-in- law of Veronica and Angela Tango, and dear cousin of Vincenza Farco, and the late Mario and Lucille Farco. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, with services held on Saturday, Feb. 25, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment is at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or the charity of your choice .

Salvatore S. Tornello

Salvatore S. Tornello, 82, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Brighton Gardens, Florham Park. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He was an assembly worker for Bergen Brunswick Drug Co. of Pine Brook for 30 years, retiring at the age of 62. Salvatore enjoyed the outdoors where he loved to camp, scuba dive and hunt.

Beloved husband of Matilda “Tilly” (nee Maddy); devoted and loving father of Susan Galada and Diana Entwistle (Richard); brother of the late Jean Spilotras; dear grandfather of Timothy, Alyssa, Rebecca, Michael, Tristan and Nicholas; uncle of Dolores Rhinsmith; cousin of Lydia Crouch.

Arrangements were by the Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Grace Health Care Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave. Suite 402 Edison, N.J. 08837 would be appreciated. For more information, visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com.

Zoila Yantuche

Zoila Yantuche died on Feb. 22. She was 64.

Born in Guatemala, she lives in Kearny.

She is survived by her children Walter and Juan Diaz and Maritza Diaz Rivera.

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

Obituaries

Teresita Hernandez

Teresita Hernandez, of Harrison, died on Feb. 8. She was 76.

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

Teresita is survived by her son Ruben and his wife Suly, along with two sisters and five grandchildren.

James C. Kunkel, Jr.

James C. Kunkel, Jr., of Kearny, died on Feb. 6 in the Belgrove Post Acute Center in Kearny. He was 69.

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, followed by private cremation.

Jim served in the Army from 1964-66 and was a warehouse manager at Kleer Kast in Kearny.

Surviving are his wife Dottie (Cicchino) Kunkel and his children and their spouses Joseph and Erica Cicchino, Valerie and Gary McCauley, Linda Ford and Daniel and Kathy Cicchino. Also surviving are his grandchildren Cara, Nicole, Gabi, Jesse, Patrick, Joseph, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Matthew, Jack and Gillian.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the D.A.V.

Ismael E. Lafarga

Ismael E. Lafarga, 74, died on Feb. 11 at his home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral liturgy was held in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Ismael was born in Cuba, moving to the United States in 1962 and has lived in Kearny for the last 37 years. Mr. Lafarga earned his B.A. in Spanish from Montclair State College in 1975. He owned and operated Kearny Business Machines for 39 years retiring five years ago. He was a member of the Elizabeth Cubanos Lions Club as well as the District 6 – E Past Governor and a former member of the Kearny Afternoon Optimist Club.

Ismael is survived by his wife Leysi (Jaume); children Richard Lafarga David Lafarga (Rose) and Karen Matuch (Chris). He was the beloved grandfather of Isabella, Phoebe, Reid and Griffin Matuch and David and Chloe Lafarga. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Sophie.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004 or at alsny. org or to the Elizabeth Cubanos Lions Club, 440 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. 07207.

Nettie (Kaminash) Lebofsky

Nettie (Kaminash) Lebofsky, 88, died on Jan. 30 in University Hospital, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service was held in the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 12. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Nettie was born in London, England, on Feb. 18, 1923, the daughter of the late Harris and Rose Kaminash. On April 18, 1943, she married her hus – band Alfred Lebofsky and in 1948 they immigrated to the U.S. and lived in North Arlington. They moved to Kearny in 1975.

She was employed as the office manager at Temperature Processing in North Arlington for 20 years before retiring 26 years ago. She was an active and beloved member of the Arlington Players Club in Kearny as well as a member of the B’nai B’rith Sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years Alfred, and her two sons Dr. Martin Lebofsky and his wife Ellen R. and Bernie Lebofsky and his wife Ellen A. She was the grandmother of Eric Lebofsky and his wife Jenny, Naomi Lebofsky, Tara Webb and her husband David and Janine Lebofsky.

Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez died on Feb 5. He was 28. Born in Newark, he lived his life in Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at the Basilica in Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

He is survived by his parents and his sister Karina. He was a tow truck operator for Dente Brothers and was an avid Giants fan.

Dorothy A. Millar

Dorothy A. Millar, 86, of Oswego, N.Y., passed away on Feb. 8 at her home.

Born in Kearny, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Doherty) Harte and had attended St. Cecilia’s School in Kearny.

She was employed with the Blue Cross Blue/Shield in Newark for 20 years.

Dorothy was a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Mary’s Church in Oswego and the Rosary Society at St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kathleen (Bob) Heintz of Tampa, Fla., Mary Kerr of Oswego, Dorothy (Steve) Cole of Kinderhook N.Y.; four sons, Robert Millar of Indian Land, S.C., Kenneth Millar of Oswego, Patrick (Paula) Millar of Gilbert, Ariz., Michael Millar of Houston, 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; and her devoted caregiver, Carol Beach of Oswego. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Millar in 1988 and three sisters, Katherine McDonald, Margaret Bochenko and Marie Bullock.

Funeral services were held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny on Monday, Feb. 13.

Burial was in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Arrangements were by the Dowdle Funeral Home, Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Cecilia’s Church,120 Kearny Ave. Kearny, N.J. 07032.

Anna V. Ozzano

Anna V. Ozzano (nee Ruggiero), 94, died on Jan. 24, at her home in North Arlington.

Born in New York, N.Y., she lived in North Arlington since 1948.

She worked for 15 years as a cashier at Thom McCann in North Arlington before retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Arts and Crafts Club and the Tuesday Senior Citizens Club of North Arlington. She was the president of the North Arlington AARP 3969 from 1993 to 1995, during which time she was happy to have had the honor of presenting the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad with their first defibrulator and eye screening machine.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph “Joe”; the cherished mother of Dorothy Ford and her late husband, Jerry of North Arlington; Ann Square and her husband, Harry of South Plainfield; the adored grandmother of Lori Matuszek and her husband, Stephen; Doreen Ford-Wilde and her husband, Gary; Edwin Johnson and his wife, Rhoda; Jaime Golda and her husband, Eugene; the loving great- grandmother of Katherine, Joseph, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Dominic and Jake and the dear sister of Dorothy Palella of Florida.

Funeral services were conducted by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Saturday, Jan. 28, with a funeral Mass in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 11 Independence Way, Newark, Del. 19713.

Frances Ross

Frances Ross (nee Cairney), died Feb. 5 at home. She was 73.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Carolina three years ago.

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

Frances is the wife of the late John “Scotty” Ross. She is survived by her children and their spouses John and Tina Ross, Stephen and Alice Ross, Celene and Kevin Riley and Jacqueline Ross; her brothers Thomas and Hugh Cairney and her grandchildren Amanda, John, Andrew, Alyssa, Cameron, McKenna and Grace.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to University of North Carolina Cancer Center.

 

Obituaries

Mary (Banach) France

Mary (Banach) France, 68, died on Monday, Jan. 30 at her home in Harrison.

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

Mary was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to Harrison in 1986.
She worked in the medical records department in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny for 15 years, retiring 12 years ago.

Mrs. France is survived by her daughter Dawn Tully (P.J.); son Robert France, Jr.; brothers John and Paul Banach and her two granddaughters Kelsey and Morgan Tully.

Martha Suscavage

Martha Suscavage, of North Arlington, died on Feb. 1. She was 92. Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

She is survived by her children Christine and Michael Suscavage, Elizabeth Stanek, Katherine Killeen and Marian Paznek; sister of Gertrude Wood and Val Hnatiuk; also surviving are eight grandchildren.

Obituaries

Chester W. Bielski

Chester W. Bielski, 70, of Pocono Lake, Pa., died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 22, at home. He was the husband of Nancy (Starr) Bielski.

Born in Kearny, he was the son of Mary (Davis) Bielski and the late Chester M. Bielski. He received his masters from Rutgers University in 1978.

Chester was a police officer for the Kearny Police Department. He worked through the ranks to chief, and retired in 1995. A Navy veteran, he was a third class fire control technician and served on the U.S.S. DesMoines, U.S.S. Glacier, and the U.S.S. Denebola.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Church in Thornhurst, Pa., Benevolent Order of the Elks #754, and Moose Club in Danville, Pa. Chester was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Bielski of Lime, Conn., and Susan Moynihan and her husband, Timothy of Ocean Side, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Bielski and his wife, Mary Ann of Greendell and James Bielski and his wife Joan of Forked River; two grandchildren, Timothy Jacob Moynihan and Andrew Patrick Moynihan; mother-in-law, Arlene Starr; two nieces; one nephew; and a large extended family.

Arrangements were by Bolock Funeral Home in Cresco, Pa. A funeral Mass was held in St. Mark’s Church in Thornhurst, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:Timothy Jacob and Andrew Patrick Moynihan College Education Fund, HC88, Box 655, Pocono Lake, Pa. 18347-9605.

Gregory Borkowski

Gregory Borkowski, 72, passed away at Clara Maas Hospital, in Belleville, on Jan.13.

Greg served in the U.S. Air Force with the Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict.

In his later years Greg drove for Harrison Cab in Harrison.

Greg was predeceased by his mother Josephine Borkowski, his father John and two brothers George and Edward Borkowski.

He leaves behind a brother Walter Borkowski and wife Catherine of Point Pleasant Beach; two aunts Stella Mikulicka and Irene Rockwell both of Spring Lake Heights; a nephew Thomas Borkowski; his wife Lori and two great nieces Taylor and Paige of Matawan, and a nephew Timothy Borkowski of Menlo Park.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, on Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Greg’s final resting place will be at General William Doyle Military Cemetery, Wrightstown, on a later date.

Nelson A. Coelho

 

Nelson A. Coelho, 23, of Kearny, died on Jan. 25 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny.

Nelson was a graduate of Kearny High School Class of 2006 and was currently attending West Virginia University majoring in psychology.

He is the son of Arthur and Maria Isabel Almeida Coelho; brother of Anthony and Jenny Coelho; maternal grandson of Antonio Costa Almeida and the late Maria Estela Almeida; paternal grandson of the late Manuel Coelho and Virginia Pereira; nephew of Carlos Almeida and his wife Nelly. Nelson is also survived by several aunts and uncles in Portugal.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kearny High School Project Graduation Fund would be appreciated.

Nick W. Colanino

Nick W. Colanino died on Jan, 24 in St. Joseph Hospice in Wayne. He was 88.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny before moving to Wayne a year ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Nick was an inspector at Walter Kidde in Belleville; prior to that he was an executive vice president at ITT in Clifton. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Henrietta Benstead Center, Kearny.

Husband of the late Mary (Roio), he is survived by his son Edward and his wife Hannah, and two grandchildren Ken and Dan. He was predeceased by his sister Ina Albasi.

Eugene “Gene” Doherty Jr.

Eugene, “Gene” Doherty Jr., 48, of Seaside Heights, formerly of Harrison, died on Monday, Jan. 23.

Arrangements were by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

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

Gene is survived by his daughter Jill, his parents Eugene and Mary Chup; his siblings Mrs. Ann Polukord and Frank; Gerry and Pam and Mrs. Pauline Soto and Anthony; his nieces and nephews Gary and Terry, Robyn, Ryan, Anthony, Jessica, Jenna, Kevin, Christopher, Holly, Shannen, Samantha, Christian and Luke; and is also survived by Joanne Turro and many aunts, uncles, cousins, back home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christopher Reeve Foundation, c/o the funeral home in memory of Eugene.

Barbara E. Egner

Mrs. Barbara E. Egner of Kearny died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the West Hudson Post Acute Care Center. She was 70 and a lifelong Kearny resident and a homemaker.

Funeral services were held privately.

Mrs. Egner was an active member of the Eagles Aerie # 2214 of Kearny for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Valerae Pearn and Robin Vitale as well as her grandchildren, Derek Peltz, John Pearn and Hannah Vitale.

Abbie Johnson

Abbie (Mair) Johnson, 94, a long time resident of Kearny, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Springs at Lake Pointe Woods in Sarasota, Fla.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, followed by interment at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Abbie was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, and came to Kearny as a 9-year-old. She left Kearny two years ago, moving to Florida to be closer to her daughter Roberta.

Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Kearny High School. She worked for Western Electric for 45 years and was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

She is survived by her daughter Roberta and Louis Bevilacqua; grandchildren Charles and Erica Bevilacqua, James Bevilacqua and Connie Bacon, Robin Bevilacqua and great-grandchildren Nora and Abbie Bevilacqua and Emma Tremblay.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice in her memory.

Charles F. Kishonis

Charles F. Kishonis, 92, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the N.J. Veterans Memorial Home, Paramus.

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

Mr. Kishonis was born in New Philadelphia, Pa. He has lived in Kearny since 1969.

He was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Charles was employed as a production mechanic for American Can Co. in Jersey City for 30 years retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Kearny Senior Citizens Club, Inc. and the St. Stephen’s Seniors.

Mr. Kishonis was the uncle of Diane (Katz) Coppola and her husband Anthony and their children Jessica and Alexa and the brother-in-law of Floyd and Ann Katz.

Baldomero Martinez

Baldomero Martinez died on Jan. 24 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was 66.

Born in Spain, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 38 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, with entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Martinez was a longshoreman at Port Elizabeth in Newark and was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association. Baldomero was a loving and dedicated family man.

Son of Rosario and the late Vicente, he is survived by his wife Maria Carmen Martinez, his daughter Christina and his sister and brother Oliva Cardona and Luis Martinez. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Gilda Club. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Olaf J. McLeish

Olaf J. McLeish died on Jan. 26 in St. Michael’s Hospital. He was 86. Born in Carnostie, Scotland, he lived in Kearny since 1942.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by private cremation.

Mr. McLeish was a member of the Scots Club, the Ulster Club, the Masonic Lodge in Scotland and Copestone Ophir Lodge in Kearny. He was a retired machinist.

Former husband of the late Bessie Nicol Dorney, he is survived by his children and their spouses June and Butch Marshal and Ian and Robin McLeish. Brother of Cynthia Taylor, he is also survived by his grandchildren Carrie and Elizabeth Buchanan and Chelsea and Cody McLeish.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The American Heart association. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Kenneth E. Russell

Kenneth E. Russell died in the home of his daughter on Jan. 26 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 71. Ken grew up in Union City and moved to Kearny 48 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was in Queen of Peace Church.

Kenny was then laid to rest alongside his two baby boys, Kevin and Jonathan in The St. Francis Church Yard Cemetery in Narrowsburg, N.Y.

Ken graduated from St. Michael’s Grammar and High in Union City and earned a degree in economics from Rutgers University. He also held a Series Seven License and Certificates in computers from the New School in New York City. He served in The United States Marine Corps.

He started his career as a runner on the floor and eventually owned a seat on The New York Stock Exchange. Ken worked for several investment firms on Wall Street, most notably becoming a partner at Loeb Rhodes and was vice president in charge of arbitrage for I.F.B. Corp. After retiring from Wall Street, he began to write bids for Johnston Communications.

Kenny, an Eagle Scout, was involved in scouting for most of his life. He was a cofounder of the Pioneer Boys of America and is the board’s current president. He loved the outdoors and ran canoe and camping trips for Operation Friendship. He recently completed the Delaware River Soujourn, having canoed from the start of the Delaware to Philadelphia. He was active with the C.Y.O. and ran the carnivals at Queen of Peace. He was past president of The West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club and is a past State Lieutenant Governor. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was most recently in his year of preparation for the Knights of Malta. Ken was trained in emergency disaster services with the Salvation Army and sat on its advisory board. He was on the Board of Directors of The Kearny Museum and the Hudson County Community College Foundation. He was a former board member of the YMCA. He was active with the General Philip Kearny Monument Committee and with St. Francis Church in Narrowsburg N.Y.

He is survived by his devoted wife Lillian (nee Kelly), his children and their spouses Noreen and Mark Wiggins, Paul and Karen Russell and Jason and Meriah Russell. He was the brother of Richard and the late Raymond; he is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Conor, Madison, Chloe, Emily, Shannon, Colleen, Miranda and Cordelia. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Salvation Army. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jean E. Durkin

Jean E. Durkin, of Beachwood, formerly of Kearny, died on Jan. 29.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be officiated on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment is in Arlington Cemetery.

Mrs. Durkin was a secretary with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Newark, retiring after 25 years of service. Before that she was a Kearny crossing guard with her post at the corners of Elm Street and Stuyvesant Ave. After her retirement from Blue Cross & Blue Shield, she worked as a teacher’s aide at both Garfield and Washington Schools in Kearny.

She is the wife of the late Peter F. Durkin, Sr., Mother of Peter F. Jr. and James Durkin, Lynn (Bob) Sansone and Jean M. Durkin; sister of Muriel (Herb) Zack and the late Duncan MacPhail; grandmother of Pete Durkin, Becky (John) Spear, Mandy (Carl) Madsen, Donna (Alan Jr.) Masters, Andrea (Robert Jr.) Regan, Robert Sansone, Jr., Kyle, Haley and Faith Cook; greatgrandmother of Krystal, Cody, Gavin, Jon Kyle, Reilly, Alexandra, Jordan, Lila, Daniel, Mia, Gianna, Alan and Bobby.

In lieu of flowers, donation to the Salvation Army, 443 Chestnut St., Kearny, N.J. 07032 would be appreciated.

Robert Sullivan

Mr. Robert James Sullivan, 49, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet for the funeral liturgy at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Robert was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He lived in New York before moving to Kearny 17 years ago.

He was employed as an I.T. manager for Verizon in New York for the last 30 years. He played darts for Marty Gras in the Arlington Dart League.

Robert is survived by his wife Carol (Lauretta); his children Meagan Kathleen, Sean Michael and Lucas James Sullivan; step-son Giovanni Francesco Lauretta, his parents Raymond and Kathryn (Ludlow) Sullivan and his siblings Barbara Malabe, Bonnie Cirrincione and William Sullivan. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Carmen Sandle

Carmen (Grassman) Sandle, 93, died on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Sunrise Assisted Living at Wall.

A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com

Carmen was born in North Arlington and lived in Kearny for over 40 years, before moving to Lakehurst. She lived in Wall Township for the last 15 years. Mrs. Sandle was a member of the St. Stephen’s Rosary Altar Society as well as a former volunteer in the St. Stephen’s School cafeteria.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Sandle in 1988.

Frances A. Sinibaldi

Frances A. Sinibaldi, 90, died on Jan. 20 peacefully at home.

Born in San Francisco, Calif., she served in both the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army as a communication technician. While serving in the Army, she met her husband, Michael Sinbaldi, and moved to New Jersey. After living in Newark a few years, she relocated to Kearny, where she raised her four children. She worked many years for Western Union and found time to serve as a Girl Scout leader.

Frances, a Gold Star member, is preceded in death by her son Michael Sinibaldi, who lost his life in the Vietnam war. Surviving are her daughters Carolyn Doerr, Linda Lopez and Nina Burke. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held in Delaware, where she lived for the past 26 years. She will be dearly missed.

Obituaries

Randy Barkowski

Randy Barkowski died on Jan. 17 in St. Michael’s Medical Center. He was 56.

Born in Orange, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A prayer service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Randy was a truck driver for Barttlestone Glass in Belleville.

He was the dear companion of Kathleen Donnenberg; the son of Irene and the late Chet Barkowski; step-father of Joseph Donnenberg; brother of Bob (Aline) Barkowski and the late Richard. He is also survived by his two pals, Wishbone and Jazmine.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the ASPCA. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Frank M. Cardoza

 

 

Frank M. Cardoza, 93, died on Jan. 19 at home.

Born in Falls Port, Mass, he lived the majority of his life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Internment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Frank was a Naval Chief Quartermaster in the United States Navy during World War II and was past commander of the American Legion, U.V.O. and Amvets. He owned and operated Bendix Automat in Kearny for many years and was a Hudson County Sheriff’s officer and constable. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a founding member of the Portuguese Cultural Association. He was twice-honored as Grand Marshall of Kearny’s Memorial Day Parade and was the 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year. He was the third ward democratic chairman for over 25 years and was recently a member of the U.E.Z. Board and was Kearny’s Deputy Mayor.

Husband of the late Lillian (nee Kearns), he is survived by his daughter and her husband, Veronica “Sandy” and Jim Doran. He was the grandfather of Jim Jr. (Elaine) Doran, Brian (Amanda) Doran, Sian-Elizabeth (Bob) Schoendorf and Shannon (Ryan) Murphy; great-grandfather of Jimmy, Chris, Sianna-Lee, Lilli-Ana, Emily, Robert and Payton; also surviving is his beloved nephew and wife Butch and Viviane Puopolo.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Jack “Pin” Conlin

Jack “Pin” Conlin died on Jan. 20 at home. He was 53. Born in Newark, he was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive ,Kearny. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Jack was a crane operator for Sims Metal and Recycling in Jersey City. He served twice in the Army, first right out of high school and then re-enlisted some years later and served in Desert Storm. He was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his sisters and their husbands Debra and Stephen Andrews, Diana and Jim Eggie, Donna Conlin-Sawler (the late Richard) and Denise and Juan Dominguez; also surviving are 11 nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Kearny Little League c/o the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Helene Poulos

 

Helene Poulos, (nee Hanna) 66, of Lyndhurst, died on Monday, Jan. 16.

Mrs. Poulos was born in Jersey City, lived in Kearny for 25 years, and was a current resident of Lyndhurst.

Helene was a real estate broker serving the West Hudson and South Bergen area for over 20 years, then became owner of Park Avenue Realty, East Rutherford, for the past few years.

She served as a director and member of the Meadowlands Board of Realtors and as chairperson of their educational committee. In Lyndhurst, she was a member of the Emblem Club and the Elks.

Helene is predeceased by her daughter, Renee in 1983. She is survived by her beloved husband, Dennis Poulos; her loving daughter, Denise King and her husband, Joseph; her dear granddaughters, Renee and Denise King; her brothers, Arthur Van Horn and his wife Linda and George Hanna and his wife, Barbara, and by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held in the Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greater New Jersey Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2 University Plaza, Suite 312, Hackensack, NJ 07601 or Vitas Hospice, 70 S. Orange Ave., Livingston, N.J., 07039

Please visit us at www.nazarefuneralhome.com.

Catherine A. Riposta

Catherine A. Riposta (nee Aruscavage) died on Jan. 21 in Columbus Hospital in Newark. She was 82. Born in Duryea, Pa., she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Catherine is the wife of the late Louis Riposta. She is survived by her daughter Dawn Callahan, her brother Philip Aruscavage, along with her nieces and nephews Joyce Delguercio and Nancy Chippendale and Nicholas and Louis Callahan.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to the Diabetes Association. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Bertha Skiptunis

Bertha (Rock) Skiptunis, 85, died on Jan. 19 at her home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Bertha was born in Center Township, Pa. She has lived in Kearny since 1981.

She was employed as a clerk at Engelhard Industries in Newark for many years.

Ms. Skiptunis is survived by her loving siblings Genevieve Stutz, Alice Fenton, Sophie Kurpell, Estelle Sofko , Edward Rock and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Leo and sisters Mary Dewey and Virginia Borowski and brother Stanley Rock.

Michael J. Tortorello

Michael J. Tortorello, died on Jan. 16 in the Hackensack Hospice. He was 40.

Born in Belleville, he lived in Kearny before moving to Lyndhurst 12 years ago.

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.

Mike was a firefighter in the Town of Kearny and was a member of the Harrison Elks and Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Sharon (nee Gilmore); his father Michael; his children Michael, Alexa and Gina and his brother Mark and sister Carly. His mother, Carol, died only two years ago.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Relay for Life c/o the funeral home.

 

Obituaries

Mary Beth Arrigo

Mary Beth Arrigo “Mimi,” 46, died on Jan. 11 at St. Michael’s Hospital. Mimi was a lifelong resident of Kearny. She was an assembler for Pathways to Independence in Kearny and was an avid Giants and Mets fan. She belonged to the organization Hands of North Arlington.

Predeceased by her parents Paul and Mary Arrigo, she is survived by her siblings Paul Arrigo (Kelly), Kevin Arrigo (Christine), and Caroline Paris (Derrick). She was the dear niece of Sis Roarty. She left behind many loving nieces, nephews and friends especially the Yakabofski and Thompson Family.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pathways to Independence. Condolences may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.

William A Barrett Jr.

William A Barrett Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., died suddenly on Dec. 12, 2011. He was 67.

Born in Newark, he grew up in Kearny. He lived and worked in New Jersey, Minnesota and Alabama before moving to Arizona. His fondest Kearny memories include summers spent in Wiley Playground.

A memorial Mass will be held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on Saturday, January 21st, at 10:30 a.m.

Interment of his ashes will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, in the family plot.

Bill was educated in St. Cecilia’s, St. Peter’s Prep, NJIT and Rensselear Polytech Institute before returning to NJIT where he receiving his Doctorate in electrical engineering.

Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Mary Barrett. He is the loving big brother of Mary Barrett and the late Kathleen Buchanan Jordan. He is survived by his wife Jean and his children William III, Aileen, Patrick and Sarah; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and his niece and nephews Megan, Jonathan and Brian.

Alice P. Hahn

Alice P. Hahn died at home in Safety Harbor, Fla. on Nov. 19.

She is survived by a son Dr. Wayne Appleton of West Virginia, a daughter Alyce Donnelly of Florida, a stepdaughter Colleen Kelly of New Jersey, a stepson Jacob Hahn of New Jersey, a stepdaughter Bonnie Patterson of Missouri, eight grandchildren and two great -grandchildren.

William J. Higney

William J. Higney, 47, died on Friday, Jan. 6.

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

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

He was employed as a carpenter for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 608 in New York as well as a proud member of the Irish American Club, the Scots- American Athletic Club and the Thistle F.C. all of Kearny.

William is survived by his daughters Jessica Higney and Jaiden Higney; parents Owen and Sarah (Mitchell) Higney, siblings Esther Jewart (Timothy), Mary Evanchick (Mark) and Peter Higney. He was the uncle of Ryan Jewart and Madelyn Evanchick.

Raymond J. Migatulski

Raymond J. Migatulski, 77, of Kearny, formerly of Wilkes Barre, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Jan. 9, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

The funeral will be conducted from Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Ray proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a tool and die maker for Universal in Irvington.

Ray is a member of the N.R.A, the Elks of Lacey Township and C.W.V.

Ray is the beloved husband of Joan (nee Harland), devoted father of Marla and husband Robert Check, and step-son Scott Boyle. He is also survived by a large extended family.

Ray was predeceased by step-daughter Michele Boyle.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the N.R.A. or C.W.V., c/o the funeral home in memory of Ray.

Edgar Smith

Edgar Smith died on Jan. 13 at Clara Mass Hospital. He was 63. Born in Kearny he lived the past 10 years in North Arlington.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Cremation will be private.

Ed is survived by his wife Judith (nee DiSalvo), his children Edward (Dawn) and Lori (Mike). His sisters Barbara Currie, Edie Keating and Norma Boyle and his grandchildren Savannah, Connor, Chase, Amber and Vinny. He was predeceased by his daughter Debra.

Joseph A. Stuart

Joseph A. Stuart, age 75 of Effort, Pa., formerly of Kearny, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the VNA Hospice House of Monroe County In East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Joe was the loving and devoted husband of Diane L. (Smith) Sniffin Stuart. They celebrated their 16th Wedding Anniversary on June 10.

He was born in Jersey City, on August 12, 1936 and the son of the late Allan and Jane (Toal) Stuart.

Joe graduated from the Kearny High School and attended Essex County Community College.

Joe spent 32 years in the demanding and courageous work of a firefighter retiring as Captain in 1992 from the Kearny Fire Department in Kearny. As a dedicated firefighter he ran numerous fire prevention programs for children. He also received many awards In 1985, he received Fireman of the Year from the Knights of Columbus, an Outstanding Fireman Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and from the Hudson County American Legion. He was a member of the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association Local #500 all in Kearny.

Joe was an avid Boston Red Sox and Indianapolis Colts fan. Help us to keep his memory alive in the places and activities he loved in this life. He loved animals and traveling with his wife Diane to purchase antiques for their Pyramid Antiques Barn in Effort.

Joseph was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert.

He served our country with dedication and courage in the United States Army in the states as a Military Police Officer.

We have been blessed with the presence of Joe in our lives and his wit and antics will be missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his loving wife Diane; his children: Joanne Armitage and her husband John of Effort; Stephen Stuart and his wife Debbie of Nutley; and Beverly Aprill and her husband Kevin of Brodheadsville; his stepchildren: Michael Sniffin of Effort; Russell “Rusty” Sniffin and his wife Diane of Kannapolis, N.C.; and Traci Dannenfelser and her husband Michael of Brockton. He was a loving and gentle grandfather to his grandchildren who loving called him Bup and Pa-Pa: Daniel, Andrew and Nancy Armitage, Michael Smith, Cassandra, Shane, Kaity, and Krysti Sniffin, Dylan, Jonathan and Mason Dannenfelser; his great-grandchildren: Brianna and Olivia Armitage, Jocelyn Smith and Ayden and Jaylie Sniffin. Joe is also survived by a sister: Rose Mary Myles and her husband Peter; a brother: Terry Stuart and his wife Nancy all of Forked River; and several nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his first wife: Nancy Stuart and his siblings: Sandra Rosenback and Huey Stuart.

Funeral services were held at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, Pa., followed by private interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made In Loving Memory of Joseph A. Stuart to VNA Hospice House, 502 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301. www.gowerfuneralhome.com.

William J. Turonis

William J. Turonis, 69, died on Jan. 5 at New Grove Manor in East Orange. Before retiring, he was a truck driver for Bell Container in Newark. He was also a former usher for Queen of Peace Church.

Predeceased by his wife Roxanne and sister Jo Ann Haag, he is survived by his children Col. James, William, and Corinne Turonis; brother of Lydia Newton, Eugene Turonis, and Cheryl Manley. He is also survived by six grandchildren Kirsten, William, Dylan, Noah, Kira, and Emma.

Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A memorial Mass for William and Roxanne Turonis was held at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Queen of Peace Church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.armitagewiggins.com.

Obituaries

Susan  Bianchi
Susan  Bianchi died on Jan. 2 in University Hospital in Newark. She was 55. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she lived in Kearny before moving to Belleville 20 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.  A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by private cremation.
Susan was employed by the Star Ledger Newspaper and owned and operated two delivery circulation routes in Belleville and North Arlington.
She is survived by her husband Chris Bianchi; her children Brett Bianchi, Mandy Still and Kevin Strode; sister of Becky Elder, Mary Cunningham and David, Danny and Cindy Wood; also surviving is a granddaughter, Avery. Susan was predeceased by her daughter Shannon Strode.  To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jack Fitzhenry
Jack Fitzhenry died on Jan. 4 in Clara Maass Hospital. He was 74. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Bayonne before moving to North Arlington 48 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.
A proud graduate of St. Peters Prep, Jack was a retired toll collector and also owned the Cedar Bar in North Arlington. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Council Knights of Columbus #3428 and was a Eucharistic Minister at Queen of Peace Church. He was a CYO volunteer and football coach. He also coached football for Boystown in Kearny. Jack loved his Irish heritage and was a member of The Ironbound Irish American Club.
He is survived by his wife Maureen (nee Meehan), his children and their spouses Brian and Donna Fitzhenry, Jeff and Kelly Fitzhenry and Beth Anne and Greg Fylak; brother of Lawrence and Kevin Fitzhenry and the late Mary Elizabeth Parks; also surviving are his grandchildren Brian, Thomas, Erin, Mallory, Mary Katherine, Sarah, Nicholas and Amanda.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to St. Peter’s Prep or Queen of Peace Church c/o the funeral home.

Lena Gregory
Lena Gregory, 88, passed away peacefully with her niece Karen Davies by her side on Saturday Dec. 31.
Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident. She worked for ITT Electronic Systems, Clifton.
He was a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens, the Harrison Cancer League, and was the Harrison Senior of the Year in 2008.
She was the loving daughter of the late Jack and Louise (nee Trangone), dear sister to the late Ms. Dora (Ture) Tulimiero, Mary Nicosia, Ida, Nickolas, and Charles, and Jack Gregory.
Lena is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews whom she cherished.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Orange.
For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Harrison Cancer League, and send to the funeral home in memory of Lena.

Doris L. Murphy

Doris L. Murphy (nee Shafer) died on Dec. 31 in The St. Joseph’s Hospice in Wayne. She was 87. Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 22 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by private cremation and burial.
Doris was a retired secretary from Chemplast in Wayne. She was very active with the Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny.
Wife of the late Dennis, she is survived by her sons Dennis T. and John L. Murphy; her sister Lois Blasco; her grandchildren Jennifer, Shannon, Melissa and Daniel; also surviving is one great-grandchild Zoe. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Grace United Methodist Church or your own favorite charity. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Iain Junner
Iain Junner died Jan. 5 in University Hospital in Newark. He was 58.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 30 years ago.
Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Mr. Junner was a head custodian for the North Arlington Board of Education.
He was the son of John Junner and the late Mary (nee McFarlane); he is survived by his wife Debbie (nee Costa); his daughters Jessica (Jason) Klein and Melissa Junner; brother of Anne Craggan and Janette Junner; he is also survived by his grandchildren Anthony, Angelo and Jason along with loving nephews and  niece.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Robert “Bob” Doran
Robert “Bob” Doran, 76, of Harrison, formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Newark, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Bob is survived by his devoted sons John W. and his wife Vilma, James P. and Eddy Carnevale, William M. and Denise, Kenneth J. and Peter Chattergoon; his dear stepchildren John, Janice, Dave and Bobby; his cherished grandchildren Melissa, Jonathan, Stephanie, John M., Love Elizabeth, William C. and Nicholas C.; he is survived by many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his loving sister Bernice Markowski, her daughter Kimberly Woods and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by: Sandra Ann (nee Kennedy), Dolores Bielaszewski and Robert, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Harrison Education Foundation in care of the funeral home in memory of Bob.

Edward J. Solinski
Edward J. Solinski died on Jan. 7 at the Cusak Care Center in Jersey City. He was 91. Born in Newark, he lived the past 40 years in Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive,  Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Mr. Solinski served in the Army during WWII and is a retired machinist from Stanley Tools in Newark.
Husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Pignatora), he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Judith and Robert Ryan; his grandchildren and their spouses Robert and Ann Ryan, Stacy and Nicholas Prato and Edward and Erin Ryan; also surviving are his great-grandchildren Angelo, Anthony, Michael, Nicholas,  Emma and Ella. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Compassionate Care Hospice c/o the funeral home.

John J. McKenzie
John J. McKenzie “Jack” died peacefully on Jan. 7 at the Community Hospital in Toms River. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Arrangements 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 interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.   To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com
Jack served in the Navy from 1946-48 and graduated from Seton Hall University. He is a retired accountant last working for Buchanan Products in Hackettstown. Jack’s gentle, classy manor and and unique sense of humor will be missed but always cherished by his beloved family.
He is survived by his devoted wife Joan (nee Hinchcliffe); his loving daughters Maryann Haberthur, Michelle Mackenzie, Maureen (Northern) Agens and Laurie Horn; brother of George McKenzie and the late Margaret Stoney; he is also survived by 13 grand and four great-grandchildren. He was sadly predeceased by his daughter Margie McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to Van Dyke Hospice c/o the funeral home.

Anthony Simone
Anthony Simone, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Mr. Simone was a lifelong resident of Harrison and, upon retirement, worked at Holy Cross Church for many years.
He loved his daily walks around Harrison and was known throughout the community.
“Uncle Tony,” now reunited with his parents and siblings, will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews including Jeanne Kappel, Harry Bataille (wife Janice), Anton Burwan (wife Kim), Karen Davis (husband Stewart) and William Virgo and great nieces and nephews Christi Kappel, Kevin, Brian (wife Lisa) and David Bataille, Gabe and Charlie Burwan.
He was predeceased by his parents, Rachel and Anthony Simone, his siblings Rose Duda, Anna Bataille, Carmen Simone, Jean Smith, Patrick Simone and Mary Simone.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Hudson County Animal League or a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home in memory of Anthony.