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Obituaries

Elsa Alvarado

Elsa Alvarado died Nov. 24 in Newark. She was 77.

Born in Ecuador, she lived in Newark for 45 years.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service and burial was held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.

Elsa is survived by her children Victor, Luis, Breny and Alex, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Hegliluz Appleton

Hegliluz Appleton, (nee Hernandez), 44, died on Monday, Nov. 25.

Mrs. Appleton was born in Newark, lived most of her life in Kearny and was a resident of Mine Hill for the past 18 years. She was a 1987 Queen of Peace High School graduate.

She worked as an analyst for Fiserv, Morris Plains for 15 years.

She was predeceased by her father, Helibert Hernandez Sr. in 2009. Hegliluz is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Appleton Jr., by her loving children, Richard III, Angelina and Alyssa, by her dear mother, Felicia Hernandez and by her brothers, Helibert Hernandez, Jr., Herbert Hernandez and Helmi Hernandez.

Arrangements were by the Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mabel E. Borys

Mabel E. Borys (nee Monaghan) died Nov. 27 in Kearny. She was 89.

Born in Jersey City, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by a private cremation.

Mabel was a retired Kearny postal worker.

Wife of the late Julius Borys, she is survived by her children Ann Fink, Julie Luty and Alan and Roger Borys. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Angelina Di Tano

Angelina Di Tano died on Nov. 23 in her home. She was 85.

Lena was born on April 5, 1928 in Harrison. She moved to Kearny at the age of four and resided in the same house since her childhood. She graduated from Kearny High School and retired from Prudential after 38 years of service. She was very active in programs at The Benstead Senior Center. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Lena was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Frances and her sisters Mary and Rosie Di Tano. She is survived by her loving family: Margie and Kenny Jordan, Megan, Mandy and Kenny Jr., all of whom took care of her during her long battle with Alzheimers Disease and who stayed by her side until the end. Her family will cherish all the good memories they have from traveling and spending holidays with Lena. She will be sadly missed by her longtime friend George Dreker. She will also be missed by her friends John and Li and Michael Golad. She was the dear friend of the late Marge McIvers.

Lena was blessed with caring and dedicated caregivers. Special thanks goes to our friend Lucy Castillo, who lovingly cared for Lena for many years and who will be blessed in heaven someday for all the good she has done. Lena also found dedicated caregivers in Ceil, Norma, Jennifer, Luisa and Miguelina. Our family will never forget you.

Ethel Fraser

Ethel Fraser (nee Anderson), 95, of Kearny, died peacefully at home on Nov. 27 and she joined her beloved husband Tom for their first Thanksgiving together in Heaven.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ethel was a cashier for many years at RCA in Harrison. She volunteered at West Hudson Hospital and for the PBGC. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army Home League.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Fraser, she is survived by her sons Thomas A., and Richard along with his wife Joanne. Sadly, she was predeceased by her daughter Diane.

Also surviving are her grandchildren Danny, Tami, Ryan, Tom, Jennifer, Allison and Lauren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The PBGC., Box 79, Kearny, N.J. 07032.

James Fucetola

James Fucetola, 85, of Belleville, died Nov. 29 at St. Michael’s in Newark.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mr. Fucetola was a disabled naval veteran. He fought in the Korean Conflict and is a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.

Brother of Genevieve Cugini, Joseph Fucetola and the late Minnie De Trolio, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project.

Patricia Gocklin

Patricia Gocklin died Nov. 26 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 68.

Born in Newark she lived many years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephens Church, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Pat was a head counter at The Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford. She was very active with local and Hudson County P.T.A. and the Elks in Harrison/East Newark.

Wife of the late Frank and daughter of the late Irene and John Murphy, she is survived by her children Linda Lau and Frank, Brian and Mark Gocklin. She was the sister of Dolores Heim, Margaret Vance, Bill Murphy, Dennis Murphy, Mary Bonanno and the late Rev. Jack Murphy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson Drew.

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

Encarnacion Lorenzo

Encarnacion Lorenzo, (nee. Gomez) of Harrison, entered eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 29. She was 82.

Born in Seville, Spain, she was raised and lived in Galicia, Spain before immigrating to the U.S. in 1976. She was a seamstress with Fashion of the BO’s in Newark for many years before retiring.

Beloved wife of Jose Lorenzo (married 53 years), she was the loving mother of Jose Manuel (Liana), Severino (Sonia), Antonio (Maria Dolores) and Maria Vella (John); cherished grandmother of, Manuel, Francisco, Ana, Veronica and Antonio; loving sister of Manuel, Jose and Santiago; and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Encarnacion, and by her sister Maruja.

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

Michael J. Stanziola

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Michael J. Stanziola, (Hansen), of Harrison, formerly of Jersey City, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Nov. 28. He was 46.

Born in Jersey City, he lived there most of his life, moving to Harrison three years ago.

Michael worked at Shop Rite in Kearny and was a Little League coach for the Washington Park Men’s Club, in which his team won three championships. He was a diehard Dallas Cowboy and Yankee fan, and loved playing bingo, horse racing at Meadowlands Park, and volunteering at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

Michael is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Davin) Miele and her husband John Miele, his children; Aaron, Inamarie and Daniel Dempsey; his brothers and sisters Elizabeth Munoz, Maureen Malinowski, Kathleen Severino, Bryan Hansen, Dana Hansen, Thomas Kalisak, and Aaron Kalisak; and his granddaughter Nataliz Torres. Michael is also survived by his former companion Mary Dempsey, one uncle and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, directions or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory can be made to the family c/o Mulligan Funeral Home.

Jorge A. Suri

Jorge A. Suri died Nov. 27 at home. He was 88.

Born in Camaguey, Cuba he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 43 years ago.

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

Mr. Suri was a retired longshoreman and was a member of ILA Local 1125

Jorge is survived by his wife Lidia (nee Alvarez), his daughter Ileana Poglodek and her husband Anthony, his son Edward and his wife Maria, his sons Jorge and Angel and their children. Brother of Marta, Arnoldo, Maria Luisa and Olga, he is also survived by his grandchildren Christian, Edward and Jacqueline.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to www.giveto.psu.edu/thon-alphaepsilondelta.

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Mary M. Adesso

Mary M. Adesso died on Nov. 20 in Toms River. She was 90. Born in Newark, she lived many years in North Arlington.

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

Wife of the late Louis, she is survived by her children and their spouses Valerie Sauer, Louis and Eileen Adesso and Donna and Mike Derewianyk. Sister of Millie Niagara she is also survived by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her special son Michael Matthews. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Altar Guild in Harrison.

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

Minnie De Trolio

Minnie De Trolio (nee Fucetola) died Nov. 22 at home. She was 93. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny since 1973.

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

Minnie was the wife of the late Daniel De Trolio and is survived by her children Daniel, Joseph and David De Trolio, Genevieve Wood and Barbara Ann Herbert. Sister of Joseph and James Fucetola and Genevieve Cugini, she is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Dennis C. Mazol

Dennis C. Mazol died on Nov. 20. He was 68.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Harrison and Kearny before moving to Barnegat four years ago.

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

Dennis was a laborer for the Town of Kearny.

Husband of the late Judy (nee Berk), he is survived by his children and their spouses David and Kathleen Mazol, Janice and Robert Belbol, Daniel and Mandyjane Mazol, and Caryn and Ken Smith. He was brother of Elayne Mazol, Connie Gerstenmaier, Stephen Mazol, Michele Witko and the late Christine Horne. Also surviving are his grandchildren Cynthia, Shane, Brian, Haleigh, Erin, Kristoffer, Jared, Robert, Brendan, Kyle, Colin, Sawyer, Garrett, Finley and Mckenna. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan.

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

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Dorothy Cuomo

Dorothy Cuomo died Nov. 12 in Kearny. She was 77.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Newark for the past 35 years.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Queen of Peace Church and the burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, both in North Arlington.

Dorothy worked for the Essex County Board of Elections and was a true friend to animals. Her main passion in life was animal rescue.

She is survived by her brothers Joe Ruccatano and Anthony Ruccatano, her sister-in-law Pat and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Friends of Animals.

Margaret M. Dyer

Margaret M. Dyer entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov, 13, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in Jersey City, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison.

Margaret worked for RCA, Inc., Harrison, as a tube tester for 28 years retiring many years ago.

She is survived by her brother Robert F. Dyer of Harrison. She was predeceased by her siblings Mildred “Honey” Smith, Joseph J. Dyer and John J. Dyer Jr.

Private services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Anna Kirchner

Anna T. Kirchner (Kimball), 87, died on Nov. 13 at Haven Hospice, Edison.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

She was born in Mystic, Conn., and lived in Kearny before moving to Dunellen 25 years ago.

Anna was employed as a clerk for the U.S. Defense Contract Administration in New York for many years.

She is survived by her son John J. Kirchner, siblings Betty Kennedy, Tom Kimball and Martin Kimball; one granddaughter Corrine and two great-grandchildren Lilly Ann and Briella.

Randall Ostrander

Randall L. Ostrander, 71, died on Nov. 13 at his home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Ave., Kearny. Interment followed in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Randy was born in East Orange and was a lifelong resident of Kearny.

He earned a B.S. in accounting from Rutgers University, Newark.

Mr. Ostrander was a financial executive for Engelhard Corp. in Iselin for 47 years, retiring five years ago. He also proudly served as a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington.

Randy is survived by his wife Arlene (Scott); children Cheryl L. Bogdan, and David R. Ostrander (Stacy); one sister, Karlene Wagner, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 28 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 180, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816 or to the John Theurer Cancer Center, 360 Essex Street, Suite 301, Hackensack, N.J. 07601.

Susan Sadrianna

Susan Sadrianna, (nee Praslicka) entered into eternal rest peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 15. She was 67.

Born in Passaic, she lived most of her life in East Rutherford, until moving to North Arlington, nine years ago to live with her daughter and grandson.

Susan worked as a printer for Bowne and Company, Secaucus, G.S. Litho Inc., and A.G..T. Inc., both of Carlstadt, for 40 plus years.

She is survived by her loving daughters Barbara Cybulsky and Christina Halkiu and her cherished grandchildren Nicholas, Charlene and Sabrina.

Private services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. For information or to send condolences please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the family to help pay for funeral expenses in care of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, in loving memory of Susan.

Dolores Thomas

Dolores Thomas died on Nov. 14 at home. She was 70.

Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in Kearny.

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

Mrs. Thomas was a payroll manager for many years for Stop & Shop in Lyndhurst.

Wife of James P. Thomas, she is survived by her children John Thomas and Veronica Black (Gary); sister of Carol Carola, she is also survived by her grandchildren Megan, Danielle and Jason. In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to www.curepc.org.

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Frances A. Oldknow

Frances A. Oldknow (nee Winship), 84, of Ocean Grove, formerly of Kearny, died on Nov. 7.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Cecelia’s Church, Kearny. A service was held by the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter, Kearny. A private cremation was held.

Born at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Port O Prince, Haiti, Mrs. Oldknow lived most of her life in Kearny before moving to Ocean Grove 10 years ago. She was an elementary school teacher with the North Arlington School System for 30 years retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter, Kearny, the Arlington Women’s Club and the West Hudson Optimist Club.

She was the beloved wife of 59 years of Robert J. Oldknow; mother of Keith J. Oldknow, Sharon O. Marshall (Steve), Kent R. Oldknow (Joan) and Marlynn Frances Haslund (Leif); grandmother of eight grandchildren; aunt of Michele, Maura and several other nieces and nephews.

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

MaryAnn Rokosny

MaryAnn Rokosny (nee O’Malley), of North Arlington, formerly of East Newark, died on Nov. 8 at home.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Rokosny was employed at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny for over 35 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Company B Fire Department, North Arlington.

She was the beloved wife of 54 years of Charles T. Rokosny; mother of Patricia (John) Svec, Charles J. (Heather) and John P. (Danielle) Rokosny and the late Joseph Rokosny; and sister of Martin (Eda), Richard (Annette) O’Malley and the late Larry (late Marge) O’Malley.

She was the grandmother of Lauren, Michael, Jennifer, Kristian, Madison, Tyler and Trevor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations to the John Theurer Cancer Center Hackensack University Medical Center Breast Division or The Patient Access Network Foundation would be appreciated.

Louise Torta

Louise Torta ( nee Manfredonia) 79, of Kearny died on Nov. 3 at home.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr.,Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was officiated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Torta was a retired Hi- Lo operator with La Torraine Coffee Company, Secaucus for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Hoboken before moving to Kearny in 1974.

She is the beloved mother of Donna (John) Pomponi, sister of Lorraine Manfredonia and the late Philip Manfredonia, grandmother of Anthony Pomponi, aunt of John and Marc Prezioso, Theresa Al Hakem and the late Ralph and Philip Manfredonia.

In lieu of flowers donations to The St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9908 www.st.jude.org would be appreciated.

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Robert Boni

Robert Boni died on Nov. 2 at home. He was 82.

Born in Pennsylvania, he lived most of his life in Kearny. Visiting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. His service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Christian Apostolic Church, 219 Laurel Ave., Kearny. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Bob was in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a retired letter carrier in Kearny.

He is survived by his wife Carol J. (nee Marotti), his children and their spouses Robert Jr. and Linda Boni and Mary Lynn and Tim Girgan, his brother and sister-in-law Gene and Marian Boni and his grandchildren Bobby and his wife Silvia and Jason and Kyle.

Thomas Mollica

Thomas Mollica died on Nov. 1. He was 76.

He lived many years in East Newark before moving to Kearny 20 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Son of the late Lena (Foti) and John Mollica. Tom is survived by his wife Antoinette and his children and their spouses Marie and Mike Hickey, Diana and Marty Miller, and John and June Mollica. Brother of Mary Cinardo, Richard Mollica, Josephine McCann, Frank Mollica and the late Nicholas, Joseph and Anthony Mollica. He is also survived by his grandchildren Michael, Shawn, Jason and Ryan and his great-grandchildren Madison, Shawn and Jaydon. Sadly, he was predeceased by his grandson Justin.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Hackensack Medical Center/Child Life somens@humed.com,

Lorraine V. Quitto

Lorraine V. Quitto died suddenly at home on Nov. 3. She was 48. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington eight years ago. Visiting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral will be on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Church, 155 William St., Belleville. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Lorraine is survived by her husband Marco and her children and their spouses Marco, Jr., Kathryn and Ben Lamela, Lori Quitto, Kimberly and Robert Quitto and Christopher Quitto. She is also survived by her grandchildren Logan and Layla.

Richard E. Salisbury Sr.

Richard E. Salisbury Sr. died on Nov. 1 in Mountainside Hospital. He was 77.

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

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

Mr. Salisbury was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. He was a retired school bus driver.

Husband of Linda (nee Floyd), he was the father of Patricia, Richard Jr., Joyce, Arthur, Dwayne, Lori, Roberta, Douglas and the late Deborah and Michelle; brother of Robert Salisbury, he is also survived by 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

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

Alice E. Schaufele

Alice E. Schaufele (nee Davies) died on Oct. 31 at St. Michael’s Hospital. She was 90.

Born in Kearny, she moved to North Arlington in 1971.

Private cremation was arranged through the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A memorial service will be scheduled in the near future at The Living Gospel Baptist Church in Rutherford. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Wife of the late Walter Schaufele, Alice is survived by her daughter Alice Tooker, her grandsons Thomas, Kevin and Stephen Docherty and Michael Tooker and her great grandchildren Meghan, Kiera, Madeline, Caylin and Evelyn.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Mission Fund at the Living Gospel Baptist Church, 23 West Passaic Ave., Rutherford, N.J. 07070.

Ava Jolene Schwamberger

Ava Jolene Schwamberger was born on June 10, 2013. Sadly, she entered gently into eternal rest on October 28, 2013. She was cradled by her loving Mom and Dad.

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

Ava leaves behind many loving family members and friends who cared and prayed very hard for her during these last four months, especially her Mom and Dad, Brian Schwamberger and Starlette Pace and her grandparents John and Marion Schwamberger, Dawn Burke and Myrna and Benjamin Pace.

Ava was laid to rest in The Holy Innocence section of the mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to www.chargesyndrome.org.

Amelia Cherry Shields

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Mrs. Amelia Cherry Shields, 99, was the wife of the late Fred J. Shields, a 1936 Olympian in the sport of soccer.

She was also the sister of the late Chester P. Cherry and Edward F. Cherry. Amelia was the daughter of the late Walter and Cecelia (Nowak) Cherry. Mrs. Shields taught at Hillside Senior High School for 10 years and at Harrison High School for 28 years. She retired in 1982.

A Trenton State College graduate with a B.S. degree, Amelia also attended Rutgers University for her Master’s Degree. She was a member of the NJEA and NJREA. Amelia was named “Senior of the Year” by the Town of Harrison in 2009.

Born in Freeland, Pa., on April 2, 1914, she lived most of her life in Harrison.

Mrs. Shields died peacefully at home on Nov. 3. She was the mother of twins, Susan and Frederick (deceased) and a son, Ronald. She is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Interment will be on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, following a 10 a.m. prayer service at the Mulligan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Christina Zarrillo

Christina Zarrillo (nee Garippa), died Nov. 1 at home. She was 53.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Harrison two years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Relatives and friends are invited to return Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m., and her service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit www. armitagewiggins.com.

Tina was married to Peter Zarrillo and has two daughters Jessica and Nicole. Daughter of Catherine (nee Martin) and the late Philip Garippa, she is survived by her brothers Michael and Joseph Garippa. She was predeceased by her sister Catherine Leadbeater.

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Irene Carberry

Irene Carberry, formerly of Kearny, died on Oct. 22 at The Job Haines home in Bloomfield where she lived since 2002.

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

Irene was the wife of the late James H. Carberry Jr., mother of James H. III, Joyanne Chesnick and the late Dr. Thomas R. Carberry. She is also survived by four grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to The First Presbyterian Church Remembrance Fund in Kearny.

Muriel A. Diehl

Muriel A. Diehl (nee Greatorex) died on Oct. 23 in The Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls. She was 97. Born in Kearny, she moved to Tinton Falls in 2003. Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Muriel was a retired Belleville school teacher.

She was the wife of Donald A. Diehl and mother of Marjorie Spirito and the late Donald A. Jr., and sister of the late Olive Tomlinson. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael and Frank and her great-grandchildren Matthew, Michael, Sophia and Victoria.

Edward Henry Kamieniecki

Edward Henry Kamieniecki, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Oct. 21. He was 92.

Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident and a parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Edward was a Harrison firefighter for 20 years. He was a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens, participating in many senior programs associated with the Harrison Seniors. He was recognized as having a beautiful singing voice. Edward was selected to serve as the executor director of the Newark Housing Department for a day. Edward served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 42 years Esther Estrella, and her children Danilo Estrella and Anita Sims, cherished grandfather to four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is also uncle to many nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison and his Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org

William P. Kavlick

William P. Kavlick died Oct. 25. He was 51.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny before moving to Nutley 10 years ago.

Visiting will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and the service will be at 6 p.m. in the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Cremation will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Bill was a traffic coordinator with Local 472 in Newark and was a member of Queen of Peace Council Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his parents Joseph and Barbara (nee Byrnes) Kavlick, his wife Christine (nee Verrier) and his son William. He was also the brother of Lori Kavlick, Linda Landi, Karen Palamara, Joseph Kavlick Jr. and Barbara Kripetz.

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

Geffrey Kerwin Jr.

Geffrey Kerwin Jr., of Kearny, died Oct. 24. He was 41.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home. Condolence may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.

Geff, an avid fisherman, played Kearny Recreation football and Kearny High School football which led to a football scholarship to Penn State.

He is survived by his parents Geffrey Sr. and Sharon (nee Stansvaag) and his stepmother Beverly. He was the brother of Kristan Kerwin and the nephew of David and Sue Kerwin, Richard and Karin Kerwin and Douglas and Diane Tilley. He is also survived by his cousin Anmarie Narozny DeGiovanni and her daughters Kaetana, Paige and Johanna. He was predeceased by his grandparents Robert and Marianne Kerwin. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to K.H.S. Athletic Department scholarship fund.

Mikhail Korban

Mikhail Korban, formerly of Russia, died Oct. 19 in Kearny. He was 61. A

rrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral service for Mikhail was held in Russian Orthodox Convent, followed by burial at Novo- Diveevo Cemetery, both in Nanuet, N.Y.

Mikhail is survived by his loving mother and family in Russia and dear friends here in this country.

Efrosini Koukoutsis

Efrosini “Frances” Koukoutsis died Oct. 24. She was 77.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at St. Demetrios Church in Union. To view the complete obituary, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Frances is survived by her husband Vasilios and her sons and daughter-in-law James and Dennis and Carolyn. Also surviving are her grandchildren Julia and William.

Siobhan Speck

Siobhan Speck, of Harrison, died on Oct. 25, surrounded by her loving family. She was 54.

She is survived by her siblings and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.

John Joseph Tanzini Jr

John Joseph Tanzini Jr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Oct. 22. He was 89.

Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident. John worked for the railroad in Kearny for 40 years retiring in 1981. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II. An avid Yankee fan, in his spare time he enjoyed bowling.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean (nee Ryder), his loving children Sandy Tanzini, Barbara Correnti and her husband Patsy and John and Jean; cherished grandchildren, Kelly, Alan, Stephanie, Kate and John, and great-grandchildren Maryanna, Eddie, Alex, Beth, Bradley and Abigail, dear brother of Joseph, Louis and Louise. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. His commital services were private. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

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Paul C. Trucillo

Paul C. Trucillo, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 23. He was 61.

Born in Newark, he was a life-long resident of Harrison. He formerly worked for Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, prior to that he was a long time service manager for Newark Buick, Newark. Prior to that he worked for Goodwill Industries, Harrison. Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #402, Harrison. He also was a parishoner at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Paul was married to Carol (nee DiSanto) He is survived by his siblings Louis A. and his wife Denise, Theresa Trucillo, Christopher and his wife Cidalia, and Charles and his wife Patricia, his six nieces and nephews Louis, Michael, Michael, Charles, Jessica and Nicole. He is also survived by his step-daughters Linda Coleman and Catherine Coleman, his beloved grand-daughter Mandy and his grand-nephews Jake Michael and Michael Liam.

He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Elizabeth (nee Pennella) Trucillo. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. For those desiring, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial plus Honor Program, P.O. Box 11537, Alexandria, VA. 22312 in loving memory of Paul.

Obituaries

Gustavo Barco

Gustavo Barco died on Oct. 16 in Trinitas Hospital. He was 72.

Born in Peru, he lived in Kearny before moving to Roselle.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by a private cremation.

Mr. Barco is survived by his wife Bertha, his children Cecilia, Frank, Veronica, Claudia, Jessica and Gustavo along with 16 grandchildren.

Mary M. Bernisky

Mary M. Bernisky, 95, of Sewaren, formerly of Kearny, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 19. Born in Sagamore, Pa., she lived most of her life in Kearny before moving to Sewaren seven years ago.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Joseph Sr. in 2002 and by her sister Susan Mehl. S

he is survived by her son Joseph Bernisky Jr. of Sewaren; her four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may attend visitation on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Ellen-Jane Capello

Ellen-Jane Capello died on Oct. 19 at The Villa Marie Claire in Saddle River after a brave battle against breast cancer. She was 67.

Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

She was employed at Kings Supermarket in Mendham.

Ellen Jane is the wife of the late Gene N. Puszkarczuk and the late John Capello. She is the mother of Stephanie Russell, Sherry Puszkarczuk and the late Rinske Williams. Also surviving are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Frieda Frerichs

Frieda (nee Stoveken) Frerichs, 65, of North Arlington, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Emerson Health Center.

Frieda was born in Jersey City and later moved to Kearny, where she lived for many years.

Frieda was employed as a bank teller, retiring last May. She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie, a son Billy, daughter Tina, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by three brothers, Andy, John and Eugene. Frieda is predeceased by a brother George.

Arrangements were made by Condon Funeral Home, Harrison.

Thomas J. Merchant

Thomas J. Merchant passed away peacefully on Oct. 5 at the Van Dyke Hospice in Toms River. He was 67.

Born in Kearny, he lived there most of his life before moving to Lanoka Harbor 14 years ago. It was in Lanoka Harbor where Tom really began to enjoy fishing on his boat, like another of his passions, his love of hunting.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Maryann (nee Dos Santos), his beloved daughters and their husbands Kelliann and David Wilson and Allison and Kyle Sica. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Hanna and David Wilson and Kamryn and Thomas Sica, along with his sister Mary Edmiston and her family and his brother Robert and his family. Sadly, Tom was predeceased by his beloved son Tommy, 24 years ago.

His loving wife Maryann laments: “We have lost a wonderful and very special man. He was a great dad, he loved his sons-in-law. He was a good friend to all who knew him and will especially be missed by his best buddy Artie. Those who knew him, knew he was most content at Sunday dinner when he had all his family together. Now he is at peace and with his son, Tommy. He has joined those, whom he loved, that have made their journey over the bridge. Rest in Peace Tommy. I will love you forever.”

A beautiful service was handled privately at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Obituaries

Margaret Higgins

Margaret Higgins, (nee Miterko), 89, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Beloved wife of the late Harry Higgins, predeceased by five brothers and four sisters, loving aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews, Margaret will be missed by many family members and friends.

Mrs. Higgins worked for Westinghouse in Newark for 42 years. After retirement, she provided loving childcare through the years for nine different children including her great niece Alyssa Miterko.

Arrangements were by the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church, followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital, 350 Blvd, Passaic, N.J. 07055. Send condolences to stellatofuneralhomes.com.

Veronica ‘Tootsie’ Lutrario

Veronica “Tootsie” Lutrario (nee Lane) died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Oct. 9. She was 84.

Born in East Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and a past member of the church’s Rosary Society and Vincention Society.

She was a proud member of her community where she dedicated her time caring for and helping others in need in the community. She was a member of the Harrison Cancer League and was on the Election Committee for the Board of Elections, Harrison. She also served as a member of the Harrison Board of Health, retiring in 2013.

In appreciation and recognition of her service to the community, Veronica was voted Hudson County Senior Citizen of the year in 2007.

Veronica worked for the West Hudson Division of Youth and Family Service in Kearny for over 30 years, where she was affectionately known as “Ronnie from Family Service”.

Veronica is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Lawrence F. Lutrario, her loving children, Linda Liguori, Lawrence F. Jr. and his wife Julie and Debbie Mount and her husband Andrew, cherished grandchildren Dara and her husband Nigel, Shaylin, Devon, Hayley, Riley and Jared. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Domenick and her sisters and brothers.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A Mass to celebrate her life was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org

Lorraine M. Suckiel

Lorraine M. Suckiel, 75, of Monroe Township, passed away at home on Oct. 3 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Jersey City and raised in Harrison. Lorraine lived in Kearny before moving to Monroe Township in 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband John in 1995. Lorraine is survived by her daughter Karen Agosta of Monroe Township; her son John of Harrison; her brother Howard McGowan; and her grandchildren Ryan, Joseph, Thomas and Julia. She was predeceased by her siblings Elaine Tuite, William McGowan and Katherine Smith.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Burial of her ashes followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Toms River.

Obituaries

Frank Ganopoulos

Frank Ganopoulos, 70, died on Oct. 3.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mr. Ganopoulos was born in Queens, N.Y., and lived in Harrison, for many years. Frank was a wage and hour compliance officer for the state of New Jersey for 25 years, retiring 10 years ago.

He is survived by his brother Athanas Ganopoulos (Carol), his sister-in-law Claudia (Drew) Ganopoulos and his niece Ellen Ganopoulos- Phelan.

Frank was predeceased by his brother Michael Ganopoulos.

Joshua Gonzalez

Joshua Gonzalez, 20, a lifelong resident of Kearny, died Sept. 28 at his home in Kearny.

He worked as a retail associate for AT&T in Morristown for the past year.

He is survived by his beloved son Liam Joshua Gonzalez, his cherished girlfriend Nicole Picon, his loving parents Marykim Greiss and Ruben Gonzalez, his sisters Samantha Gervasi, Ryan Gervasi and Mia Gonzalez, and his brothers Sergio and Owen Gonzalez. He will also be greatly missed by his many loving family members and friends.

Visitation was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Thursday Oct. 3. A Funeral Mass was offered on Friday, Oct. 4 at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. The interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in memory of Joshua Gonzalez may be made to Liam Gonzalez in memory of his father through www.gofundme.com.

Anita Ianneillo

Anita Ianneillo died on Oct. 1 at home. She was 91.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny before moving to Toms River 20 years ago.

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

Anita was a crossing guard in Kearny and then worked in the Ocean County Court House. She enjoyed the recreation at her community club house.

Mother of Peter Ianneillo, Patricia Doyle, Joseph Ianneillo and the late Linda, she is survived by her grandchildren Peter, Anthony, Michael and Joseph, her great grandson Nicholas and her dogs George, Cheyenne, Deezel and Doogie.

Ricardo Navia

Ricardo (Julio) Navia died on Oct. 2. He was 75.

Born in Ecuador, he lived in Kearny for the past 20 years.

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

Ricardo is survived by his wife Ruth, his mother Elena, his daughter Ruth Notis and sons Abraham and Moises Navia along with four grandchildren.

Adam Kwapniewski

Adam Kwapniewski 83, of Kearny, died on died on Oct. 6.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, where visiting will be Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Kwapniewski was born in Poland and lived most of his life in Kearny. He was a mechanic with Hook and Eye Company, Newark, for 15 years retiring 15 years ago. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and usher at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. He also served as a Corporal in the Polish Army.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Joanna Chmiel Kwapniewski. Brother of Stanley Kwapniewski, sister Dolores of The Dominican Order who resides in Poland and the late Chester Kwapniewski. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews living in the United States and Poland.

Archibald R. Nisbet, Jr.

Archibald R. Nisbet Jr. ,55, died on Sept. 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Archie was born in Newark and lived in Kearny most of his life.

He was a carpenter for the N.J. Carpenters Union Local 253 from Hackensack for the last 30 years as well as a member of the N.J. Saltwater Fisherman serving as its web master for several years.

Mr. Nisbet is survived by his wife Kathleen (Callaghan); children Melissa, Nancy, Christa and Daniel Nisbet; brothers Alan and Andrew Nisbet; and his parents Archibald R. Sr. and Irene (McGrath) Nisbet. He also leaves behind his in-laws Richard and Marie (Nigro) Callaghan.

In lieu of flowers. the family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

Obituaries

Frank Bonaccorso

Frank Bonaccorso, 90, of Toms River, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, at Community Medical Center.

Frank was born in Aci Castello in Sicily, Italy, to Giuseppe and Grazia Bonaccorso. He came to the United States at the age of six and returned to Sicily in 1948 to marry his love, Olga, and they started their family in Kearny. Frank served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946 followed by civilian service in Tokyo assisting in the reconstruction of the city’s communication infrastructure.

He was the owner and operator of Frank’s Liquor and Delicatessen in Kearny. He later went on to work for the U.S. Postal Service at the Dominick V. Daniels Postal Facility in Kearny, retiring in 1990.

Frank is a member of the East Dover Old Guard, the St. Justin’s Seniors Club, the Holy Name Society, the Seaside Italian American Club, the Gilford Park Civics Club and the Knights of Columbus Council 8415. Frank enjoyed sailing and spending time with his adored children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lucia Olga; his sons, Joseph (Ann Marie) of Kearny, Attilio (Deborah) of Charleston, S.C., and Mario (Margaret) of Long Hill Twp.; his sister, Jennie Sama; his grandchildren, Joanne Kelly, Francis Bonaccorso, Catherine Pabst, Attilio, Jr., Jessica, Nicole, Lindsay, Melissa Bonaccorso; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Grace and Attilio III and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ida Marrazzo.

Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, Toms River. The funeral Mass was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Toms River. The entombment and committal service followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation, 212 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ryanfuneralhome.com.

Lucille Borghesi

Lucille Borghesi, of East Newark, died at home on Sept. 28. She was 93.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, East Newark and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Borghesi was the branch manager at Valley National Bank in Harrison. She retired as a vice president. She had been a member of the East Newark Board of Education, St. Anthony Rosary Society and volunteered at Mountainside Hospital.

Wife of the late Cimbro “Jim” Borghesi, she is survived by her sons and their spouses Anthony, Peter and Nadine, and Jim and Lynne. Also surviving are her grandchildren Cara, Renee and Jimmy.

Catherine Gallacher

Catherine Gallacher, 88, died on Sept. 24, in the St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

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

Catherine was born in Dundonald, Scotland, and immigrated to this country at age 18. She lived in Kearny for 60 years before moving to North Arlington 10 years ago. Miss Gallacher was an accounts receivable clerk for Hartz Mountain in Harrison for 10 years, retiring many years ago.

She was a member of the St. Cecilia Seniors. Surviving her are many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Annie (McCaughey) Gallacher; her sibilings Eileen Mullen, Sheila McGinn, Anthony, David and John Gallacher and her aunt and uncle; Catherine and James Strain.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mid-Jersey Chapter, 28 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 180, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816-1248 would be appreciated or visit www.jdrf.org.

Robert Krzeminski

Robert Krzeminski, 71, of Belleair Bluffs, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Sept. 21.

Born on July 16, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Stanley and Julia Krzeminski.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Bob was a driver for the Kearny Board of Education. He was also a member of the AmVets.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Valerie; daughters, Connie (John) Mizak, Colleen (Tony) Marinaro, and Christine Krzeminski; granddaughter, Samantha Mizak; brother, Tony Yankoski; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Buddy the Maltese.

A memorial service was held in Florida. Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignitymemorial.com.

Andrew Negrin

Andrew Negrin, of Harrison, died Sept. 21. He was 21.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at The Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica, Newark. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Andy, a United States Navy veteran, is survived by his parents, Wilton Negrin and Kimberly Nin-Diaz, his wife Maria and children Jaylannie and Zaylie. He was also the brother of Kristian, Wilton and Zorion.

Gerard (Jay) O’Neill

Mr. Gerard (Jay) O’Neill of Kearny passed away at home on Monday, Sept. 23. He was 58.

Funeral services were held privately from the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny, at the family’s request.

Jay had been a driver for Myles F. Kelly in Harrison for many years. After leaving Kelly he drove for Metro Taxi and was a bartender at the Eagles Hall. He was also a member of the Eagles Fraternal Order Aerie #2214 in Kearny. He graduated from Kearny High School in the early 1970s.

He was predeceased by his parents Gerard and Agnes O’Neill and his sister, Kathleen McKenna. Surviving are his niece Jeryl Lawless and her fiancee, Justin Allaire.