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Obituaries

Henry N. Broeder

Henry N. Broeder, of Milltown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 10, at Hackensack Medical Center. He was 77.

A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, on Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Cremation was private. For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Keansburg, Henry lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kearny. He moved to Milltown in 1982 and has resided there ever since. He worked for Merrill-Lynch, N.Y., as a computer systems analyst for many years before retiring in 2005. Prior to that, he worked for Switch & Signal and AIG, also as a computer systems analyst.

Henry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He was a member and an Exalted Ruler of the Braddock, Pa. Elks # 883. He was also a member of the American Legion, Joyce Kilmer Post # 25, Milltown.

He is survived by his loving children Bev Zdrojkowski and her husband Thomas, of Pittsburgh, PA, and a son, Brian Broeder, his beloved companion Audrey Thompson, dear brother to Raymond Broeder and his wife Marie of California. He is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara (2004) and sisters Norma and Paula.

The family requests donations be made to The Mayo Clinic, care of the funeral home in loving memory of Henry.

Eva Gionni

Eva Gionni (nee Masotas), 94, died July 9 at her home in North Arlington.

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 11 years ago. She worked as a packer for the Wilkata Folding Box Company in Kearny for 39 years before retiring 22 years ago.

She enjoyed crocheting slippers and lovingly shared them with her family and friends.

She is the beloved wife of the late Frank “Frisco,” the cherished mother of Frank O. and his wife Marie, the adored grandmother of Frank and his wife Holly, Christopher and his wife Rosanna, the loving great grandmother of Matthew, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Friday, July 12, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105

Maria Izabel Gomes

Maria Izabel Gomes died on July 11. She was 53.

Born in Brazil she lived in Kearny for 25 years.

She is survived by her mother Iricima, husband Eduardo, children Marcelli, Naline and Laiana, four sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held on Monday in St. James Church in Newark. Private cremation followed.

Mary E. McConlouge

Mary E. McConlouge, 94, died July 3 at the Center for Hope Hospice Father Hudson House, Elizabeth.

Born in Newark, she lived in North Arlington before moving to Colonia two years ago. She was a member of the Interfaith Senior Citizens of North Arlington.

She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was an avid world traveler.

She worked as a secretary for the Congoleum Nairn Corporation in Kearny for many years before retiring 35 years ago. She was the cherished daughter of the late Harry and Kate McConlouge, the adored aunt of Mary Joan Millroy of New Jersey and Thomas Mc- Conlouge of Costa Rica. She is also survived by her many loving great and grandnieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Monday, July 8, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076.

Charles G. Turro

Charles G. Turro died July 8 in the Linwood Care Center. He was 85.

Born in Harrison, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Galloway 15 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 Mausoleum. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Turro had retired from United Airlines where he was a storekeeper. He served in the Army from 1950 to 1952.

Husband of the late Dolly (nee Ray) he was the father of Charles Turro (Lea) and Mark Turro (Kelly), brother of Ceilia Rosamilia, James, Steven and Michael Turro, and brother-in-law of Dorothy Gonzalez. He is also survived by his grandchildren CJ (Nicole), Stephen, Leigh, Kayla and Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Research.

Obituaries

Giuseppe Bozzone

Giuseppe Bozzone entered into eternal rest on July 3. He was 77.

Born in Santomenna, Italy, he has lived in Kearny for the past 45 years.

Giuseppe was a hard working family man who provided a wonderful life for his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved his summers at Greenwood Lake.

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

Giuseppe is a retired mechanic from NJ Transit and was a member of The S.S. Cosmo and Damiano Society.

He is survived by his wife Maria (nee Brattoli), his children and their spouses Emil and Diane Bozzone, Anthony and Minerva Bozzone, Maria and Oscar Costa and Giulio and Jackie Bozzone. Also surviving are his grandchildren Stephanie, Kimberly, Brian Giuseppe, Anthony, Marisa, Oscar, Maria, Danielle, Joseph, Joseph, Giulio and Chyanne and his great-granddaughter Leah.

Mary Cassidy

Mary Cassidy (nee Galiano) died on July 6 in St. Michael’s Medical Center. She was 77.

Born in Harrison, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Mass is Tuesday at 9:30 am in St. Stephens Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mary was a retired customer service representative for Verizon and prior to that she was a secretary at RCA.

She is survived by her daughters Patricia LaPola (and son in law Richard), Joanne Cassidy and Karen Mackenzie, her sister Elena Burke and her grandchildren Genevieve, Cassidy, Richard, Michael, Connor and Kyle.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Fr. John’s Animal Shelter at www.fatherjohnsanimalshelter.org.

Maryanne Galway

Maryanne Galway (nee Steffens) passed away on July 3 at Sunset Beach in North Carolina. She was 55.

Born in Hoboken, she lived in Kearny and Point Pleasant before moving to North Carolina in 1995.

Arrangements are by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Private cremation will follow. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Maryanne was active with St. Matthew’s Church and was an attendance clerk for The Fort Mills Board of Education.

She is the cherished daughter of Robert and Marie (nee McGowan) Steffens, beloved wife of Edward Galway and loving mother to Laura Norrell (Johannes) and Kristen Galway. Sister of Robert and Paul Steffens and Leslie Florio, she also leaves her cherished grandson Alexander and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Room @ The Inn, www.rati.org.

Dr. Robert F. Massey

Dr. Robert F. Massey died on June 27 in the Hackensack University Medical Center. He was 70.

Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., he met and married his wife in Chicago, Ill., before they moved to New York. They lived the past 33 years in Kearny.

Private viewing was held at Welch Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola St., in Santa Barbara. A funeral Mass was held on July 5 at Old Mission Santa Barbara with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dr. Massey was a professor at Seton Hall University where he directed the doctoral program in family psychology and the master’s and post master’s marriage and therapy program.

He graduated from St. Anthony Seminary High School in Santa Barbara and San Luis Rey College. He received his master’s from North Eastern Illinois State College and his Ph.D. from the graduate center of the City University in New York.

Dr. Massey is survived by his wife Dr. Sharon Davis Massey, his children and their spouses Sarah Massey Zacharias and Brian and Jonathan Robert Massey and Liz. Also surviving are his grandchildren Tyler and Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Anthony’s San Francisco or Heifer International, two charities Robert supported.

Ann McCartin

Ann McCartin (nee Bartolazzi) died on July 4 at the Waterview Nursing Center in Cedar Grove. She was 88.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Lyndhurst 13 years ago.

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

Ann is a retired cafeteria worker from North Arlington High School.

Ann is the mother of Tricia Czech, Anita N. (Glenn) Costa, Richard Triano and the late Barbara Muller. Sister of Adeline Manley, she is also survived by seven grand and six great-grandchildren.

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

Gloria P. Ness

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Gloria P. Ness (nee Prior) passed away at her home on July 6, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Surf City (Long Beach Island) 20 years ago.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. Service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

She was an account buyer for Bambergers.

Gloria, a proud Republican, a very active citizen and frequently voiced her opinions at public forums to advance the quality of life and function of government for all. She was The Jersey Journal 1983 Woman of Achievement. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and helped to co-found The West Hudson South Bergen Sheltered Workshop.

Wife of John “Jack” T. Ness, she is also survived by her daughters Deborah Rose and Barbara Bozza. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Keith Rose and her beloved granddaughter Heather.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Popcorn Zoo in Forked River.

Kenneth Brian Stanley

Kenneth Brian Stanley, 52, of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 4, surrounded by his loving family in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. Born in Newark, Ken lived most of his life in East Newark.

He was an accounts payable manager for The Children’s Place, Secaucus, for the last six years. Prior to that, he worked as a dispatcher for the East Newark Police Department.

He is survived by his loving son, Steven, his devoted mother, Susan (Smith) Stanley, beloved brothers, Frank and David Stanley and his wife, Allison. Dear Uncle of Christopher Henry, Jenna, Ashley and David Stanley, he was predeceased by his aunt, Anna Smith (2002) whom he lived with and cared for. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. His Interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For Information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Obituaries

Joao Caetano

Joao Caetano passed away on June 29. He was 67. Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Joao is survived by his wife Maria (da Conceicao) and his children Arlete Campos (Adrian) and John Caetano (Jessica). He also leaves his sisters Maria Arlete Almeida and Maria Celeste Portijo and three grandchildren.

Alfredo De Brito V. Galvao

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Alfredo De Brito V. Galvao died June 26. He was 95. Born in Gondoriz Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, he moved to the U.S. in 1966, first settling in Newark and then moving to Kearny 36 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, Kearny, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com

Mr. Galvao is survived by his wife Maria (Barreiro) and his daughters and their husbands Emilia and Tomas Veloso, Rosa and Armando Martins, Alice Esteves, Ines and Jaime Da Cunha, Esmeralda and Jose Rebimbas and Maria and Americo Nobre. He also has a brother Antonio, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

If you would like to make a memorial donation the family asks that you consider Parkinson Research.

Elizabeth A. Griffin

Elizabeth A. Griffin, 94, passed on June 18.

Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law John and Joyce of Fairfield and Mel and Susan of Kearny, daughters: Barbara Griffin of Florida, Patricia Klimek of Kearny, Marie Faulkner of Jackson, a sister Ruby of Tennessee, 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren many nephews, nieces and friends.

She was loved and will be missed by many.

William R. Hartman Sr.

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William R. Hartman Sr., age 93, of Harrison, formerly of Lakeville, Pa., entered into eternal rest at home on Friday, June 28.

A funeral service will be held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, on Tuesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday morning after 10 a.m. William’s interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Scranton, Pa, he lived most of his life in Harrison. William was a WWII Army veteran. While fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, William sustained serious shrapnel wounds and earned a Purple Heart. However, it was his G.I.-issued Bible that William always remembered. At the time he was injured, the Bible he carried in his breast pocket was struck by a bullet that penetrated the entire text (including all the family photos William carried with him) before stopping at the last page, just above his heart. His family remains eternally grateful for the Bible that allowed him to return home safely.

He was the commander and a lifetime member of the Sgt. William Sawelson VFW Post #340, Harrison, for over 50 years and Past District #3 VFW Commander. William was also a lifetime member of the D.A.V. Post #22 in Belleville, and of the Railsplitters of Missouri. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 282, Harrison. William worked as a truck driver for 37 years at Merit Distribution Center in Kearny, until his retirement in 1987. Predeceased by his wife Lorena (nee Mitchell) in 2008, he is survived by his loving children, Joan Ostrowski, Joyce Patterson, Robert, William Jr; and Carol Liotti, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Hartman.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions in loving memory of William.

Valarie Ann Fullone Hodnett

Valarie Ann Fullone Hodnett, 55, died Wednesday, June 26, at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.

Born in Newark, she lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny 30 years ago. “Val’s contagious smile lit up everyone’s life; her humorous personality will be missed by all her family and friends and her generous nature will be missed by all,” a family member said.

She was the beloved mother of Candace Hodnett and her husband Paul Isolano, Jody Lyn, Jessica and Kyla Hodnett, the devoted daughter of James and Mollie (nee D’Adamo) Fullone, the loving sister of James Fullone Jr., Philip Fullone, Carol Jean Giammetta and Susan Smedberg, the cherished aunt of Dennis, Marisa and Julia and the former wife of Patrick Hodnett.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Saturday, June 29, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Angels of Animals, P.O. Box 534, Clifton, N.J. 07012.

Kathleen A. McKenna

Mrs. Kathleen A. McKenna (nee O’Neill), a lifelong Kearny resident, died on Sunday, June 30, in St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark. She was 60.

Kathy had been employed by Pomptonian Caterers for many years and had worked in West Hudson Hospital and Kearny High School as a dietary aide.

She was also a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, nest #2214. She ran the yearly Christmas toy drive for the Eagles.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jack McKenna and her parents, Gerard and Agnes O’Neill. Kathy is survived by her daughter, Jeryl Lawless and Jeryl’s fiancé, Justin Allaire as well as her brother, Jay O’Neill.

Funeral services were held privately and entrusted to the Condon Funeral Home, Kearny.

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Helen Dougher

Helen Dougher, (nee Trypuc) 85, of Harrison, beloved wife of the late Thomas Dougher, died on Friday, June 21, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was one of four children born to Margaret and Casimir Trypuc.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Monday, June 24. Her interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

A lifelong resident of Harrison, Helen worked for Western Electric, South Kearny, retiring many years ago.

She was the beloved mother of Helen and her companion, Arlene, Thomas and his wife Elaine, Joseph and his wife Diane, and John.

She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Thomas, Amy, Daniel, John and Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Helen’s memory to the Grace Healthcare Services in care of the funeral home.

John P. (‘Pete’) Driscoll

John P. “Pete” Driscoll of North Arlington passed away on June 18 at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was 72.

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

Pete was a warehouseman for Bryer Ice Cream in Queens. He is survived by his wife Jeanette (nee Whitman), his children Vicki Ann Myre (William), Lisa Marie Choynowski (Robert) and John P. Driscoll, III. (Michelle), his brother James, five grand and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the ASPCA.

Francis J. Mazza

Francis J. Mazza, 66, of Clifton, formerly of Kearny, passed away on June 16 at home.

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

Frank was a member of the 1962 championship St. Cecilia’s basketball team. After college, he returned to St. Cecilia’s School where he taught at the high school for four years and coached soccer, baseball and basketball. He also coached the Clifton Midget Basketball League. In addition to teaching Frank loved his work as a lumberjack in Virginia. He also worked in the insurance industry for Prudential. Frank also worked as a driver and dispatcher for Allied Building Products and was a Jersey Tractor Trailer driving instructor.

Son of the late Francis and Gracie Mazza, he is survived by his wife Lucille (nee Bozzelli) and his son James and his wife Kristen. Brother of the late George, he is also survived by his sister-in-law Jeannie, his nieces Leah and Heather, his aunt and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Nutley Volunteer Rescue Squad. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Hilda A. Stead

Hilda A. Stead, 85, of Hackettstown, died June 19 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown.

Hilda was born in Newark, on November 16, 1927, to the late Antonio and Judith (Almeida) Gonsalves.

Hilda was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 2005. Hilda lived in Hackettstown, for 10 years after coming from Kearny. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church in Long Valley. She was employed by the Puerto Rico Marine Management, Inc., in Port Elizabeth, as a supervisor. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and knitting.

She is survived by sons Robert and wife Marybeth (Maciag) Stead and Timothy and Rusty Stead; sister Norma Rosa and grandchildren Tyler and Alison.

Arrangements were by the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown. There will be a memorial Mass held on Tuesday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of The Mountain R.C. Church, Long Valley. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

Frank Van Wagner

Frank Van Wagner, of North Arlington, passed away May 18 in Freeport, Fla.

Frank was born March 17, 1941, to Leighton and Francis Van Wagner. After high school, Frank joined the Navy and served eight years, retiring as an aviation machinist. He went on to work as a truck driver for many years. He is predeceased by his father Leighton, his mother Francis, and two brothers Thomas and Gary Van Wagner.

He is survived by his son Chris, his wife Cindy of Freeport, Fla., stepson Garren and stepdaughter Sandi, daughter Dawn of Port Charlotte, Fla., sister Cindy and her husband John of Lyndhurst, nephew Gary of Lyndhurst, and two granddaughters Samantha and Sayda of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Frank was an avid bowler and pool player and enjoyed all sports. He will be missed. A private service followed by cremation was held in Freeport, Fla.

Dorothy Vuolo

Dorothy Vuolo (nee Landi) passed away on June 18 at Clara Maass Hospital. She was 92.

Born in Harrison, 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 in St. Cecilia’s Church, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Dorothy was a member of the St. Cecilia Seniors, Seniors Inc. and the Benstead Center, all in Kearny. She had worked in retail sales at Kiddy Corner in Harrison.

Wife of the late Ralph J. Vuolo Sr., she is survived by her daughter Janice McCarthy and her son Ralph J. Jr. along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Ralph and Mike Landi.

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

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Anthony Abridello

Anthony Abridello, 72, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 8, in Hollywood, Fla.

Born in Newark, he was a former resident of Harrison and Kearny before moving to Florida. He was an avid horse racing fan.

He was a devoted father of Mary Lisa Coro, Anthony, Tiffany and the late Nicole Abridello, He is also survived by his six cherished grandchildren, and was the beloved brother of Geraldine Jusinski and Edward Hurd and an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison on Friday, June 14. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit: www.mulliganfuneralhome.com.

Lonnie Blevins

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Lonnie Blevins 75, passed away peacefully on Friday. June 14, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, with his family at his side.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting will be on Tuesday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Born in Princeton, Ind., he had lived in Kearny for the past 55 years. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lake Champlain. While on leave in 1958, he had been staying with a shipmate who lived in Kearny where he would meet his wife Nancy Finelli. While standing behind her in line at a local bakery, he turned to his friend and said, “I’m going to marry that girl someday.” They were married for 51 years.

Lonnie joined the Kearny Police Department in 1966. He received numerous commendations including one in 1967, when he saved the life of a 5-month-old baby girl by mouth to mouth resuscitation who had drowned in a bath tub. He was a motorcycle patrolman, the first commander of the vice squad, and a tour captain. In 1977, he was the Knights of Columbus Kearny Council # 402’s first Policeman of the Year. He earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice with honors from Jersey City State College in 1982. Mr. Blevins retired from the Kearny Police Department as head of Internal Affairs in 1996.

Lonnie was a member of V.F.W. Post 1302 in Kearny.

He enjoyed spending his summers at his house on the Jersey Shore boating with his family and watching the Western Channel.

He is survived by his wife Nancy F. (Finelli); sons William (Sharyne), Steven (Reneé) and John (Lorraine), his beloved eight grandchildren Billy, Gregg, Blair, Zachary, Christopher, Brendan, Sean and Brooke.

Lonnie also leaves behind his brothers Kent, Tennis, Colin (Judy), Eddie, Owen; his sister Ellen; step-mother Merle and his beloved Aunt June.

Antoinette DeRosa

Antoinette DeRosa, 90, of Dunellen, died on June 9, at St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick.

She was born in Calabria, Italy, and lived there before moving to Harrison where she lived for 75 years.

She also had lived in Vernon Township, then moved to Dunellen, where she resided with her daughter.

Her husband Guido died in 1997. She was predeceased by her parents Rocco and Carmela Mandaglio, and her brothers, Fred, Michael and Dominick.

She worked as a seamstress and bookbinder. Antoinette was very devoted to her family and enjoyed taking care of them. She also was very good at needlework and was an avid reader of western novels. She was a former member of the Vernon Senior Citizens and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Piscataway.

DeRosa is survived by her daughter Maryanne Hughes of Dunellen, three sons, Richard of Fairlawn, Ohio, Michael and his wife Elizabeth, of Vernon Township, John and his wife Kathleen of Leesburg, Fla., a brother Pasquale Mandaglio and his wife Phyllis of Freehold, 10 grandchildren Andrea, Juliet, Richard, Rachael, Brianna, Angelina, Genevieve, Gianna, Joshua, Jason and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave., Dunellen, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church and interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Agnes B. Dunlop

Agnes B. Dunlop died on June 12 in Newton Memorial Hospital. She was 86.

Born in Kearny she moved to Andover Twp. 40 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Agnes was a data processor at Bambergers in Newark and was a member of the Bonnie Doone Lodge Order of Eastern Star.

Wife of the late William McGivern Dunlop, she is survived by her children and their spouses Patricia and Ronald Galante and Alexander and Lisa Dunlop. Also surviving are her grandchildren Blair (and Forest) Turner and Taylor Dunlop and her great-grandchildren Peyton and Anslee Turner.

Wanda Gomez

Wanda Gomez, (Quinones), 62, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 11.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she grew up in Greenwich Village. After marrying her husband Leonel, they moved to Harrison. She was an accounts payable manager for Swatch Corporation, Weehawken, retiring in 2001. Prior to that she worked for Hartz Mountain, Harrison. She was a devout Catholic and a very charitable person donating often to many charities. She was a lover of both music and movies.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Leonel Gomez and her loving daughters Maribel Tita and Erika Pank. She was the cherished grandmother to Erik, Andrew, Nina, Natalie and Isabella; dear sister to Obed, Edgar and Edwin Quinones, Michael and William Morales, Mrs. Olvido Perlmutter and Mrs. Eva Fernandez. She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews and a niece to many aunts and uncles.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison on June 14. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

For those desiring, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of choice in loving memory of Wanda. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

William J. ‘Hamie’ Hamilton

William J. Hamilton, “Hamie,” 72, entered into eternal rest at home in Kearny, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 9.

A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave. Harrison, on Wednesday, June 12. Cremation was private. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Orange, he lived most of his life in Newark before moving to Kearny in 2006. He worked for Don Thurston Painting Corporation for many years before retiring in 2005. Prior to that he worked as a shop steward for General Motors Inc., Linden, for many years. He was a former member of the Harrison and East Newark Elks. William served his country in the United States Air Force.

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, country music, puzzles and game shows.

Survived by his beloved wife Susan (nee: Halleran), he was the loving father of Tara and James Hamilton, Susan Helber and her husband Dan, Capt. Kerry Dos Santos and Det. Paul Hamilton and the late Michael Hamilton, dear brother to Blanche Eidel, and Audrey Cummings; also survived by his cherished grandchildren Amber, Alyssa, Ciara, Hailey, PJ, Patrick, Nickolas and Arianna.

He was predeceased by his first wife Judith (nee: Hudson) Hamilton, and his sister Beverly Kumitis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be accepted at the funeral home.

Charles S. Hill

Charles S. Hill, 84, died on June 10 in the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home on June 13, followed by interment at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Mr. Hill was born in East Newark and was raised in Kearny. He lived in Belleville for 40 years before moving back to Kearny 18 years ago.

Charles was a licensed electrical contractor. He owned and operated Hill Electric, Inc. since 1962. He was a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and a member of Fewsmith Memorial Presbyterian Church in Belleville.

Mr. Hill is survived by his children Margy Hill, Bette Day Stern (Paul); Charles S. Hill, II (Patricia) and David W. Hill (Jan); grandchildren Jessica Ibanez, Ben Stern, Mandy Stern-Pirlot, Becky Stern, Leanna, Colleen, Melanie and Christopher Hill and D.J., Jordon and Tyler Hill; great-grandchildren Billy Stern and Lilly Stern-Pirlot. He also leaves behind his former wife Alberta (Newton).

He was predeceased by his parents William and Cora (Warrick) Hill and his sisters Peggy Swartz and Jean Noble.

Jean C. Syme

Jean C. Syme (nee Bowie) died June 9, in The Maywood Health Care Center. She was 96.

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

Jean was born in Scotland and lived most of her life in Kearny, before moving to Maywood. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1988, her daughter Elizabeth Mumm in 2001 and her son-inlaw Jack Mumm in 1986.

Beloved mother of Hugh Syme (Susan) of Saddle Brook and George Syme (Michele) of Nutley, loving grandmother of Douglas Syme (Joley), Christine Pecoraro (Larry), Heather Drexler (Paul), Bethany Mikolajczyk (James), Richard Mumm and Elizabeth Jean Mumm; cherished great-grandmother of Isabella Mumm, James and Nicholas Pecoraro, Emily and Katherine Drexler, Mackenzie Syme and Quincy Mikolajczyk; also survived by her brother Hugh Bowie (Ruth) of Florida.

Jean was active for over 60 years at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Kearny and was a member of the Benstead Senior Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 418629, Boston, Mass. 02241- 8629.

Obituaries

Carol Ann Baron

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Carol Ann Baron, 74, of Newark, ended her long days’ journey through darkness into light and life at home on June 5.

A celebration of her life/ witness to the resurrection was held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cedar Grove on June 8.

Born on December 18, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa, Carol grew up on a farm in New London, Iowa, and was an accomplished organist as a teenager. Awarded a full scholarship to become the college organist at Parsons College, she left for New York City upon graduation where she earned graduate degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Moving to Newark in 1982, she eventually began her own business, Carol Baron’s Custom Made, designing and creating custom gowns for countless brides. At one time she also served as dean of students at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.

Carol is survived by her husband, the Rev. Edward A. Clydesdale, whom she married November 16, 1990, and by her two brothers John, of Davenport, Iowa, and William, of New London, Iowa. In addition, she is survived by her step-children, Susan Clydesdale Harris of Harrison, and Edward Scot Clydesdale and his wife Sheri of Circleville, Ohio, and grandchildren Heather, Jeffrey and Jessica.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome contributions in her honor to the United Presbyterian Church of Cedar Grove or People for Animals, 401 Hillside Ave., Hillside, N.J. 07205.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thielereid.com.

Michael J Carson

Michael J. Carson, 66, of Lanoka Harbor, died at Overlook Hospital in Summit after a courageous five-year battle with cancer on Saturday June 8.

Born in Ashville, N.C., and formerly of Kearny, he was a summer resident of Seaside for many years before moving to Lanoka Harbor in 2004.

Michael retired from the Kearny Police Department as a detective in 2007 after 25 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years Jean (nee Mullen), their two sons Michael and his wife Cara of Wall, Greg and his wife Maryanne of Haskell, two grandchildren Abigail and Charlotte, along with his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Cremation was private and under the direction of Riggs Funeral Home, Forked River. Contributions may be made in Michael’s name to the American Cancer Society 2310 Rte. 34 Suite D Manasquan, N.J. 08736.

Natalia Wnorowski

Natalia Wnorowski passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children on Sunday, June 9.

Born in Poland, she immigrated in 1960 to Harrison where she lived most of her life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Her faith was an integral part of her life.

Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1995, she was the loving mother of George Wnorowski and Theresa Marks and her husband Ken; cherished grandmother of Alexander and Amanda Wnorowski and John and Pamela Marks. The family greatly appreciates the loving care provided by her caregivers, Basia, Krysia and Marysia.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, N.J. 07029 on Wednesday, June 12 at 9:30am. Funeral mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison at 10am. Friends may call Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm and Wednesday from 9am. Her entombment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 115 South 3rd Street, Harrison, NJ, 07029 in loving memory of Natalia.

Obituaries

Margaret E. Kochell

Margaret E. Kochell, (nee Wood), 72, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 26, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Jersey City, Margaret was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years and five months, John Kochell, loving sons, John and Kevin, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven sisters and three brothers. Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral was conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held in the funeral home. Her interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Rose Krol

Rose Krol, (nee Roginski), 88, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 30.

Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and a member of the East Newark Seniors Citizens. In her free time, she enjoyed visiting Atlantic City.

Predeceased by her husband Karl Krol in 1977, she is survived by her brother Chester Roginski and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She is also survived by her dear friends Marisol Lazaro and Walter Szlarski. A

rrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Monday, June 3, and the funeral was followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Robert F. Magullian

Robert F. Magullian died on May 27. He was 78. Bob lived many years in Kearny before moving to Ocean County in 1997.

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

Bob served in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of Rutgers University. He managed his family business, Magullian Heating and Cooling, for many years. He was past president of the West Hudson Hospital Board of Directors, he was also a member of Rotary and the West Hudson South Bergen Chamber of Commerce. Bob volunteered for The Salvation Army.

Husband of the late Frances (nee Mayhack), he was the father of Donna Magullian, Deborah Vecchio, Dawn Fernandes, John P. Reilly Jr., Carol DeOliveira, Christine Marquez, Laurie Horn and the late Robert B. Magullian. Brother of the late John, he is also survived by 19 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to St Jude’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors would be appreciated.

Ruth E. Manzi

Ruth E. Manzi, 84, of Toms River, passed away Nov. 2, 2012, at Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack.

Ruth was born in Green Land, N.H., and had resided in Hasbrouck Heights before moving to Toms River in 1980.

As a homemaker, Ruth loved taking care of her family, playing Bingo games and she had to be one of the biggest Yankee fans in history.

She was the wife of the late Albino who died June 2, 2000.

Surviving are her sons Anthony, Joseph, Raphael, Michael and her daughter Anne Marie; her sisters Florence Valhous, Edna Pantelakos and her nine cherished grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family is receiving relatives and friends in a celebration of Ruth’s life, on Friday June 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Services will be 10 a.m. at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River, with an internment of cremains at the New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Sheila McGinn

Sheila McGinn (Gallagher) 75, died on May 28 in the Belgrove Post Acute Care Center, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

A funeral Mass was offered in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, on May 31, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Sheila was born in Scotland and came to this country in 1960 and lived in North Arlington. She later lived in Kearny for many years before moving back to North Arlington in 2003.

Mrs. McGinn was a secretary at West Hudson Hospital in Kearny for 28 years before retiring. She is survived by her husband John; children Maryanne Carson (Greg) Mark, Michael and John (Luzia); sister Kathleen Gallagher; granddaughter Julia McGinn and great-grandchildren Jayden and Dylan.

Shirley O’Rourke

Shirley O’Rourke (Tyrell), 82, died on May 25 at her home in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in St. Cecilia Church, Kearny on May 29, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mrs. O’Rourke was born in Scranton, Pa., and has lived in Kearny for the last 50 years.

She was employed as an accounting clerk at Mutual Benefit in Newark for 15 years, retiring in 1990. She then went on to manage the cafeteria at St. Cecilia School in Kearny for five years. Shirley was a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors in Kearny as well as a member of the East Newark Seniors.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years Joe; children Michael, Karen, Patricia Moran (George) and Jody; sisters Regina Harris and Lorraine Stefanic; grandchildren Christina, Nicole, Jason and Nicholas and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) would be appreciated.

Obituaries

Steven Riley

Steven Richard Riley, 59, of Lorton, Va., passed away peacefully on May 6 at home after a long illness. A celebration of his life will be held in both Virginia and New Jersey in June.

Born in Newark, Steve grew up in Kearny, and graduated from Queen of Peace High School, where he excelled on the track team, held school records for many years after graduating, and was N.J. state champion in cross country at the pinnacle of his running career. He and his brother Gary could be seen running throughout North Arlington, constantly improving their craft. Steve received a full four-year scholarship to Georgetown University.

An accountant for many years before retiring, Steve is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Beverly (Lester). He is survived by his children, Erin and Sean, both of Va., his brother Gary of Santa Cruz, Calif., and his daughters Sara and Natalie, also of California, his sister Karen Riley O’Connor, her husband Kevin and son Owen of Nutley. He is also survived by his beloved nurse and friend, Isata. Her loving care is testament to his beating all the doctors’ predictions, with a little help from Steve’s endurance: a long distance runner in spirit to the end.

William F. Risano

William (Bill) Frederick Risano, 76, died Friday, May 17, in St. Michael’s Medical Center ICU, Newark, after a 22-year diligently waged war against prostate cancer. He was born April 1, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the youngest child of John Risano and wife Myrtle Slafer.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard. He is survived by his wife Ann Green of Harrison, his sister Liela Lombardo of Manassas, Va, his former wife Christine Risano of Livingston, their three children, Veronica Risano (Maciej Kapczynski) of Livingston, Valerie Risano (Jay Lambertus) of Montana and Peter Risano of Maine; by grandchildren Isabella and Sam Kapczynski; Julia Lambertus; Jeremy, Joshua, and Anastasia Risano; by nieces and nephews Lila Jividen, Leslie Ann Wiesenfeld; Lisa Parish and Richard Risano; and by four grandnieces and three grandnephews.

After graduating from St. John High School and Queens College, Bill did graduate work in philosophy at Duquesne University. He served in the Army Reserve and pursued a career as a computer analyst working for Woolworth, The Ford Foundation, EEO Services of Manhattan, his own company Rivendell Consulting, and other concerns. He was a kind and intelligent man with a unique sense of humor who deeply loved his family. His other interests included music, philosophy, and human rights.

The family thanks Dr. Ralph D’Agostino and Dr. Lillian Pliner for their caring, professional guidance.

Private services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Cremation was private. A memorial service will be held toward the end of summer. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Obituaries

Ramon Melo Gonzalez

Ramon Melo Gonzalez died on May 16. He was 51.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.

Ramon is married to Elena (Morel) and is the father of Elaine, Genesis and Lino. Also surviving are his mother Oliva and many siblings. Burial will be in the Dominican Republic.

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Higgins

Elizabeth A. Higgins peacefully passed away on May 14.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair.

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

Beth was born on Jan. 23, 1951, to Peter B. Higgins Jr. and Eilish B. Toner. She graduated from Holy Cross Elementary School, St. Vincent Academy and Kean College. Beth was a loving sister to Peter, Jack and Michael, devoted sister- in- law to Doreen, Terry and Mary Jean, and loving aunt to Brian, Karen, Kevin, Jack, Annie and Kate.

In 1979, Beth began her longtime service to the Town of Harrison. In 1986 she was appointed to the position of Municipal Treasurer for Harrison and the role of CFO was added in 1997. In addition, Beth was treasurer for the Harrison Redevelopment Agency in 2002 and the custodian of school funds for the Board of Education. From 2001 to 2010, Beth also served as the municipal treasurer and CFO for the Borough of East Newark. She retired from all of her positions in 2010 due to her illness.

Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough said: “Beth was a great woman who loved the town and the people of Harrison. She put her heart and soul in her job and worked long hours. She brought her whole department into the 21st century. All the computers, data terminals were brought in by her. Beth had a big heart – she tried to help a lot of people. The whole Higgins family is a class act.”

Prior to her service to the citizens of Harrison, Beth worked for Motel 6 Corp. in California and Squire, Schilling & Skiff in Newark.

She served as treasurer for the Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association of New Jersey 2006-2010. She was also a member of the Tax Collector and Treasures Association of Essex, Hudson, Union and Passaic counties.

When not working, Beth spent much of her time in South Belmar/Lake Como enjoying the Jersey Shore with her family. Beth is predeceased by her father Peter B. Higgins Jr, mother Eilish B. Higgins (nee Toner), brother Peter B. Higgins III, and sister-in-law Terry Spano. Her spirit will live on in those who survive her: brothers Jack of Roseland, and Michael of Emmaus, Pa., her sisters-in-law Doreen Higgins, of Lake Como, and Mary Jean Higgins, of Emmaus, Pa., her nephew Brian and his wife Karen of Macungie, Pa., Kevin of Lake Como, Jack and his wife Anne of High Bridge and her niece Kate of Bethlehem, Pa., and her great-nephews Zack, Timmy, Sean and Daniel. She will also be greatly missed by her aunts, Catherine Hayner, of Verona and Helen Robinson, of Lakewood, and many cousins. In the last years of her life she received loving care from her brothers and sisters-in-law as well as her dear cousin Patti Gerris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Beth’s name to Camp Fatima of New Jersey, P.O. Box 654, Harrison, N.J. 07029 or c/o Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, N.J. 07029.

Veronica Kaduscwicz

Veronica Kaduscwicz, (nee Doyle) 82, of Kearny, died on May 11.

Beloved wife of the late John Kaduscwicz, she was the devoted mother of John, Ronald and Michael Kaduscwicz, Mrs. Nancy Lo Bianco and her husband William, and Mrs. Maureen Harris; cherished grandmother of Kimberly, Ronald, Nicole, Pamela, Kenneth, Lindsay, Crystal, Lisa, and Jeffrey and great- grandmother of Thomas, Jason, Alexandra, Trinity and Vincent; dear sister of the late Dorothy McBride, Joan Malinowski, John Doyle, Margaret Alfano, and Patrick Doyle and mother-in-law of the late Maureen, Judith, Lorraine and Michael.

Born in Kearny, she lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny in 1980.

Veronica was a homemaker. Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny on Wednesday, May 15. Her interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home in memory of Veronica.

Brunette Kahn Mallon

Brunette Kahn Mallon, 80, passed away peacefully on May 17.

She grew up in Kearny, prior to moving to West Orange 52 years ago. She was a loving and caring person. She enjoyed people and found her calling as the social director at Sun Valley Swim Club, Cabana Club and finally at Daughters of Israel.

Brunette was the president of the Jewish War Veterans Post 538, named for her brother Sanford L. Kahn. She was involved in veterans’ causes throughout her life. These activities included visiting VA hospitals as well as decorating the graves of veterans.

Predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Heywood, she is survived by her three children: Manette (Jeffrey) Scheininger, Alette (Keith) Slobodien, and Sanford (Pam) Mallon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Daniel and Ava Scheininger, Michael and AJ Mallon, and Sayde, Rachel, and Harrison Solobodien, as well as her “brother” Sidney Weiss.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, at Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills. Interment was at B’nai Jeshurun Cemetery, Hillside.

Donations in her memory can be made to Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills. Arrangements were by Bernheim- Apter-Kreitzman Suburan Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

Lynn Catherine Olson

Lynn Catherine Olson, 65, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Friday, May 17.

Born in Newark, she was the daughter of Clifford Olson and the l ate Catherine Smith Olson. Lynn was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.

In addition to her father, she is survived by a goddaughter, Regina Mascellino.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Franklin, N.C. The Rev. Dori Pratt will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Agnes Episcopal Church, c/o Karen Welch, 84 Church St., Franklin, N.C. 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries

Concetta T. Arnone

Concetta T. Arnone died May 3 at home. She was 85.

Born in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident prior to moving to Georgia five 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, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Concetta was a retired clerk from Prudential Insurance Company and was Bingo assistant at St. Cecilia’s Church.

Sister of Mary Elizabeth Gattone and the late Caroline Jerry, she was also the aunt of Dr. Garri-Anne Jerry Austin, Paul Jerry and Bernadette Dolan Jerry; also surviving are her great nephews JD and Charlie Jerry.

Mary Anna Malecki

Mary Anna Malecki ( nee Cebula ), 90, died Sunday, May 5, at the Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville.

Born in Dupont, Pa., she lived in North Arlington since 1955.

She worked as a light bulb maker for General Electric in Newark for nine years before retiring in 1956. She was a member of the North Arlington Senior Citizens. Mary loved cooking and canning and spending time with her wonderful neighbors.

She was the beloved wife of the late Fred C. Malecki, the devoted mother of Dolores Spivack and her husband Paul, the cherished grandmother of Michael, Anne and Jonathan Spivack , the loving aunt of Nancy Faulent, Mary Ann Massina and many other nieces and nephews, the adored friend of Janina Dorosczyk and the dear neighbor of the Iannacone family.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington on Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, at noon, followed by entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Elisa Prystauk

Elisa Ravo Boucher Prystauk, 77, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 6, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held on Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave, Denville. Interment followed at the Denville Cemetery. Visiting hours were he ld on Wednesday, May 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. For further information, or to send a message of condolence, please go to www.normandean.com.

Born in Newark, Elisa lived in Kearny most of her life. She married William Prystauk in 1951 and the couple started their family. Elisa was an exceptional mother and homemaker. She worked at Bamberger’s in Newark when her children were young and then at Ben Franklin in Kearny. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and crocheting blankets and dolls for her family and friends.

Predeceased by her husband William, her mother Elvira Ravo and her brothers Nelson and David; she is survived by her loving children Helen (Harry Anderson), Elissa (Peter Spero), William Jr., Mark (Brenna Krause), and Ana LaTournous (Allen); her grandchildren Allen James and Adam LaTournous; sisters Alberta Burns (Ron) and Elvira Ravo; brother Ron Boucher; and many other loving relatives caretakers and friends.

Richard A. Richardson

Richard A. Richardson entered into eternal rest on May 5 at home. He was 74.

Born in East Orange, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Watchung in 1992.

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

Rich served in the Army from 1964 until 1969 and was a retired marketing director from Federal Pacific Electric in Newark.

Beloved husband of Anne (nee Sheldrick), he was the son of the late William and Helen Richardson and the late William Ott. He is survived by his loving sons and their wives Stephen and Maria Richardson and Michael and Sandra Richardson, his brother Frederick and his cherished grandchildren Alyssa, Brittany and Hannah. He was predeceased by his brother Bill. Rich also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

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

Mary Louise Witt

Mary Louise Witt (nee Jardin) died, surrounded by her loving family, on May 7 at home. She was 69.

Born in Newark, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mary was a retired secretary from American Strip Steel in Kearny and enjoyed her trips to Atlantic City.

Beloved wife of Thomas C. Witt, she is survived by her children and their spouses Thomas and Maureen Witt, Kenneth and Marianne Witt, Sandra and James Hodnet and Joseph and Jeannie Witt. Sister of Manny Jardin and Rosemarie Alves she is also survived by her grandchildren Kenny, Thomas, Jimmy, Allyssa, Haylee, Travis, Joey and Trayton along with many nieces and nephews.

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