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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert W. Balmforth

Robert W. Balmforth, 67, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Sept 13. Born on July 15, 1946, in Kearny, he was a son of Robert W. and Alice L. (O’Malley) Balmforth.

A Navy veteran, he retired from Troy Rubber and Engraving, West Orange, and was a member of the Liars Club, VFW, Moose Lodge of Ft Myers Beach and a former member of the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers, Brick.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda “Molly” (Moran) Balmforth, his beloved pet, Callie, his sisters, Mary Wilson (Barbara), Linda Liberta (Henry), Karen Barrett (Edward), eight nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Florida. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.

Anthony Joseph ‘Tony’ D’Avino

Anthony Joseph “Tony” D’Avino passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Elizabeth. He was 96.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1917, Tony was left to fend for himself by an absent widowed father. He entered his teens just as this country was entering into the Great Depression. Like most young men, he served as a soldier during World War II. After the war, Tony became a truck driver, handling a variety of vehicles, hauling cars and freight, and traveling to nearly every town and city in this country. It was a profession he excelled at for 40 years and it offered him both independence and the means to provide for a wife and family. For 20 of those years he drove for Yale Transport in Maspeth, N.Y., retiring in 1977. He continued working, after trucking, as a hospital security officer until he was 80.

In 1949, Tony married Eva, his wife for more than 60 years, and with her gave their three children love, security, a stable family life, and all of the advantages that neither of them had. In 1959, Tony relocated the family to Newton where he resided until moving to Atria in Cranford in 2005.

Predeceased by his wife, Eva (2010), Tony is survived by his son Anthony Provine and his wife Margaret, and his daughters Frances Mulligan and her husband Dennis and Rosemary D’Avino-Jones and her husband Alan. He is also survived by two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by many nephews and nieces in the United States and Italy. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rita D’Avino and Rosa Matrone.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, and his interment followed at Brigadier General W.C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

The family kindly requests that donations be made to: The Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Rd. Scotch Plains, N.J. 07076 in memory of Tony.

Eileen T. Petrizzo

Eileen T. Petrizzo (nee Costello) died Sept. 20 at Hackensack Medical Center. She was 79.

Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in North Arlington.

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

Eileen was the wife of the late Thomas M. Petrizzo. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands Judy and Ray Sousa and Christina and Brian Theiss: her sisters Betty Young and Kate Burke; and her grandchildren Tomasina, Nuno, Jacob and Brianna. She was predeceased by her stepdaughter Maryann Petrizzo.

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

Eugenia Wusyk

Eugenia Wusyk (nee Cashill), 80, of Kearny, died Sept. 15, with her family by her side.

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

She was the beloved wife of the late Adam Wusyk.; devoted mother to Denise and her husband Alan, Joseph and his wife Colleen, David, Laurie and her husband George, and the late Judith, sister of Raymond Cashill and Jane Rogacki. She is also survived by her cherished 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and her dog Toby.

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Helen M. Bachmann

Helen M. Bachmann (nee Antonovich), 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Arbor Glen Center in Cedar Grove. She was born in Harrison, and was a lifelong resident.

Helen was retired from Western Electric Co in Kearny, where she worked for 35 years and was a member and president of the Wekearny Club, the Pioneer Club and the Toastmistress Club. At Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Kearny, Helen was a member and officer of the Golden 60’s Club and the Rosary Society. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Antonovich and dear mother of Fred and Bob.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, at 10 a.m. Interment is in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements are conducted by Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, Kearny.

Visit www.buyusfuneralhome. com.

Paul J. Coppola

Paul J. Coppola died suddenly at home on Sept. 10. He was 34.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 597 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Paul was a manager for Vita Quest in Caldwell.

Son of Jane (nee Joyce) and the late Jerome F. Coppola, he is survived by his beloved daughter Brianna Leigh, his sister Dawn Leahy and her husband Jay, his niece and nephew Victoria and Tyler and his godparents Bernedette Esteves and Bernard Joyce. He was predeceased by his brother Bernard J. Coppola.

Tina W. Fogarty

Mrs. Tina W. Fogarty of Kearny passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Michael’s Medical Center.

Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home (condonfuneralhome.com) 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum.

In her early years, Tina had been a fashion coordinator for Kresge’s Department Store. Later she worked in the town’s Branch Library and the tax collector’s office, both in Kearny. She then went to work as a bankruptcy clerk for the IRS until retiring many years ago. She then went back to the branch library as a volunteer.

She had been a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Henrietta Benstead Seniors.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edmund P. Fogarty and her siblings, Patricia Zupko-Zenda, Beatrice and Alexander Formisano. She is survived by siblings Millie Lucariello, Ruth Foote, Edith Mastro, Joseph Formisano and Constance Durbas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

It was Tina’s wish to have donations, in lieu of flowers, sent to the Missionaries of Charity 335 E. 145th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10451.

Carmela D. Gerace

Carmela D. Gerace ( nee D’Andrea ), 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Alaris Health at Belgrove in Kearny.

Born in Kearny, she grew up in North Newark and lived in North Arlington since 1959.

She graduated from Barringer High School, and Drake Secretarial School both in Newark. She served with the WAVES in the United States Navy during World War II, worked as a secretary for the Forest Dairy in North Arlington before retiring and was a member of a professional sorority for secretarial graduates.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Gerace, the devoted mother of Francine Gerace and her husband Getz Obstfeld, Anthony Gerace and his wife Miki Nagano and Marie Gerace and her husband Andrew Doherty, the cherished grandmother of Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Daniel, Rosa, Maya and Anna and the dear sister of John D’Andrea, Louise DeStefano and the late Angelo D’Andrea.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Sept. 13, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family would appreciate donations in her memory made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Dana Machado

Dana Machado, 61, entered into eternal rest at home in Harrison on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. For Information or to send condolences to the family please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Jersey City, Dana was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She worked at Otis Elevator, Harrison, as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxilary, Unit #282, Harrison.

Predeceased by her parents Armand Machado and Ruth (O’Kuniewicz), she is survived by her brother John Machado and her sister Gale Gavini. She is also survived by many nephews, her very dear cousin Sharon Campos and her dog Chloe.

Denise Jo Nolden

Denise Jo Nolden died on Sept. 14 at home. She was 59.

Born in East Orange, she was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Visiting will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Rose Hassan at noon and the cremation will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Denise was the beloved daughter of the late Paul W. and Billie Mae Nolden. She is survived by her devoted brother Mark and some loving cousins. Denise’s ashes will be entombed with her parents at Rosedale Cemetery. If you care to make a memorial donation, please consider Trinity Episcopal Church.

Catherine Spiess

Catherine Spiess (nee D’Errico) entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Arizona. She was 67.

She worked as a credit manager for the majority of her life, most notably for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. and CitiGroup, Inc. for many years.

Catherine was a proud 5 foot 1 and a quarter inch survivor of the Harrison Gardens, where she picked up her dry sense of humor and grit and determination. Eventually she moved to Kearny and later to Peoria, Arizona.

Predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth and Michael D’Errico, Catherine is survived by her husband Larry Spiess, her son Thomas Angelli and his wife Kamila, her grandchildren Gabriel and Lucas, her Aunt Flo and Aunt Liz. She is also survived by her siblings Jane Rispo, Mary-Jo D’Errico, Michele Casale, Anthony D’Errico, Tommy D’Errico, David D’Errico and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Kathleen Walker

Kathleen Walker (nee Whelan), 83, died Sept. 8 at the Oakland Care Center, Oakland.

Born in Ireland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1997. She was a member of the Kearny Senior Citizens.

She is the beloved wife of the late Daniel E., the cherished mother of Sharon E. DiGesu and her husband Mark, and Frances M. Walker, the adored grandmother of Mark, Michael and Christopher DiGesu, Kyla Rocha , Daniel Smith and five great-grandchildren, and the loving sister of Frances Whelan.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. The interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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

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Stella Benn

Stella Benn (nee Majewski) died Aug. 30. She was 95.

Born in Newark, she lived 75 years in Kearny.

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

Mrs. Benn was an office worker for Kresge Department Store in Newark.

She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Rosary Society and Seniors Club. She loved to sing, sew and cook. She even had a published recipe. Stella volunteered for the West Hudson Board of Elections.

Wife of the late Frank Benn, she is survived by her daughter Frances Moscinski and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son John and her grandson Richard John Moscinski.

Kenneth R. Gibbons

Kenneth R. Gibbons, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 77.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a cab driver for many years for various local cab companies.

Predeceased by his wife Maxine (Gilman) Gibbons, he is survived by his children, Anthony and Joseph Gibbons and Michelle Matta and her husband Paul. He is also survived by seven granddaughters and siblings Jerome Gibbons of Belleville and Evelyn Izbicky of New Hampshire.

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

Miguel A. Gonzalez

Miguel A. Gonzalez, 79, of Kearny, died Sept. 4 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark.

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

Mr. Gonzalez was a retired longshoreman and is survived by his wife Angela and his children Jackie and Michael (Silvia) Gonzalez and his grandchildren Arielle and Michael.

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

Carol Navickas

Carol Navickas of North Arlington entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. She was 65.

Born in Newark, Carol was raised in Harrison before moving to North Arlington 32 years ago. She was a shipping manager for Engelhard Industries, Harrison, for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele Navickas; a granddaughter, Victoria Goncalves; a great-grandson, Lucas Carr; siblings John Navickas, Maureen Frank, Gladys Bolger, her husband Matt; and her favorite pet, Zach. She was also an aunt to many nieces and nephews. Carol was pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Julia (nee Ryan) Navickas; her brother, Richard Navickas; and her stepfather, Gaetano Gruttadoria.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.

For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 www.stjude.org/tribute in loving memory of Carol.

Orlando Paredes

Orlando Paredes of Kearny entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, in New Vista Nursing Home, Newark. He was 47.

Born in Lima, Peru, Orlando came to the U.S. in 2000 and resided in Harrison. He was a machine operator at L and R Manufacturing Co., Kearny. He was a member of Iglesia Advnetista del Septimo Dia, Harrison.

He is survived by his loving wife, Aracely (nee Cruz); a cherished daughter, Pamela; beloved mother, Luz Mendoza; a dear brother, Carlos, of Italy; and a nephew, Christian Paredes.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Funeral services were held at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia (Harrison Spanish SDA Church), Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr. of Kearny died Aug. 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was 63.

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

Dan worked for Hudson County Welfare in Jersey City.

Son of Evelyn (nee Kaywork) and the late (former Mayor) Daniel T. Sansone Sr., he is survived by his wife Jane (nee Kelly), and his daughter and her husband Danielle and Patrick Shaver. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives Charles and Heather Sansone, Larry and Virginia Sansone and Rick and Mary Sansone. He was the beloved grandfather of Charles, Henry and Andrew and was the proud uncle of Ashley, Brittany, Lindsay, Tony and Emma.

Teresa Santos

Teresa Santos of Harrison died on Aug. 30.

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

She is survived by her husband Albino and her children Joao (Bela) Santos and Cidalia Santos, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, donations to valleyhospitalfoundation.org would be appreciated. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Edward V. Venditti Jr.

Edward V. Venditti Jr. passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Janet, on Sept. 5 at home. He was 75.

Born in Newark, Ed lived in North Arlington before moving to Rutherford seven 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, North Arlington, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Ed was a technician for RCA for many years. He served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1958. He loved his trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He especially enjoyed his Wednesday Evening Card Club. He felt those card players were a true extension of his family.

He is survived by his wife Janet (nee Carrino), his daughters and their spouses Sandy and Mark Viggiano and Cindy and Paul Plessel. Also surviving are his four cherished grandchildren Sal, Gina, Rebecca and Vincent.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Make a Wish Foundation.

Clifford T. Walsh, 59

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Although a resident of McKenney, Va., Cliff grew up in Harrison. He was a graduate of Harrison High (Class of ‘71). Unfortunately, he passed away from a sudden hemorrhagic stroke on Aug 27 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He will be sorely missed.

Cliff was a man of many talents (art, music, etc.) but his friends and family will best remember him as an accomplished musician dedicated to the trade.

He was pre-deceased by both parents Clifford and Josephine (nee Goodman) and a brother Joseph. He is survived by Linda Green (a loving companion); two brothers, Tom and Pat; a sister, Veronica Robenolt, and her husband, Robert; and six nieces, Diana, Crystal, Nicole, Amber, Brittney and Tiffany. He also leaves behind several cousins and a multitude of friends (or should I say fans!)

Cliff now embarks on his final journey. But he also gets to be with his mom, dad, aunts and uncles, too! He also gets to jam with some of the greatest musicians of all time (who’ve pre-deceased him)…. way to go Bro! Hope to see you again someday… Another star has been lit in the heavens!

Based on Cliff ’s final wishes, internment was handled compassionately by the Crematory Society of Virginia.

Obituaries

Ann Sharples Binder

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Mrs. Ann Sharples Binder, 80, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 26, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Born in Jersey City, she was the daughter of the late Irene Carey Bowley and Thomas Sharples.

Mrs. Binder was a graduate of Kearny High School. She was a retired office manager, having worked for medical and dental offices in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Mrs. Binder was preceded in death by her husband Samuel “Sam” Binder Jr. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dr. Steven Binder (Parker) of Cornelius, N.C., Dr. Michael Binder (Nikki) of Cornelius, N.C.; daughters, Janet Mc- Coy (Dave) of Salisbury, N.C., Nancy Evans (Chris) of Rockwell, N.C.; sisters, Irene Reed, Jane McAllister, Marilyn Bowley, Laura Quegan, Susan Sharples-Zito; brothers, Thomas Wright, Jack Wright, Thomas Sharples Jr., Joseph Sharples, Jack Bowley, Eddie Bowley; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 30, at Summersett Memorial Chapel, Salisbury, N.C., with Rev. Stephen D. Haines officiating, followed by burial at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Blvd. location, Salisbury, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Myer Scholarship Fund, c/o F&M Bank, 420 N. Main St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144. Arrangements were by the Summersett Funeral Home, Salisbury, N.C. Memorial tributes and online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Florindo A. Sousa

Florindo A. Sousa, 69, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, at home in Harrison.

Born in Portugal, he came to the United States in 1981 and lived in Harrison since then. He was retired from the Excavators Local Union Local 731, New York, N.Y.

Florindo is survived by his wife of 45 years, Maria Margarida Sousa, his daughter Carla and her husband William Cooper of Old Bridge, two granddaughters, Ashlyn and Eryn Cooper, and many other relatives and friends.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Viewing hours and a funeral service were held in the funeral home. Cremation was private. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. For those desiring, the family requests donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tenn. 38105 (www.stjude.org/tribute) in loving memory of Florindo.

Obituaries

Regina Kowalski Dansker

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Regina Kowalski Dansker, 87, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Aug.19.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Tuesday starting at 9:30 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Born in Jersey City to the late Marion and Kamila Kowalski, Regina was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She graduated from Harrison High School, Montclair State College (1952) and the Juilliard School of Music (1947). Over the years Regina sang at many services held in churches and temples. Besides having a beautiful soprano voice, Regina also played the piano and violin. She taught vocal and instrumental music in the Chatham School district for over 30 years where she was affectionately known as “Miss K”. Regina was a kind, generous person who loved animals and donated to many charities. She will be greatly missed.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Herman Dansker, her brothers Anthony, Bernard, Marion and Henry Kowalski, she is survived by her nephews and nieces, Gregory Kowalski and his wife Inez, Constance McDonough and her husband Raymond, Mark Kowalski and his wife Laure, Bernard Kowalski and his wife Shawn, Kenneth Kowalski and his wife Joanne, John Kowalski and Jean Vogt and her husband Gary. Regina is also survived by her great-nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Bergen County Animal Shelter, or your local animal shelter or rescue in care of the funeral home in loving memory of Regina.

Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre

Elizabeth Grace Dittmyre, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 18.

Elizabeth was born Aug. 13, 1930, to William McDowall and Elizabeth Logan McDowall in Kearny.

Elizabeth was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for local doctors in Kearny where she and her husband Harry raised their family. She lovingly crocheted blankets for many newborn babies in the community.

In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Harry Dittmyre, and two sons William and Robert Dittmyre. Survivors include her son Bruce Dittmyre (Jilla), daughter Laurie Bonilla (Carlos), grandchildren Christine, John and Lauren, and a sister-in-law, Selina Wait (George).

Arrangements were by Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C. A funeral service was held on Aug. 22 at Hayworth- Miller Silas Creek Chapel with James Beatty and Jerry Isaacs officiating. A private graveside service was held on Aug. 23 at Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem. Memorial donations may be made to Christian Missionaries in Many Lands, CMML, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Spring Lake, N.J. 07762- 0013 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Thomas E. Leach

Thomas E. Leach, of Kearny, died on Aug. 20 at home. He was 67.

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

Tom, unfortunately, was afflicted with a skin condition called Neurofibromatosis. He never let this interfere with his life. He confidently lived his life with dignity. He worked at The Good Will in Harrison and prior to that worked at Macy’s in Newark.

He is survived by his loving family, brothers Joseph Leach and Robert Norman Leach and his sister Claudia Leach, 11 nieces and nephews and eight great-nieces and nephews, along with his Calvary Chapel family here in Kearny. His sister Theresa Faull predeceased him.

If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Calvary Chapel, c/o the funeral home.

Roberto Sanz

Roberto Sanz, beloved husband of Maria Elena (nee DeArmas), died Aug. 21 in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark. He was 83. Born in Cuba, he lived in Kearny for 30 years.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on Aug. 24 in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Sal Viscuso

Sal Viscuso, of Kearny, passed away on Aug. 23 just weeks away from his 99th birthday celebration.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, and the group will leave at 11:30 a.m. for Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel for the funeral service. Entombment, with his beloved wife Fae, will follow. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Sal, a prominent Kearny realtor, owned Mid Realty for many years. He was past president of The Arlington Board of Realtors, The Optimist Club and The Lyons Club, of which he was also a founding member. He was also a member of The Holy Name Society at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny.

Sal was predeceased by the love of his life, Fae (nee Lacara), and is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. Ronald Viscuso (Kim) and Dr. Nancy Hudanich (Jim), and was the grandfather of Cara Tozour (Tom), Lara Viscuso, Marc Viscuso, esq. (Angie), Dr. Ronald Hudanich (Lori), Micol Viscuso, Elissa Troisi and Jackie Troisi. Also surviving are nine grandchildren.

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

Obituaries

Chester Blaze

Chester Blaze, 73, of Kearny, died on Aug. 16 at home.

Visiting was at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 19. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison. Cremation will be private.

Born in Poland, Mr. Blaze lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 35 years ago. He was the owner of C.B. Industrial Contracting in Harrison for 40 years and he worked up until the time of his illness. He was past president and member of The Polish National Home, Harrison. He was a benefactor and avid supporter of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where both of his sons graduated from.

He was the beloved husband of Honorata Siemiatkowska Blaze; father of Ron Mark (Verna) Blaze and Clark (Tracy) Blaze; brother of Richard Blaze and grandfather of Christian Chester Blaze and Mackenzie Ann Blaze.

In lieu of flowers, donations, to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409 would be appreciated.

Marie DiMichele

Marie DiMichele passed away on Aug. 18 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 86.

Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Rhode Island before moving to Kearny 45 years ago.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Marie had been a food server for Meals on Wheels.

Wife of the late John J. Ryan and the late Gene DiMichele, she is survived by her daughters Rosemarie Kulish and Joann Ryan, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

James F. Furey Sr.

James F. Furey Sr., “The Flag Man,” died Aug. 13 in the N.J. Veterans Home in Menlo Park. He was 86.

Born in Newark, he moved to Kearny 61 years ago when he married “the Peg of his Heart” Margaret (nee Rainey). A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jim served in the Army during World War II and was a past commander of American Legion Post 99 and the U.V.O. He was a member of The Old Guard and the Boxing Hall of Fame. He was past chairman of Americanism and was an honorary member of The Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was retired from Hoffman LaRoche.

Husband of the late Peggy, he was the father of Gail P. Furey, Maureen Furey-Lunetta and the late James F. Jr. Also surviving are his grandchildren Nicole, Allison, Gregg, James F. III and Daniel and his great-grandchildren Kelsey, Andrew, Tyler and Shaelynn.

If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Wounded Warriors Project.

Jean S. Martinez

Jean S. Martinez (Campbell), 79, died on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Genesis Healthcare Waterview Center, Cedar Grove.

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

Jean was born and raised in Newark, then lived in Kearny for many years before moving to Cedar Grove in 2004.

She was a senior correspondent for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Newark for 43 years, retiring in 1997, and was an avid supporter and volunteer at Pathways to Independence in Kearny.

She is survived by her son Douglas C. Martinez, and one sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Martin. Jean was the beloved godmother and aunt of Helen Skirptunas and her companion Rob and the loving aunt of Roseann Katsios and her husband Jim and great aunt of Rebecca and Adriana Katsios.

Ms. Martinez was predeceased by her parents Nelson and Catherine (Dowd) Campbell, siblings Dorothea “Dorothy” Marion, Katherine “Kathy” Garber, Nelson Campbell and Harry “Dickie” Campbell and her dear friends Anthony and Ann Skirptunas.

Jean was an avid bingo player and thoroughly enjoyed arts and crafts.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rowen Diano, Genesis Healthcare Waterview Center, especially Donna Cory; Hong at Evercare and the Somerset Group Home staff who cared for Douglas.