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Obituaries

George P. Blauvelt

George P. Blauvelt of Bloomfield passed away on July 23 at home surrounded by his loving family. George grew up in Kearny, and was a proud alumnus of Moravian College. He was an English teacher in Phillipsburg, Glen Ridge, and Hillside for many years. He was also director of education at Integrity House before retirement.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Gay Mc- Carthy. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy (nee Fox- Weaver), and was the devoted father of Rebecca O’Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, Alison Spinner and her husband, Joe, and stepdaughter, Karen McKechan and her husband, Richard; brother of Judy Blauvelt Woodworth and cousin of Kathy Pike Klein and her husband, Dick. He also leaves his cherished eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many adored nieces and nephews.

Edward S. Buta

Edward S. Buta, 78, died on July 17 at the Columbus Longterm Acute Care Hospital in Newark.

Born in Newark, he was a lifelong resident of North Arlington. He served as a North Arlington police officer for 26 years before retiring as sergeant in 1986.

He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4697, the Knights of Columbus Council Queen of Peace Council 3428, and the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association Local 95, all of North Arlington.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (nee Meehan), the adored father of Diane Clare and her husband John of Michigan, the cherished grandfather of Jennifer and Daniel Clare, the loving brother of Marilyn Janoski of Arizona, the late Robert Buta , and the dear brother-in-law of Joan Buta. Arrangements were by the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington. A funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 22, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

Mary L. Cosgrove

Mary L. Cosgrove entered into eternal rest on Aug. 10. She was 91.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 28 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, followed by private cremation. Her ashes will be placed with her beloved late husband Samuel in Holy Cross Mausoleum at a later date. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

During World War II, Mary was a manager at a Rolls Royce factory that manufactured engines for the military. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Christine and Thomas Keelen, her brothers Sammy, Joseph and James Cosgrove, her grandsons and their wives Tom and June Keelen and Andrew and Felicia Keelen, and her two great grandchildren Mackenzie Rose and Shane Joseph. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Eva Germano

Eva Germano (nee Naboychik), 87, died Aug. 2 at the Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

Born in Kearny, she lived in North Arlington for the past 62 years and was a member of the North Arlington Nutrition and Activity Center and the AARP.

She worked as a bookkeeper for the Malcolm Clothing Co. in Passaic for 10 years before retiring 24 years ago. Previously, she worked for the Warnaco Co. in Kearny for 10 years.

She was the beloved wife of 67 years of John J., the cherished mother of Joseph Germano and his late wife Sarah, Albert Germano and his wife Sharon, and Janet Germano- Medina and her late husband John, the adored grandmother of John, Joseph, Michael, John, Kimberly and Heidi, the great-grandmother of Logan, Giana and Amily, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Monday, Aug. 5, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sarah Germano Memorial Scholarship Fund, Barnegat High School, 180 Bengal Blvd., Barnegat, N.J. 08005.

Susan L. Mazol

Susan L. Mazol died Aug. 8 at East Orange Hospital. She was 42.

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

Susan was the daughter of Dennis and the late Judith Mazol. She is survived by her companion David Antosh and her sons Brendan Cannon and Kyle Antosh. Also surviving are her siblings and their spouses David and Kathleen Mazol, Janice and Robert Belbol, Daniel and Mandi Mazol and Caryn and Kenneth Smith.

Douglas D. McNie

Douglas D. McNie, 70, of North Arlington and Ortley Beach, passed away on Aug. 9 at home after a battle with bladder cancer.

Born in Kearny, to the late Ian and Juanita (nee Lang) McNie, he resided in North Arlington for 48 years. He was a retired lithographer (pressman) with the American Lithographers of America Local 1 in New York City. He worked for many printing companies including Eastern Colortype in Clifton, Continental Can in Paterson and Command Web in Secaucus. He also worked as a driver for Friendship House in Hackensack for 10 years.

He was a founding member of the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, a member of the OBTA in Ortley Beach , and a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge No. 80 F.&A.M., in Lyndhurst.

He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 50 years, Martha A. (nee Siernos), his cherished children, Keith D. of Lyndhurst, Tracy A. Rozansky and her husband Paul of Wayne, his four loving grandchildren Keith Ian, Joseph and Aiden McNie, Jacob Rozansky and a fifth grandchild due in November.

He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Robert and nephew, Robert McNie (2013) and his sister-in-law, Carol Siernos. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Ruth McNie of Whiting and his nephew Craig McNie and his wife Cindy of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and his special cousin, Ruthanne Rodziewicz and her husband Mark of South Amboy.

A funeral service was held at the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Contributions in memory of Douglas may be made to a charity of your choice.

Eugene J. Przebieglec

Eugene “Gene” J. Przebieglec, 85, died Aug. 5 at his home in North Arlington.

Born in North Arlington he was a lifelong resident.

He worked as a meter technician for the Western Electric Co. in Kearny for 30 years before retiring 23 years ago. He was an amateur radio operator using the call sign “WB2ZMU.”

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 139 in Lyndhurst, Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 3428 and Peter B. O’Connor 4th Degree Assembly, Senior Harmony Club, Senior Activity and Nutrition Center, all of North Arlington; Holy Name Society of Mt. Carmel Church and Polish American Citizens Club, both in Lyndhurst; and Telephone Pioneers of America.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (nee Daniels), the cherished father of Nancy O’Keefe and her husband Jim of Colonia and Rita Przebieglec of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., the adored grandfather of Gregory Chelstowski, Kristy Ingram and her husband Jeffrey, Adam Chelstowski and his wife Abigail, Austin Przebieglec and his wife Morgan, the loving brother of Alfonse Przebieglec and his wife Helen, the brother in law of Barbara Pryblick and Kathleen Przebieglec and the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Aug. 9, with a funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst. Entombment followed in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Daniel G. Sierchio

Daniel G. Sierchio, 79, passed away on Aug. 6.

He was the husband of the late Eileen Sierchio and father of the late Veronica and Renee Sierchio.

He is survived by daughters Karen Sierchio and Dana Sierchio Conrow, four grandchildren Danielle, Jennifer, Jessica, Daniel and 12 great-grandchildren.

Son of Jenny Mayo and the late Jerry Sierchio, he was brother to Maryann, Philomena, Patrick. Nicholas, Christine, and the late Geraldine.

Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Kearny for 38 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the past 10 years metal detecting and working in his tomato garden.

He served as an MP in the military and worked at Schiffenhaus in Newark until he retired.

A memorial is planned for Sunday Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. at Copestone Ophir Lodge #108, 225 Kearny Ave., Kearny. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the family to assist for the services.

Arlene Sprague

Arlene Sprague, (nee Grimm) of Irvington, passed away suddenly on July 14. She was 65.

Born in Passaic, she was a lifelong resident of Irvington. Arlene was a school crossing guard for the Township of Irvington for 24 years.

Predeceased by her husband, Earl (2006), Arlene is survived by her loving children, Kathleen Neal, Robert, Patrick and Dennis Sprague and two grandchildren.

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.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005 in loving memory of Arlene.

Thomas Vacca

Thomas Vacca of North Arlington, formerly of Kearny, died suddenly on Aug. 9 at home. He was 50.

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

Tom had been a warehouse manager for World Trade Transport. He and his wife ran a Ferret Rescue business.

Son of Joanne (nee Lourenco) and the late James, he is also survived by his wife Lorri (nee Payne), his daughter Karen and his brothers James and Michael.

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

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Eleanor E. De Vries

Eleanor E. De Vries, 92, of North Arlington, died on Aug. 2.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. To leave a condolence visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

She was the beloved wife of the late Rommert De Vries Jr., mother of Rommert De Vries (Valerie), sister of the late Ruth Franco and grandmother of James De Vries.

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

Henrietta M. Donlon

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Henrietta M. Donlon (nee Wedra) passed away peacefully, at home, after a courageous battle against ALS. She was 75.

Born in West Wyoming, Pa., she lived many years in Bloomfield before moving to Hamburg two years ago.

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

Hennie was a customer service manager for American Savings and Loan Association in Bloomfield before retiring. However, her most cherished job was loving and caring for her adoring family.

Wife of Thomas F. Donlon Sr., she is survived by her children and their spouses Kathleen and Rich McGuigan, Karen and Paul Russell, Thomas F. Jr. and Amy Donlon and Kevin and Dana Donlon. She was the sister of Lucille Kruchinsky, Charles Wedra, Patricia Suchocki, Kathleen Mackin and Paula Pitcavage. Also surviving are her grandchildren Hugh, Hayden, Emily, Shannon, Colleen, Erin, Morgan, Brendan, Ryan, Kellen and Ciara.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to www.KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org or www.als-ny.org.

Eleanor J. Mernar

Eleanor J. Merenar (Rapsis), 72, passed away on July 31.

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

Mrs. Mernar was born in Jersey City and was raised in Harrison. She lived in Kearny for the last 42 years.

She proudly served as secretary for the Pioneer Boys and Girls Club of America in Kearny and was also a past president and life member of the Kearny 1050 Women’s Club.

Eleanor is survived by her husband Thomas X. Mernar; children Kim Spiniello (Ralph), Thomas Mernar Jr. and Greg Mernar (Donna); siblings Margaret Leifken, and Anne Murray and her grandchildren Mario and Julianne Spiniello and Christopher and Kaliegh Mernar.

She was predeceased by her brother Peter Rapsis and her sister Adele Stenger.

Leocadio I. Morejon

Leocadio I. Morejon, 80, of Kearny, formerly of Harrison, died on Aug. 1 at home.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A religious service was held, followed by a private cremation.

Mr. Morejon was born in Camaguey, Cuba, and lived in Harrison before moving to Kearny in 1993. He was a warehouseman for Pechter’s Bakery, Harrison, for 24 years, retiring 18 years ago. He was a member of Teamsters Local 194 in Union.

He was the beloved husband of Eugenia Rivero Morejon, father of Idiana Morejon- Murray (Francis) and James Morejon (Jennifer), brother of Gladys Chavez and Migdalia Morejon and grandfather of Meaghan, Brendan and Cody.

Marie P. Moritz

Mrs. Marie P. Moritz (nee Padden), a former Kearny resident, and currently of Jefferson, passed away on Monday, July 29, with her children at her side. She was 88.

The funeral Mass was offered in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny (condonfuneralhome. com). The interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

She had worked for NJ Bell for 42 years, retiring as chief operator in 1988. After that, she was a sales associate at the Lafayette Antiques Mill for 20 years.

Marie was an active club woman for most of her life and had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Jefferson Township Seniors and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. She had been a member and past president of the Kearny High School and Franklin School in Kearny PTA as well as the Jefferson Republican Club. Born in Plains, Pa., she lived in Kearny until moving to Jefferson many years ago.

Mrs. Moritz was predeceased by her husbands, Harold List and Anthony Moritz. She is survived by her children, Thomas List (Dolores), Michael Moritz and Eileen Moritz-Spitler (James) as well as her siblings, Nancy Colvin and Anthony Padden. Also surviving are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. in Marie’s memory at alz.org.

James Charles O’Donnell

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James Charles O’Donnell, died peacefully at St. Michael’s Medical Center ICU in Newark on Monday, July 29. He was 88.

James was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Cumberland, England, to James O’Donnell of Dunloe, Ireland, and Agnes Rodgers of Bathgate, Scotland. The family moved to Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, in 1931.

During World War II, James served in what was then Burma with the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and later the Cumberland Regiment of the British Army.

In 1958 James emigrated to the U.S., joining his older brother, John. Until the early 1980’s, he worked as a machine tool operator for Mc- Kiernan-Terry, Harrison, and other machine manufacturing companies in northern New Jersey. After his retirement he volunteered at Holy Cross Church in Harrison, taking care of the Fatima garden. Prior to that, he was a member of the church’s Holy Name Society. James had a fine tenor singing voice. He loved old movies and was a lifelong ardent supporter of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anne Keavney O’Donnell of Harrison, his sister Denise O’Donnell of South Queensferry, Scotland, his son James, daughter Annette and granddaughter Hanne, all of Harrison. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine Agnes O’Donnell and his brother John O’Donnell.

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.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or www.stjude.org/tribute in loving memory of James.

Loretta Osowski

Loretta Osowski (nee Cox) entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Center, Wayne. She was 96.

Born in Jersey City, she lived in Toms River for the last 25 years. Prior to that she lived in Harrison. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

Predeceased by her husband Edward Alexander Osowski (1989), Loretta is survived by her loving son J.R. Osowski, beloved grandchildren Edward Osowski and his wife Danielle, Danielle Kelly and her husband Jamie and Frederick Osowski. She is also survived by her seven cherished great-grandchildren, and was aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Ronald Osowski, and by three brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Her interment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

At the request of the family, an expression of sympathy may be made to Hospice of N.J. Inpatient Unit of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, 400 Broadacres Drive, Bloomfield, N.J. 07003 in loving memory of Loretta.

Elizabeth C. Pringle

Elizabeth C. Pringle (nee Wylie) passed away at her home on July 29. She was 98.

Born in Kearny, she lived in Toms River before moving to Horseheads N.Y., in 1986.

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

Mrs. Pringle was a bookkeeper at Harrison Warehouse before retiring. She is survived by her daughters Jeanne Reissner and Susan N. (Gary) Fredericks and five grandchildren Ronald Reissner, Virginia Hoyt (Michael), Kristen Fredericka, Anna Fredericks and Katharine Brown (Marc).

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Care First Hospice in Corning, N.Y.

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James Clifford Brierley

James Clifford Brierley died on July 4. He and his family had celebrated his 95TH birthday last April. James was born and grew up in Harrison but lived most of his life in Kearny; he recently moved to Vermont to live with his daughter. He leaves behind, Helen his beloved wife of 70 years, his son, James Clifford; his daughter Carol Moore; three granddaughters, Kimberly and her husband Timothy Nolan, Melissa Brierley and Kaitlyn Brierley, and a new great-granddaughter, Colleen Nolan. \James was a World War II veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star in addition to several other citations. He retired from the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York after more than 30 years of distinguished service. He was known and respected as a compassionate man; he will be greatly missed.

A family service was held in Massachusetts.

Robert Edward Bryden

Robert Edward Bryden, 79, of Kearny, died on Saturday July 20, at Christ Hospital, Jersey City.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, on Wednesday, July 24, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Born in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Bob lived in Kearny for the last 25 years.

He graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan, N.Y., received his B.A. in Mathematics from Manhattan College and later earned his M.A. in Industrial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1963.

Bob was an industrial engineer for many years at several pharmaceutical companies. He later was a driver for Barney Limousine in Kearny for many years before retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Ellen (Seremba); his sons Robert Jr. (Linda); Joseph (Kellie) and Peter (Grace); siblings Mary Bryden, Richard (Ronnie) and Thomas (Maureen); grandchildren Reanna Bryden,Grant Bryden and Tommy Mongno.

Bob also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Noriko Bryden; mother-in-law Irene Seremba; sisters-in-law Margaret Seremba; Seton Brown (Jim), brother-in-law Tom (Jessa) and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his son James Bryden and his parents Thomas and Winifred (O’Neil) Bryden.

Angela Staniewicz

Angela Staniewicz, 88, passed away on July 20.

Arrangements were by the Condon Memorial Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison, with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. Staniewicz was born in New York City and resided in Harrison for 77 years. She worked for many years at Engelhard Industries in East Newark, in the precious metals department. She attended Holy Cross School, Harrison High School, and Drake Business School in Newark. She was a member of the Holy Cross Senior Citizens, and the Rosary and Vincention societies of Holy Cross Church in Harrison.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Staniewicz. She was the mother of Ted J. Staniewicz (Mary), Peggy Wolfe (James), and Sharon Rygiel (Anthony); also surviving are her grandchildren, Jennifer Rygiel Boyd, Courtney McShane, Keith Rygiel, Jamie Onnembo, Craig Rygiel, Daniel Staniewicz, Kristin Staniewicz, and James Staniewicz, and her great-grandchildren, Sean Boyd, Kayla McShane, and Mackenzie Boyd.

Robert Titterington

Robert Titterington 75, of North Arlington, died on July 26 at Clara Mass Medical Center, Belleville.

Visiting will be at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Religious services will be at 7 p.m.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, Mr. Titterington lived in North Arlington for the past 45 years. Before retiring, he worked at Worthington Pump as a heat treater/blacksmith for 35 years. He was also a longtime member of Kings Court, Lyndhurst.

He is the father of Derek Titterington (Louise), grandfather of Luke and Sophie.

Condolences may be sent to www.armitagewigginsfuneralhome.com.

James V. ‘G.G.’ Turro Sr.

James V. “ G.G.” Turro Sr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 24, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82 years old.

Born in Newark, James was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a fire captain for the Town of Harrison Fire Department for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (neeTighe) (married 63 years), he issurvived by his loving children, Margaret Diaz and her husband Tino, Teresa Davis and her husband Rich, Catharine and James V. Turro Jr.; Dear siblings, Cecilia Rosamelia, Stephen and Michael Turro; cherished grandchildren, Kelly, Rob, Kira, Shannon, Nicholas, Catherine and James, III; great-grandchildren Evan and Peyton; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings Ralph, Charles, Peter, Antoinette Kondek and Claire Stanzione.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. His entombment took place at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family. please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

The family kindly requests donations to Harrison Fireman’s Relief Association in care of the funeral Home In loving memory of James.

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Leo R. Fitzsimmons

Leo R. Fitzsimmons died at home on July 12. He was 52.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny and Colonia before moving to Lawrence Harbor about 10 years ago.

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

Leo had been an electrician for N.J. Transit.

He is survived by his mother Evelyn (nee Carlin), his son Leo Ryan Fitzsimmons and his sister Mary Jane DaSilva, Bernedette Marques, Kathy Murphy and Terry Fitzsimmons. He was predeceased by his father Leo and his sister Evelyn.

Cora Frank

Cora Frank (nee McDonald) died July 15 in the Alaris Health Care Center in Kearny. She was 70.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny.

Cora had worked for Fuji Films as a film developer.

She is survived by her sons Nicholas (and Kelly O’Neill) Frank and Natale Frank Jr. Also surviving are her two grandchildren Lyndsey Marie and Nicholas Jr.

Babette Gillen

Babette Gillen, (nee Hering), 85, of Lyndhurst, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, July 20, at her home. Born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany, Babette moved to the United States in 1952 and spent most of her life in Harrison before moving to Lyndhurst in 2001.

Predeceased by her husband, John P. Gillen (2000), Babette is survived by her sons, Robert J. and William Gillen, and five grandchildren, William, Michael, Danielle, Brian and Adam.

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.

Charles ‘Charlie’ J. Huhn

Charles Huhn, 44, passed away at his home on July 11. He is survived by his sister Darlene Huhn. As per his last wishes, there was a private cremation by Thiele-Reid Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, make a donation in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Thomas J. Silkie

Thomas J. Silkie passed away on July 15 at the Care One at Morris. He was 88.

Born in Harrison, he lived in Manasquan before moving to Montville two years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Internment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Silkie served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a retired expeditor, having worked at Otis Elevator.

Husband of the late Dorothy (nee Cromie), he is survived by his children Caryn Silkie, Dorothy Hemenway, Linda Silkie and Thomas Silkie. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Rothenburger and her husband Harold.

Maria T. Suarez

Maria T. Suarez (nee Ruiz), 87, of East Newark, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 20, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Maria spent most of her life there before moving to East Newark 33 years ago.

Maria is survived by her beloved husband, Silvino Suarez, her loving children, Maria C. Garrido and Isabel A. Campos, six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Wednesday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Her interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Thomas M. Woods

Thomas M. Woods, 61, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 15, at home in Brick.

A funeral service was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Friday, July 19. His cremation was private.

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

Born in Newark, Thomas lived and was raised in Harrison before moving to Point Pleasant in 1997. He was the former owner of Dorsey Roofing, Harrison, for many years. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves during peacetime. He was a member of the Bay Head Shores Property Owners Association, Point Pleasant Elks BPOE #1698, Pt. Pleasant Moose Lodge #731 and the American Legion Brick Memorial Post # 348, Brick. In his spare time, Tom was an avid fisherman.

Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary (nee Butler) Woods, he is survived by his sister Mary E. Glancey and her husband Ted, his daughter Allison Woods, nieces and nephews, Christopher Glancey and his wife Danielle, Danielle Doyle and her husband David, Nicole Chevere and her husband Jay. He was great uncle to Christopher, Raegan, Joseph, Alyssa, Gianna, Mahlia, Rhyan, Antonio and Joseph.

As per the request of the family, please omit flowers.

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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.

Obituaries

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.

Obituaries

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.

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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.