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Catherine Bonome

Catherine Bonome passed away on March 25 at University Hospital in Newark. She was 39. She lived most of her life in Kearny.

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

Catherine had been a U. S. Customs Agent in Newark before developing health issues several years ago.

Cherished daughter of Emily (nee Waters) and the late Andrew Bonome, she is sister of the late John and is survived by her aunts and uncles Louise (nee Bonome) and Pedro Vasquez and Catherine and Daniel Parylack along with her cousins Lucia Vasquez and Daniel and Michael Parylack.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude’s Hospital would be appreciated.

Emily Caputo

Emily Caputo (nee Leoni), 86, died March 25, 2013 at the Columbus Hospital LTACH, Newark.

Born in Jersey City, she lived in Jersey City before moving to North Arlington 35 years ago.

She was a cafeteria worker at Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington from 1988 to 2012. Previously she worked for Fedway Associates in Kearny as a computer operator for 30 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A., the cherished mother of Judith A. Kirsten and her husband Robert P. of Jackson, and Robert A. Caputo of North Arlington, the adored grandmother of Linda Vecolitis and her husband Anthony, David Sullivan and his wife Jennifer, Steven, Bryan and Jeffrey Caputo and their mother, Linda Caputo, Mark Kirsten and his wife Jan, Todd Kirsten and his wife Amanda, the loving great grandmother of Jason, Ryan, Tyler, Mattew, Samantha and Emily, and the dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Tuesday, April 2, 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 American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.

Joseph N. Fugaro

Joseph N. Fugaro died on March 29 in St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 94.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Kearny for 68 years.

Visiting will be on Tuesday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. Fugaro was a WWII veteran and took part of The “D” day invasion. He was a Purple Heart recipient and was a member of the West Hudson South Bergen D.A.V. Chapter 25. Joe was a retired machine repairman from Parker-Kalon in Clifton. He previously worked for Acme Tool.

Husband of the late Yolanda (nee Scerbo), he is survived by his son Joseph, his daughter Karen E. and her husband Larry Poirier. His daughter-in-law, Louise, died only two weeks ago.

Also surviving are his grandchildren Natalie (Billy) Crisafulli, Keith (Kristen) and Lauren and his great grandchildren Vincent and Juliette.

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

Helena C. Gardner

Helena C. Gardner (Cole), 87, died on Monday, March 25, at her home in North Arlington.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was held in the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, followed by interment at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

Helena was born in Washington D.C. and has lived in North Arlington for the last 58 years.

She was employed in the Accounts Receivable Department for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York City for 20 years retiring 25 years ago.

Helena is survived by her children Catherine Gardner- Franco (Robert); Phyllis Tillou (Edwin) and Thomas R. Gardner; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert T. Gardner and her daughter Janette Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to the First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford.

Claire Chambers Grieve

Claire Chambers Grieve, 91, a resident of Hackettstown, and formerly of Kennebunk, Maine died on March 26 at the House of the Good Shepherd after a long illness.

Claire was born in New York City on December 4, 1921 a daughter of Joseph P. and Florence (Kraus) Chambers, was graduated from Wadleigh High School in New York City and the College of Mt. Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York.

She married to John Grieve in 1948 and was a homemaker for most of her life.

Her faith was an important part if Claire’s life, as such, she was a member of St. Mark The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Hackettstown, and a former member of the Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church of Kennebunk. In her active years, she was a member of Webhannet Club of Kennebunk and the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Book Clubs.

Claire was predeceased by her husband John Grieve who died in 2008. Claire is survived by a daughter Eileen Stokes and her husband Robert of Port Murray and three grandchildren R. Christopher Stokes, John Andrew Stokes and Brendan Patrick Stokes.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 1, at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 59 Spring Valley Lane, Long Valley, A Mass will also be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19, at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Martha’s Church, Portland Rd, Kennebunk, Maine, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk,.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, Maine (www.bibberfuneral.com) and Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown (www.cochranfuneral.com).

Harold McCloud

Graveside services will be held on April 19 at noon in the Arlington Cemetery for Harold McCloud (formerly of Kearny), husband of Shirley and father of Karen and Donna. To view his complete obituary please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mary Ellen McKeever

Mary Ellen McKeever “Mae,” 99, of Lebanon formerly of Kearny, died on March 28.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. McKeever was a waitress at Haynes, Newark, for 30 years. She was a former member of the Kearny Senior Citizens and a volunteer at Meals on Wheels in Clinton.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Owen McKeever, mother of Owen (Carol), Brian (Norma) and John (Margaret) McKeever; grandmother of nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her grandsons Robert and Owen, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www.cff.org. c/o 117 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 104 River Edge, N.J. 07661. All donations would be appreciated.

Charles A. Mondaro

Charles A. Mondaro, 75, died on Tuesday March 26, at The Lyons V.A. Hospital in Basking Ridge.

He was a plumber in L.U. 68 and worked at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years and his four sons their wives and three grandchildren. An uncle to many nieces and nephews. Surviving is a sister Marie of Coral Gables, Fla. He was a member of the Harrison Friends Social Club as well as a recreation basketball referee and Colt League manager in Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Lyons V.A. Hospital Hospice Unit in Basking Ridge.

Mary T. Orsini

Mary T. Orsini (nee Remus) died on March 26 in the Jewish Home Life Care Center in New York City. She was 96.

Born in Pittstown, Pa., she lived nearly 70 years in New York City. P

rivate arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home of Kearny. Her final resting place is Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mary is the wife of the late Julius “Babe” Orsini and sister of the late Agnes and Charles Remus. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Theresa Sgro

Theresa Sgro (nee Catrambone) died at University Hospital in Newark. She was 92. Born in South Seaville, she lived in Harrison and Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Theresa was the wife of the late Anthony Sgro and was the sister of Margaret Johnson, John Catrambone and the late Catherine Vanella, Rose Russomanno, Nicholas, Anthony, James, George and John Catrambone. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Pathways To Independence.

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