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Irene Almeida

Irene Almeida (nee Moraes) died on April 15in St. Barnabas Hospital. She was 81.

Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 15 years ago.

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

Irene was the wife of Eugene Almeida and is survived by her children and their spouses Bernadette and Frederick Trovato, Diane Almeida and Victor and Susan Almeida. Also surviving are her grandchildren Daniel, Sarah, Victor, Olivia, Alec and Sophia.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice.

Eugene J. Coughlin

Eugene J. Coughlin died on April 14 in Clara Maass Hospital. He was 72.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Keansburg before moving to Kearny eighteen 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 a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Eugene is survived by his wife Arlene Nice, his children Audra Phillips, Eugene, Donald, Matthew and Alan Coughlin and his stepdaughter Lori Nice. Brother of Edward, Joseph and Thomas Coughlin, he is also survived by his grandchildren Alexis, Michael, Chrissy, Olivia, Amanda, Allen and Stephanie. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Lusgarten Foundation.

Calvin Dempsey

Graveside services for Calvin Dempsey, 61, was held on Saturday, April 20, at Holy Cross Cemetery at noon. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

Deborah Ann Ferriero

Deborah Ann Ferriero (nee Ferris), 58, died on April 19 at home, surrounded by her family after a two year battle with cancer.

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

Deborah lived in Kearny and Keansburg before returning to Kearny. She was a clerk at the Kearny Shop- Rite. She enjoyed traveling and visiting England and Venezuela.

She is the beloved daughter of Ann Sabestinas Ferris and the late John Ferris Jr. She is the mother of Michael (Georgina) Ferriero of Pennsylvania and Lisa Ferriero at home; sister of John (Annabelle) and Kenneth (Karolyn) Ferris and the late Kathleen Ferris; aunt of Timothy, Sean, Kenneth and Kaitlyn Ferris and Ozzie (Estella) Perez; cousin of Patricia, Elizabeth, Theresa and Charles Carpenter, Anthony Sabestinas and many other cousins. She is the former wife of Peter Ferriero whom she remained close to as they raised their children.

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

Robert J. Frank

Robert J. Frank, 79, of Kearny, passed away on Friday, April 19, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was born in Newark and was a Kearny resident for 46 years.

He is retired from the Ace Termite Control, of Kearny. He was an exterminator for 30 years. He served three terms in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged. He was a member of VFW Post 1302 of Kearny.

Devoted husband of Elizabeth M. (nee Riley), he was the loving father of Mrs. Patricia Louk and her husband George, Robert W. Frank and his wife Patricia and William Frank and his wife Jacqueline; dearest grandfather of eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 23, at 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, from the Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., corner of Bergen Avenue. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, contribution to the “Wounded Warriors” would be appreciated. Visit www.buyusfuneralhome.com.

John C. Munley

John C. Munley died on April 16 at home. He was 62.

Born in Newark, he lived many years in Kearny.

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

John was a laborer for the Town of Kearny. He was in the Army from 1968 until 1970. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion and was a charter member of Club Heineken, all in Kearny.

He is survived by his siblings Joseph and Victoria Munley, Caroline Battisti, Ted Munley, Catherine Durr and Albie Munley, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to V.F.W. Post 1302 in Kearny.

Thomas A. Walsh

Thomas A. Walsh, 86, of North Arlington, died on April 18.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Mourners will meet at the church on Tuesday.

Mr. Walsh was an insurance agent for the John Hancock Insurance Company for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Church. He was a CCD instructor and parishioner at Queen of Peace Church. Prior to his marriage he attended Most Holy Trinity Seminary, Silver Spring, Md.

He is the beloved husband of Carmen Beuvenutti Walsh for 50 years, father of Marie (Bill) Sevcik, Thomas, Jon and the late Mark Walsh and grandfather of four grandchildren.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. To send condolences, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

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