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Concetta T. Arnone

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

Born in Kearny, she was a lifelong resident prior to moving to Georgia five years ago.

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

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

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

Mary Anna Malecki

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

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

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

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

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

Elisa Prystauk

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

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

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

Richard A. Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Louise Witt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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