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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.

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