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Obituaries

Stella Benn

Stella Benn (nee Majewski) died Aug. 30. She was 95.

Born in Newark, she lived 75 years 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. Internment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. Benn was an office worker for Kresge Department Store in Newark.

She was a member of St. Cecilia’s Rosary Society and Seniors Club. She loved to sing, sew and cook. She even had a published recipe. Stella volunteered for the West Hudson Board of Elections.

Wife of the late Frank Benn, she is survived by her daughter Frances Moscinski and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her son John and her grandson Richard John Moscinski.

Kenneth R. Gibbons

Kenneth R. Gibbons, of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 3. He was 77.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Harrison. He was a cab driver for many years for various local cab companies.

Predeceased by his wife Maxine (Gilman) Gibbons, he is survived by his children, Anthony and Joseph Gibbons and Michelle Matta and her husband Paul. He is also survived by seven granddaughters and siblings Jerome Gibbons of Belleville and Evelyn Izbicky of New Hampshire.

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.

Miguel A. Gonzalez

Miguel A. Gonzalez, 79, of Kearny, died Sept. 4 at St. Michael’s Hospital, Newark.

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

Mr. Gonzalez was a retired longshoreman and is survived by his wife Angela and his children Jackie and Michael (Silvia) Gonzalez and his grandchildren Arielle and Michael.

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

Carol Navickas

Carol Navickas of North Arlington entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. She was 65.

Born in Newark, Carol was raised in Harrison before moving to North Arlington 32 years ago. She was a shipping manager for Engelhard Industries, Harrison, for 30 years, retiring in 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele Navickas; a granddaughter, Victoria Goncalves; a great-grandson, Lucas Carr; siblings John Navickas, Maureen Frank, Gladys Bolger, her husband Matt; and her favorite pet, Zach. She was also an aunt to many nieces and nephews. Carol was pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Julia (nee Ryan) Navickas; her brother, Richard Navickas; and her stepfather, Gaetano Gruttadoria.

The funeral was conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrrison. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.

For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 www.stjude.org/tribute in loving memory of Carol.

Orlando Paredes

Orlando Paredes of Kearny entered into eternal rest on Friday, Aug. 30, in New Vista Nursing Home, Newark. He was 47.

Born in Lima, Peru, Orlando came to the U.S. in 2000 and resided in Harrison. He was a machine operator at L and R Manufacturing Co., Kearny. He was a member of Iglesia Advnetista del Septimo Dia, Harrison.

He is survived by his loving wife, Aracely (nee Cruz); a cherished daughter, Pamela; beloved mother, Luz Mendoza; a dear brother, Carlos, of Italy; and a nephew, Christian Paredes.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Funeral services were held at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia (Harrison Spanish SDA Church), Harrison. For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr.

Daniel T. Sansone Jr. of Kearny died Aug. 30 at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville. He was 63.

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

Dan worked for Hudson County Welfare in Jersey City.

Son of Evelyn (nee Kaywork) and the late (former Mayor) Daniel T. Sansone Sr., he is survived by his wife Jane (nee Kelly), and his daughter and her husband Danielle and Patrick Shaver. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives Charles and Heather Sansone, Larry and Virginia Sansone and Rick and Mary Sansone. He was the beloved grandfather of Charles, Henry and Andrew and was the proud uncle of Ashley, Brittany, Lindsay, Tony and Emma.

Teresa Santos

Teresa Santos of Harrison died on Aug. 30.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

She is survived by her husband Albino and her children Joao (Bela) Santos and Cidalia Santos, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, donations to valleyhospitalfoundation.org would be appreciated. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Edward V. Venditti Jr.

Edward V. Venditti Jr. passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Janet, on Sept. 5 at home. He was 75.

Born in Newark, Ed lived in North Arlington before moving to Rutherford seven years ago.

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

Ed was a technician for RCA for many years. He served in the National Guard from 1956 to 1958. He loved his trips to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He especially enjoyed his Wednesday Evening Card Club. He felt those card players were a true extension of his family.

He is survived by his wife Janet (nee Carrino), his daughters and their spouses Sandy and Mark Viggiano and Cindy and Paul Plessel. Also surviving are his four cherished grandchildren Sal, Gina, Rebecca and Vincent.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Make a Wish Foundation.

Clifford T. Walsh, 59

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Although a resident of McKenney, Va., Cliff grew up in Harrison. He was a graduate of Harrison High (Class of ‘71). Unfortunately, he passed away from a sudden hemorrhagic stroke on Aug 27 at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He will be sorely missed.

Cliff was a man of many talents (art, music, etc.) but his friends and family will best remember him as an accomplished musician dedicated to the trade.

He was pre-deceased by both parents Clifford and Josephine (nee Goodman) and a brother Joseph. He is survived by Linda Green (a loving companion); two brothers, Tom and Pat; a sister, Veronica Robenolt, and her husband, Robert; and six nieces, Diana, Crystal, Nicole, Amber, Brittney and Tiffany. He also leaves behind several cousins and a multitude of friends (or should I say fans!)

Cliff now embarks on his final journey. But he also gets to be with his mom, dad, aunts and uncles, too! He also gets to jam with some of the greatest musicians of all time (who’ve pre-deceased him)…. way to go Bro! Hope to see you again someday… Another star has been lit in the heavens!

Based on Cliff ’s final wishes, internment was handled compassionately by the Crematory Society of Virginia.

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