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Obituaries

Frances A. Oldknow

Frances A. Oldknow (nee Winship), 84, of Ocean Grove, formerly of Kearny, died on Nov. 7.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Cecelia’s Church, Kearny. A service was held by the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter, Kearny. A private cremation was held.

Born at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Port O Prince, Haiti, Mrs. Oldknow lived most of her life in Kearny before moving to Ocean Grove 10 years ago. She was an elementary school teacher with the North Arlington School System for 30 years retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter, Kearny, the Arlington Women’s Club and the West Hudson Optimist Club.

She was the beloved wife of 59 years of Robert J. Oldknow; mother of Keith J. Oldknow, Sharon O. Marshall (Steve), Kent R. Oldknow (Joan) and Marlynn Frances Haslund (Leif); grandmother of eight grandchildren; aunt of Michele, Maura and several other nieces and nephews.

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

MaryAnn Rokosny

MaryAnn Rokosny (nee O’Malley), of North Arlington, formerly of East Newark, died on Nov. 8 at home.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial will be officiated on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Rokosny was employed at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny for over 35 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Company B Fire Department, North Arlington.

She was the beloved wife of 54 years of Charles T. Rokosny; mother of Patricia (John) Svec, Charles J. (Heather) and John P. (Danielle) Rokosny and the late Joseph Rokosny; and sister of Martin (Eda), Richard (Annette) O’Malley and the late Larry (late Marge) O’Malley.

She was the grandmother of Lauren, Michael, Jennifer, Kristian, Madison, Tyler and Trevor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations to the John Theurer Cancer Center Hackensack University Medical Center Breast Division or The Patient Access Network Foundation would be appreciated.

Louise Torta

Louise Torta ( nee Manfredonia) 79, of Kearny died on Nov. 3 at home.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr.,Kearny. A Mass of Christian burial was officiated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Torta was a retired Hi- Lo operator with La Torraine Coffee Company, Secaucus for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Hoboken before moving to Kearny in 1974.

She is the beloved mother of Donna (John) Pomponi, sister of Lorraine Manfredonia and the late Philip Manfredonia, grandmother of Anthony Pomponi, aunt of John and Marc Prezioso, Theresa Al Hakem and the late Ralph and Philip Manfredonia.

In lieu of flowers donations to The St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9908 www.st.jude.org would be appreciated.

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