Michele Bradley (nee Centi), 53, of Harrison, formerly of Kearny, passed away on June 24, with her family at her side.
The memorial gathering was held at the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, followed by a private cremation.
She is survived by her children Krisha Ashton and her husband Rob and Nicole and Steven; also survived by her grandchildren Francine and Daniel Ashton, her mother Francine Centi and her brothers Louis Jr., Richard and David Centi and a sister Francine Gardner.
Michele was predeceased by her husband Steven and her father Louis Centi Sr.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital c/o funeral home in memory of Michele.
Colleen Cullen (Novicki), 44, of Union, died on June 27 at UMDNJ Hospital, Newark.
Formerly of North Arlington, she moved to Union 12 years ago. A graduate of Kean University, she devoted her life to teaching special needs children. She was employed by the State of New Jersey’s Sunny Days program for the past five years and prior to that by the Cerebral Palsy Center in Belleville. Colleen was also a supporter of Autism Speaks.
She is survived by her loving husband Brian Cullen and precious daughter Rylina Cullen. She is the beloved daughter of Stanley and Rosemary Novicki and cherished sister of Karen Mastrofilippo, Kathy Mancuso and Thomas Novicki.
Arrangements were by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Autism Speaks Foundation at www.AutismSpeaks.org.
Joann Fusiak (Stanish), 64, passed away on June 26 after a long illness.
Joann was born in Kearny and was a longtime resident of East Newark and Kearny. For the last three years, she had lived with her niece Janeen Weiland in Point Pleasant.
She graduated from Harrison High School and then earned her master’s degree from Jersey City State College.
Joann was a remedial reading specialist in the Harrison school system for many years before retiring to Lake Tranquility.
She had a lifelong love of nature and particularly enjoyed watching the swans and other wildlife that inhabited the lake. Visitors to her home were struck by her artistic flair and impressive collection of plants. Family and friends always looked forward to her unique and thoughtful gifts. She always had her camera at family events and her beautiful and witty photo albums are treasured by all.
Joann is survived by her nieces Dawn Knish and Janeen Weiland and their families; John Fusiak and by the two dearest friends anybody could have Donna and Paul Fusiak and their sons. She is also survived by her aunt Mary Capozzi and the rest of her large and loving family.
She was predeceased by her husband Stephen and her sister and best friend Helen Fronheiser.
Arrangements were by Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. A blessing was offered in the chapel at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.
Catherine McGeehan (nee Drozd), 93, of Kearny, died on June 27 in Care One Nursing Home, Wall Township. She was a lifelong Kearny resident.
Predeceased by her husband John McGeehan, she is survived by her loving sons John J., Robert and Lawrence McGeehan. She was the cherished sister of Tess McGann; also surviving are five grandchildren Alyson, Jacklyn, Kara, John Robert and Kathleen and three great-grandchildren Kayla, Reilly and Molly.
Private arrangements were handled by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Stephen’s Church Food Pantry.
Ann Fisher (nee Staniewicz), 94, of Harrison, died on June 23 at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank Fisher; her son Donald Fisher and her brothers Theodore and Nicholas Staniewicz Sr. She is survived by her sister Valerie Gasior, granddaughter and husband Melissa and Brian Levering, great-grandson Brody Levering and her nieces and nephews.
Ann will be remembered for her sense of style and her feisty personality. A memorial Mass was held on June 27 at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.