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Manuel A. De Almeida

Manuel A. De Almeida passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 27. He was 96.

Born in Oliveira do sul, Portugal, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny in 1968.

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 entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Mr. De Almeida was a member of the Portuguese Continental Union of The U.S.A. and he was a retired blacksmith from P.S.E.G. in Newark.

Husband of Irene (nee Vieira), he is survived by his daughters and their husbands Elissa and John Del Monaco and Dolores and Filipe Silva. Also surviving are his grandchildren and their spouses Eric and Lindsay, Brandon and Diana and Marc and Stacey and his great-grandson John.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The St. Stephen’s Sanctuary Fund.

Ian S. Doris

Ian S. Doris, 75 ,died on Jan. 29, 2014.

The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, at 10 a.m. Cremation will be private. Visiting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Mr. Doris was born in Paisley, Scotland and came to this country in 1963 settling in Kearny. While in Scotland, he served in the British Royal Army.

He was a pipe fitter for Merck in Rahway before retiring in 1998. Prior, he worked in the same capacity for Maxwell House in Hoboken for 23 years.

Ian was a member of the Scott’s American Athletic Club of Kearny.

He is survived by his children Lorna Henry (Joe) and Ian C. Doris; siblings Mary Welsh, Alex, Jim, Anthony and Eddie Doris and three grandchildren Ryan Henry and Kaliegh and Connor Doris.

Billy Farnham

Billy Farnham, of Newark, passed away on Jan. 18.

He was the son of William and Betty Farnham. He is survived by his daughters Coleen and Kelly, his son Dustin, two grandchildren Kayla and Gene, a sister Mary and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Family Church, 28 Brookline Ave., Nutley, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the chapel. Please omit flowers. Arrangements are by Eternal Cremations in Florida.

Donna Marie Lineer

Donna Marie Lineer, (nee Wiedemann), entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the VA NJ Health Care System at Lyons. She was 58.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Newark, Donna Marie lived most of her life in Schooley’s Mountain, before enlisting in the U.S. Military. She graduated from West Morris Central High School in 1973. She was medically retired from the U.S. Army on May 1, 1978, after serving her country during peacetime in the post-Vietnam Era. She was a member of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association. Most recently, she lived in East Orange. She was raised Catholic and her strong faith in God brought her peace and comfort throughout her life. In her spare time she greatly enjoyed crocheting. Donna was an organ gift donor to the Sharing Network of N.J.

Predeceased by her parents in 2006, Vincent and Margaret (nee DeRocker) Wiedemann, Donna is survived by her loving siblings and spouses: Robert and his wife, Prudence; Joann Donlan and her husband, Daniel; Michael; Paul and his wife, Lucy; and Marybeth Wiedemann; a beloved son, Cory Allen Kent; cherished niece and nephew, Kristin Torres and her husband, Jean and Kevin Donlan and his wife, Olivia. Donna is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Lyons VA Hospice, VANJHCS/ Attention: Voluntary Service (135LY), 151 Knollcroft Road, Building 2, Lyons, N.J. 07939, In the memo, please state: For Palliative Care unit-7B or to: Make-A-Wish Foundation P.O. Box 6062 Albert Lea, Minn. 56007-6662 in memory of Donna Marie.

Anthony T. LoFasso

Anthony. LoFasso, formerly of Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 15. He was born Dec. 13, 1924.

Mr. LoFasso owned the Ke- High Luncheonette of Kearny for 14 years before moving to Frederick, Md.

He is survived by two daughters, Kim Mullen of Kearny and Cara Fritz of Frederick, Md., and by loving grandchildren Blake and Julie Mullen of Kearny and James, Abby and Khloe Fritz of Frederick, Md.

Joseph Thomas Mascellino

Joseph Thomas Mascellino, 77, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. His entombment took place in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Born in Newark, Joseph was a lifelong resident of East Newark. He worked for the Newark Sanitation Department for many years, retiring in 2001.

Predeceased by his wife, Ruth Ann (nee Murray) and his son, Joseph Jr., Joseph is survived by his loving sons, Mark and his wife Liz, Anthony and his wife Regina, and Gerard and his wife Michelle, cherished grandchildren, Danielle, Vincent, Kerry Ann, Amy, Ashley, Anthony, and Tyler, dear great-grandchildren, Robert, Leah, Anyiah and Mia Bella, a brother, Thomas. He is also survived by nieces and cousins. Joseph was predeceased by his sisters, Josephine and Pamela and his daughter-in-law, Rosie.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of choice in loving memory of Joseph.

Evelyn L. McKinnon

Evelyn L. McKinnon died on Jan. 29 at Care One in Wall Township. She was 89.

Born in LaGrande, Ore., she lived most of her life in Kearny.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held at Grace United Methodist Church, Kearny, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Evelyn, a World War II veteran, served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 through 1946. She was an accounting clerk for Prudential in Newark for many years and often helped in the family business, McKinnon Bakery. She was an active member of Grace Church, serving as the treasurer. Evelyn was also a member of the Salvation Army and was a volunteer at West Hudson Hospital.

Daughter of the late James and Eveline (nee Lawrie) McKinnon, she is survived by her cousin Betty Holt, her nephew and niece Sandy and Jennifer Holt and their son Alexander McKinnon Holt. She was predeceased by her brother Jack and his wife Shelia (nee Scotland) and her cousin George Holt.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Grace Church.

Kathleen Wilma Neal

Kathleen Wilma Neal, (nee Sprague), 48, passed away at home on Jan. 12.

Born in Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Irvington.

She worked for as a crossing guard for Irvington; prior to that she was a bus driver for the Irvington Senior Citizens. She was predeceased by her parents Earl and Arlene Sprague.

She is survived by her brothers Robert, Patrick and Dennis Sprague, and her aunt Ann Marie Ricciardelli. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts uncles and cousins.

Private arrangements were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. The family kindly requests donations to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312.

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Joe Pereira

Joe Pereira, 56, died on Jan. 26 at his home in Kearny after a courageous two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.thiele-reid.com.

Joe was born to Albano and Maria (de Jesus) Pereira on May 25, 1957 in Newark.

Mr. Pereira worked at G.M.A.C. in Linden then FAPS, Inc. in Newark, and also owned several businesses in his short life.

He was an active member and coach for Kearny Recreation. For many years Joe coached the Kearny Generals Peewees, the Kearny Rec. Wrestling team and the major minor Cali Carting team. He was very active in the Kearny Booster Club while his children attended Kearny High.

Joe is survived by Lorie (Rebelo); his children Christian, Calla Marie and Chad; one granddaughter Alyara; and his sibilings Roy, Jay, Lisa O’Neil and Amelia Saraiva. He also leaves behind his in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

Joe touched many lives and will be remembered by those who knew him as a loving friend that always put others ahead of himself.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Camp Sunshine 35 Acadia Rd. Casco, Maine 04051 or at www.campsunshine.org.

Jorge Quiroz

Jorge Quiroz, of Kearny and formerly of Harrison, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31 at the age of 85 due to heart complications at JFK Hospital, Edison.

He was the husband of Ana Llerena, father of Isaias, Juan, Maria and Giovanni, father-in-law of Bertha, Mimi; grandfather of Joseph, Mike, Maria, Evelyn, Joshi, Stephanie, Fabian; uncle of Margot Rugel, Kike, Raul, Gladys, Maria, Carlos Pescoran.

A funeral service was held at the funeral home, following by a private cremation.

Donald A. Wojciechowski

Donald A. Wojciechowski, 55, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Jan. 13.

Private cremation was handled by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne, Fla. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Lacey United Methodist Church on Lacey Road in Forked River.

Donnie leaves behind a wife, three children Melissa, D.J. and John, and one grandchild Mason. Also surviving are a sister Pat Cosgrove (Joe), brothers Eddie (Monique), Gary (Dana), Mark and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was predeceased by his parents Ed and Jane.

Donald was a bartender at the family-owned Terrace Tavern in Kearny before moving to Florida.

For information or to send condolences to the family, please email eddiewoj@comcast.net.

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