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Obituaries

Susan  Bianchi
Susan  Bianchi died on Jan. 2 in University Hospital in Newark. She was 55. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she lived in Kearny before moving to Belleville 20 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.  A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by private cremation.
Susan was employed by the Star Ledger Newspaper and owned and operated two delivery circulation routes in Belleville and North Arlington.
She is survived by her husband Chris Bianchi; her children Brett Bianchi, Mandy Still and Kevin Strode; sister of Becky Elder, Mary Cunningham and David, Danny and Cindy Wood; also surviving is a granddaughter, Avery. Susan was predeceased by her daughter Shannon Strode.  To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Jack Fitzhenry
Jack Fitzhenry died on Jan. 4 in Clara Maass Hospital. He was 74. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Bayonne before moving to North Arlington 48 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.
A proud graduate of St. Peters Prep, Jack was a retired toll collector and also owned the Cedar Bar in North Arlington. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Council Knights of Columbus #3428 and was a Eucharistic Minister at Queen of Peace Church. He was a CYO volunteer and football coach. He also coached football for Boystown in Kearny. Jack loved his Irish heritage and was a member of The Ironbound Irish American Club.
He is survived by his wife Maureen (nee Meehan), his children and their spouses Brian and Donna Fitzhenry, Jeff and Kelly Fitzhenry and Beth Anne and Greg Fylak; brother of Lawrence and Kevin Fitzhenry and the late Mary Elizabeth Parks; also surviving are his grandchildren Brian, Thomas, Erin, Mallory, Mary Katherine, Sarah, Nicholas and Amanda.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to St. Peter’s Prep or Queen of Peace Church c/o the funeral home.

Lena Gregory
Lena Gregory, 88, passed away peacefully with her niece Karen Davies by her side on Saturday Dec. 31.
Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident. She worked for ITT Electronic Systems, Clifton.
He was a member of the Harrison Senior Citizens, the Harrison Cancer League, and was the Harrison Senior of the Year in 2008.
She was the loving daughter of the late Jack and Louise (nee Trangone), dear sister to the late Ms. Dora (Ture) Tulimiero, Mary Nicosia, Ida, Nickolas, and Charles, and Jack Gregory.
Lena is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews whom she cherished.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Orange.
For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Harrison Cancer League, and send to the funeral home in memory of Lena.

Doris L. Murphy

Doris L. Murphy (nee Shafer) died on Dec. 31 in The St. Joseph’s Hospice in Wayne. She was 87. Born in Jersey City, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 22 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by private cremation and burial.
Doris was a retired secretary from Chemplast in Wayne. She was very active with the Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny.
Wife of the late Dennis, she is survived by her sons Dennis T. and John L. Murphy; her sister Lois Blasco; her grandchildren Jennifer, Shannon, Melissa and Daniel; also surviving is one great-grandchild Zoe. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Grace United Methodist Church or your own favorite charity. To leave online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.

Iain Junner
Iain Junner died Jan. 5 in University Hospital in Newark. He was 58.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 30 years ago.
Arrangements were by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Mr. Junner was a head custodian for the North Arlington Board of Education.
He was the son of John Junner and the late Mary (nee McFarlane); he is survived by his wife Debbie (nee Costa); his daughters Jessica (Jason) Klein and Melissa Junner; brother of Anne Craggan and Janette Junner; he is also survived by his grandchildren Anthony, Angelo and Jason along with loving nephews and  niece.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Robert “Bob” Doran
Robert “Bob” Doran, 76, of Harrison, formerly of Newark, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Newark, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Bob is survived by his devoted sons John W. and his wife Vilma, James P. and Eddy Carnevale, William M. and Denise, Kenneth J. and Peter Chattergoon; his dear stepchildren John, Janice, Dave and Bobby; his cherished grandchildren Melissa, Jonathan, Stephanie, John M., Love Elizabeth, William C. and Nicholas C.; he is survived by many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his loving sister Bernice Markowski, her daughter Kimberly Woods and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by: Sandra Ann (nee Kennedy), Dolores Bielaszewski and Robert, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Harrison Education Foundation in care of the funeral home in memory of Bob.

Edward J. Solinski
Edward J. Solinski died on Jan. 7 at the Cusak Care Center in Jersey City. He was 91. Born in Newark, he lived the past 40 years in Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive,  Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Mr. Solinski served in the Army during WWII and is a retired machinist from Stanley Tools in Newark.
Husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Pignatora), he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Judith and Robert Ryan; his grandchildren and their spouses Robert and Ann Ryan, Stacy and Nicholas Prato and Edward and Erin Ryan; also surviving are his great-grandchildren Angelo, Anthony, Michael, Nicholas,  Emma and Ella. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Compassionate Care Hospice c/o the funeral home.

John J. McKenzie
John J. McKenzie “Jack” died peacefully on Jan. 7 at the Community Hospital in Toms River. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.   To leave online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com
Jack served in the Navy from 1946-48 and graduated from Seton Hall University. He is a retired accountant last working for Buchanan Products in Hackettstown. Jack’s gentle, classy manor and and unique sense of humor will be missed but always cherished by his beloved family.
He is survived by his devoted wife Joan (nee Hinchcliffe); his loving daughters Maryann Haberthur, Michelle Mackenzie, Maureen (Northern) Agens and Laurie Horn; brother of George McKenzie and the late Margaret Stoney; he is also survived by 13 grand and four great-grandchildren. He was sadly predeceased by his daughter Margie McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to Van Dyke Hospice c/o the funeral home.

Anthony Simone
Anthony Simone, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Mr. Simone was a lifelong resident of Harrison and, upon retirement, worked at Holy Cross Church for many years.
He loved his daily walks around Harrison and was known throughout the community.
“Uncle Tony,” now reunited with his parents and siblings, will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews including Jeanne Kappel, Harry Bataille (wife Janice), Anton Burwan (wife Kim), Karen Davis (husband Stewart) and William Virgo and great nieces and nephews Christi Kappel, Kevin, Brian (wife Lisa) and David Bataille, Gabe and Charlie Burwan.
He was predeceased by his parents, Rachel and Anthony Simone, his siblings Rose Duda, Anna Bataille, Carmen Simone, Jean Smith, Patrick Simone and Mary Simone.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Hudson County Animal League or a charity of your choice in care of the funeral home in memory of Anthony.

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