Gertrude DiElmo
Gertrude DiElmo, 93, died on Dec. 18. Born in South Orange, she lived in Nutley for many years.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, followed by private cremation.
Mrs. DiElmo was a retired beautician.  Wife of the late Andrew, she is survived by her children Andrew and John DiElmo, Joan LoCurto, Victor DiElmo and Mary Anne Guerriero, 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Joseph and her sisters and brother Cecilia Prunera and Edward and Dorothy Frank.
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Maria J. Smith
Maria J. Smith, 64, of Newport, N.C., died on Dec. 18 at her home.
She is survived by her dearest friend, Michael Doyle of Atlantic Beach, N.C.; two daughters, Michelle Smith and Francine Smith-Beyer, both of Newport, N.C.; son James Smith Jr., of Goldsboro, N.C.; eight grandchildren Kara Anne O’Connor, Nadiya Beyer, Kendra Beyer, Brandon Hodge, Breanna Ambrus, Arianna Smith, Jaydon Smith and James Paul Smith, III; beloved sister Gladys Flores of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, James Smith.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Dr, Greenville, N.C. 27834.
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Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City, N.C.

Lorraine Woods
Lorraine Woods (nee Raibick), 64, of Harrison, formerly of Newark, died suddenly on Dec. 18.
Beloved wife of Dennis, she was the devoted mother of Kelly-Anne Nigro and her husband Joe, and Dennis Woods, loving grandmother “Mi Mi” to Gianna, Sophia, Joey, Isabella, Ian and Valentina, dear sister to Al Raibick, his wife Gloria, and dear sister-in-law of Maureen Bracchi and her husband Alan, and Brian Woods and Caroline Hall.  Lorraine is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.  A funeral Mass was at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, Harrison.  Interment followed at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.
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Maria Rosa Monteiro Nunes
Maria Rosa Monteiro Nunes died on Dec. 21 in the Post Acute Care Center in Kearny. She was 91.
Born in Latrobe, Pa., she had lived in Portugal before moving to Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Maria was the wife of the late Jose dos Anjos. She is survived by her daughter and her husband Maria Emilia and Dominick Ruela, her stepdaughter and her husband Angelina and Jose Ferreira along with their children; sister of Jose Monteiro da Costa. She is also survived by her grandchildren Christine and Dominick and her great-granddaughter Catalina.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to Alzheimers Research; envelopes are available at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

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