Sandra ‘Scotty’ Bubenas

Sandra “Scotty” Bubenas (nee Dowd), 62, of Harrison, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Clara Maass Hospital, Belleville.

Scotty was a dedicated employee for close to 30 years for the town of Harrison, She worked in town clerks office, violations department and the Senior Citizens Center until retiring in 2011.

Scotty loved the town of Harrison, especially working with the seniors as an outreach coordinator. She was also a very active supporter of Holy Cross Church.
She is survived by devoted husband Joseph of 43 years, loving children Tammy Deo and Greg, and Kimmy Pandullo and Anthony; she was the cherished grandmother to Kaitlyn and Alyssa Deo and Lexie and Anthony Pandullo and dear aunt to Carrie Ann Fyock. Scotty is predeceased by parents John and Ellen and sister Eileen Gardi.

Arrangements were by Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. For directions, information or to send condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Caldwell College for Autism Training and Applied Behavior Analysis, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, N.J. 07006, in memory of Sandra “Scotty” Bubenas.

Mary A. Capozzi
Loving Aunt, 82
Mary Capozzi died on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hackensack University Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in her family home in East Newark to the late Carmella and Joseph, she lived there her entire life. Mary worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark for 34 years as a systems analyst before retiring in 1985. Mary was an avid bowler and competed for many years at Prudential and in community leagues.

Mary was extremely kind and generous and had an abiding love of people and an extraordinary devotion to her family. She was the family matriarch, and took an active interest in every member of her family, marking all birthdays and anniversaries. She particularly looked forward to hosting an annual family Christmas party. She also enjoyed weekly “coffees” with her girlfriends and actively followed the exploits of her cherished family on Facebook using her iPad.

Predeceased by her sisters Filomena Spataro and Catherine Stanish, brothers Vincent, Patrick, Joseph and Daniel Capozzi, and nieces Helen Fronheiser and JoAnn Fusiak, she is survived by six nieces and nephews, 13 great nieces and nephews and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.

Services were private.

Dottie E. Kunkel
Dottie E. Kunkel (formerly Cicchino) died on Feb. 13 in Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, surrounded by her loving family. She was 74. Dottie’s husband Jim died only one week ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by a private cremation.

Dottie was a unit secretary at West Hudson Hospital before her retirement. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Dottie was the wife of the late Jim Kunkel and the late Joe “Chicky” Cicchino. She is survived by her children and their spouses Joseph and Erica Cicchino, Valerie and Gary McCauley, Linda Ford and Daniel and Kathy Cicchino, her sister Clara Starr and her grandchildren Cara, Nicole, Gabi, Jesse, Patrick, Joseph, Kaitlyn, Timothy, Matthew, Jack and Gillian.

Dottie’s last unselfish act was to give the gift of sight by donating her eyes. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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