Eva Helen Benecki

Eva Helen Benecki (nee Moreski), 65, passed away at the Regent Care Center in Hackensack, on Friday, March 2. She was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 37 years ago.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny.

Eva was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Wife of the late Robert John Benecki, she was the beloved daughter of the late Otto and Tessie Moreski; loving mother of Deborah Cauwels (Joseph), Nancy and Cheryl Benecki; dear grandmother of Robert Manella and Joseph Root.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m. at the Shaw- Buyus Home for Services, 138 Davis Ave., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Visit

Anthony Petroski

Anthony Petroski died on March 4 in Beth Israel Hospital in Newark. He was 84. Born in Pennsylvania, he lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington eight years ago.

Arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Tony served in The Army and was stationed in the Philippines. He worked for Economy Book Binding in Kearny, then for the Postal Service in Clifton. He was a member of the Belleville Elks. He is survived by his wife Snookie (nee Fierro) and his sons Frank and Richard Petroski.

In lieu of flowers. kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or ALFA Development, 39 Oak Ridge Road, New Foundland, N.J. 07435.

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier

Elizabeth Greenock Chatellier, 83, of Chestertown, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown.

Elizabeth G. Chatellier was born November 8, 1928, in Newark, the daughter of the late James Greenock and Marian (Shields) Greenock. Mrs. Chatellier was a 1946 graduate of Kearny High School. She then attended secretarial school for one year. Mrs. Chatellier held several jobs throughout her life; one of her first jobs was as an information operator for the phone company. After moving to Chestertown, she worked at Washington College for several years before taking a job with the State of Maryland Judiciary System as a secretary. In 1992 she retired after 13 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Chatellier was a member of the St. Andrew’s Society. She loved to read true crime and mystery novels, enjoyed cats, cooking and had a love for words and vocabulary. She was always well spoken and well respected among her friends and colleagues.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Catherine Sutherland in 1995.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Donald M. Chatellier of Chestertown, Md., her son, Dana S. Chatellier and wife Michelle of Bear, Del., her daughter, Ellen M. Stevens and husband Bill of Chestertown, Md., one stepgranddaughter, Jacqueline Donaldson of Bear, Del., two step-great grandchildren, a special niece, Catherine Sutherland of New York City and numerous other beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-7pm at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road Chestertown, Md.. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Washington College Crew Program c/o Dr Mike Davenport, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, Md. 21620. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Pilar Vazquez

Pilar Vazquez died on March 2 at home. She was 85. Born in Argentina, she lived in Spain before moving to Kearny in 1963.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. To leave an online condolence, visit

Wife of the late Andres Vazquez, she is survived by her children and their spouses Rosa and Aniceto Maza, Antonio Vazquez, Manuela and Jose Duarte and Andres and Aliny Vazquez; sister of Jose Iglesias and Bladina Fernandez; also surviving are her grandchildren Christopher, Steven, Laura, Nicole, Andrea and Michael and her great-grandchildren Lucas, Marcus, Gabriella and Valentina.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Barnabas Hospice, Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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