Ellen T. Murphy Cicchino

Ellen T. Murphy Cicchino, 71, of Toms River, passed away Monday, April 2, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch.

She was born in Newark and lived in Kearny before moving to Toms River 14 years ago.

Ellen worked in the accounts payable department for the Archdiocese of Newark and spent 31 years as an accounting department executive for Continental Insurance in Newark, Piscataway and New York City before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Toms River.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Anne Murphy and her sister Roseanne Barton. She is survived by her loving husband John Cicchino (Buddy) of Toms River and his children John Cicchino III of Neptune Beach, Fla., Catherine Fowlie of Concord, N.C., Suzanne Cicchino of Toms River; her brother John (Jackie) Murphy of Harrison; her niece Kimberly Barton of North Arlington; her nephew John Barton of Harrison; seven grandchildren Kristen, Erik, Maxwell, Angela, Neil, Andrew and Charlie. Viewing was held on Tuesday April 3, and Wednesday April 4, at DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, 119 Union Ave., Lakehurst, with a funeral mass at St. Johns Church, Lakehurst followed by a committal service at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

 Silvana DeOliveira

Silvana (Corsi) DeOliveira, 47 died on Wednesday April 4, in the St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held on April 7 in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 663 Kearny Ave., Kearny, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Silvana was born in Brazil, immigrating to this country at age 4.  She lived in Newark before moving to Kearny in 1988.

She was employed as an accounts payable clerk for Care Station in Linden for four years.

Silvana is survived by her beloved children Stephanie and Richard DeOliveira; parents Antonio and Maria (Ottoboni) Corsi; sister Sonia Hill and her husband James and niece Sarah Marie Hill. She was predeceased by her sister Sylvia Corsi.


John Gallagher 

John “Jack” Gallagher, 76 died on Friday April 6, in the St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral liturgy was offered in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Jack was born in Dundonald, Scotland, and immigrated to this country in 1963 settling in Kearny. He served for the British Army in the Republic of Malta from 1952 until 1954.

He was a union painter employed by IUPAT Local 1004 in Bloomfield for 40 years retiring 14 years ago.

Mr. Gallagher was a proud member of the Scotts American Athletic Club and the Irish American Club both of Kearny.

He is survived by his wife Margaret “Rita” (Murray); his children Angela Sylvester (Anthony), Jacqueline Boyle and John C. Gallagher; his siblings Kathleen Gallagher, Sheila McGinn (Ian) and his grandchildren Alyssa, Amanda and Andrea Sylvester and William J. Boyle.

He was predeceased by his brothers Anthony and David and his sister Eileen Mullen.


Euphemia ‘Fay’ Hill

Euphemia “Fay” Hill (nee Hunter), died on April 3 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic. She was 83. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Colonia before moving to Lyndhurst 53 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny.  A funeral service was held on Monday, April 9, in the funeral home. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Fay was an executive secretary for Arbitron in New York City and was very involved with the Rutherford Bible Chapel.

Wife of the late Benjamin, she is survived by her children Kathie Di Lascio, Jane Gabriele and Douglas, David and Evelyn Hill. She was the sister of Marjorie Mitchell, Robert Hunter and the late Roberta Zine. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Fay was predeceased by her son Benjamin and his children Benjamin and Mary Hill.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Gideons.


George Henry Horn

George Henry Horn, 68, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., formerly of Kearny, passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 26.

Born in Newark, George resided in Kearny, and after graduating from Kearny High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. George was part owner in Towne Clothiers and was married to the former Doreen Ostrom. He later lived in New York City and Laguna Niguel, Calif., before settling in Rancho Mirage. George was a sales representative for Vintners International, a Bronco Wines Corp.

George is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Jonathan Brown; a sister, Barbara Lindsay of West Orange.; five nephews Hugh Lindsay of West Orange, Andrew Lindsay of West Orange, Charles Horn of Denville, David Horn of Forked River, Robert Horn of Brick; and a niece Catherine Bochantin of Jefferson and their families.

George was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helen Horn, and a brother, Charles Horn Jr.

Services will be held April 10 in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Elsye E. Lamego

Elsye E. Lamego, Ti, 85, passed away on March 27.

Born in Danbury, Conn., she resided in Kearny for 60 years.

She worked in accounting at the Star Ledger for 40 years. She was a volunteer at West Hudson Hospital, a parishioner of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, and a member of Henrietta Benstead senior Citizen’s Monday and Thursday clubs and also a league bowler in North Arlington.

She was the beloved sister of Danny Lamego (Betty), and the late Theresa L. Nunes (Mario), loving aunt of Kathy Baker (Barry), Marion Narucki (Leon), Janet Basile (Joe), Sandy Nunes (Lu), Danny Lamego Jr. (Carmelita) and many great-nieces and nephews. All who knew her loved and respected her. She was known at work and by family as an angel on earth and a saint by many. She was a very charitable person and will be missed greatly by all.

 Sophie Lombarski

Sophie Lombarski, (nee Gulan), 88, formerly of Harrison passed away on Saturday, April 7.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison, on Thursday, April 12, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.  Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.  Friends may call on Wednesday, April 11, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. For directions, information to send condolences to the family please visit:

Sophie was born in Carteret, the daughter of the late Florian and Maryann and beloved wife of the late Rudolph.

She was a member of the Polish American Women’s Club of Harrison, St. Theresa Society, Polish American Center Women’s Auxillary of Harrison and a life member of the Harrison / East Newark Elks Lodge.


Teresa Porfido

Teresa Porfido (nee Kish) died on April 4 in Cedar Grove. She was 92. Born in Brownsville, Pa., she lived in Florida and Woodland Park.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 5, in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Wife of the late Michael, she is survived by her sons and their spouses John and Judy Porfido and Richard and Kathy Porfido; also surviving are her grandchildren Richard, David, Christopher and Jonathan Porfido and her great-grandchildren Rebecca, Emily and Julia.

 Robert Edmund Torrance III

Robert Edmund Torrance III, died on Sept. 24, 2011 in Florida Memorial Hospital. He was 81. Born in East Orange, he lived many years in Kearny. He retired to Encampment, Wy., and Datona Beach, Fla.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April  21, in the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. Bob’s ashes will be interred in the family plot at Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit

A 1948 Kearny High School Graduate he earned an associates degree at Farleigh Dickenson University and a bachelor degree at Maryville College. He married Carol Louise Schade on June 28, 1958 and they raised their family together in Kearny while Bob worked in the engineering Department of Acme Supermarkets, purchasing store equipment. He also worked in real estate and ran his bookkeeping business from his home before his retirement.

Bob was an elder, choir member and treasurer at the First Presbyterian Church in Kearny as well as being active with the West Hudson South Bergen Optimist Club. After moving to Wyoming, he became very involved with the Presbyterian Church serving as an elder and finance committee chairman. He enjoyed singing in the Encampment Community Choir and volunteering at the Encampment Museum where he served on its board of directors. His interests included keeping up with current events over morning coffee with his friends at the Sagebrush Senior Center in Encampment. He had an undying love for all things related to airplanes. A recent highlight of his life was a ride on a World War II B17 Bomber.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol, his three children, Robin Wintersen-Stock of New Mexico, Robert E. IV of New Jersey, and son John with Gina, of Colorado. His grandchildren are Mike Machado, Mamina Cordova, Sidhu Wintersen-Stock and Emmet and Teague Torrance. He has four great-grandchildren. His surviving sister Carol Lundquist is of Glen Rock,

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Grand Encampment Museum, P.O Box 43, Encampment, Wyoming 82325. Arrangements were handled by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.


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