Karen Augustine

Mrs. Karen Ann (Pryblick) Augustine, 59, died suddenly on Wednesday April 25, after sustaining injuries resulting from an auto accident on Route 7 in Kearny.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. Condolences and memories may be expressed at

Mrs. Augustine was born in Newark and was a lifelong resident of North Arlington.

She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Monmouth University in 1973 and later completed her M.A. in Education at New Jersey City University.

Karen was an 8th grade math teacher at P.S. 38 James F. Murray Elementary School in Jersey City for the past nine years. She was named teacher of the year in 2010. She was a proud member of the NJEA.

Mrs. Augustine is survived by her husband Frank; children Katierose Augustine, Cara Calfayan (Chris) and Frank Augustine Jr.; her mother Barbara (Konesky) Pryblick, and her brother Kevin Pryblick (Cheryl). She was the grandmother of Trevor and Jesse Calfayan and aunt of Dana Marie Kornas (Brian) and Madison Anne and Emily Marie Kornas. She was predeceased by her father Milton Przebieglec.

Edith Pauline Bariou

Edith Pauline Bariou was born June 9, 1923 in Paterson. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Edith Gremmler.

Mrs. Bariou died on April 11 in Anderson, S.C. She was a former resident of Kearny and an employee of the Kearny Health Department.

She was the widow of Loren F. Bariou, a retired Kearny fireman. She is survived by her son, Fred Bariou and his wife, Linda of Anderson, S.C.; grandson, Craig Bariou and his wife, Kathryn and two greatgranddaughters, Laura and Jenna Bariou, also of Anderson, S.C.

John M. Cooney

John M. Cooney, 84 of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away on Friday, April 27, in the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. John was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday, October 21, 1927 to John M. and Gertrude T. (Carney) Cooney. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines, was a retired treasurer with the Grobet File Company and moved to this area 25 years ago from North Arlington.

John was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, where he served as a eucharistic minister, a member of the Abbot Francis Sadlier Council #6168 of the Knights of Columbus, the Harry Nesbitt V.F.W. Post #10087 and Irish American Social Club. John founded the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad and was awarded with a key to the city for his contributions to the community.

John was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Michael Cooney, III.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith Cooney of Beverly Hills, Fla.; sons, Kevin Cooney of Beverly Hills, Fla. and Dennis Cooney and wife Catherine of Elmwood Park; daughter, Rosemary Giuliano and husband Edward of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Alycia Cooney of Orlando, Fla., Celia Cooney of San Diego, Calif., Erin Margarella and husband James of Palm Harbor, Fla., Shannon Cooney of Elmwood Park, Lindsey Giuliano of Palm Harbor, Fla. and John Cooney, IV of San Diego, Calif. and great-grandson, Brendan Margarella.

Arrangements were by the Fero Funeral Home, 5955 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills, Fla. 34465. A funeral Mass was held on April 30 at Our Lady of Grace, Beverly Hills, Fla., followed by entombment at Fero Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fla. 34464.

Josefa Dios

Josefa Dios died on April 22 in the Beth Israel Hospice in Newark. She was 86.

Born in Spain, she lived in the Ironbound section of Newark before moving to Harrison.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 26 in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit


Josefa is a retired candy maker from Beacon Sweets in Newark. Wife of the late Jose, she is also the mother of Manuel, Angel, Ventura and the late Jose Dios; sister of Marcelino Dios and Carmen Alvarez. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jose, Andrea, Amanda, David, Cristina and Sofia and great-grandchildren Joshua and Gaige.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The American Cancer Society.

Donald C. Halliwell

Donald C. Halliwell died on April 20 in Sunrise Fla. He was 77.

Born in Newark, he lived most of his life in North Arlington and retired to Toms River and Tamarac, Fla.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held April 26 in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Don served in the Army and was a retired industrial engineer from Otis Elevator and also worked in the same capacity at Picatinny Arsenal. He coached Rec baseball and The Leaders Football, both in North Arlington and was a member of the Old Guard in Point Pleasant.

Don’s two greatest loves were his family and sports. He took pleasure and pride in his extended family gatherings and will always be remembered for his joyous iconic grin. His favorite expression when talking about where he had been was “the place was packed.” He hopes to find a heaven awaiting which is packed.

He is survived by his wife Molly (nee Cicarelli), his sons Ken and Gary along with Gary’s wife Michele; brother of Joan Lockney and the late Alan Halliwell, he is also survived by his grandsons Gary and Christopher.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Research.

Raymond J. Narwid

Raymond J. Narwid, 77, of Columbus, passed away April 23 at home.

Mr. Narwid was born in Jersey City, raised in Harrison and lived in Kearny 50 years before retiring to Columbus two years ago.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Harrison Lions Club, was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Czestowchowa in Harrison and currently a parishioner of St. Andrew’s Church in Jobstown where he is a member of church council. He is retired from the Town of Kearny as a construction official and was chairman of the Town Planning board in Kearny.

Son of the late, Cyperian and Helen Sypko Narwid, he was the uncle of the late Mark Narwid.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Anne Stypulkowski Narwid son and daughter in law, Paul and Diane Narwid of Columbus three grandchildren, Katherine, Reagan and Ryan Narwid; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mildred Narwid of Harrison and a niece, Carol Mosior.

The funeral was held on April 26 from Knott’s Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad Street, Hamilton. A funeral Mass was held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, 2489 Monmouth Road, Jobstown. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

Dorothy M. Silkie

Dorothy M. Silkie died on April 23 at home. She was 84.

Born in Harrison, she lived in Kearny and Manasquan before moving to Montville only a year ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 27 in St. Stephens Church. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Mrs. Silkie was a certified nursing assistant and was a member of the Ladies of Vincension of Holy Cross Church and she was a St. Stephen’s School Cafeteria Mom.

She is survived by her husband Thomas J. and her children Caryn Silkie, Dorothy Hemenway, Linda Silkie and Thomas Silkie. Also surviving are seven grand and 12 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter Pamela Rothenburger.

James E. Verrier

James E. Verrier died on April 25, at home. He was 76. Born in Orange, he lived many years in Kearny before moving to Mantoloking 12 years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held on April 30 in Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Jim was a Queen of Peace graduate and attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is a life member of The Knights of Columbus Council 3428 and was an avid golfer and artist. He is a retired Sheet Metal Fabricator from Local 28 in New York City.

He was the husband of Adeline (nee Cusick) and father of Jeaneen Szekeres (late Thomas), James Jr. (Debra), Francine Dames (Ted), Georgine Musacchio (Carl), Christine Kavlick (William) and Martine Verrier; brother of Joan Carey, Jean F. Verrier (Janice), Leanne Braun (Richard), Maryjane Bucci and Margaret Engstrom (John). Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Kidney and Urology Foundation.


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