Helen M. Bachmann

Helen M. Bachmann (nee Antonovich), 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Arbor Glen Center in Cedar Grove. She was born in Harrison, and was a lifelong resident.

Helen was retired from Western Electric Co in Kearny, where she worked for 35 years and was a member and president of the Wekearny Club, the Pioneer Club and the Toastmistress Club. At Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Kearny, Helen was a member and officer of the Golden 60’s Club and the Rosary Society. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Antonovich and dear mother of Fred and Bob.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny, at 10 a.m. Interment is in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements are conducted by Shaw-Buyus Home for Services, Kearny.

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Paul J. Coppola

Paul J. Coppola died suddenly at home on Sept. 10. He was 34.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 597 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Paul was a manager for Vita Quest in Caldwell.

Son of Jane (nee Joyce) and the late Jerome F. Coppola, he is survived by his beloved daughter Brianna Leigh, his sister Dawn Leahy and her husband Jay, his niece and nephew Victoria and Tyler and his godparents Bernedette Esteves and Bernard Joyce. He was predeceased by his brother Bernard J. Coppola.

Tina W. Fogarty

Mrs. Tina W. Fogarty of Kearny passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Michael’s Medical Center.

Arrangements were by the Condon Funeral Home ( 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum.

In her early years, Tina had been a fashion coordinator for Kresge’s Department Store. Later she worked in the town’s Branch Library and the tax collector’s office, both in Kearny. She then went to work as a bankruptcy clerk for the IRS until retiring many years ago. She then went back to the branch library as a volunteer.

She had been a member of the St. Stephen’s Seniors and the Henrietta Benstead Seniors.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Edmund P. Fogarty and her siblings, Patricia Zupko-Zenda, Beatrice and Alexander Formisano. She is survived by siblings Millie Lucariello, Ruth Foote, Edith Mastro, Joseph Formisano and Constance Durbas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

It was Tina’s wish to have donations, in lieu of flowers, sent to the Missionaries of Charity 335 E. 145th St., Bronx, N.Y. 10451.

Carmela D. Gerace

Carmela D. Gerace ( nee D’Andrea ), 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Alaris Health at Belgrove in Kearny.

Born in Kearny, she grew up in North Newark and lived in North Arlington since 1959.

She graduated from Barringer High School, and Drake Secretarial School both in Newark. She served with the WAVES in the United States Navy during World War II, worked as a secretary for the Forest Dairy in North Arlington before retiring and was a member of a professional sorority for secretarial graduates.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Gerace, the devoted mother of Francine Gerace and her husband Getz Obstfeld, Anthony Gerace and his wife Miki Nagano and Marie Gerace and her husband Andrew Doherty, the cherished grandmother of Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Daniel, Rosa, Maya and Anna and the dear sister of John D’Andrea, Louise DeStefano and the late Angelo D’Andrea.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Rd., North Arlington, on Friday, Sept. 13, followed by a funeral Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family would appreciate donations in her memory made to the North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad P.O. Box 7088, North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Dana Machado

Dana Machado, 61, entered into eternal rest at home in Harrison on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. For Information or to send condolences to the family please visit

Born in Jersey City, Dana was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She worked at Otis Elevator, Harrison, as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxilary, Unit #282, Harrison.

Predeceased by her parents Armand Machado and Ruth (O’Kuniewicz), she is survived by her brother John Machado and her sister Gale Gavini. She is also survived by many nephews, her very dear cousin Sharon Campos and her dog Chloe.

Denise Jo Nolden

Denise Jo Nolden died on Sept. 14 at home. She was 59.

Born in East Orange, she was a lifelong Kearny resident.

Visiting will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Rose Hassan at noon and the cremation will be private. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Denise was the beloved daughter of the late Paul W. and Billie Mae Nolden. She is survived by her devoted brother Mark and some loving cousins. Denise’s ashes will be entombed with her parents at Rosedale Cemetery. If you care to make a memorial donation, please consider Trinity Episcopal Church.

Catherine Spiess

Catherine Spiess (nee D’Errico) entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Arizona. She was 67.

She worked as a credit manager for the majority of her life, most notably for Fruehauf Trailer Corp. and CitiGroup, Inc. for many years.

Catherine was a proud 5 foot 1 and a quarter inch survivor of the Harrison Gardens, where she picked up her dry sense of humor and grit and determination. Eventually she moved to Kearny and later to Peoria, Arizona.

Predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth and Michael D’Errico, Catherine is survived by her husband Larry Spiess, her son Thomas Angelli and his wife Kamila, her grandchildren Gabriel and Lucas, her Aunt Flo and Aunt Liz. She is also survived by her siblings Jane Rispo, Mary-Jo D’Errico, Michele Casale, Anthony D’Errico, Tommy D’Errico, David D’Errico and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit

Kathleen Walker

Kathleen Walker (nee Whelan), 83, died Sept. 8 at the Oakland Care Center, Oakland.

Born in Ireland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington in 1997. She was a member of the Kearny Senior Citizens.

She is the beloved wife of the late Daniel E., the cherished mother of Sharon E. DiGesu and her husband Mark, and Frances M. Walker, the adored grandmother of Mark, Michael and Christopher DiGesu, Kyla Rocha , Daniel Smith and five great-grandchildren, and the loving sister of Frances Whelan.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home, 185 Ridge Road, North Arlington, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a funeral Mass in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. The interment followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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