Margaret Higgins

Margaret Higgins, (nee Miterko), 89, of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Beloved wife of the late Harry Higgins, predeceased by five brothers and four sisters, loving aunt of many nieces and nephews as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews, Margaret will be missed by many family members and friends.

Mrs. Higgins worked for Westinghouse in Newark for 42 years. After retirement, she provided loving childcare through the years for nine different children including her great niece Alyssa Miterko.

Arrangements were by the Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home, 425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at St. Michael’s Church, followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Hospital, 350 Blvd, Passaic, N.J. 07055. Send condolences to

Veronica ‘Tootsie’ Lutrario

Veronica “Tootsie” Lutrario (nee Lane) died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Oct. 9. She was 84.

Born in East Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church and a past member of the church’s Rosary Society and Vincention Society.

She was a proud member of her community where she dedicated her time caring for and helping others in need in the community. She was a member of the Harrison Cancer League and was on the Election Committee for the Board of Elections, Harrison. She also served as a member of the Harrison Board of Health, retiring in 2013.

In appreciation and recognition of her service to the community, Veronica was voted Hudson County Senior Citizen of the year in 2007.

Veronica worked for the West Hudson Division of Youth and Family Service in Kearny for over 30 years, where she was affectionately known as “Ronnie from Family Service”.

Veronica is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Lawrence F. Lutrario, her loving children, Linda Liguori, Lawrence F. Jr. and his wife Julie and Debbie Mount and her husband Andrew, cherished grandchildren Dara and her husband Nigel, Shaylin, Devon, Hayley, Riley and Jared. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Domenick and her sisters and brothers.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A Mass to celebrate her life was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to the family please visit

Lorraine M. Suckiel

Lorraine M. Suckiel, 75, of Monroe Township, passed away at home on Oct. 3 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Jersey City and raised in Harrison. Lorraine lived in Kearny before moving to Monroe Township in 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband John in 1995. Lorraine is survived by her daughter Karen Agosta of Monroe Township; her son John of Harrison; her brother Howard McGowan; and her grandchildren Ryan, Joseph, Thomas and Julia. She was predeceased by her siblings Elaine Tuite, William McGowan and Katherine Smith.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Burial of her ashes followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Toms River.

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