Elsa Alvarado died Nov. 24 in Newark. She was 77.
Born in Ecuador, she lived in Newark for 45 years.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral service and burial was held at Holy Cross Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.armitagewiggins.com.
Elsa is survived by her children Victor, Luis, Breny and Alex, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Hegliluz Appleton, (nee Hernandez), 44, died on Monday, Nov. 25.
Mrs. Appleton was born in Newark, lived most of her life in Kearny and was a resident of Mine Hill for the past 18 years. She was a 1987 Queen of Peace High School graduate.
She worked as an analyst for Fiserv, Morris Plains for 15 years.
She was predeceased by her father, Helibert Hernandez Sr. in 2009. Hegliluz is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Appleton Jr., by her loving children, Richard III, Angelina and Alyssa, by her dear mother, Felicia Hernandez and by her brothers, Helibert Hernandez, Jr., Herbert Hernandez and Helmi Hernandez.
Arrangements were by the Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
Mabel E. Borys
Mabel E. Borys (nee Monaghan) died Nov. 27 in Kearny. She was 89.
Born in Jersey City, she lived most of her life in Kearny.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, followed by a private cremation.
Mabel was a retired Kearny postal worker.
Wife of the late Julius Borys, she is survived by her children Ann Fink, Julie Luty and Alan and Roger Borys. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Alzheimers Research.
Angelina Di Tano
Angelina Di Tano died on Nov. 23 in her home. She was 85.
Lena was born on April 5, 1928 in Harrison. She moved to Kearny at the age of four and resided in the same house since her childhood. She graduated from Kearny High School and retired from Prudential after 38 years of service. She was very active in programs at The Benstead Senior Center. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny.
Lena was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Frances and her sisters Mary and Rosie Di Tano. She is survived by her loving family: Margie and Kenny Jordan, Megan, Mandy and Kenny Jr., all of whom took care of her during her long battle with Alzheimers Disease and who stayed by her side until the end. Her family will cherish all the good memories they have from traveling and spending holidays with Lena. She will be sadly missed by her longtime friend George Dreker. She will also be missed by her friends John and Li and Michael Golad. She was the dear friend of the late Marge McIvers.
Lena was blessed with caring and dedicated caregivers. Special thanks goes to our friend Lucy Castillo, who lovingly cared for Lena for many years and who will be blessed in heaven someday for all the good she has done. Lena also found dedicated caregivers in Ceil, Norma, Jennifer, Luisa and Miguelina. Our family will never forget you.
Ethel Fraser (nee Anderson), 95, of Kearny, died peacefully at home on Nov. 27 and she joined her beloved husband Tom for their first Thanksgiving together in Heaven.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. The funeral service was at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Ethel was a cashier for many years at RCA in Harrison. She volunteered at West Hudson Hospital and for the PBGC. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army Home League.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Fraser, she is survived by her sons Thomas A., and Richard along with his wife Joanne. Sadly, she was predeceased by her daughter Diane.
Also surviving are her grandchildren Danny, Tami, Ryan, Tom, Jennifer, Allison and Lauren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The PBGC., Box 79, Kearny, N.J. 07032.
James Fucetola, 85, of Belleville, died Nov. 29 at St. Michael’s in Newark.
Private arrangements are by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com
Mr. Fucetola was a disabled naval veteran. He fought in the Korean Conflict and is a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
Brother of Genevieve Cugini, Joseph Fucetola and the late Minnie De Trolio, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project.
Patricia Gocklin died Nov. 26 in Clara Maass Hospital. She was 68.
Born in Newark she lived many years in Kearny. Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Stephens Church, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pat was a head counter at The Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford. She was very active with local and Hudson County P.T.A. and the Elks in Harrison/East Newark.
Wife of the late Frank and daughter of the late Irene and John Murphy, she is survived by her children Linda Lau and Frank, Brian and Mark Gocklin. She was the sister of Dolores Heim, Margaret Vance, Bill Murphy, Dennis Murphy, Mary Bonanno and the late Rev. Jack Murphy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson Drew.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Wounded Warriors Project.
Encarnacion Lorenzo, (nee. Gomez) of Harrison, entered eternal rest on Friday, Nov. 29. She was 82.
Born in Seville, Spain, she was raised and lived in Galicia, Spain before immigrating to the U.S. in 1976. She was a seamstress with Fashion of the BO’s in Newark for many years before retiring.
Beloved wife of Jose Lorenzo (married 53 years), she was the loving mother of Jose Manuel (Liana), Severino (Sonia), Antonio (Maria Dolores) and Maria Vella (John); cherished grandmother of, Manuel, Francisco, Ana, Veronica and Antonio; loving sister of Manuel, Jose and Santiago; and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Encarnacion, and by her sister Maruja.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences, please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Michael J. Stanziola
Michael J. Stanziola, (Hansen), of Harrison, formerly of Jersey City, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, Nov. 28. He was 46.
Born in Jersey City, he lived there most of his life, moving to Harrison three years ago.
Michael worked at Shop Rite in Kearny and was a Little League coach for the Washington Park Men’s Club, in which his team won three championships. He was a diehard Dallas Cowboy and Yankee fan, and loved playing bingo, horse racing at Meadowlands Park, and volunteering at Holy Cross Church, Harrison.
Michael is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Davin) Miele and her husband John Miele, his children; Aaron, Inamarie and Daniel Dempsey; his brothers and sisters Elizabeth Munoz, Maureen Malinowski, Kathleen Severino, Bryan Hansen, Dana Hansen, Thomas Kalisak, and Aaron Kalisak; and his granddaughter Nataliz Torres. Michael is also survived by his former companion Mary Dempsey, one uncle and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements were by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information, directions or to send condolences please visit mulliganfuneralhome.org In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory can be made to the family c/o Mulligan Funeral Home.
Jorge A. Suri
Jorge A. Suri died Nov. 27 at home. He was 88.
Born in Camaguey, Cuba he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 43 years ago.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Queen of Peace Church, followed by entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.armitagewiggins.com
Mr. Suri was a retired longshoreman and was a member of ILA Local 1125
Jorge is survived by his wife Lidia (nee Alvarez), his daughter Ileana Poglodek and her husband Anthony, his son Edward and his wife Maria, his sons Jorge and Angel and their children. Brother of Marta, Arnoldo, Maria Luisa and Olga, he is also survived by his grandchildren Christian, Edward and Jacqueline.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to www.giveto.psu.edu/thon-alphaepsilondelta.