Hannah Gaffney Killeen

Hannah Gaffney Killeen, 79, passed away on Feb. 6 at her home in Burlington Township. Funeral services were under the direction of Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was offered at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Cremation was at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside.

Hannah was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1960. She lived in Hudson County, Belleville and Colonia before retiring to Manahawkin. She worked at McGovern’s Traven in Newark for many years.

Hannah was the beloved wife of the late Patrick Killeen; loving mother of Angela Schimenti, devoted mother-in-law of Lou Schimenti and adoring Nana to Patrick James and Diana Eileen; and dear sister to May Feeney, Monica Roche and Annie Ivory. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Hannah requests a donation be made in her name to St. John’s Feed the Hungry, P.O. Box 200147, Newark, N.J. 07102 or Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015.

William LeVan

William LeVan, 79, died of Feb. 3 at his home in Kearny.

Relatives and friends may call the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrave Dr., Kearny, on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cremation will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Mr. LeVan was born in North Arlington and lived in Kearny his entire life.

He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.

William worked for waste management for 20 years before retiring. Previously, he worked for the Kearny D.P.W.

He is survived by his sons William J. (Rosemary), Michael J. (Lisa) and Robert P. LeVan (Sonia); two sisters Dorothy Rue and Cynthia LeVan and three grandchildren Michael, Robert and James. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Eugene Lysak

Private arrangements by Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny, were handled for Eugene Lysak, who passed away on Jan. 23. He was 66.

Eugene was a Vietnam veteran and had been a postal manager in Hackensack. He is survived by his son David M. and his sister and brother Olga Musto and William Lysak.

Michael J. Russell

Michael J. Russell died on Feb. 4 in Philadelphia, He was 52.

Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny before moving to Lanoka Harbor in 1988.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Our of Lady Sorrows Church, Kearny, followed by a private cremation. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Mike was a warehouseman for Benjamin Moore Paint in Clifton. He was an avid sports and Kiss fan. He was a member of The Elks and loved to watch his nephew at Vets Field and The Oval.

Beloved son of Joseph and Barbara (nee Sateary) Russell, he also survived by his wife Lori-Anne (nee Smith), his sisters Karen Cannizzo and Donna Esteves and his brother David and his wife Leslie. Brother-in-law of Eddie and Dawn Smith, he is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his pals Mikki and Petey.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to your own local animal shelter.

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