Dorothy Baranowski 

Dorothy Baranowski (nee Smith) entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 26. She was 94.

Dorothy was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Harrison, where she was a lifelong resident. She worked for the Town of Harrison as a deputy tax collector. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Harrison.

Predeceased by her husband, Stanley B. Baranowski Sr., she is survived by her four children: Carol O’Neill and her husband Jack, Robert S. Baranowski Sr., Maureen Guevarez and Stanley B. Baranowski Jr. and his wife Jean, 10 grandchildren: John O’Neill, Maureen O’Neill, Robert Baranowski Jr., Danielle Baranowski, Carrie Ann Baranowski, Melissa Sak, Tammy Sak, Heather Sak, Sarah Baranowski and Joseph Baranowski; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her nephew Frank Mullin, the son of her late sister, Geraldine Heinz.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 am. A memorial Mass will be at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, March 7, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

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Patricia ‘Patti’ Parker Hudson

Patricia “Patti” Parker Hudson, 44, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Kearny, passed away on Feb.12.

She graduated from Florida State University and was a teacher at Hillsborough Academy of Math and Science. Patti is survived by two sons, Christopher and Ryan, her parents Bernard and Patricia Parker, and sisters Barbara Suarez and Bernadette (Dwight) Jennings.

A memorial service was held at Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Fla., on Feb. 28. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Patti’s name to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O Box 1848, Longmont, Colo. 80502.

Lynda M. Inzinna 

Lynda M. Inzinna, of Kearny, died Feb. 28 at St. Michael’s Hospital. She was 67.

Visiting will be on Wednesday, March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Private cremation will follow.

Lynda was an art teacher in Newark for many years.

Daughter of Lilyan (nee Bekanas) and the late Vincent Inzinna, she is survived by her husband Frank Verga, her sons Christopher Inzinna and Frank Verga and her brother Vincent Inzinna.

Catherine Jacoby 

Catherine Jacoby (nee Kennedy) died Feb. 26. She was 95.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The burial will be private. She is the wife of the late Charles, stepmother of Marsha and sister of Claire and Dorothy.

Lottie M. Kwiecien

Lottie M. Kwiecien, 94, of North Arlington, passed away Feb. 22 at Alaris Health at Belgrove, Kearny.

Born in Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Dunaj.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Kwiecien Sr., as well as her sons Richard and Joseph Jr., and daughter Patricia.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands Joanne and Steve Maier and Deborah and William Manzo; grandchildren, Scott Maier, Joseph E. Kwiecien, William J. Manzo and Allison Manzo; three great-grandsons James Maier, Brandon Kwiecien and Jason Kwiecien; and one great-granddaughter Courtney Maier.

The family received friends at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Feb. 26. A funeral Mass followed at Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association.

Albert ‘Albie’ Lawrance Jr. 


Albie Lawrance, 64, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Feb. 21 in Killeen, Texas. A Mass of Christian burial was held Feb. 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Copperas Cove. He was to be cremated and laid to rest in New Jersey.

Albie Lawrance was born on Feb. 4, 1951, in Kearny to the late Albert and Mary Bradley Lawrance Sr. Albie grew up in Kearny and graduated from Kearny High School where he starred on the soccer team. His love for soccer continued for over 20 years as he coached many teams in Florida where he was loved by all his players. Albie was a published poet and had a passion for learning, later earning a Ph.D. in physiology.

Albie was preceded in death by his parents and by his sisters, Margaret Postel and Elizabeth McLaughlin.

Albie is survived by his children, Erin Bernal, Bradley Lawrance and Melissa Lawrance; and his grandchildren, Anthony, Ariella, Lana and Angelina. His smile and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.

Norman Steen 

Norman Steen, of Kearny, died Feb. 27 at Clara Maass Medical Center. He was 76.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Stephen’s Church and burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Norman is survived by his wife Marion (nee Siciliano), his children and their spouses Barbara Brydon, Gary and Catherine Steen and Karen and Dave Bush. Also surviving are his grandchildren Angela (Thomas), Gary Jr. (Jena), Daniel, Nicholas, David and Kelsey and his great grandson Gavin.

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

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