Mary A. Bartiromo 

Mary A. Bartiromo died peacefully on May 17. She was 78. Born in Newark, she lived most of her life in Kearny.

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

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Mary was the loving wife for 59 years to former Kearny Councilman Arthur Bartiromo and is the cherished mother to Gregory Bartiromo (his wife Erin) and Cynthia Drefko (her husband William). Sister of Joan Caruso and Kathleen Osinski, she is also survived by her dear grandchildren Gregory and Joseph. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents Lucille (nee Pacelli) and Alexander Osinski and her husband’s parents Mary and Arthur Bartiromo. A longtime active resident of Kearny, she also loved her summers at Forked River Beach. Mary was a lifetime volunteer for the March of Dimes. She was past president of the Schuyler School, Lincoln School and Kearny High School PTAs as well as the Hudson County PTA. She was honored as a lifetime member of The N.J. State PTA. Mary was past chairlady of the Kearny Republican Party and past chairlady of the Hudson County Republican Committee with which she was involved for over 30 years. She was past president of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Kearny Elks. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Health Systems Agency. She was past member of the Board of Health and had been a secretary to the Kearny Recreation Commission. She was a Girl Scout Leader and had volunteered for Kearny Little League. She retired from the Kearny Board of Education where she was employed as a special education aide and had been a cafeteria server prior to that. She enjoyed modeling clothes for local retailers including Gail’s and Mandee’s.

Mary M. Boylan 

Mary M. Boylan (nee Lawless) died May 18. She was 93.

Born in Harrison, she was a lifelong resident.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church in Harrison, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Mary was very active in her Harrison community. She retired from the Hudson County Corrections Department where she worked as a medical assistant. Prior to that, she worked for the Harrison Board of Health.

Wife of the late Hugh, she is survived by her sons and their wives John and Mary Boylan and Thomas and Ely Boylan. Sister of John Lawless (Ann) and Jay Lawless (Peggy) she was the beloved “Nana B” to Steven, Melissa, Kimberly, David, Scott, Francisco and the late Joseph. Also surviving are eight great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Johns Soup Kitchen or the Harrison Cancer League.

Jean M. Fiore 

Jean “Jennie” M. Fiore (nee Purpura) passed away May 18. She was 88.

Born in New York City, she lived in Newark before moving to North Arlington in 1962.

Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A Mass was held at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For more information, visit

Jennie had worked for Tite Flex during World War II. She was a member of the North Arlington Seniors.

Wife of the late Michael V. Fiore, she is survived by her children Rosalie Pratt (late Steve), Thomas Fiore (Eileen) and Michael Fiore (Kerri). Sister of Sam and Frank Purpura, she is also survived by her grandchildren Christina and Anthony.

Elizabeth Janet Black Ronan 

Elizabeth Janet Black Ronan (nee Lynch), 78, died May 17 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Campus in Bethlehem, Pa.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home followed by a private cremation. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Betty was born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, Oct. 17, 1936. She immigrated to Kearny in 1960 and lived in East Newark for the last 50 years.

Mrs. Ronan was a clerk at Otis Elevator in Harrison for 10 years, retiring many years ago.

Betty is survived by her children Elizabeth M. Ronan, Janet Bento and her husband Paul, Lawrence Ronan and Matthew Ronan; two sisters Isabel Graham and Edith Sheppard; and three beloved grandchildren MacKenzie Black Bento, Claudia McNicol Bento and Anderson John Bento. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Bunny McGuiness and many nieces and nephews.

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