Thomas E. Boyd
Thomas E. Boyd, 80, of Harrison, died on Friday, June 19, at his home with his beloved wife Lorraine by his side.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. from Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Harrison. Cremation will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.mulliganfuneralhome.org.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Boyd was a resident of Harrison for 60 years where he owned and operated T. Boyd Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of the Harrison East Newark Elks and Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Grace Council. When Tom wasn’t working, his favorite place to be was his house at Lake Wallenpaupack, Pa., where he would take his grandkids on endless golf-cart rides.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Lorraine (nee Russell) Boyd, devoted children, Maureen MacArthur and her husband, John; Patricia Huseinovic and her husband, Al; Tammy French and her husband, Bobby; Colleen Lupo and her husband, Erik; and Thomas Boyd and his wife, Jenn. He also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Brian, Caitlin and Devon MacArthur; Adam, Dustin, Ally and Dylan Huseinovic; Trevor and Nolan French; Samantha and Alexandra Lupo; and Sean and Mackenzie Boyd. Also surviving are his sister, Rita Flannelly, and many nieces and nephews. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, Myles and Mary Boyd; his parents-in-law, Patrick and Lorraine Russell; his brothers, James, John, Jerome and Myles Boyd; and sisters, Marion DeVivo, Margaret Bobinski and Elizabeth Rosser.
Tom loved the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish, westerns, Elvis Presley and listening to the sound of falling rain. But above all, he loved his grandchildren. Whether watching cheerleading, baseball, football, hockey or soccer, he was always their number-one fan. Anyone who has attended a Harrison High School football game over the last five years can attest to that.
The world is a better place for having had Tom in it for 80 years. He will live on forever in the hearts of his family, and as his thoughtfulness and generosity are passed down through his children and grandchildren, future generations will continue to benefit from his love.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to Make A Wish Foundation, www.wish.org.
John Devlin, of Kearny, died June 15. He was 36.
Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
John was a carpenter in New York City with Local 57. He also played in their bagpipe band.
He is survived by his parents John Devlin and Debbie (nee Gillespie) Devlin, his siblings Derek Devlin, Austin Burke and Dillon, Justin and Caitlin Devlin. Also surviving him is his grandmother Frances Gillespie.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Eileen F. Flynn
Eileen F. Flynn (nee McFarland), of North Arlington, entered into eternal rest on June 16. She was 76.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Harrison Ave., Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfh.com.
Born in Newark, Eileen lived most of her life in Harrison for 66 years, then moved to North Arlington. She worked as a customer service representative for New Jersey Bell Telephone, Newark, for nine years, retiring in 1965.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Ronald J. Flynn, she was the loving daughter of the late William “Packy” McFarland and Kathryn McFarland (nee Looby).
Dear sister of William “Luby” McFarland and his wife Barbara, she was the dear sisterin- law to Richard and his wife Terri Flynn and cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Barnabas Health Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052 in loving memory of Eileen.
Eladio Gonzalez, of Kearny, died suddenly on June 7, after returning home from a vacation. He was 85.
Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel, North Arlington.
He is survived by his wife Antonia. He was the father of Joselyn, Eladio and the late Lorenzo and Ramon Gonzalez. Also surviving are his grandchildren Alexander, Sally, Andrew and Anna and great-granddaughter Kataliya.
Robert James Hoimark
Robert James Hoimark, 75, of Island Heights and Ocean Grove, passed away on June 11 in Toms River.
He was born in Kearny, where he lived until moving to Ocean Grove. He also lived in Port Orange, Fla., before moving to Island Heights. He attended Kearny High School then joined the U.S. Navy. He worked at Freehold Raceway and Macy’s as a HVAC technician. Robert was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68, AFL-CIO. He also belonged to the Toms River Yacht Club. He enjoyed all sports and riding his bicycle around Macy’s teasing his sister Marilyn and her friends.
Robert is predeceased by his parents William and Annie (Murray) Hoimark and his brothers Billy and Jimmy Hoimark. He is survived by his sister Marilyn Ann De Maio; his sisters-in-law Nicki Hoimark and Beatrice Hoimark; his stepdaughter Janet Gleason and her children Madison and Mackenzie; his stepson Ed Comer; his cousin Joanie; and his loving companion Patricia Cahill Bailey.
Arrangements were by the Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A service was held at the funeral home, followed by burial in Arlington Cemetery in Kearny. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com.
Richard A. ‘Dick’ Leister
Richard A. “Dick” Leister, 86, of Belmar passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25 at Haven Hospice at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison. Dick was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Dick was born on Oct. 16, 1928, to the late Bill and Ann (Toman) Leister. He was a resident of Harrison and North Arlington for many years. He was a devoted husband of 51 years to the late Marilyn (Egbert) Leister.
Dick honorably served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and later retired as captain with the Town of Harrison Fire Department. He was also part owner of R & R Trophy and Sporting Goods in Harrison.
Dick was the beloved “Dad” of David; Carol Aquino and her husband Anthony; Elaine Frick and her husband Jim, Richard and his wife Patty; the late Robert and his wife Cathy Jo; and James and his wife Talin.
Dick was the cherished Grandfather “Pop” of Derrick, Lauren, Amy, Danny, Ally, Melissa, Jimmy, Jessica, Matt, Conor, Sean, Richard, Kieran, Andrew Julia, Charlie, Bryan, Steven, Kaitlyn and Danielle. He was the proud greatgrandfather of five and is also survived by many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends along with his devoted caregivers Rosanna and Paul. Dick is predeceased by his twin brother, Bill.
Funeral services were held on April 30 from Chubenko Funeral Home, 625 Port Reading Ave., Port Reading, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at Our Lady of Peace Church, Fords. Interment took place at Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth.
Visitation was held on April 29 at the funeral home.
At the request of the family, donations in memory of Dick may be made to Mary Anne Hale Pavilion (Haven Hospice) at John F. Kennedy Medical Center, 65 James St., Edison, N.J. 08818.
To send online condolences or for directions to our facility, please visit www.chubenkofh.com
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there… I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow… I
am the diamond glints on snow…
I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight…
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there… I did not die…
Cynthia J. Rainey
Cynthia J. Rainey 46, of Little Egg Harbor and formerly of Kearny, died on June 13.
Arrangements were by the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.
Born in Belleville, Cynthia lived in Kearny before moving to Little Egg Harbor in 2005.
Cynthia was an office manager with Ace Auto Salvage, Kearny, for 12 years. S
he was the beloved wife of Joseph Smith, mother of Laura Marie and Johanna Camille Smith, sister of Valerie Provine, Allison Rainey and the late James Rainey and aunt of Jennifer, Kyle, Jarrett, Kristen, James Jr. and Gemalyn.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Make A Wish Foundation would be appreciated.
Mary Ascensão Tancredi
Mary Ascensão Tancredi (nee Miranda), of Harrison, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 15. She was 82.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Harrison Ave., Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
For information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.mulliganfh.com.
Born and raised in Murtosa, Portugal, Mary lived in Harrison for the last 42 years. Mary was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Vincent Tancredi (1988) Mary is survived by her loving daughter Jennifer Tancredi (James), dear brothers and sisters Laura Camelo, Arturo Miranda, Antonio Miranda and Jose Miranda, Alfredo Miranda, Joaquim DeMiranda, Artur DeMiranda and Joao Miranda, as well as her cherished pets, Barney, Cody and Bentley. Mary is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 07834 in loving memory of Mary.