Elizabeth Ann Claxton 

“Beth” passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 7. She was 56.

Born in Montclair, she lived most of her life in Kearny before moving to Toms River six years ago to be close to the beach.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held at the funeral home, followed by a private cremation.

Beth had been a waitress at Billy’s and was a crossing guard, both in Kearny. She was known for her infectious laugh and constant smile.

She is survived by her husband James G. Claxton “Claxy,” her children and their spouses Christopher and Tara Castellano and Melissa and Jesse Behson. Sister of Kathy (Lou) Georges, Donna Gattuso, Mary Jane Kirby, and the late Edward Kirby she is also survived by her grandchildren Samantha, Leah and Victoria, the Judy and Joe Halpin family, many nieces and nephews and many dear friends especially Maura Oldknow and Anette Ferraioli- Krusznis.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to any breast cancer research organization of your choice.

Hazel F. Connolly 

Hazel F. Connolly (nee Taylor) died Sept. 4. She was 87. Born in Kearny, she lived many years in Nutley.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A Mass was held at St. Thomas Church, Bloomfield, followed by interment in Glendale Cemetery.

Hazel was the office manager for 58 years at Goodman Sales and Company. She loved to play cards.

Wife of the late Joseph Connolly, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Frank Biancola, her sister Patricia Carrino and her grandchildren Michelle and Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Marianna Fulginiti 

“Nina” Fulginiti, 82, of Kearny, passed away on Sept. 5 at home.

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

Wife of Michael Fulginiti, she is also survived by her children Mary Ann Maltz, Sam (Judy) Fulginiti and Diane and Del Biancamano, seven grandchildren and nephew Joseph Voci.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Anthony Shrine or The Parkinson Foundation.

Stanley William Golden 


Stanley William Golden, 63, of Mays Landing, passed away at home on Sept. 5.

Stan was born in Newark on Dec. 15, 1951.

He graduated from Kearny High School (Class of 1969, Lambda Tau) and continued on to the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of corporal. He served in-country during the Vietnam War for three years, five months and 11 days. After the service, Stan worked for the United States Postal Service followed by many years as a casino dealer in Atlantic City. He enjoyed sports and live music, time with his loved ones and travel.

Stan was survived by his daughter April (Tony) Perrone, son Phillip (Crista), grandchildren Gaetan and Jonas Perrone and Katelynn and Gavin Golden, ex-wife Joann, goddaughter Ruth Fadeski Stone, and friends Donald Thorne, George Milelli Jr., Milton Scales Jr., and Shirley Dog. A personal remembrance may be found here:

Stan is preceded in death by his parents William and Marie Golden and an infant son Michael.

Funeral services and burial were held Sept. 11 at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, 109 Blvd. Rt. 50, Mays Landing. Arrangements were entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. 3rd St., Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center (details at http://www.pennmedicine. org/giving). The family of Stanley Golden wishes to thank the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Dr. Ronac Mamtani, and nurse Shari Kaminski. For more information, visit

Virginia J. Kaduscwicz 

Virginia J. Kaduscwicz, (nee DeCarlucci), 87, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Center For Hope Hospice, Scotch Plains.

Arrangements were by the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was held at the funeral home followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Virginia was born in Kearny and was a lifelong resident.

She worked for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. in Newark, for 11 years, retiring in 1991. Prior, she was a clerk in Hahne’s Department Store in Newark for several years.

Mrs. Kaduscwicz is survived by her daughters Karen Kadus and Diane Harvey (her husband David); one sister Gerry Taylor; and one granddaughter Kate Harvey.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband Adam Kaduscwicz.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Center For Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, Scotch Plains at

Irene M. Klein 

Irene M. Klein died suddenly on Sept. 3. She was 60.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lived many years in North Arlington before moving to Fredon seven years ago.

Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington, followed by a private cremation. Even though her life ended far too soon, Irene lives on through her loving decision to become an organ donor.

Irene was the daughter of the late James and Ethel Morrison. She is survived by her loving husband Garry Klein and her devoted children Elizabeth, Joseph and James.

John Edward McCauley

Mr. John Edward McCauley, formerly of Jersey City and a former Kearny resident, as well, died on Sept. 10 in Morristown Medical Center. He was 83. Born and raised in Jersey City, John lived in Kearny until moving to Oak Ridge recently. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion posts in Jersey City.

Mr. McCauley is survived by his daughters Cheryl Babitz and her husband, Robert and Kathleen Foster. Also surviving are his siblings, Martha Kaplinsky (Danny) and James Mc- Cauley (Rosetta) as well as his cherished grandchildren Cayla and Colin Babitz.

Relatives and friends may call at the Condon Funeral Home 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny ( for a memorial visitation on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will commence on Sunday at 4:45 p.m. and military honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Wounded Warrior Project http://

Stella Ramirez 

Stella Ramirez passed away peacefully at home in Kearny on Sept. 8.

Born in Colombia, she moved to Kearny 13 years ago to help raise her grandchildren Carlos and Christian Ascensao. She was active with St. Cecilia’s Church in Kearny with many friends.

She is survived by her daughter Claudia Ascensao and her husband David as well as her daughter Adriana Ramirez and her husband Miguel, also her son Oswaldo and his wife Fabiola and her two grandchildren in Colombia, Nicolas and Juan Jose.

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