Archie Barber 

Archie Barber, of Toms River and formerly of Kearny, died on Dec.15. He was 75. Private arrangements were through the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home in Kearny. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Archie served in the U.S. Navy after high school and then went on to a career in insurance in N.Y.C.

Husband of Janet (nee Gray), he is also survived by his daughter and her husband Cindy and David Anderson, their son Riley and his sister and brother-in-law Merle and Gary Nelson.

Martha J. Gonzalez

Martha J. Gonzalez of Kearny died Dec.15 in Sloan Kettering Hospital. She was 61.

Arrangements are by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gonzalez was a senior Environmental Service Provider for Rutgers University in Newark.

She is survived by her husband Mario Jorge Robles, her mother Ricardina (Lindo), her children Giovanna and Mario Jorge, one sister, three brothers and a granddaughter.

Margaret ‘Margie’ Konior 

Margaret “Margie” Konior (nee Parker), of Harrison, beloved wife of the late Joseph, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 15. She was 78.

Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Her interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. For information or to send condolences to her family, please visit

Born in Jersey City, Margaret lived in East Newark and Harrison for most of her life. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church. She was a crossing guard for the Town of Harrison for many years.

She was the loving sister of Mary Parker, Bernard Parker and his wife Patricia and Richard Parker. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Veronica Marrazzo and brothers Robert and Joseph. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691 in loving memory of Margaret.

George M. Murray 

George M. Murray died at home on Dec.17. He was 81.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny 42 years ago.

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 entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

George served in the Army from 1953 until 1955. He was a sheet metal worker for Local 25.

He is survived by his wife Grace (nee Reitemeyer), his children Ellen, Amy, James, Mary Kate and Meghan Murray. Brother of Madelyne Hoff and the late Robert and Francis Murray, he is also survived by his grandchildren Charlotte, Emma and Jordon.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warrior Project.

Kathleen Wetmore 

Kathleen Wetmore (nee McCorry), of Colonia, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 17. She was 94.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 9:45 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church, Harrison, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. Her interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, Kathleen lived in Harrison for most of her life before moving to Colonia several years ago. She was a homemaker most of her life and a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

Wife of the late Edgar Samuel Wetmore (1978), she is survived by her loving sons, Edward (Carol) of Colonia and Joseph (Tanga) of Killeen, Texas, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

For information, directions, or to send condolences to her family, please visit

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