Obituaries for 5 April 2017

Joseph P. ‘Red’ Camaroto 

Joseph P. “Red” Camaroto died March 24.

He was 77.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Newark and Kearny before moving to Bayonne many years ago.

Memorial visitation was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Cremation was private.

Red owned and operated Dun-Rite Pools and Mr. Steam.

Formerly married to the late Lorraine (nee Senna), he was the longtime companion of Jackie Valentino. He is survived by his children Denise Wiggins (the late Charles), Cheryl Montgomery (Kenneth) and Joseph Camaroto; his sister Gloria Marotte; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Parkinson Research.

William C. ‘Bill’ Ennis

William C. “Bill” Ennis died March 28.

Born in Jersey City, he lived in Rutherford before moving to South Carolina three years ago.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A service takes place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, at the Old Bergen Church in Jersey City. Entombment is in Woodbridge Memorial Gardens.

Bill served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an educator for more than 40 years with the Jersey City Board of Education, teaching middle school. He was a devoted Mason in Lyndhurst and was Past Grand Patron. He was a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir.

The son of the late William Calvin and Cecelia Frances Stoddard Ennis, he was recently widowed from his loving wife Marie Minnella Ennis. Bill leaves behind to mourn his loss his daughter Dawn R. Ennis; sons, the Rev. Mark W. Ennis (the Rev. Pamela Pater-Ennis) and Carlos C. Ennis (Houria); daughters Janie Feinberg (Barry) and Rosemarie Currey; five grandchildren with one on the way and one great-grandson.

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Ronald W. Godfrey

Ronald W. Godfrey, 79, died Friday, March 24, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack.

Visitation was at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. The funeral service was at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peter Wilkinson officiating.  Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.

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Mr. Godfrey was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident of North Arlington.

He was employed as a porter at United Parcel Service in Secaucus and Newark for 29 years.

Ron was a volunteer at the North Arlington Fire Department, Hose Company 1, for 30 years. He performed with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Competing Corps for four years and also competed with their Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Pettit); two sons, David Godfrey and his fiancé Kathleen Herity and Craig Godfrey; one sister, Marilyn Gregoire and her husband Eugene. He was also the uncle of Eugene E. Gergoire Jr. (Deborah) and Christine Y. Thiel and the great-uncle of Ashley and Rachel Gregoire.

Maryanne J. Chormanski

Maryanne J. Chormanski, 76, of Kearny, died March 29.

Visitation was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stephen Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Jersey City, Maryanne was a lifelong Kearny resident. She worked as an office administrator for Spectraserv in South Kearny for many years before retiring.

Maryanne was the loving mother of Joanne Chormanski; sister of Judy Stajek and her husband Robert; and aunt of Robert Stajek and his wife Marta, and Joseph Stajek.

Mary T. Chup

Mary T. Chup died March 29.

She was 77.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she lived in Kearny before moving to North Arlington 30 years ago.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Lyndhurst. Cremation will be private.

Mary was the wife of John J. Chup and mother of Ann Polukord (Frank), Gerald Dorherty (Yanira), Pauline Doherty (Rich Perez) and the late Eugene Dorherty. The sister of Margo Goodwell, she is also survived by her grandchildren Gary, Robin, Ryan, Kevin, Christopher, Shannen, Samantha, Luke, Anthony, Holly, Christian and Jill. She is also survived by her great-grandson Mason.

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

Betty Lou Murphy

Betty Lou Murphy (nee Bain), died March 29.

She was 86.

Born in Clarksburg, Pa., she lived in Kearny most of her life.

Private arrangements were by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

Betty worked as a splicer for Fuji Films in Hackensack before retirement.

The wife of the late James P. Murphy, she was the mother of James Murphy (Trish), John Murphy (Roberta), Colleen Rue (Tom), Michael Murphy (Jing), Todd Murphy (Linda), Kimberly Murphy and the late Mark Murphy.

Also surviving are her grandchildren Robert, John Andrew, Erin, Matthew, Kendrick, Ryan, Michael, Justin, Brianne, Amanda, Christopher, Kathleen, Shane, Kaleigh and McKayla along with one great-granddaughter.

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