Obituaries for 9 Jan. 2019


Mr. Peter T. Nolan (retired KFD) of Kearny and Point Pleasant died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018.

He was 83.

Pete was a lifelong Kearny resident.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny.  The interment  was  in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Pete was a Kearny fireman for 34 years until retiring in 1995. He was also the owner-operator of Kilkenny Movers of Kearny for almost 30 years. He was a member of the Point Pleasant Beach VFW.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Pat (nee Lezko); his children, Trish Kaufman (the late Kenny), Skip Nolan (Colleen) and Billy Nolan; as well as his grandchildren, Sara, Kenny, Conor and the late Kara Ann.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, N.J. 08831.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Condon Funeral Home, Kearny (


Ida Tracey (nee Hughes) died suddenly on Dec. 27.


She was 77.


Born in Jersey City, she lived in Harrison and for most of her life in Kearny.


Private Services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison.


Ida was a true renaissance woman.  A graduate of the New York School of Floral Design she studied under Helmur Oliver and worked as a floral designer and florist for over 30 years. She took joy in designing arrangements for her friends and family including centerpieces and bouquets for her daughters’ weddings. Her artistic talents were not limited to the world of floral design she was also a self-taught sculptor, painter, and textile designer.  A lifelong autodidact and voracious reader she held a particular fascination for Medieval history. This translated into the creation of multiple works of art related to the period, most notably handsewn Medieval period costumes that were featured in the New York Times and Newsweek magazine.   A longtime member of the Richard the III Society she developed friendships around the world and was a frequent visitor to the Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in New York City.


Ida loved nature and made frequent trips to Stokes State Forest and Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania. She always had a house full of pets and would take in any stray that needed care and attention. A no-nonsense woman she raised four children in a house that was hectic but always filled with laughter and love.


Ida is survived by her children Laura Coll (Jim), Sharon McLaughlin (Peter), Erica Cicchino (Joseph) and Byron Tracey.  She was loving “Babci” to grandchildren Katie, Kelly, PJ, James, Jack, and Gillian. Following her wishes, services are private.


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Natalie F. Tweedus

Natalie F. Tweedus (nee Barnes) of North Arlington died Dec. 30, 2018.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass was celebrated at Queen of Peace Church and burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Mrs. Tweedus was the wife of the-late Michael Joseph Tweedus. Mother of Elaine J.Tweedus (the late Edward), Michael J. Tweedus, Jr. (Rhonda) and Robert C. Tweedus (Linda) and sister of the late Peter, Robert, Alban, and Bill Barnes and Alice Jackel, she was also survived by her granddaughter Kendra Marie Brown and great-granddaughter Hannah.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the North Arlington Emergency Squad.

John J. McKenna

John J. “Scotty” McKenna died at home Dec. 29, 2018.

He was 96.

Born in Hamilton, Scotland, he lived many years in Wayne.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. Mass was celebrated at Queen of Peace Church and entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Scotty is survived by his wife Grace (nee Franco), his son John P. McKenna and his granddaughter Shannon.


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