Obituary — Jan. 6, 2021

Lorraine Ostanski

Lorraine Ostanski, 90, of Kearny, died Jan. 3, 2021.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Ostanski, she was the devoted mother of Franky, Gary, Alan (pre-deceased) and Carol. Loving grandmother of Christopher, Jessie, Joey, AmyLynn, Rachel, Alicia, JJ, Jason and Samantha, she was also cherished great-grandmother of Alan, Anthony, Kyle, Michael, Carter (pre-deceased), Damien, Madison, Evelyn, Ellie, Josephine and Stella.

Before retiring, Lorraine was a waitress for the Chanticler Restaurant, Millburn.

Family and friends are welcome to visit on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. An 11:30 a.m. funeral Mass will follow at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at

We kindly ask that you keep your visit brief to give other visitors a chance to pay their respects. Thank you.


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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.