Obituaries for Jan. 5, 2022

Victoria Tory Nowicki

Victoria “Tory” Nowicki, 73, of Kearny died Dec. 24, 2021.

Beloved wife of Leonard Nowicki, she was preceded in death by her parents Anthony D’Alessio and Joyce (Jackson) D’Alessio.

Tory is survived by her devoted sisters Mary Ann (D’Alessio) Reinhardt and Mary “Sissy” (Moore) Fredo, as well as, nephews Anthony and Samuel Giordano and niece Joy (Giordano) Bearden. Tory has also been blessed with the love of many additional nephews, nieces and cousins.

Tory was a Holy Cross Church parishioner and before retiring she was a waitress for Tops Diner, East Newark.

Professional arrangements were handled by the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny.

Jorge DaSilva Ribeiro

Jorge DaSilva Ribeiro, 94, died Dec. 29, 2021.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Jorge at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the youngest of 21 brothers and sisters, Jorge moved to Newark in 1963, and finally settled in Kearny in 1972. He was a longshoreman for Maher Terminals for 25 years until his retirement 30 years ago.

Jorge enjoyed taking trips to the beach and found any excuse to be out of the house and getting something accomplished. He most loved spending time with, and providing for, his loving family.

Jorge was the beloved husband of Maria Ceu (nee Pereira) Ribeiro for 58 years; cherished father of David Ribeiro and his wife Lisa, George Ribeiro, Nancy Miller and her husband Joel and Michelle Cooker; and dear grandfather of Ben, Nicole, Joshua, Courtney, Justin and Matthew. He was predeceased by 20 brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Autism Speaks, or to the American Cancer Society.

Mary K. Parker

Mary K. Parker, 89, loving sister, aunt and friend, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Brick.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A memorial gathering will take place Feb. 26, 2022, from noon to 2 p.m. Her interment will be private.

Mary resided in East Newark and Harrison most of her life. She was a crossing guard for the Harrison Police Department for many years. Mary was an avid reader and loved working on her crossword puzzles.

Mary was born to the late Robert and Helen (nee Ward) on Sept. 11, 1932. She was predeceased by her siblings Veronica Marrazzo, Robert Parker, Joseph Parker and Margaret Konior. She is survived by her brothers Bernard Parker and his wife Patricia and Richard Parker. Mary was a loving aunt to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Harrison PBA 22, 318 Harrison Ave., Harrison, N.J. 07029 in loving memory of Mary.

Patrick J. Tully

Patrick J. Tully, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark.

The funeral was from the Thiele- Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.

Mr. Tully was born and raised in Newark. He had lived in Kearny for over 50 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956.

Mr. Tully started his career as a bus driver for NJ Transit in Newark, becoming a shop steward representing his fellow drivers before being elected as the Secretary-Treasurer for Local 819 of the Amalgamated Transit Union in 1972. He later served as the business manager of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) for 23 years. Mr. Tully was also an International Vice President for OPEIU for 11 years and a long-time executive board member of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. Mr. Tully also worked for the Kearny Board of Education as a school bus driver for 10 years before retiring in 2017.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Roseann (nee Walsh) Tully, five children, Patrick Tully (Dawn), Elizabeth Perry, Catherine McGovern (Kevin), Christopher Tully (Susan) and Steven Tully. He was the brother of Michael Leonard “Lenny” Tully, Frances Rainey, and was predeceased by his brother, John Tully, and his parents Edith and Patrick. He was the beloved grandfather of Caitlin Samper, Lea Perry, Kelsey Tully, Morgan Tully, Molly McGovern, Aidan McGovern, Ryan Tully, Aaron Tully, Nicole McAdoo and Jacqueline D’Agostino. He was the great-grandfather of Oliver Samper and was the uncle to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice in Patrick’s memory.