Obituaries for 27 April 2022

John Hartigan

John Hartigan of Kearny died April 17, 2022, at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville.

He was 64.

Visiting was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home ,596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. His Mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia Church in Kearny and cremation was private.

He was the beloved father of Stephanie Hartigan and brother of Ann Lindenfelser, the Rev. Dennis Hartigan and Grace Murphy.

He served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1979.

He was a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Lisa D. Diehl

Lisa D. Diehl (nee Carlucci), 45, a lifelong resident of North Arlington died April 21, 2022.

For over 10 years she worked as a medical billing specialist for the Medcon Company in East Rutherford before leaving her position eight years ago.

She was the beloved wife of Brian, the cherished daughter of James and Cindy Carlucci, the adored mother of Arielle Castellanos and Avery Diehl, the dear sister of Christopher Calfayan, Suzanne Bier, Anthony, Thomas and James Carlucci Jr. She is also survived by her special aunt and caretaker Wanda Echevarria and she will be greatly missed by her many loving family members and friends.

The funeral was from the Parow Funeral Home in  North Arlington on Monday, April 25,  with a funeral Mass celebrated at Queen of Peace Church, North Arlington.

Contributions in memory of Lisa to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, Texas 75380 or



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